Martin Gill

VP, Principal Analyst serving eBusiness & Channel Strategy PROFESSIONALS

Martin serves eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals. He leads the development of Forrester's Digital Business Transformation Playbook, which focuses on how consumer adoption of multiple touchpoints is driving the need for firms to abandon channel-siloed strategies to become both more customer-centric and more agile in how they embrace change. Martin covers digital and eBusiness maturity and how firms can adopt organizational structures, processes, sourcing strategies, and metrics that help them embed digital tools and capabilities throughout their organizations. He is based in the UK, and while covering global trends, he has a particular focus on the European retail market.

Previous Work Experience

Martin's background spans both business and IT roles. He joined Forrester from the retail industry, having worked at Boots, a major European health and beauty retailer, for a number of years. His role there was to establish and develop a business-aligned enterprise architecture function, delivering transformational strategies for a number of key retail areas, including boots.com, the Advantage Card loyalty scheme, and the retail and pharmacy store systems. Prior to that, he worked in a variety of roles at Egg.com, Europe's largest pure-play digital bank, ranging from mergers and acquisitions to new product development for both Egg and PruDirect.

Education

Martin holds a first degree in manufacturing engineering and operations management from Nottingham University and a Master of Philosophy from Newcastle University by research covering the simulation of commercial systems.

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  • Martin Gill
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Welcome To The Era Of Agile Commerce

    Multichannel commerce is being reborn. Traditional ways of describing multichannel commerce no longer work because customers don't interact with companies from a "channel" perspective. Customers now...

    • Downloads: 4010
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Manage The Cross-Touchpoint Customer Journey

    Processes: The Digital Business Transformation Playbook

    Today's consumer engages through a variety of touchpoints, yet many brands struggle to deliver cross-touchpoint experiences. Too many firms focus on each touchpoint in isolation and fail to enable...

    • Downloads: 2040
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Selecting Tools That Enable Agility

    The way we think of eBusiness technology has fundamentally changed. We are no longer selecting a set of platforms and technologies to launch a site; we are now selecting technologies that can support...

    • Downloads: 1405
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:European Online Retail Forecast: 2011 To 2016

    Online Retail Sales Growth In Europe Will Continue To Outpace Offline Growth For Years To Come

    Online retail sales will continue to outperform overall retail sales figures in terms of percentage growth for many years to come in Europe. As the Web becomes an increasingly mainstream part of the...

    • Downloads: 1633
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:The Future Of Business Is Digital

    The Powerful Advantages Of Embracing Dynamic Ecosystems Of Value

    Business leaders don't think of digital as central to their business because in the past, it hasn't been. But now your customers, your products, your business operations, and your competitors are...

    • Downloads: 1175
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The UK Online Retail Overview, 2011

    As UK Shoppers Embrace Emerging Touchpoints, Some Notable Retailers Are Ahead Of The Field When It Comes To Adapting

    The UK online retail market is the largest and most mature in Europe, but an almost daily stream of innovation is making things steadily more complex and chaotic. In a market led predominantly by...

    • Downloads: 1157
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Using Online Video To Drive Clicks And Conversion

    A Guide To Approaching Or Revitalizing A Retail eCommerce Video Campaign

    Shoppers are beginning to use online video to inform their purchases. Although consumer uptake is slow when compared with the wider acceptance of Internet video, online retailers are turning to video...

    • Downloads: 1077
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The ROI Of Digital Business Transformation

    Business Case: The Digital Business Transformation Playbook

    Kick-starting a digital business transformation can be a daunting prospect for an eBusiness professional. Firms are investing tens and even hundreds of millions of dollars in the wholesale...

    • Downloads: 901
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:European Online Retail Forecast, 2012 To 2017

    Economic Instability Across Europe Will Do Little To Slow Retail eCommerce Growth

    By 2017, Europeans will spend more than €191 billion online on retail products, and online retail growth will continue to outpace offline growth. As wallet share gradually shifts toward the...

    • Downloads: 1077
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Build An Agile Organization

    eBusiness leaders face an increasing number of organizational challenges. Delivering compelling cross-touchpoint customer experiences demands cross-functional collaboration and fundamentally new ways...

