Peter Sheldon

VP, Principal Analyst serving eBusiness & Channel Strategy PROFESSIONALS

Peter serves eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals. He focuses on eCommerce technologies and solutions, including B2C and B2B eCommerce platforms, mobile commerce solutions, digital in-store technologies, and digital commerce. Peter has specific expertise helping eBusiness leaders understand the integration challenges between eCommerce and back-office technologies across channels and touchpoints. His interests focus on mobile and tablet commerce trends, digital in-store experiences, multichannel retail, social commerce, and digital media.

Previous Work Experience

Peter has extensive experience working with an ecosystem of eCommerce technologies, including eCommerce platforms, mobile commerce solutions, content management, web analytics, search engine marketing (SEM), search engine optimization (SEO), digital asset management, payment systems, and social media, to name a few. Peter has more than 13 years of experience in eCommerce and web technologies. Most recently, Peter held both product management and product marketing positions at Elastic Path, a leading eCommerce platform vendor. He also worked as a senior business analyst at JP Morgan and Ford Motor Company, where he started his career in eCommerce developing a direct online channel for new vehicle sales in the UK. Peter's experience spans both business and technology, including business analysis, product management, product marketing, solution architecture, user experience, and online marketing.

Education

Peter holds a BEng in manufacturing systems engineering from the University of Strathclyde in Scotland.

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  • Vendor Management
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Best Practices: Sourcing Telecommunications Services In Asia Pacific

    Sourcing and vendor management (SVM) professionals in Asia Pacific who are responsible for telecom and mobility (T&M) services at their organizations face three main challenges: lower than...

    • Downloads: 94
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Offshore Agile Development Vendor Maturity Assessment

    As every organization struggles to get products and services to market faster, more effectively, and with better quality, many traditional development practices are giving way to models that are...

    • Downloads: 31
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Getting The Most Out Of Your Midsized Offshore Supplier

    A Survey Of Select Client References Reveals Key Governance Imperatives To Optimize Your Engagements With Smaller Providers

    Forrester's earlier report, "The Changing Value Proposition For Midsized Outsourcers" establishes how midsized outsourcing vendors may become increasingly relevant in a marketplace where clients...

    • Downloads: 130
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Three Trends That Will Influence Your 2014 Outsourcing Plans

    Outsourcers Are Aiming To Be Partners Rather Than Suppliers, And SVM Professionals Need To Adjust

    As enterprises enter the second half of this decade, we will witness a shift in the role external vendors will play in helping clients meet their business objectives. Technology initiatives focused...

    • Downloads: 255
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Creating Supplier Risk Treatment Plans

    Treatment Plans Answer The Question, "What Would We Do If The Risk We Fear Actually Happens?"

    Most large companies are aware that they need to understand supplier risk. But too often, they spend their time and effort assessing and tracking risk, without any clear plans for what to do if a...

    • Downloads: 135
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Best Practices For Continuous Improvement In Outsourcing

    Continuous Improvement: The Services Sourcing Playbook

    Many outsourcing relationships don't evolve much because they are lacking continuous improvement (CI), one of the important elements in outsourcing contracts. IT organizations want to keep their...

    • Downloads: 321
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Supplier Risk And Performance Management Software: The Criteria To Look For In A System

    In a climate of increased regulation and greater economic, political, and environmental risk, savvy sourcing professionals are investing in supplier risk and performance management (SRPM) software to...

    • Downloads: 598
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Driving Toward Communications Sourcing Excellence

    How Formula One Teams Get High Performance Out Of Their Service Providers

    Sourcing and vendor management (SVM) professionals in most organizations must envy their counterparts working on Formula One (F1) teams. Not only do they have a highly specified network, but they...

    • Downloads: 57
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:FAQs About Services Procurement Solutions

    How To Source VMS And MSP Solutions Today

    Forrester clients ask us many questions about services procurement software tools such as dedicated vendor management systems (VMSes) for contingent labor and broader services procurement tools for...

    • Downloads: 1022
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Why Strategic Functions Fail

    Part 3 Of A Three-Part Series On Why Key IT Roles Fail

    Certain roles in IT can significantly change the organization for good or bad. Through a combination of surveys, interviews, and consulting engagements, we gathered in-depth information on the common...

