Khalid Kark

Vice President, Research Director serving CIOs

Khalid serves CIOs, leading the team responsible for delivering research and advisory services to IT leaders. He provides strategic guidance and advice to clients in the areas of organization design; governance, risk, and compliance (GRC); and emerging technologies. His research focuses on helping clients mature from an IT-centric role in their organizations to a business-embedded one. Khalid has extensive experience working with the government, healthcare, and financial services sectors.

Khalid has been widely quoted in the press, including such media outlets as MSNBC, The Boston Globe, CIO Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal. Khalid is a frequent keynote speaker at national and international conferences.

Previous Work Experience

Before joining Forrester, Khalid worked for a global insurance company where he provided leadership and direction for the information security program. Prior to this, he worked as a consultant and program manager at a telco, helping clients with IT strategy and architecture.

Education

Khalid holds master's degree in networks and telecommunications management from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor's degree in business and economics from the University of Texas at Austin.

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  • Khalid Kark
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  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Twelve Recommendations For Your 2011 Security Strategy

    Governance, Maturity, And Analytics Are The Major Themes For 2011

    Every winter Forrester outlines 12 important recommendations for your security strategy for the coming year. We base these recommendations on hundreds of client inquiries, numerous consulting...

    • Downloads: 2133
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Twelve Recommendations For Your 2009 Information Security Strategy

    Many security predictions paint a doomsday scenario where a crippling cyberattack will leave us all reeling from its effects or Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems...

    • Downloads: 1579
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:IT Compliance: From Painful To Pleasant

    With increasing workforce mobility and the extension of the business supply chain globally, organizations are struggling to keep up with increasing corporate and regulatory compliance requirements....

    • Downloads: 775