Andrew   Bartels

Andrew Bartels

Vice President, Principal Analyst Serving CIO Professionals

CIO- Andrew Bartels primarily contributes to Forrester's offerings for the CIO. As an analyst, he is a leading expert on tech market trends and sizing, cloud and smart computing technologies, tech budget benchmarks and processes, and tech's impact on business operations. He also researches the growing customization of tech systems for industry-specific solutions for utilities, energy, government, education, and professional services sectors. He is a thought leader in buy-side technologies and business networks. Andy has been with Forrester for 15 years, starting with Giga Information Group which Forrester acquired in 2003.

Previous Work Experience

Andy has extensive experience in the technology market and in strategic planning, both as an analyst and a practitioner in the business world. Prior to joining Giga, Andy held a variety of vice president positions at American Express in the chairman's office, technologies, strategic planning, and re-engineering. Before joining American Express, Andy worked as an economist, writer, and editor for various organizations, including Shearson Lehman Brothers; the US House of Representatives' Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs; and the Council on Wage and Price Stability in the Executive Office of the President.

Education

Andy earned a B.A. in philosophy from Haverford College and a Ph.D. in history from Johns Hopkins University.

Andrew Bartels

Vice President, Principal Analyst Serving CIO Professionals

CIO- Andrew Bartels primarily contributes to Forrester's offerings for the CIO. As an analyst, he is a leading expert on tech market trends and sizing, cloud and smart computing technologies, tech budget benchmarks and processes, and tech's impact on business operations. He also researches the growing customization of tech systems for industry-specific solutions for utilities, energy, government, education, and professional services sectors. He is a thought leader in buy-side technologies and business networks. Andy has been with Forrester for 15 years, starting with Giga Information Group which Forrester acquired in 2003.

Previous Work Experience

Andy has extensive experience in the technology market and in strategic planning, both as an analyst and a practitioner in the business world. Prior to joining Giga, Andy held a variety of vice president positions at American Express in the chairman's office, technologies, strategic planning, and re-engineering. Before joining American Express, Andy worked as an economist, writer, and editor for various organizations, including Shearson Lehman Brothers; the US House of Representatives' Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs; and the Council on Wage and Price Stability in the Executive Office of the President.

Education

Andy earned a B.A. in philosophy from Haverford College and a Ph.D. in history from Johns Hopkins University.

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  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: 2018 US Tech Talent Hotspots

    Tap New Metro Markets To Get The Tech Talent You Need At A Cost You Can Afford

    November 14, 2018Andrew Bartels, Nate Meneer

    A highly skilled, customer-obsessed tech workforce is a powerful competitive advantage in the age of the customer. But a strong labor market and the growing need for tech skills across all industries is ratcheting up competition for tech talent in major coastal tech centers. Fortunately, CIOs can find the talent they need in tech hubs across America that were once considered flyover cities. This report provides information that both CIOs and tech vendors can use to understand the evolving regional landscape of tech talent in the US.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: The Q4 Global Tech Market Outlook For 2018 To 2019

    2019 Will See Good Growth But Also Risks Coming Off The Highs Of 2018

    October 26, 2018Andrew Bartels

    Despite threats of trade wars, Brexit uncertainties, Turkey's meltdown, and other disruptions, 2018 is turning out to be a very good year for the global tech market. While some of the positives will carry over into 2019, odds are that tech market growth will slow next year. CIOs can be more aggressive in their tech spending for the remainder of 2018, but they will need to prepare for making tougher choices in 2019 as economic headwinds start to emerge. This report will help CIOs navigate the transition from strong tech growth to a more challenging environment.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: European Tech Market Outlook By Country, 2018 To 2019

    Benelux And The Nordic Nations Lead, While The Big Four Sputter With Weakening Economies

    October 18, 2018Andrew Bartels, Nate Meneer

    People often view Western and Central Europe as a single regional tech market, but as every European CIO knows, it is also a collection of 28 separate national markets. This report details Forrester's outlook for the tech market in eight of the largest countries, assesses each country's level of spending on the business technologies that firms use for winning, serving, and retaining customers, and identifies risk factors in the outlook. This helps CIOs and their business partners plan tech budgets that are appropriate for the business environment they will face in the rest of 2018 and 2019.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: European Tech Market Outlook For 2018 To 2019

    3% Growth Lags Behind The US's 6% In 2018, With A Continued Slowdown To 0.8% In 2019

    September 13, 2018Andrew Bartels

    European business and government CIOs enjoyed better-than-expected economic conditions in 2017, which encouraged decent growth of almost 4% in 2017 tech budgets. But the second half of 2018 and 2019 will be more challenging. CIOs must balance investments in business technology (BT) to help their firms win, serve, and retain customers with the need to upgrade their back-office systems as well as concerns about slowing economic growth in the future. This report helps CIOs find their own balance points between caution and BT investment.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: How To Grow Your Internal Tech Talent

    Case Study: Cerner's Learning And Skill Development Strategies

    July 16, 2018Andrew Bartels, Nate Meneer

    Employee learning and development is critical in today's competitive labor market, as the cost and challenge of obtaining high-demand tech skills through recruitment continue to rise. Cerner is a healthcare technology company that requires a large amount of high-demand tech talent that also possesses hard-to-find experience in the healthcare vertical. To overcome this challenge, Cerner has mastered the art of turning college tech grads into experienced professionals. Read this report to gain insights into what it takes to create an effective learning and development program to expand the skills of your workforce.

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