Rob Koplowitz

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving CIOs

Rob serves CIO Professionals with research in the areas of information workplace and collaboration strategy. Rob delivers strategic guidance, helping enterprises define enterprise solutions that drive efficiency and competitive differentiation. His current research focuses on core elements of collaboration strategy, including collaboration platforms, workspaces, and enterprise social strategy.

Previous Work Experience

Rob comes to Forrester with many years of experience in enterprise software consulting, product marketing, product management, and strategy. Most recently, he was director of product management at Microsoft, where he played a strategic role with Duet, a joint initiative brought to market with SAP. Prior to Microsoft, Rob was a senior director of product marketing at Oracle Corporation, where he focused on Oracle's content, collaboration, portal, and business intelligence offerings. He also spent fifteen years in consulting working for Lotus/IBM and other global software services firms with a focus on corporate collaboration.


Rob holds a B.A. in economics from the University of California, Davis.

Rob Koplowitz's Research

  • For CIOs

    Report: The Forrester Wave™: Collaboration Platforms, Q3 2009

    In Forrester's 66-criteria evaluation of collaboration platform vendors, we found that Microsoft and IBM Lotus led the pack based on the breadth of functionality in their offerings. Novell edged...

    • Downloads: 3450
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Topic Overview: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

    Forrester's Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 research helps information and knowledge management (I&KM) professionals get to grips with the sometimes viral adoption of Microsoft's ...

    • Downloads: 3895
  • For CIOs

    Report: Enterprise Social Networking 2010 Market Overview

    2010 will be a defining year for enterprise Web 2.0. With IBM Lotus and Microsoft attempting to extend dominant positions in collaboration and messaging to social software, a very broad and rich...

    • Downloads: 3213
  • For CIOs

    Report: The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Social Platforms, Q3 2011

    In Forrester's first ever, 62-criteria evaluation of enterprise social platform vendors, we found that IBM, Jive, NewsGator, and Telligent led the pack due to breadth and depth of functionality ...

    • Downloads: 2855
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Now Is The Time To Determine SharePoint's Place In Your Application Development Strategy

    As application development managers, you may see Microsoft SharePoint as a collaboration application. But as many shops are discovering, SharePoint is also a development platform that people bot...

    • Downloads: 2798
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