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.

Andrew Bartels's Research

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  • 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.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: US Tech Market Outlook For 2018 And 2019

    Cloud Powers Tech Spend To Nearly 7% Growth And Software To 8% Growth

    July 2, 2018Andrew Bartels

    CIOs and other tech decision makers will see positive fundamentals in 2018 and 2019. This report lays out Forrester's analysis of how conflicting forces will affect US tech markets in 2018 and 2019 and how CIOs should position their firms' tech spending plans.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: The Canadian Tech Market Outlook For 2018 To 2019

    5% Growth In 2018 Will Slow To Under 4% In 2019

    June 26, 2018Andrew Bartels, Cheryl McKinnon, Nate Meneer

    The Canadian tech market will continue to post solid growth, but several factors may slow growth in 2019. Uncertainty around the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) combined with concerns about Canadian household debt and real estate market threaten to undermine business investment. Meanwhile, new public cloud offerings in Canada are presenting CIOs with a fresh set of opportunities to modernize their IT infrastructure and direct more cash flow to business technology (BT) projects. Understand how Forrester expects Canadian CIOs to balance these opportunities and uncertainties.

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