Sharyn Leaver

VP, Group Director serving CIOs

Sharyn leads the research organization that serves CIOs, Enterprise Architecture Professionals, and Application Development & Delivery Professionals. Her team's research agenda includes all aspects of technology leadership — from strategic planning to emerging technology selection and implementation. Sharyn delivers strategic guidance, helping CIOs and other leaders adopt the processes and technologies that will help their firms win, serve, and retain customers.

Previous Work Experience

Previously at Forrester, Sharyn served as research director for the CIO, business process and applications, and consumer markets research teams. As an analyst, Sharyn researched enterprise applications, business process management tools, and several emerging technologies in consumer-driven and manufacturing industries such as life sciences, healthcare, retail, and consumer products.

In addition, Sharyn was a key contributor to the development of the Forrester Wave™ methodology to help clients accurately assess key vendors in a given technology-focused market.

Before joining Forrester, Sharyn spent several years as a consultant and project manager for Clarkston Consulting, a full-service professional services firm. She was responsible for the delivery of vendor selection and implementation projects involving SAP and other ERP applications, integration technology, and enterprise portals.

Education

Sharyn holds a B.S. in computer information systems technology from Purdue University. She also attended Northwestern University's medical informatics graduate program.

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Future Of Enterprise Applications

    Will Emerging Dynamic Business Apps End The Reign Of Packaged Apps?

    The $103 billion enterprise applications market has experienced massive consolidation over the past few years and has delivered moderate innovation and revenue growth. Meanwhile, globalization, rapid...

    • Downloads: 1632
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Do CIOs Care About IT Management Tools?

    CIOs are constantly working to run IT like a business — focusing on business orientation through capabilities like IT planning, portfolio management, and IT investment optimization. A myriad of...

    • Downloads: 999
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Enterprise Software Budgets And Initiatives

    Consolidation, Modernization, And Collaboration Are Top Software Priorities

    Budgeting and planning season is right around the corner, and an armful of new and unproven technologies and software initiatives promise to change the way IT conducts its business. IT organizations...

    • Downloads: 639
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:SOA: Dead Or Alive?

    Some recent buzz in the industry would have you believe that SOA is dead, but that just isn't the case — in fact, its use and influence are still growing. Stories of less-than-successful...

    • Downloads: 486
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Business Process And Apps Economic Downturn Insights

    Data highlights from Forrester¿s November 2008 Global Economic Downturn Insights Online Survey.

    • Downloads: 2