Clay Richardson

Principal Analyst serving Enterprise Architecture PROFESSIONALS

Clay serves Enterprise Architecture Professionals and is a leading expert on business process management (BPM) software, services, and methodologies. Clay delivers strategic guidance to professionals seeking to re-design and improve business processes to deliver better customer experience. Clay specifically helps enterprises establish BPM strategies, governance standards, and BPM centers of excellence; identify Agile and Lean methodologies best suited for BPM projects; and establish vendors and technologies that help automate and optimize mission-critical business processes.

Previous Work Experience

Clay comes to Forrester with many years of experience in business process improvement projects, BPM platforms and solutions selection, systems analysis and design, and project management for enterprise software implementations. Clay has led projects to successfully deploy BPM solutions for government and commercial organizations around the world and has specialized in helping create BPM centers of excellence.

Most recently, Clay served as BPM practice leader at Project Performance Corporation, a system integrator based in Washington, D.C., where he launched and managed the company's BPM practice. Prior to that, Clay directed a team of 30 consultants, trainers, and support engineers in delivery and support of BPM solutions, as the director of professional services at HandySoft Global Corporation, a pure-play BPM vendor.

Clay is active with several BPM industry associations, including the Workflow Management Coalition, where he served as founder and co-chair of the organization's public sector chapter.

Education

Clay earned a B.S. in computer science from the University of South Carolina and a BPM professional certificate from Boston University.

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  • Transportation & Logistics
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Abolish Abandon Rates For In-Store Pickup

    Retailers Must Find Opportunities To Increase "Buy Online, Pick Up In Store" Conversion Through Best Practices And Operational Excellence

    Omnichannel fulfillment is commonplace among today's leading retailers. However, eBusiness professionals are at risk of not meeting goals for these programs if they fail to move from basic...

    • Downloads: 120
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Why Consumers And Retailers Alike Are Embracing Reserve-And-Collect

    Store pickup is a tried-and-true form of fulfillment for omnichannel retailers but not all store pickup programs were created equal. In fact, today there are fundamental differences in programs...

    • Downloads: 259
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:China Tech Market Outlook: 2015

    Growth Still Tops Other Asian Countries Despite Economic Slowdown

    Technology purchases in China will reach $136 billion in 2015, making China the second-largest tech market in Asia Pacific after Japan. Demand will still be strongest for hardware and communications...

    • Downloads: 189
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Why Every Online Retailer Should "Ship-From-Store"

    Revenue, Customer Experience, And Margin Gains Await Retailers That Have The Vision To Seize This Strategic Opportunity

    Amazon is intensifying the online battle across many fronts, including the construction of new distribution centers designed to get orders to the customer as quickly and cheaply as possible....

    • Downloads: 709
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:China Tech Market Outlook: 2014

    Tougher Conditions Await Global Brands As Local Vendors Grab A Larger Share Of The World's Third-Largest Market

    IT purchases in China will reach $113 billion in 2013, making it the third-largest tech market in the world after the US and Japan. China is still largely a hardware-driven market, but spending on...

    • Downloads: 382
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:International Shipping Solutions For US Online Retailers

    Using Cross-Border Shipping To Reach Global Customers

    The US may boast the largest eCommerce market today, but eCommerce growth rates are far higher in other countries across Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and other regions of the globe than in...

    • Downloads: 425
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The US Customer Experience Index, Q1 2015

    Benchmarking The US Brands That Create The Most Loyalty With Their Customer Experience

    Three-quarters of companies want to improve their customer experience (CX) in 2015. Forrester's first US Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) benchmark of 2015 sets the baseline that will tell...

    • Downloads: 1421
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Cross-Border eCommerce: The Opportunity For US Online Retailers

    International Shipping Solutions Provide A Low-Cost Way To Reach Global Online Shoppers

    eCommerce growth rates in many regions of the globe are outpacing eCommerce growth in the US. As a result, eBusiness executives at US online retailers are considering new ways to expand globally....

    • Downloads: 308
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Mapping The Connected World

    Software Control Of The Physical World Will Change Your Business

    A technology revolution is brewing that uses sensors, networks, and analytics software to connect physical objects and infrastructure to computing systems, providing an unprecedented view into the...

