Peter Burris

Vice President, Research Director serving CIOs

In his role as research director, Mr. Burris helps set the overall CIO role research agenda at Forrester, craft effective CIO research with our senior Forrester analysts, and ensure overall CIO research quality. His research team focuses on the evolving relationship between CIOs and CMOs, best practices in building and instituting an IT/BT strategy, BT innovation approaches to accelerate business outcomes, and social business and collaboration strategies.

His personal research includes the role of IT/BT in the age of the customer. He also contributes to the Forrester's research on social business, specifically focusing on the functional evolution of social computing tool sets and how they will be applied to conduct complex, marketing-facing work. Finally, he is a leading thinker on IT/BT adoption in business.

Previous Work Experience

Mr. Burris joined Forrester in 2008. Prior to Forrester, he held numerous senior IT, marketing, and analyst jobs at leading organizations, including the DoD, HP, and Meta Group. At Meta Group, he jointly ran research, developing the advanced and broadly adopted "adaptive infrastructure" method for implementing plastic, services-based IT infrastructure.

Education

Peter attended Yale University.

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  • Business Technographics
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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:2013 CIO Budget Priorities

    Some Growth, Some Alignment, But More Business Visibility Is Needed

    Budgets represent more than a spending schedule for CIOs. They also are an essential tool for creating collaboration with business leaders regarding tech-related business priorities, as well as a...

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  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Investing In Tech Marketing, 2011

    Introducing The Forrester Marketing Flywheel For Assessing Budget Allocations

    The tech industry is returning to expansion mode, and tech marketers must gear up to drive profitable revenue growth for their companies. However, unlike previous generations of tech industry growth,...

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Technology Management In The Age Of The Customer

    Only Customer-Obsessed Enterprises Can Survive Disruption

    Empowered customers are disrupting every industry — and CIOs need to understand how technology management must adapt in this rapidly evolving world. This report outlines how the age of the...

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The CIO Mandate: Engaging Customers With Business Technology

    Vision: BT Leadership In The Age Of The Customer Playbook

    Read this report to understand how the age of the customer requires tech management to transform into a customer-facing function in specific ways. Business technology (BT) brings together technology...

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