Christopher Mines

Senior Vice President, Research Director serving Application Development & Delivery PROFESSIONALS

Chris leads a team of Forrester analysts focused on the future of software development. Since software is both the platform and portal for customer engagement, speed and continuous improvement of software applications and systems are essential for business success in any industry. His team's research and advisory work identify the platforms, tools, methodologies, and skills that help companies put modern software at the center of their business.

Chris has a 17-year tenure as a Forrester analyst and research leader. He has worked across the organization, including leading the firm's US research organization from 2002 to 2006. His ongoing research interests include technology-driven business transformation, the connected world, and the economics and business models of technology suppliers.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to joining Forrester, Chris was a principal at GeoPartners Research, doing strategy consulting for leading technology companies. During the 1980s, he was with the investment bank Cowen & Company, heading its research coverage of the networking industry. He also worked at The Yankee Group as a telecom industry analyst. He began his career as a member of technical staff at IBM's network software labs.


Chris holds degrees from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and the University of Pennsylvania.

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Topic Overview: Green IT

    Environmental responsibility is emerging as an important topic for corporate IT organizations and their technology suppliers. Corporate IT will go green in the coming years, driven by a combination...

    • Downloads: 2093
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Green IT Services

    A Bright Outlook For IT Sustainability Consulting

    IT services companies are responding to client needs by building green IT and corporate sustainability practices. We continue to forecast very healthy growth — 60% CAGR —for this market,...

    • Downloads: 1689
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Dawn Of Green IT Services

    A Market Overview Of Sustainability Consulting For IT Organizations

    Enterprises are increasingly going green, and looking to IT operations to help them reduce corporate energy consumption and become more environmentally responsible. Some IT shops are responding by...

    • Downloads: 1466
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Creating The Green IT Action Plan

    CIOs Should Plan Comprehensively And Act Incrementally

    Enterprise CIOs have a variety of motivations for improving the environmental footprint of their IT operations, but they are often unsure how to proceed. IT organizations should start by crafting an...

    • Downloads: 1412
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Another Year Of Outperformance For The Tech Industry

    Forrester's 2011 Tech Industry Predictions

    In this report, we highlight macro trends and specific predictions that indicate the directions of growth and disruption for the technology industry in 2011.

    • Downloads: 959
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: The Advent Of Enterprise Carbon And Energy Management Systems

    Sketching The New Opportunities For IT Vendor Strategists

    A new liability is coming onto the collective balance sheet of companies around the world: carbon. In the context of increasing awareness of the business and societal risks of climate change,...

    • Downloads: 1077
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Mapping IT's Green Opportunities

    Get Ready For Green IT 2.0

    Vendor strategists must raise their sights to take in and capture the full value of IT across the landscape of green business opportunity. The foreground of energy efficiency and waste reduction...

    • Downloads: 929
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Green IT Nudges Tech Adoption

    Technologies Like Videoconferencing And Thin Clients Will Get A Second Look

    As enterprise IT organizations continue to adopt green principles, they'll take another look at technologies that reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions, both within the IT shop and across...

    • Downloads: 818
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:More Green Progress In Enterprise IT

    Forrester completed its third survey of enterprise IT professionals in April 2008 to understand the state of green IT awareness and adoption in corporate computing. Our latest survey results show...

    • Downloads: 746
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Software Strategists Tackle Green IT

    How The Software Industry Will Go Green

    To date, the vast majority of mindshare and activity about improving the IT industry's environmental stance has focused on the life cycle of hardware assets — greening their design,...

    • Downloads: 644
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:In Search Of Green Technology Consumers

    Why Tech Marketers Should Target This Emerging Segment

    A distinct segment of green technology consumers ready to put their dollars behind eco-friendly product choices is becoming visible. Forrester's Technographics® surveys reveal that consumers who...

    • Downloads: 561
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Inquiry Insights: Green IT, Q1 2008

    Forrester Clients Ask The What, Why, And How Of Sustainable Computing

    Forrester clients submit roughly 20,000 analyst inquiries each year. In aggregate, these one-on-one interactions create a map of topical hotspots among Forrester's client base, with important...

    • Downloads: 499
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Inquiry Insights: Green IT, Q3 2008

    Since initiating research on green IT trends in early 2007, Forrester analysts have fielded a steadily growing number of client inquiries on green topics, including corporate sustainability planning,...

    • Downloads: 449
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Road Map: How GeSI's "SMART" Report Broadens The IT Industry's Green Agenda

    Vendor Strategists Think Big About IT's Role In Curbing Carbon Emissions

    The "SMART 2020: Enabling the low carbon economy in the information age" report issued by the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) will raise the environmental stakes for strategy professionals...

    • Downloads: 392
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Corporate Sustainability Will Depend On IT Solutions

    Six Types Of IT For Sustainability Solutions Drive Sustainable Performance

    Improving the environmental sustainability of corporate processes and products is slowly but surely moving up the strategic agenda of large companies around the world. In interviewing sustainability...

    • Downloads: 457
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: The Recession Dents Green IT's Global Momentum

    The recession is taking a bite from the growth of enterprise adoption of green IT policies and practices. Forrester's latest enterprise green IT survey reveals slowing adoption of green IT practices...

    • Downloads: 428
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Green IT Awareness And Adoption By Region, Q4 2008

    Global firms report on their awareness and adoption of green IT practices.

    • Downloads: 25
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Green Electronics: Coming To A Wal-Mart Near You

    Wal-Mart's Focus On Sustainable Electronics Will Encourage Green Technology

    Retailers, like companies in most industries, are adopting more environmentally responsible business practices. Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, recently announced plans to evaluate consumer...

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Green IT Awareness And Adoption By Company Size, Q4 2008

    Enterprises and SMBs report on their green IT awareness and adoption.

    • Downloads: 3
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Client Firms Scrutinize Green IT Services Providers

    Providers: Polish Your Value Proposition To Differentiate

    Data from Forrester's Business Data Services surveys show continued interest in green IT services. One-third of the surveyed enterprises plan for a green IT services engagement in the coming year....

    • Downloads: 241