Rob Koplowitz

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving CIOs

Rob serves CIO Professionals with research in the areas of information workplace and collaboration strategy. Rob delivers strategic guidance, helping enterprises define enterprise solutions that drive efficiency and competitive differentiation. His current research focuses on core elements of collaboration strategy, including collaboration platforms, workspaces, and enterprise social strategy.

Previous Work Experience

Rob comes to Forrester with many years of experience in enterprise software consulting, product marketing, product management, and strategy. Most recently, he was director of product management at Microsoft, where he played a strategic role with Duet, a joint initiative brought to market with SAP. Prior to Microsoft, Rob was a senior director of product marketing at Oracle Corporation, where he focused on Oracle's content, collaboration, portal, and business intelligence offerings. He also spent fifteen years in consulting working for Lotus/IBM and other global software services firms with a focus on corporate collaboration.

Education

Rob holds a B.A. in economics from the University of California, Davis.

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:SharePoint Adoption: Content And Collaboration Is Just The Start

    Driving A SharePoint-Based Information Workplace Will Challenge C&C Pros

    Microsoft SharePoint is poised for broader adoption as an Information Workplace platform. While most use it for content and collaboration (C&C) needs today, the platform's broad, integrated...

    • Downloads: 1494
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Move From Ideation To Innovation

    Ideation: The Innovation Playbook

    Innovation is the number-one challenge for CEOs. And CIOs are increasingly asked to help solve the challenge by supporting innovation across the enterprise with new technology. The problem is that...

    • Downloads: 1189
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Disciplined Social Innovation

    Three Firms Achieve Tangible Results

    Companies depend on innovation to sprint out of the current economic doldrums and to return to profitability and growth. Innovation is a discipline with established best practices, needed skill sets,...

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Harnessing Social Networking To Drive Transformation

    When one of the world's largest defense contractors says, "We need to move from a culture of 'need to know' to a culture of 'need to share,'" you stop and listen. Competing in an industry driven by...

    • Downloads: 1081
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Integration: The Next Frontier For Enterprise Social

    The "Social Layer" Ignites The Next Wave Of Social Technology Innovation

    Enterprise social technology vendors have begun to actively position their offerings to meet integration requirements, and the term "social layer," which Forrester originally heard from Socialtext...

    • Downloads: 905
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:SharePoint Adoption Faces Three Barriers: Mobile, Social, And Cloud

    These data charts contain the full results of Forrester's August 2012 Global SharePoint Usage Online Survey. The results indicate that weak mobile access and social computing features combined with...

    • Downloads: 317
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Amway Integrates Notes And SharePoint To Drive Its Information Workplace (IW)

    Mainsoft Provides The Crucial Glue For A Multivendor IW Strategy

    Amway runs an extremely complex, global business including product development, manufacturing, marketing, and a unique and highly successful distribution system. This complexity means that Amway IT...

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