Bobby   Cameron

Bobby Cameron

Vice President, Principal Analyst Serving CIO Professionals

Bobby serves CIOs. He is a leading expert on best practices for IT, including: business technology (BT), the empowered BT archetype, transformation from IT to BT, BT demand management, driving business innovation, business alignment, the business value of IT, BT strategic planning, IT governance, IT structure, IT/BT maturity, the marketing of IT, architecture and technology strategy, application development, IT operations, and serving the business.

His specialty is transformative technology use that drives business success in the emerging world of business technology (BT), like IT value creation, technology-based business innovation, and digital business networks.

While Bobby focuses his research on delivering IT excellence on the road to BT, he continues his close work with members of The CIO Group in the Forrester Leadership Boards, which he conceived and piloted in 2002. In this role, he writes CIO-targeted research, answers individual members' business and technology inquiries, and facilitates CIO Group member exchange meetings where CIOs discuss member-selected topics.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to taking on this role, Bobby's research focused on technology leadership — the impact of technology and services on organizations, budgets, and roles. Bobby previously led Forrester's research on IT services and enterprisewide applications, such as ERP, supply chain, and customer management, that can make or break a company's business performance. Bobby has also directed Forrester's software strategies service. Bobby has led Forrester's research into the transformation of IT governance, measuring IT's success, eBusiness organizations, business growth through applications, harnessing computing chaos, and distributed information infrastructures. He is also a recognized expert in many Internet/intranet technologies and client/server software issues, including packaged applications, databases, middleware, application design, decision support, software development, and security.

Before joining Forrester, Bobby spent five years as director of product management at Dun and Bradstreet Software (DBS), with responsibility for that company's client/server directions, decision support products, and tools and technologies. Bobby came to DBS from Dataquest, the San Jose, Calif.-based market research firm, where he spent two years as associate director for Northeast Research, focusing on business applications and systems. Prior to Dataquest, he spent nine years at Chase Manhattan's electronic banking business in Lexington, Mass., connecting 8,000 treasurers with 100 bank back offices worldwide. While at Chase, Bobby was MIS director and director of product management.

Education

Bobby holds a B.A. in economics from Harvard University and an M.S. in economics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Bobby Cameron

Vice President, Principal Analyst Serving CIO Professionals

Bobby serves CIOs. He is a leading expert on best practices for IT, including: business technology (BT), the empowered BT archetype, transformation from IT to BT, BT demand management, driving business innovation, business alignment, the business value of IT, BT strategic planning, IT governance, IT structure, IT/BT maturity, the marketing of IT, architecture and technology strategy, application development, IT operations, and serving the business.

His specialty is transformative technology use that drives business success in the emerging world of business technology (BT), like IT value creation, technology-based business innovation, and digital business networks.

While Bobby focuses his research on delivering IT excellence on the road to BT, he continues his close work with members of The CIO Group in the Forrester Leadership Boards, which he conceived and piloted in 2002. In this role, he writes CIO-targeted research, answers individual members' business and technology inquiries, and facilitates CIO Group member exchange meetings where CIOs discuss member-selected topics.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to taking on this role, Bobby's research focused on technology leadership — the impact of technology and services on organizations, budgets, and roles. Bobby previously led Forrester's research on IT services and enterprisewide applications, such as ERP, supply chain, and customer management, that can make or break a company's business performance. Bobby has also directed Forrester's software strategies service. Bobby has led Forrester's research into the transformation of IT governance, measuring IT's success, eBusiness organizations, business growth through applications, harnessing computing chaos, and distributed information infrastructures. He is also a recognized expert in many Internet/intranet technologies and client/server software issues, including packaged applications, databases, middleware, application design, decision support, software development, and security.

Before joining Forrester, Bobby spent five years as director of product management at Dun and Bradstreet Software (DBS), with responsibility for that company's client/server directions, decision support products, and tools and technologies. Bobby came to DBS from Dataquest, the San Jose, Calif.-based market research firm, where he spent two years as associate director for Northeast Research, focusing on business applications and systems. Prior to Dataquest, he spent nine years at Chase Manhattan's electronic banking business in Lexington, Mass., connecting 8,000 treasurers with 100 bank back offices worldwide. While at Chase, Bobby was MIS director and director of product management.

Education

Bobby holds a B.A. in economics from Harvard University and an M.S. in economics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Bobby Cameron's Research

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  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Case Study: Win Tech Talent In Non-Tech Hubs Like WillowTree

    Start With A Strong Talent Brand And The Right Location

    March 14, 2018Bobby Cameron, Nate Meneer

    Finding top tech talent outside of major tech hubs takes some extra work, but it can be done. This case study explores the talent strategy of WillowTree, an innovation agency that provides mobile app development services to leading global brands. WillowTree has developed a thriving operation out of offices in Charlottesville, Virginia and Durham, North Carolina. The decision to headquarter operations in the Mid-Atlantic has helped WillowTree recruit from an undersubscribed talent pool that wants a change from life inside major tech hubs.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: CIOs At Firms With Great CX Are Different

    Their First Priority Is Their Company's Customers

    March 8, 2018Bobby Cameron

    Forrester's Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) predicts customer loyalty. CMOs work hard to improve CX because better CX drives revenue. We interviewed CIOs from firms with high CX Index scores and found major differences in the way that they operate as compared with CIOs we interviewed from companies with low scores. This report reveals those operating differences and the best practices of customer-obsessed CIOs.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Take Charge Of Digital Transformation Initiatives For Your Organization

    Indian CIOs Are Slow To Embrace Digital Transformation

    February 20, 2018 Ashutosh Sharma, Bobby Cameron

    Indian CIOs are still delivering traditional IT capabilities. But digital businesses require a different type of leadership, one that focuses on leveraging digital technologies to serve customers. Indian CIOs can use the insights in this research to identify habits they need to adopt and ones they need to change to become customer-obsessed digital leaders.

  • For CMO Professionals

    REPORT: While Getting Started With Digital, Invest In Technology For Customer Engagement

    Beginner Level: Technology Practices For Digital Business

    February 8, 2018 Ted Schadler, Bobby Cameron

    Companies beginning as digital businesses have a giant leap to make: They must stop treating technology as a cost center, and start treating it as a source of revenue, agility, and engagement. This report outlines the four technologies that digital business leaders at the beginner level of digital maturity should focus on: web and mobile interfaces for customer engagement, data and analytics to understand your customers, identity management to protect and serve customers, and cloud computing to move to the future of software.

  • For CMO Professionals

    REPORT: Harness Emerging Technologies To Differentiate Your Digital Business

    Advanced Level: Technology Practices For Digital Business

    February 8, 2018 Ted Schadler, Bobby Cameron

    Digital innovators treat technology as a business asset, the underpinning of new business models. They put technology at the core of their innovation process, and harness emerging technology to seize advantage the way a startup would. This report outlines these approaches and digs deeper into the four emerging technologies critical to digital innovators: conversational interfaces, (more) artificial intelligence, intelligent agents, and blockchain.

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