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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  • Sharyn Leaver
  • Technology Product Strategies
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Top Technologies For Your BT Agenda

    Tools And Technology: The Business Technology Agenda Playbook

    In today's competitive environment, investing in business technologies is central to companies' ability to win, serve, and retain customers. Business execs know this, but they don't think that their...

    • For CIO Professionals

      Report:CIOs: Note The IT Market Outlook, Q2 2009

      It's no surprise that the Q1 2009 tech market indicator data was dismal; however, Forrester predicts that the US tech market is more than halfway through the downturn. Poor Q1 results in both the US...

      • Downloads: 329
    • For CIO Professionals

      Report:Priorities Shift As Business' Grip On Technology Tightens

      CIOs Can Drive Better Tech Decisions — Even When Business Is Making Them

      In Q4 2008, Forrester surveyed 1,104 IT decision-makers to find out how they set their budgets and allocated funds to different software types and initiatives. As part of this study, Forrester asked...

      • Downloads: 297
    • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

      Report:Possible Field Service Boon Despite Recession

      Four Trends To Stay On Top Of To Be Successful In 2009

      Trailing a year's worth of economic challenges for businesses and consumers alike, the recession has hit — hard. While many undoubtedly look to curb spending and get the most from assets...

      • Downloads: 343