Chip Gliedman

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving CIOs

Chip serves CIOs. His research focuses on IT investment strategies, innovation, justifying technology investments, business technology alignment, and IT satisfaction. Chip developed the Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) model and program to help clients quantify and communicate the financial value of technology investments and strategies.

Previous Work Experience

Chip has 25 years of experience in the IT industry. He came to Forrester through its acquisition of Giga Information Group. Prior to joining Giga, he was director of business development for Passport Designs, where he managed both the customer service center and the direct sales organizations. Chip also held senior positions at Ingres, where he was group manager of desktop and Unix platform marketing, as well as Ingres' representative to the X/Open ISV council.

Chip has delivered presentations and workshops worldwide to audiences ranging from four to 400. His work on calculating and communicating the value of IT and IT projects was the subject of a cover story in PC Week and has been featured inBusinessWeek, CIO Magazine (US and Canada), InformationWeek (US and Germany), and numerous other business and trade publications. He has also appeared as a panelist on Silicon Spin with John Dvorak on ZDTV.


Chip earned a B.A. in anthropology from Hamilton College.

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  • Chip Gliedman
  • IT Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Business Technographics
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Categorize IT Outsourcing Investments To Ensure Success

    Contracting with third-party providers to supplement and complement internal IT resources represents about 20% of IT spending globally. However, 15% to 30% of surveyed organizations are dissatisfied...

    • Downloads: 734
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:CIOs: Step Up And Support Your Company's Customers

    Budgets, Planning, And Measurement Of Customer Satisfaction Reside Outside Of IT Today

    In today's technology-fueled marketplace, CIOs must provide the underlying systems, processes, and communications channels for interacting and engaging with the company's customers. CIOs that...

    • Downloads: 330
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:IT Must Jump Higher For Project Funding

    CIOs Expect 20% To 50% ROI For Investments

    There never seems to be enough money to fund all of management's desired initiatives. Different departments jockey for funds within the corporate budget, and individual projects vie for pieces of the...

    • Downloads: 285