Stefan Ried, Ph.D.

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving CIOs

Stefan is a member of Forrester's Business Technology Futures team, which serves CIOs and their business partners by predicting the long-term business impact of information technology. His research focuses on as-a-service business models and tech-driven business transformation, analyzing shifts in the IT industry caused by the ongoing move to business process platforms and the development of new-generation middleware capable of addressing the fresh challenges presented by cloud computing.

Stefan publishes for CIOs, software vendors, and cloud providers. He is a highly requested advisor on product strategies, messaging, positioning and portfolio development, and corporate strategy, including M&A strategies for technology vendors in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Europe. Stefan also helps CIOs reshape their role and establish new engagement models with their lines of business in the cloud computing decade. He covers globally the CIO and vendor strategy perspective of platform-as-a-service (PaaS); at the start of 2012, he also took over coverage of the traditional enterprise service bus and B2B integration products for all business technology roles. Stefan publishes Forrester Waves™ and market-sizing reports for the markets he covers.

Previous Work Experience

Stefan spent more than 15 years in leading engineering, product management, and product marketing roles at international software vendors and startups. He came to Forrester in 2008 from Software AG, where he headed product management for integration technology (now WebMethods). Prior to this, he led the product management division for SAP's infrastructure NetWeaver. In addition to his experience on the vendor side, Stefan held a senior management role in the IT service spinoff of Deutsche Post in 2002 and was responsible for the company's portfolio management. He also led a system architecture division addressing consulting challenges on enterprise architecture across Deutsche Post and DHL. Prior to Deutsche Post, Stefan acquired startup experience with an eCommerce vendor and an CRM vendor in a CTO role.

Education

Stefan graduated in physics from Stuttgart University and was promoted to Dr. rer. nat. (magna cum laude) in physics by the Max Planck Institute, Germany. His thesis explained pattern-forming phenomena in complex fluids based on simulations on supercomputers.

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  • Stefan Ried, Ph.D.
  • Sourcing & Procurement
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Ten Myths And Realities Of The Software Market In 2013

    Forrester's Forrsights Survey Helps Sort The Myths From The Reality

    CIOs face many difficult decisions every day. They make some decisions based on hard facts that they can validate, but they base many decisions on broad assumptions and a particular understanding of...

    • Downloads: 533
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Cloud Broker — A New Business Model Paradigm

    Deriving More Business And Economic Models From Cloud Computing

    One of the key principles of cloud computing is the sharing of resources across various infrastructure domains and locations. As more clients get to use the different resource pools available and...

    • Downloads: 2705
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Platform-As-A-Service For App Dev And Delivery Professionals, Q2 2011

    Microsoft And Salesforce.com Lead, With Cordys, LongJump, Caspio, And WorkXpress Close Behind

    In Forrester's 149-criteria evaluation of 10 platform-as-a-service (PaaS) vendors, we found that Microsoft and salesforce.com led the pack because of their comprehensive features for application...

    • Downloads: 2097
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Platform-As-A-Service For Vendor Strategy Professionals, Q2 2011

    Identifying The Best Partner Choices For ISVs And Service Providers

    Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings represent a critical space within the broader cloud ecosystem, as they provide the linkage between application platforms and underlying cloud infrastructures....

    • Downloads: 1789
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Challenging The Middleware Megavendors

    A SWOT Analysis Of Specialized Business Process Platform Vendors: Cordys, Progress Software, Red Hat, Software AG, And TIBCO

    Forrester applied its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) methodology to the four middleware megavendors in September 2009: IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP. We now turn our...

    • Downloads: 900
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Five Steps To Selecting A Software Platform For Business Applications

    How ISVs Should Take Customer Perception Of Mainstream Platforms Into Account

    Independent software vendors (ISVs) that create business applications today rely on many existing software components to speed up their time-to-market. While many applications became agnostic to the...

    • Downloads: 703
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The State Of Enterprise Software And Emerging Trends: 2010

    Business Data Services North America And Europe

    This document gives highlights of an extensive data set collected across North American and European enterprises via our Enterprise And SMB Software Survey, North America And Europe, Q4 2009. Hot...

    • Downloads: 2618
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The State Of SMB Software And Emerging Trends: 2010

    Business Data Services North America And Europe

    This document provides highlights of an extensive data set collected across North American and European small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) via our Enterprise And SMB Software Survey, North...

    • Downloads: 1646
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Tier One Middleware Vendors

    A SWOT Analysis Of The Leading Business Process Platform Vendors: IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, And SAP

    The four largest traditional software vendors — IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP — compete around business process platform software. This broader software segment covers all the...

    • Downloads: 1285
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Clouds Appearing In The Sky Of Outsourcing

    How Outsourcing Providers Can Turn Cloud Computing And SaaS From Threats Into Opportunities

    While cloudy vendor marketing is creating customer confusion, cloud computing represents a powerful force that will change the IT services landscape. Public and private clouds in particular represent...

    • Downloads: 1306
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Is Open Source Software Confusing To CIOs?

    Identifying The Most Urgent Communication Challenges For Vendors

    The budget situation in many IT organizations today means that CIOs are paying more attention to the open source discussion than ever before. We created a fictitious discussion between two CIOs to...

    • Downloads: 640
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Forrester's Platform-As-A-Service Reference Architecture

    A Tool To Guide ISVs, Hosting Providers, And Middleware Vendors To A SaaS Future

    Increasing customer demand for software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications has already convinced 50% of software vendors to deploy some of their business applications via SaaS. The approach is turning...

    • Downloads: 2271
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Forrester's SaaS Maturity Model

    Transforming Vendor Strategy While Managing Customer Expectations

    Software-as-a-service (SaaS) is the hottest trend in both CRM and the small and midsize business (SMB) market in general. While SaaS appears to be a threat to software vendors with traditional...

    • Downloads: 2915