Peter O'Neill

VP, Research Director serving Sales Enablement PROFESSIONALS

Peter leads Forrester's research and advisory for B2B sales leadership professionals. He manages a group of analysts focused on sales people development in the age of the customer; understanding and navigating the complex sphere of buyer stakeholders; ensuring contextual and relevant content to accelerate the sales process; and describing the technology infrastructure to build and support sales relationships.

His personal background is in international marketing, with a specific emphasis on field marketing strategy/execution coupled with the interaction dynamics between HQ and field marketing. Peter is renowned for his industry thought leadership and expertise in content marketing, partner marketing, as well as social media and online community strategies.

He has written more than 50 research documents that cover various topics on B2B marketing, including contributions to Forrester's L2RM playbook, the B2B online community playbook, and the channel partner loyalty playbook. In Q2 2012, he received a Forrester Research award for "Content Marketing Is A Key Differentiator For Tech Marketers." He provides advisory and consulting to various Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies on their B2B marketing strategy, organization, and processes and is part of Forrester's B2B Groundswell Awards judging team, awarding innovative social marketing practices from companies of various sizes (SMBs and enterprises). He is also a member of the judging panel for annual UK-based B2B Marketing Awards (b2bmarketing.net). He has been cited in numerous media publications, including The Economist, Financial Times, and industry publications, and he maintains a regular blog on B2B channel issues on The Channel Register.

He has a broad knowledge of the general European IT market and profound industry-specific knowledge of the relevant issues and is therefore an experienced advisor about many different areas of the IT industry. Peter is based in Forrester's Frankfurt office but advises vendors and users around the world. He continues to participate in research on IT management software and has a deep knowledge of IT management software technologies and all of the vendors in this area.

Previous Work Experience

Peter came to Forrester from Meta Group, where he advised Meta clients around EMEA on various IT operations and data center topics. A 26-year veteran of the IT industry, he has extensive experience in IT hardware, software, and services. Prior to joining Meta, Peter was the marketing director in the E-Services Solutions Business Unit at Hewlett-Packard in the US and responsible for marketing HP's new business ventures with Internet companies. Before being posted to the US in 1998, he worked for HP in Germany for 17 years, holding a number of national and international sales and marketing positions. In 1988, Peter wrote the original business plan for HP's newly formed Open View Division in Boeblingen, Germany, and led the company's launch into the systems management business.

He has been a favored speaker at many seminars and trade shows and represented HP on German TV. Prior to joining HP in 1981, he worked in the finance department of Ford Motor in London.

Education

Peter holds a B.S. degree in physics and geophysics from the University of Liverpool and is an associate member of the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants in the UK. He has lived in Germany since 1981 and speaks fluent German and English.

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  • Peter O'Neill
  • Marketing Automation
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:The Emergence Of The Digital Marketing Service Provider

    Tech Marketers Have A New Buyer And Channel To Consider

    Businesses engaged in digital marketing will seek a new generation of service provider — one that combines technology competence with marketing strategy and digital creativity. These providers...

    • Downloads: 987
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Automating Your End-To-End Process

    Tools And Technology: The Lead-To-Revenue Playbook

    The lead-to-revenue management (L2RM) process calibrates marketing and sales activities around a common success factor — revenue. An optimized process yields bigger pipelines, shorter sales...

    • Downloads: 524
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:European B2B Marketers Will Invest In Automation In 2013

    Local Vendors Continue To Innovate

    Wake up, marketing automation vendors: The European market is getting hot! Forrester's Q4 2012 US And Europe B2B Marketing Tactics And Benchmarks Online Survey shows us that the rate of investment is...

    • Downloads: 254
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Lead-To-Revenue Management Automation Made In Europe

    Local Innovative Solutions Help Address European Needs

    Many of the international lead-to-revenue management automation vendors have not yet seriously set up shop in Europe because they consider firms in that territory to be late adopters of marketing...

    • Downloads: 227
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Use The L2RM Platform Forrester Wave™ To Support Buyer Engagement

    The Forrester Wave: Lead-To-Revenue Management Platform Vendors, Q1 2014

    This report, originally written for customer insights professionals, includes content relevant to professionals responsible for sales enablement, especially those leading marketing for B2B companies....

    • Downloads: 189
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Gauging Your Progress And Success

    Benchmarks: The Lead-To-Revenue Playbook

    B2B marketers implementing a lead-to-revenue (L2R) process for the first time or expanding an immature program often feel they are navigating uncharted waters — but they are not alone! Rather...

    • Downloads: 181
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Marketing Automation Success With European Companies

    Who's Hot In Europe? Local Vendor Innovations Thrive

    Wake up, marketing automation vendors, especially those of you in North America. Many of you have not yet seriously set up shop in Europe because you consider firms there to be late adopters of...

    • Downloads: 76
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:European Tech Marketing Continues To Be Different

    This is a deep-dive data update to last year's report, "European Tech Marketing Is Different: Here's How," based on Forrester's Q4 2011 B2B Marketing Organizations And Investments Survey. Most of the...

    • Downloads: 57
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Which L2RM Platform Vendors Have An Edge In Europe?

    The L2RM Platform Forrester Wave™ From A European Point Of View

    Many of the lead-to-revenue management (L2RM) automation vendors with a global reach have not yet seriously set up shop in Europe because they consider firms in that territory to be late adopters of...

    • Downloads: 33