    • Downloads: 977
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:European Online Retail: Adopt A Local Approach

    A Solid Understanding Of Customer Expectations And A Localization And Differentiation Strategy Are The Keys To Success Across Europe.

    Despite some commonality in currency and legislation, there are some notable differences in customer shopping behavior and market trends across the various European online retail markets. eBusiness...

    • Downloads: 985
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Define New Metrics For Digital Business Success

    Performance Management: The Digital Business Transformation Playbook

    Digital business has broken traditional metrics. Key performance indicators (KPIs) that measure the success of a single touchpoint fail to inform eBusiness executives of the impact of consumer...

    • Downloads: 841
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:EU Mobile Commerce Forecast, 2012 To 2017

    Mobile eCommerce revenues across Europe will rise from €1.7 billion in 2011 to €19.2 billion in 2017, reaching 6.8% of total web sales. Simple, easy to merchandise categories such as...

    • Downloads: 948
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2014: The Year Of Digital Business

    Predictions For 2014 On Digital Strategy, Organization, Budgets, And Resourcing

    Digital business will become a reality in 2014. The question at the boardroom table isn't "Should we do digital?" That battle has been won. The key question now is "How?" As senior executives wrestle...

    • Downloads: 665
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:European Online Retail: Five Trends To Watch In 2012

    European eBusiness Executives Strive To Give Their Customers Choice And Flexibility Across The Purchase Journey

    European shoppers are becoming increasingly web-savvy and are turning to a wider range of touchpoints as they research and buy products online and offline. In response, eBusiness executives across...

    • Downloads: 861
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Sustain A Digital Culture

    Continuous Improvement: The Digital Business Transformation Playbook

    Organizations face a number of roadblocks as they transform to become truly digital businesses. Legacy technology, siloed KPIs, and a lack of understanding of how customers really use emerging...

    • Downloads: 739
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:European Online Retail: Five Trends To Watch In 2013

    European eBusiness Executives Must Embrace A Multi-Touchpoint Reality

    European retail eBusiness executives face a time of unprecedented change. The range of touchpoints that customers use to discover, explore, buy, and re-engage with brands is growing by the day. New...

    • Downloads: 704
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:The Chief Digital Officer: Fad Or Future?

    Why And When Do Firms Need A Chief Digital Officer?

    In the age of the customer, the importance of supporting customer touchpoints has shifted to the center of strategic planning. Firms that are winning the customer experience race are aiming to...

    • Downloads: 656
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Powering The Agile Store

    Bringing The Best Of Digital Into The Physical Environment To Empower Customers And Associates Alike

    Digital technology is poised to transform the retail experience. As many retailers struggle to maintain costly store estates, eBusiness executives have an opportunity to play a leading role in...

    • Downloads: 608
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Understand The Digital Business Landscape

    Landscape: The Digital Business Transformation Playbook

    To survive and thrive in the age of the customer, businesses must become digital. As an eBusiness professional, you face the growing reality that your customers, your touchpoints, your competitors,...

    • Downloads: 567
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:German Online Retail Overview, 2011

    Despite A Thriving Online Market, Multichannel Retail Is Still An Untapped Opportunity For German Retailers

    The German online retail market is the second largest in Europe. Amazon.de and eBay are dominant forces, with major German consumer brands selling through those sites, and others following suit...

    • Downloads: 724
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:2013 eBusiness Organizational Trends

    eBusiness Professionals Believe Teams Should Integrate With Their Organizations

    As digital channels and strategies grow in importance across firms and become increasingly vital to the success of the company as a whole, eBusiness teams see their responsibilities, budgets, and...

    • Downloads: 521
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Case Study: How Marks And Spencer Uses Online Video To Boost eCommerce

    Online video is a success story. Next to the usage of social networking sites, watching online videos is one of the most used social media tools. Many companies have wondered how they can tap into...

    • Downloads: 626
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Agile Commerce: Know It When You See It

    Executing on the agile commerce imperative is not easy. It requires a paradigm shift in how organizations think about and go to market now and in the future. While examples of companies that have...

    • Downloads: 546
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Digital Business Imperative

    Vision: The Digital Business Transformation Playbook

    Business leaders don't think of digital as central to their business because in the past, it hasn't been. But now your customers, your products, your business operations, and your competitors are...

    • Downloads: 524