Ted Schadler

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving CIOs

Ted serves CIOs. He has 24 years of experience in the technology industry, focusing on the effects of disruptive technologies on the workforce and workforce productivity. His research focuses on workforce technologies and the programs that support them, including smartphones, tablets, and their impact on productivity; social business and collaboration tools; cloud email and collaboration tools; and the consumerization of IT. 

Ted is the co-author of Empowered: Unleash Your Employees, Energize Your Customers, and Transform Your Business (Harvard Business Review Press, September 2010). Social, mobile, video, and cloud Internet services give consumers and business customers more information power than ever before. To win customer trust and business, companies must empower their employees to directly engage with and solve the problems of empowered customers using these same technologies.

It is through this empowered lens that the consumerization of IT makes sense: employees solving customer and business problems using readily available technology that they master first at home — social, mobile, video, and cloud. This management book helps CIOs and IT organizations engage directly with business managers and employees to build an empowered strategy: understanding which employees are workforce "HEROes" — highly empowered and resourceful operatives — implementing empowering collaboration and innovation programs, creating a new empowered security architecture, and supporting HEROes with the right technology platforms.

In 2009, Ted launched Forrester's Workforce Technology Assessment, the industry's first benchmark survey of workforce technology adoption. This quantitative approach helps professionals and the teams they work with have a fact-based conversation about employees' technology adoption and requirements.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to joining Forrester in April 1997, Ted was a cofounder of Phios, an MIT spinoff. Before that, Ted worked for eight years as CTO and director of engineering for a software company serving the healthcare industry. Early in his career, Ted was a singer and bass player for Crash Davenport, a successful Maryland-based rock-and-roll band.

Education

Ted has a master's degree in management from the MIT Sloan School of Management. He also holds an M.S. in computer science from the University of Maryland and a B.A. with honors in physics from Swarthmore College.

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  • Enterprise Architecture
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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:BPM Projects Show Good But Varied Performance

    Metrics: The Business Process Management Playbook

    A business process — at its highest level — is any activity that helps an enterprise achieves its goals. Measurement via metrics and comparison via benchmarks are critical to achieving...

    • Downloads: 512
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Content Mapping: The Secret To ECM Technology Selection Success

    Content forms the backbone of an information worker's decision-making process, but organizations often miss the critical aspect of assessing their content when formulating an enterprise content...

    • Downloads: 555
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Focus On Customers And Business Architecture For Greater Business Process Maturity

    Results From The Forrester/IQPC Survey Of Business Process Pros

    Over the past decade, business process transformation and continuous improvement initiatives have gained strategic traction. Despite C-suite attention, most organizations still fall relatively low on...

    • Downloads: 846
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Assess Your Readiness To Launch A High-Impact BPM Excellence Program

    Assessment Framework: The Business Process Management Playbook

    Establishing a sustainable and high-impact business process management (BPM) excellence program requires that teams build a portfolio of new capabilities that blend business and technical skills,...

    • Downloads: 1331
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Can You Give The Business The Data That It Needs?

    Benchmarks: The Data Management Playbook

    Business leaders tell Forrester that they don't want more data; they want trusted data and an easier path to understand what it means. To get there, enterprise architects and application developers...

    • Downloads: 455
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Use A Metrics Framework To Drive BPM Excellence

    Performance Management: The Business Process Management Playbook

    Advancing technology for business process management (BPM) and analytics is allowing broader and deeper treatment of performance metrics. As a result, defining and using performance metrics is an...

    • Downloads: 753
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Strategic Language Of Transformation Unlocks The Power Of BPM, Part 2

    Business process pros need to engage their business colleagues throughout business process management (BPM) projects; flow diagrams alone are not good enough. By understanding and adopting the...

    • Downloads: 639
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:EA Management Suite Dashboards: Samples For Application And Project Portfolio Management Roles

    An enterprise architecture (EA) tool can be a significant investment because of both the cost of the purchase or subscription and the cost of implementation. The best approach to demonstrate value is...

    • Downloads: 163
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Trends In Aligning Capabilities, Skills, And Tools For BPM COE Programs

    These data charts present the results of Forrester's 2011 BPM Center Of Excellence Online Survey.

