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Achim Granzen

Principal Analyst Serving CIO Professionals

Achim is a principal analyst based in Singapore, serving CIOs across Asia Pacific. His research focuses on analytics and data-driven transformation; the interplay of technology capabilities and business capabilities; and organizational change and governance. He writes about the business applications of analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cloud technologies across industries, with a focus on analytics-driven customer experience and insights, analytics-enabled IoT and Industry 4.0, and the organizational and technological aspects of operationalizing analytics successfully across organizations.

Previous Work Experience

Achim brings 20 years of global experience in technology and services, with expertise in analytics, big data, cloud, and business technology. Before joining Forrester, Achim was the chief technologist, analytics, for DXC (formerly Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services), working with clients across Asia on their digital transformation. Prior to that, Achim worked for major industry players in the analytics technology and services space — SAS Institute, IBM Global Services, and Microsoft — in regional roles across Europe, Asia, and the US.

Education

Achim holds a master’s degree in physics from Mercator University Duisburg, Germany.

Achim Granzen

Principal Analyst Serving CIO Professionals

Achim is a principal analyst based in Singapore, serving CIOs across Asia Pacific. His research focuses on analytics and data-driven transformation; the interplay of technology capabilities and business capabilities; and organizational change and governance. He writes about the business applications of analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cloud technologies across industries, with a focus on analytics-driven customer experience and insights, analytics-enabled IoT and Industry 4.0, and the organizational and technological aspects of operationalizing analytics successfully across organizations.

Previous Work Experience

Achim brings 20 years of global experience in technology and services, with expertise in analytics, big data, cloud, and business technology. Before joining Forrester, Achim was the chief technologist, analytics, for DXC (formerly Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services), working with clients across Asia on their digital transformation. Prior to that, Achim worked for major industry players in the analytics technology and services space — SAS Institute, IBM Global Services, and Microsoft — in regional roles across Europe, Asia, and the US.

Education

Achim holds a master’s degree in physics from Mercator University Duisburg, Germany.

Achim Granzen's Research

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  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Applying The Forrester Wave™: IoT Consultancies In Asia Pacific, Q2 2020

    How To Identify The Right IoT Consulting Provider For Your Business

    July 24, 2020Achim Granzen, Guannan Lu

    In April 2020, we published a Forrester Wave™ evaluation of internet of things (IoT) consultancies and service providers in Asia Pacific (AP). We used 23 criteria to evaluate eight vendors. In this report, we compile the additional insights that clients engaging IoT consultancies shared with us during the evaluation process. Highlights include what drives buyers to select (or leave) a vendor, what the current state of IoT consultancies in AP is, and how clients looking for IoT consulting services should apply the Forrester Wave to their organization's specific needs and preferences.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Case Study: DBS Bank Enables An Insights-Driven Organization With An Enterprise Data Platform

    June 8, 2020Achim Granzen

    Global banks are facing increasing competition from digital-only banks. In Asia, digital banks are already operational and have turned up the competitive heat. To maintain its position as a leading bank, DBS Bank embarked on a multiyear journey to become an insights-driven organization. Along the way, it built an enterprise data platform (EDP) to help insights teams better use data assets. CIOs should read this report to learn how to build an EDP, implement data processes, and foster a data culture as they enable their firm to become more insights-driven.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: IoT Consultancies In Asia Pacific, Q2 2020

    The Eight Service Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    April 30, 2020Achim Granzen

    In our 23-criterion evaluation of internet-of-things (IoT) consultancies in Asia Pacific (AP), we identified the eight most significant ones — Accenture, Birlasoft, Capgemini, Deloitte, DXC Technology, KPMG, Neusoft, and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each service provider measures up and helps CIOs select the right one for their needs.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: IoT Service Providers In Asia Pacific Shift Their Clients' Business Into High Gear

    Smart Industry And Smart Infrastructure Projects Garner The Most Investment

    February 24, 2020Achim Granzen

    Forrester's recent Now Tech overview of internet of things (IoT) consultancies in Asia Pacific (AP) provides insights into the offerings and positioning of 19 leading IoT service providers. This report compiles the additional market demand insights that service providers shared with us during our Now Tech research. CIOs can read this report to understand key trends such the top use cases for IoT across the AP region.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Now Tech: IoT Consultancies In Asia Pacific, Q1 2020

    Forrester's Overview Of 19 Internet Of Things Service Providers In Asia Pacific

    January 17, 2020Achim Granzen, Michele Pelino

    You can use internet of things (IoT) consultancies to achieve operational excellence (smart industry), secure and improve infrastructure (smart infrastructure), and improve customer experience (smart consumer services). But to realize these benefits, you'll first have to select from a diverse set of providers in Asia Pacific (AP) that vary by size, functionality, geography, and vertical market focus. CIOs in AP should use this report to understand the value they can expect from an IoT consultancy and select one based on its breadth of services.

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