Andrew Bartels

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving CIOs

Andy is a member of Forrester's Business Technology Futures team, which serves CIOs and their business partners by predicting the long-term business impact of information technology. His research focus is on smart computing and analytics and tech-driven business transformation, analyzing the shifting economics of the industry, including spending, budgeting, and the influence of macroeconomic trends.

He also researches the growing customization of IT systems for industry-specific applications, especially in the utilities, energy, and professional services sectors. He is also a thought leader in the sourcing and procurement technology markets.

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. He came to Forrester through its acquisition of Giga Information Group in 2003, where he had worked as a vice president and research leader since 1998. 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.

Andy has been a regular participant in Forrester's IT Forum conferences, delivering keynote addresses in 2006 and 2007 with colleagues on the future of software. He has also been a recurring presenter at Conference Board conferences on eProcurement and eSourcing. He has been quoted in leading business and technology publications, including BusinessWeek, The Economist, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

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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  • Frederic Giron
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Service Providers Accelerate Smart City Projects

    Look For Partners With Software Assets And Prebuilt Solutions For More Cost-Effective And Rapid Delivery

    Numerous factors drive cities to take a smarter approach to their administration and development. They increasingly value technology as a lever to enable scalable and sustainable transformation both...

    • Downloads: 425
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2015: Mobile Customer Experience Will Fuel Digital Transformation In Asia Pacific

    CIOs must shift their focus to winning, serving, and retaining customers — so although technology leaders in Asia Pacific (AP) will be seeking a moment to catch their breath after a year...

    • Downloads: 274
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Software Asset Inventory, H2 2012

    In July 2012, Forrester Research analyzed the software asset portfolios of 16 large global providers of IT services. During this process, Forrester received a total of 545 artifacts and...

    • Downloads: 134
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Case Study: HP Leverages Software Assets To Deliver Business Innovation To Automakers

    Global automotive markets are being transformed by the combined effects of environmental concerns, the fast growth of emerging markets, and changing consumer behavior. In particular, the automotive...

    • Downloads: 285
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Renegade Technology Buyer In Asia

    Technology is now too important for the business not to be involved. Business decision-makers in Asia also mention that frustration with their IT department pushes them to spend directly on IT...

    • Downloads: 46
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Tech Services In Malaysia, 2014

    Cautious Optimism Is Needed In A Maturing Market

    This is an exciting time for enterprises, regardless of where they're based, looking to either develop their presence or expand their activities in Malaysia. Via a series of economic initiatives, the...

    • Downloads: 67
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Malaysian Banks Brace Themselves For Digital

    CIOs Need To Step Up As Key Enablers Of Banks' Digital Transformation Initiatives

    As Malaysian consumers become increasingly empowered with smartphones and other mobile devices, financial services firms are eager to launch new technology-led initiatives to better understand and...

    • Downloads: 42
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Infosys' EdgeVerve Targets Enterprises' Digital Transformation Needs

    Infosys Creates A Software Subsidiary To Accelerate The Growth Of Its Software Products And Solutions Business

    Infosys recently announced the creation of a wholly owned subsidiary: EdgeVerve Systems. The new entity will own, develop, market, and sell Infosys' Edge line of software products and solutions,...

    • Downloads: 110
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Making Sense Of The Digital Services Tsunami

    CIOs Must Navigate A Landscape Of Digital Relabeling

    At recent customer and analyst events, traditional consulting and systems integration providers — including Accenture, Capgemini, Cognizant, Deloitte Digital, Fujitsu, Infosys, NIIT...

    • Downloads: 191
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Asset-Based IT Services Shift Service Vendors' Operating Models

    Four Crucial Steps To Succeed With Asset-Based IT Services Offerings

    Forrrester has previously described why the move to software asset-based offerings has been slow to date and what steps service vendors are increasingly taking in order to successfully grow their...

    • Downloads: 396
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Asia IT Outsourcing Services Are Poised For Rapid Growth

    The outsourcing market in Asia Pacific (the ASEAN countries, Australia/New Zealand, China, India, Japan, and South Korea) continues to grow at a much faster rate than the overall IT services market....

    • Downloads: 133
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Tech Services In Indonesia, 2014

    The Market Is Booming But Lacks Scale And Maturity

    Many multinational corporations (MNCs) see Indonesia as the next frontier for growth in Asia Pacific (AP). Most large MNCs have developed a presence in China; many have also done so in India —...

    • Downloads: 187
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Asia Pacific Tech Market Outlook For 2014 To 2015

    China, India, And ASEAN Will Be Up, Japan Down, And Australia And South Korea Flat

    Both technology buyers and technology sellers have a keen interest in what is happening in the Asia Pacific technology market, the third-largest regional tech buying area in the world. CIOs and other...

    • Downloads: 500
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Leveraging Managed Services To Bring Agility To The Business

    How A Large Financial Services Institution Leveraged Managed-Storage-As-A-Service To Improve User Satisfaction

    In the age of the customer, the CIO's business technology agenda must aim at better engagement with business stakeholders to help them win, serve, and retain customers. This means that the CIO has to...

    • Downloads: 214
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Asia Pacific Tech Market Outlook For 2012 To 2014

    Political Inertia Hampers Asian Economic And Tech Market Growth

    The Asia Pacific region is often thought of as the growth engine of the global economy and thus of the tech market. But that engine has been misfiring on some key cylinders, leading to slower growth...

    • Downloads: 751
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Case Study: India's BLP Sources Long-Term Business Innovation

    Plan For The Right Incentives To Source Continuous Business Value

    With a number of large outsourcing contracts in Asia Pacific coming up for renewal in 2014 and 2015, organizations are asking how they can move away from traditional, rigid engagements focused on...

    • Downloads: 94
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:ASEAN IT Markets, 2012 To 2013: The Next Frontier To Growth

    The ASEAN3 countries (Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines) represent 78% of the IT spending of the ASEAN countries excluding Singapore. Indonesia and the Philippines will experience dynamic...

    • Downloads: 179
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Leveraging Outsourcing Services To Accelerate IT Maturation

    Emerging Asia Steps Up

    In terms of IT maturity, companies in emerging Asia — that is, Asia Pacific excluding Australia, Japan, and New Zealand — lag behind their Western counterparts. Up to now, the lack of...

    • Downloads: 364
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Business Intelligence Service Providers In Asia Pacific, Q4 2013

    The Eight Global Market Leaders With Strong Regional Delivery Capabilities

    Business decision-makers in Asia Pacific (AP) are increasingly aware of the importance of business intelligence (BI) and broader analytics to business strategy and execution. However, lack of...

    • Downloads: 344
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Next-Generation Services Offer A New Path To Digital Transformation

    Digital Transformation Needs Analytics-Empowered, Business-Driven Service Providers

    CIOs understand the urgency of ramping up their business technology (BT) capabilities — including systems of engagement — to help the business win, serve, and retain customers....

    • Downloads: 383
  • 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...

    • Downloads: 148
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Move To An Asset-Based Services Play

    Asset-Based Services Have Become A Prerequisite For Success

    New business success imperatives are pushing clients to change the way they leverage IT solutions. IT service providers will have to adapt to these new rules of engagement if they want to remain...

    • Downloads: 409
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Indian Firms Signal Their Intent To Go Digital

    Forrester's Summit For CIOs: India Highlights Technology Leaders' Increasing Focus On Digital Business Transformation

    Indian consumers are increasingly embracing smartphones, tablets, mobile applications, and social networks and expect businesses to serve them across all of these digital touchpoints. To answer this...

    • Downloads: 64