    • Downloads: 63
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Records Managers Must Focus On Business Needs, Budgets, And Technology To Succeed

    Forrester Research And ARMA International Records Management Online Survey, Q3 2013

    This report outlines the results of the fifth annual joint survey conducted by Forrester Research and ARMA International on records management (RM) trends. RM decision-makers have reported consistent...

    • Downloads: 198
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Key Emerging Technologies Bring Opportunity To Chinese Businesses

    Chinese Enterprise Architects Must Lead Tech Research And Guide Usage To Realize Business Benefits

    Emerging technologies such as big data, mobility, and cloud are powering the age of the customer and creating a market where innovators disrupt traditional leaders and startups have greater...

    • Downloads: 135
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Assess ECM Suites, Platforms, And Point Solutions To Solve Content Challenges

    Tools And Technology: The Content Management Playbook

    Employees, customers, and partners are working with content via an increasingly broad set of applications on diverse devices. They use enterprise content management (ECM) tools to capture, organize,...

    • Downloads: 203
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Forge EA-Business Partnerships To Support The Mobile Mind Shift

    EA Practices Should Recalibrate For "Outside-In" Architecture

    Enterprise architects are frustrated by a lack of clear business strategy that they can use for alignment; but they are not alone in their frustration. The pace of digital disruption only seems to...

    • Downloads: 175
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Product Information Management Is Critical For Omnichannel Management

    The Forrester Wave™: Product Information Management (PIM), Q2 2014

    This report, originally written for the eBusiness and channel strategy professional, includes content relevant to enterprise architects. Product information management (PIM) solutions help...

    • Downloads: 224
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Dynamic Case Management: Definitely Not Your Dad's Old-School Workflow/Imaging System

    Many business process and content and collaboration professionals, and the vendors that support them, think that dynamic case management (DCM) is a newfangled marketing term to describe an old,...

    • Downloads: 807
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Business And IT Impact Of BPM Excellence

    A business process, at its highest level, is any activity that helps an enterprise achieves its goals. Packaged and industry-specific applications form the transactional backbone of most critical...

    • Downloads: 693
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Link Capabilities, Processes, And Value Streams For More Business Impact

    Value streams and capability maps are both business architecture tools that can create a platform for strategic discussion and executive decision-making. Architects, business analysts, and process...

    • Downloads: 939
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:How To Embed BA In The Organization

    Continuous Improvement: The Business Architecture Playbook

    While IT planning is a common starting point for business architecture (BA) efforts, the methods and techniques really come into their own when applied to critical business problems. BA addresses a...

    • Downloads: 385
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Brief: IBM Big Data Cloud Services Are A Big Bet

    Try Out IBM's Tools, But Demand More Before You Commit

    On April 28th, IBM made a series of announcements that began bringing together its big data and cloud strategies. As firms plan to meet age-of-the-customer demands for agility and cost effective big...

    • Downloads: 251
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Benchmarking Your Records Management Program

    Forrester Research And ARMA International Records Management Online Survey, Q3 2012

    Decision-makers report big spending plans for their records management (RM) programs over the next year. Strong RM programs continue to target traditional compliance and information access...

    • Downloads: 350
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Enterprise Search

    Google, Microsoft, And Autonomy Face Credible Competitors

    Forrester evaluated 12 enterprise search vendors that vary widely in their brand awareness, cost, and ease of use. Google, Autonomy, and Microsoft are the most well-known names; they own a large...

    • Downloads: 1634
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Lean, Six Sigma, And The BPM Maturity Model: The State Of Their Marriage In 2011

    Since the 2007 publication of a Forrester report recommending that firms combine Lean and Six Sigma practices, the adoption of the mixed approach has become increasingly popular across a variety of...

    • Downloads: 886
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Things We Do For… Data

    Many Apps Give You Something For Nothing — Well, Not Quite Nothing

    Forrester has noted the growing presence of applications and websites that provide free services just to capture consumer data and market it to third parties. This report reviews examples of the...

    • Downloads: 188
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Smart Process Apps — One Year Later

    About a year ago, a group of Forrester analysts covering mobility, social, and business process trends started seeing the emergence of a new software category — which we call smart process apps...

    • Downloads: 337
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Brief: Major Players Are Targeting The Chinese Cloud Market For Core Business Apps

    From early 2013 through January 2014, several major global and Chinese players in the mission-critical enterprise application software market — such as Infor, Kingdee, SAP, and Yonyou —...

    • Downloads: 122