Laura Koetzle

VP, Group Director serving Security & Risk PROFESSIONALS

Laura leads the research organization that serves Infrastructure & Operations Professionals, Security & Risk Professionals, and Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals. Her team's research agenda encompasses designing, building, operating, securing, and sourcing the systems, technologies, and processes that firms need to win, serve, and retain customers.

Previous Work Experience

Previously at Forrester, Laura was the Global Council leader for Forrester's CIO Group and launched Forrester's Information & Knowledge Management Council. She has also served as research director for both the I&O and S&R research teams. As a Security & Risk analyst, Laura researched operating system security, security architecture, network security, and security incident response, and she served as the chairperson for Forrester's inaugural Security Forum event.

Prior to joining Forrester, Laura was a senior technologist at Razorfish, a New York consultancy, where she led teams of software developers responsible for eCommerce fulfillment systems, wireless content delivery applications, and real-time trading system interfaces for Fortune 500 clients. Before working at Razorfish, Laura built XML content management systems at PC World Communications in San Francisco. While living in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Laura worked as a translator.

Laura's work has enjoyed wide exposure in the media, including BusinessWeek, The Economist, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Laura has also appeared on CBC, CNN, CNBC, and Reuters Television, and she is a frequent speaker at national and international executive conferences.

Education

Laura holds a B.A. in literature and a certificate in Latin American studies from Harvard University. She also attended the University of Buenos Aires.

Laura Koetzle's Research

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report: Applying Risk Discipline To Prosper As Security Matures

    Security and risk professionals' years of passionate advocacy are paying dividends at long last — the discipline is finally starting to receive the funding and respect that it deserves. Bu...

    • Downloads: 280
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Introducing Forrester's TechRadar™ Research

    Technology planners face a challenge to make the best technology adoption, maintenance, and retirement decisions for their firms. To make these decisions, stakeholders assess business and techno...

    • Downloads: 736
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: Blue Cross: A Case Study In Building Better Disaster Recovery — While Saving Money

    Starting in 2004, health plan Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) began to completely revamp its disaster recovery program. In just one year, Blue Cross eliminated $1.5 million ...

    • Downloads: 243
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Introducing Forrester's TechRadar™ Research

    Technology planners face a challenge to make the best technology adoption, maintenance, and retirement decisions for their firms. To make these decisions, stakeholders assess business and techno...

    • Downloads: 736
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report: Applying Risk Discipline To Prosper As Security Matures

    Security and risk professionals' years of passionate advocacy are paying dividends at long last — the discipline is finally starting to receive the funding and respect that it deserves. Bu...

    • Downloads: 280
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: Blue Cross: A Case Study In Building Better Disaster Recovery — While Saving Money

    Starting in 2004, health plan Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) began to completely revamp its disaster recovery program. In just one year, Blue Cross eliminated $1.5 million ...

    • Downloads: 243

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