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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  • Marketing Ethics
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Best Practices For Display Marketing

    Processes: The Digital Media Buying Playbook

    As more and more interactive marketers buy digital media programmatically, the technologies and processes they use are rapidly maturing. Whether you're a digital media buying skeptic working to build...

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  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Personal Identity Management

    Preparing For A World Of Consumer-Managed Data

    Consumers are leaving an exponentially growing digital footprint across channels and media, and they are awakening to the fact that marketers use this data for financial gain. This, combined with...

    • Downloads: 790
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:How To Protect Your Email Data

    Data security isn't necessarily a sexy topic, but the impact of a recent data breach raised awareness within the email marketing industry, among consumers and Congress. To maintain consumer trust and...

    • Downloads: 309
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:CIO: The Future Of Mobile Is Context

    Building A Foundation To Enable Next-Generation Mobile Services

    CIOs that Forrester interviewed understand the potential of context and are building the foundational infrastructure needed to support the use of context across consumer touchpoints — not just...

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  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Mobile Location Becomes Invisible

    No Longer A Service, Location Will Be Embedded In Mobile Products

    eBay's recent acquisition of Where and Groupon's acquisition of Whrrl show how two Internet pure players looking to develop mobile transactions plan to integrate new location-based features into...

    • Downloads: 699
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:How Interactive Marketers Should Ask Users For Data

    Best Practices To Make The Most Of Explicit Data Collection

    Data provided directly by customers and prospects is an essential driver of interactive marketing success. But in today's rapid-fire digital landscape, inconsistent standards, technical complexity,...

    • Downloads: 579
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Apply Identity And Access Management Techniques To Consumer Data

    Personal Identity Management

    Customer intelligence (CI) professionals face increasing pressure to give consumers greater control over the data that organizations collect about them. Forrester has published a report predicting...

    • Downloads: 347
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Privacy Laws Force Rich Dialogue With Customers

    Move From On/Off Compliance Approaches To Custom Privacy Management

    Governments are placing pressure on interactive marketers, in most cases by mandating clear rules around how customer data is obtained, used, and stored for marketing. While interactive marketers...

    • Downloads: 366
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:How Personal Identity Management Will Change Social Marketing Relationships

    Marketers Must Exchange Value For Customers' Social Data

    Through social interactions on channels such as Facebook, Twitter, and blogs, consumers are creating a massive amount of data. Customer Intelligence (CI) professionals want this data and are now...

    • Downloads: 406
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:How To Defuse Digital Marketing Privacy Concerns

    Stay Ahead Of Privacy Legislation By Creating A Value-For-Data Exchange

    Recent advances in audience targeting point to a digital marketing future that leverages consumer data to create personalized messaging and drive higher conversions. However, this potential is...

    • Downloads: 468
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Online Advertising Data Compliance Matters

    Implement Self-Regulation For Behavioral Targeting To Protect Your Brand

    An industrywide effort is underway to implement self-regulation of targeted display ads to ease consumer and governmental privacy concerns. Clear compliance requirements have been outlined by the...

    • Downloads: 391
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:The New Privacy: It's All About Context

    Adopt Contextual Privacy To Gain A Market Advantage

    "Privacy is dead": It's a trope so often repeated you might actually think it's true. But in the age of smartphones and sensors, privacy is not only possible, it's essential for building trust, the...

    • Downloads: 320
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Work With Marketing Pros To Prevent Breaches

    How To Protect Your Email Data

    In facing security woes such as the Epsilon breach, email marketing professionals have received a wake-up call: Security failures can cost a lot — not just a lot of money but also goodwill with...

    • Downloads: 177
  • 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...

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  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:CMO: The Future Of Mobile Is Context

    Mobile Transforms How Companies Interact With Customers

    Consumers will adopt and use convenient services and products. On mobile phones, this means services that offer immediacy and simplicity through a highly contextual experience. Context — the...

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  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Making Sense Of A Fractured Consumer Data Ecosystem

    Landscape: The Personal Identity And Data Management Playbook

    Although widespread adoption of personal identity and data management (PIDM) remains a few years away, the ecosystem of data lockers and authorization managers is already rapidly evolving. Firms...

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  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:European Email Affinity Declines

    Today, consumers in Europe pay less attention to promotional emails, delete emails without reading them, find emails less relevant, and wonder how marketers got their email data. Smart marketers...

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  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Personal Identity Management Success Starts With Customer Understanding

    With the increase in high-profile data breaches and the recent Federal Trade Commission (FTC) settlements that hold Facebook, Google, and Twitter accountable to strict privacy audit guidelines,...

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  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Why The EU ePrivacy Law Will Not Kill eCommerce

    Privacy Laws Force Rich Dialogue With Customers

    In May 2011, the EU ePrivacy Directive came into effect across Europe. This directive has met with a mixed response at a national level, with some countries jumping to hit the deadline, some stalling...

    • Downloads: 220
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Digital Marketing: The Future Of Mobile Is Context

    Mobile Transforms How Interactive Marketers Engage With Customers

    Consumers will adopt and use convenient services and products. On mobile phones, this means services that offer immediacy and simplicity through a highly contextual experience. Context — the...

    • Downloads: 1500
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:2012 Interactive Marketing Predictions

    Marketing Gets Customized For Social, Local, Mobile, Multiscreen Consumers

    Social is not a channel, and mobile goes beyond the smartphone. In 2012, marketers will get this concept and realize that their customer is truly "always on." The customer of 2012 expects customized,...

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  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Consumers And Online Privacy: How Much Information Is Too Much?

    Forrester Technographics Digital Consumer Community Report, August 2011

    Sixty-five percent of US online consumers report being very concerned about the recording and collection of their personal details by websites, and more than 60% are worried about personal...

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  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Start To Build Your Ultimate Customer Relationship

    Digital Platforms Pave The Way For Others To Build Powerful Lifestyle-Enhancing Relationships

    Thanks to digital disruption, consumers have fully embraced a world where they use digital enablers to connect with companies more deeply than ever before. Digital platform providers like Amazon.com,...

    • Downloads: 331
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Publishers Must Invest In First-Party Data Protection

    Safeguard Your Single Most Important Asset

    First-party data is a publisher's single most important asset. It represents the trust that a publisher builds with a loyal audience. It embodies the very essence of a publisher's brand, and it is...

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