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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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Big Data Adoption Trends In Asia Pacific: 2013 To 2014

    The maturity and sophistication of existing data warehousing (DW) implementations across the Asia Pacific (AP) region has been variable, to say the least. If the hype around big data is to be...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:End User Computing Trends In Asia Pacific In 2012 And 2013

    From Desktop Virtualization To User Experience Management

    Over the next several years, successful organizations across Asia Pacific will radically alter their approach to end user computing. Companies will continue to use desktop virtualization to simplify...

    • Downloads: 542
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Future Of BI In Asia Pacific

    The Top 10 Trends Affecting Market Maturity And Growth

    Business intelligence (BI) adoption drivers, technology understanding, and organizational process maturity continue to vary widely across Asia Pacific. The one constant in this market is the...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:SaaS Adoption Trends In Asia Pacific For 2013 And 2014

    IT's Involvement And Support Are Poised To Grow Sharply

    Software-as-a-service (SaaS) adoption is rapidly going mainstream across more and more markets in Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ). But there's still a disconnect between business decision-makers' demand...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Virtualization In Greater China 2010 To 2011: End User Adoption Trends

    This report provides an overview of virtualization end user adoption trends in Greater China. It focuses not only on adoption trends but also on deployment patterns, demand drivers, adoption...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Sizing The Cloud Markets In Asia Pacific

    Understanding Cloud Growth Dynamics Across The Region

    Exploiting cloud computing growth opportunities in Asia Pacific requires insights into future cloud market size, growth dynamics, adoption trends, and demand drivers, all of which vary widely across...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:IT Industry Disruptions Fuel Renewed Asia Pacific Market Growth

    Forrester's 2013 Predictions For Asia Pacific

    2013 will be a transformative year for IT adoption in Asia Pacific (AP); multiple IT trends will converge to drive industry disruptions and help spur renewed growth in IT spending. Overall, we...

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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Evaluating BI Services In Asia Pacific

    Local Delivery Capabilities Are Crucial For Project Success

    Organizations in Asia Pacific (AP) are increasing their investments in business intelligence (BI) tools, technologies, and strategies. However, lack of internal expertise remains a significant...

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