Cheryl McKinnon

Principal Analyst serving Enterprise Architecture PROFESSIONALS

Cheryl McKinnon is a principal analyst serving the needs of Enterprise Architecture Professionals. She is an expert in enterprise content management, information governance, and eDiscovery. Cheryl brings a broad perspective to this role, with deep experience in many areas of content and information management including records management, social media, collaboration, and industry standards.

Previous Work Experience

Before joining Forrester, Cheryl ran an independent consulting firm, serving both private and public sector clients. Cheryl has served as vice president of marketing for AIIM, chief marketing officer of Nuxeo, and has held senior management roles with OpenText and Hummingbird.

Cheryl frequently presents at conferences, seminars, and webinars. She is a longtime member of industry associations AIIM and ARMA and has served on association conference and standards committees. She was the lead author of the 2012 edition of the AIIM ECM Master course curriculum. Cheryl has been a guest contributor to publications such as CMSWire, FierceContentManagement, and KMWorld.


Cheryl has a bachelor's degree from the University of Winnipeg, a master's degree from Carleton University, and has completed coursework toward a Ph.D. at the University of Ottawa, though she remains (regrettably) "ABD."

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