    • Downloads: 1107
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Maximize Value With IT Services Contractual Terms

    A contract is the foundation of any outsourcing relationship. It describes all aspects of the engagement, including the scope of work to be performed, the obligations of all participating parties,...

    • Downloads: 565
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Vendor Governance Becomes Critical In The Transition To A Software-Is-The-Brand World

    Findings From 33 Software PDS Customer Interviews

    The software product development services (PDS) market continues to transform and evolve as software plays an ever-increasing role in companies' interactions with their customers. Non-technology...

    • Downloads: 76
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:SaaS Vendor Management Tools Gain Relevance

    New Solutions Help Sourcing Professionals Understand The Full Value Of SaaS

    With software-as-a-service (SaaS) spend on the rise and firms expanding SaaS usage across broader populations of users, many Forrester clients say they are centralizing procurement and vendor...

    • Downloads: 463
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Align Your IT Services Strategy With The Business

    Third-party IT services providers are in increasing demand as IT and business executives seek to optimize and innovate. While a few large multinational and Indian vendors tend to dominate the IT...

    • Downloads: 526
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Capitalize On SaaS CRM Solutions With Better Governance

    Processes: The CRM Playbook

    This report prescribes solution governance best practices for application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals who implement "cloud" customer relationship management (CRM) solutions....

    • Downloads: 560
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Stop Ignoring Third-Party Risk

    Practical Steps To Start Uncovering And Treating The Hidden Risks In Third-Party Relationships

    The growing reliance on third-party providers is an increasingly uncomfortable trend for security and risk professionals. Financial pressures and efficient delivery models create great incentives for...

    • Downloads: 535
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Prepare Your Services Sourcing For Future Success

    Landscape: The Services Sourcing Playbook

    The way you source IT services is undergoing a revolution. The fundamental business requirements related to globalization — constant cost pressure paired with uncertain future market conditions...

    • Downloads: 292
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Get Better Software Deals By Aligning Your Sourcing Strategy And Commercial Approach

    Executive Overview: The Strategic Software Sourcing Playbook

    This report outlines how sourcing and vendor management (SVM) executives can implement Forrester's strategic software sourcing model. Our research has shown us that transactional procurement is...

    • Downloads: 409
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Understanding Software Options For Managing Vendor Risk

    Not All Supplier Risk Software Manages The Same Kinds Of Risk

    Most firms want to manage vendor-related risk better. Yet, Forrester finds that firms view vendor risk differently — some consider only the risk that a vendor fails to deliver against a...

    • Downloads: 232
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Align Your Commercial Approach With Your Software Category Sourcing Strategy

    Vision: The Strategic Software Sourcing Playbook

    This report describes Forrester's vision of strategic software sourcing for sourcing and vendor management (SVM) executives. It is more difficult than ever for software sourcing professionals to meet...

    • Downloads: 250
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Tiers Are Not Enough

    One Software Supplier Classification System Is Insufficient To Drive Both Sourcing Strategy And Operational Monitoring

    Inadequate tiering of your software suppliers can cause you many problems: It can make it harder to know where to focus your vendor management resources and difficult to differentiate between...

    • Downloads: 264
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Executing Enterprise-Versus-Local Decisions

    The Second In A Two-Part Series On Defining And Implementing Shared Services Or Local Capabilities

    All CIOs wrestle with which processes, technologies, organizations, and roles should be consistent across the organization (enterprise) and which should be specific to a business unit or geography...

    • Downloads: 103
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:US Employment Visas For Foreign Technology Workers: What You Need To Know

    Sourcing and vendor management (SVM) professionals should read this report to understand the current visa discourse relative to IT outsourcing and thus limit their exposure to visa risk. In our...

    • Downloads: 104
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Strong Vendor Management Requires New Performance Measurements

    Focus On A Supplier's Market Performance, Not Just Its Delivery Performance

    The increasing importance of innovation and strong vendor management to most sourcing and vendor management (SVM) professionals is having a major effect on the dynamics of sourcing strategy. In...

    • Downloads: 623
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Developing Modern Applications With Agile Outsourcing: Part One

    Best Practices For Successful Partnerships

    Agile development (or simply "Agile") continues to see consistent, strong adoption. However, Forrester survey data shows that only a small percent of firms are outsourcing Agile application...

    • Downloads: 266