Manish Bahl

VP, Country Manager serving CIOs

Manish serves CIOs and business technology (BT) leaders, focusing on the role of technology as an enabler of business outcomes. He provides strategic guidance and advice to clients in the areas of emerging technologies, architecture and technology strategy, IT investment, BT alignment, business innovation, and technology trends and their impact on competitive advantage. His research focuses on helping clients mature from an IT-centric role in their organizations to a business-embedded one and defining the technology requirements in an ever-changing work environment.

Manish has been widely quoted in the press, including such media outlets as The Wall Street Journal, Economic Times, Ciol, Silicon India, and others. Manish is a frequent keynote speaker at national and international conferences.

As a country manager, Manish is also responsible for developing the research team in India and lead a group of analysts, data experts, market experts, and consultants who do research on structural shifts in buyer demand, recognize new business models, and harness disruptive emerging technologies.

Previous Work Experience

Manish came to Forrester through its acquisition of Springboard Research. Prior to Springboard, he served as a senior research analyst at Evalueserve, providing market research and business intelligence services. Previously, he was a team leader at GE Capital Services, a global financial services company.

Education

Manish has a master's degree in business economics from DAVV, India. He also holds a post-graduate diploma in international business and is a certified SPSS professional.

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  • Manish Bahl
  • Tech Sector Economics
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:With Vast Government Cloud Opportunities In Asia Pacific, Vendors Need To Know Where To Look

    The Shift To Government Cloud Is Evolutionary, Not Revolutionary

    Economic, technological, and behavioral changes are driving a fundamental transformation in how governments deliver services. Asia Pacific governments will leverage cloud computing to create more...

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    Report:Asian Urbanization Creates Opportunities For ICT Suppliers

    With increasing urbanization, Asian cities will undergo rapid transformation, creating opportunities for vendors that align themselves with city-level objectives. City opportunities are growing...

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:What India's 12th National Five-Year Plan Means For ICT Vendors

    Aligning Strategies With Key Government Priorities Is The Key To Success

    The Indian public sector is an extremely difficult market for IT vendors due to its extended business cycles and high levels of diversity, hypercompetition, bureaucracy, and procurement complexity....

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    Report:India Tech Market Outlook: 2014

    Customer Obsession Takes Center Stage For Technology Spending

    IT purchases in India will reach US$29 billion in 2014. As in other emerging economies, India's tech market is still largely hardware-driven, but spending on software and services is gaining...

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    Report:The State Of Midmarket IT Budgets In India

    CIO Success At Midmarket Firms Increasingly Depending On Customer Engagement

    Forrester recently surveyed 430 midmarket businesses in India regarding their IT budgets in the current (2013-2014) fiscal year. The survey found that increasing customer expectations, fast-changing...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Enterprise Mobile Application Adoption Trends In India

    Indian Firms Must Adopt An Outside-In Approach To Maximize Their Mobile App Investments

    Indian firms are increasingly investing in mobile applications to better engage with their customers, partners, and employees. Forrester recently surveyed medium-size and large organizations in India...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:India Embarks On An Ambitious Government Cloud Journey

    The Indian Government Must Be Aware Of The Opportunities And Challenges That Await

    In the first quarter of 2014, the federal government of India expects to start the trial run of its Meghraj government cloud (g-cloud), which will offer infrastructure, platform, software, and...

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    Report:India IT Market Predictions 2010

    This document provides vendor strategists with an analysis of the key trends in the India IT market in 2009 and previews the top trends that will shape the local market in 2010. Despite the global...

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:India Server Virtualization Market: A Snapshot

    The server virtualization market in India is still in its nascent stage with enterprises experimenting with virtual servers running non-critical applications. This document is designed to allow...

    • Downloads: 18
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Trends 2014: Indian CMOs' Technology Spending Plans

    CIOs Must Ramp Up Their Marketing Quotient For Effective Collaboration With CMOs

    Forrester, in conjunction with MindForce Research, recently surveyed 101 CMOs in India to understand business and marketing priorities, marketing spending on technology, key tech management and...

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    Report:India OS Market Quick Take

    This report enables vendor strategists to better comprehend the dynamics of the Indian OS market, including the overall OS market, current state of Linux adoption, Windows 7 adoption rates across...

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:India IT Predictions 2009

    This document provides vendor strategists with an overview of the India IT market predictions for 2009. Our research points at a positive outlook for the India IT market, despite the slowdown in...

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Pakistan Printer Market Snapshot: Q3 2008 To Q1 2009 Data Tables

    These are the data tables for the report Pakistan Printer Market Snapshot. The report highlights the dynamics and trends of the printer market in Pakistan from July 2008 to March 2009 for vendor...

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Sri Lanka Printer Market Snapshot: Q3 2008 To Q1 2009

    This document highlights the dynamics and trends of the printer market in Sri Lanka from July 2008 to March 2009 for vendor strategists. The report includes both an overall market snapshot and an...

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Pakistan Printer Market Snapshot: Q3 2008 To Q1 2009

    This document highlights the dynamics and trends of the printer market in Pakistan from July 2008 to March 2009 for vendor strategists. The report includes both an overall market snapshot and an...

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Sri Lanka Printer Market Snapshot: Q3 2008 To Q1 2009 Data Tables

    These are the data tables for the report Sri Lanka Printer Market Snapshot. The report highlights the dynamics and trends of the printer market in Sri Lanka from July 2008 to March 2009 for vendor...

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