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 CIO Professionals

    Report:CIOs: Develop A Technology Watch List

    The Top 15 Technology Trends To Watch

    As IT executives set out their strategies and plan for 2010 and beyond, they must determine what the top technology trends are for their business and gauge IT's ability to support the next phase of...

    • Downloads: 1311
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Five Trends That Will Shape The Business Process And Applications Profession In 2008

    Many business process and applications professionals rightfully focus their attention on the immediate project at hand, like an application upgrade or specific process improvement project. Yet many...

    • Downloads: 812
  • 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 Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Queensland Police Service Executes GIS By The Book

    Faced with disparate policing systems, corresponding silos of data, and degraded data quality, Australia's Queensland Police Service (QPS) launched a large-scale police records management and...

    • Downloads: 291
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Business Process And Applications Pros Should Embrace Informal Learning Methods

    Continuously building knowledge is critical to improving the quality of your workforce, which is necessary now more than ever. But uncertain economic times mean human resources (HR) professionals...

    • Downloads: 314