    • Downloads: 1452
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Accelerating Technology Change Restructures US Services Employment

    Human Middleware And Transaction Processing Jobs Are Becoming Obsolete

    A perfect storm of technology change is streamlining, simplifying, and atomizing business processes. The effects will ripple across organizations, as human capital shifts from handling transactions...

    • Downloads: 129
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Building The Business Case For Omnichannel In Retail

    Business Case: The Omnichannel Commerce Playbook

    To meet customer demand for new fulfillment options, eBusiness leaders are prioritizing omnichannel fulfillment projects. To lead these expensive, high-visibility initiatives, they must build...

    • Downloads: 728
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Drones' Early Commercial Use Cases Show Value, Not Disruption — Yet

    Critical Mass Adoption Will Have To Wait For FAA Action . . . And Wait, And Wait, And Wait

    A combination of technologies is set to create new business opportunities. Unmanned aerial vehicles (AKA drones) are a prime example. Today, companies are experimenting with drones at short ranges to...

    • Downloads: 218
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:2016 Tech Budget Benchmarks

    What You Need To Know About What Your Industry Peers Are Spending On Business And Information Technologies

    Every year, CIOs look for tech budget benchmarks to defend tech spending levels to business partners and to help determine where their firm may be overspending or underspending on technology. In this...

    • Downloads: 749
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:It's Only The First Inning Of Omnichannel Retail

    Vision: The Omnichannel Commerce Playbook

    Omnichannel retail is still in its early days. Most eBusiness leaders who are investing in "omnichannel" are typically looking to fulfillment tactics like "endless aisle" in stores and in-store...

    • Downloads: 342
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Four Reasons For Sluggish Tech Market Growth And The Rationale For Future Optimism

    Weak Economies, A Changing Hardware Market, Cloud, And CEO Aversion To Investment Have Kept A Lid On Tech Buying

    Forrester's projected 5.5% growth in the global tech market in 2014 in local currency terms (6.2% in US dollars) is certainly an improvement over the more feeble growth of 2012 and 2013. Still, these...

    • Downloads: 167
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The State Of The Digital Store

    Landscape: The Digital Store Playbook

    The face of retail continues to change. In-store digital experimentation is well underway, and eBusiness executives have the technical know-how and an increasingly cross-functional view to lead these...

    • Downloads: 1186
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:A Mixed Bag For The Latin American Tech Market In 2014 And 2015

    Brazil Rejoins The Strong Markets Of Chile, Colombia, And Mexico After A Weak 2013 But Will Slow In 2015 As Others Expand

    The Latin American tech market is rising in importance, and more and more Latin American businesses are becoming globally competitive, adapting as they do so the technologies and technology...

    • Downloads: 317
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:China Tech Market Outlook, 2016 To 2017

    Business Technology Enables Digital Transformation In China

    Technology spending in China will reach $147 billion in 2016 as organizations accelerate digital transformation initiatives by rapidly increasing their business technology investments. This report...

    • Downloads: 146
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The US Customer Experience Index, 2016

    Benchmarks: The Customer Experience Maturity Playbook

    How well do leading brands build loyalty with the quality of their customer experience (CX)? We reveal the top performers in the US as well as the specific brands that you need to beat to take over...

    • Downloads: 268
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:10 FAQs About eCommerce Shipping

    Shipping is a costly expense that weighs down online merchants because consumers expect to pay little to nothing for delivery. This document answers questions that merchants often have about when...

    • Downloads: 14
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Drive Customer-Obsessed Strategies With A Formalized Business Architecture

    Business Impact: The Business Architecture Playbook

    Today's shift in power to the customer puts new pressure on your strategic business technology (BT) decision-makers. BT strategy and investment decisions are becoming more complex; in addition to the...

    • Downloads: 981
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Brief: Turn Pain Into Profits Through Omnichannel Returns

    Omnichannel returns, which allow customers to return online orders to a physical store, are a standard offering for most leading multichannel retailers. But even with this customer-centric capability...

    • Downloads: 192
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Three Key Strategies For Driving Online Conversion In China

    eBusiness professionals expend great energy into driving traffic to their online shops, yet they have difficulty turning those large numbers of user visits into actual sales. A laserlike focus on...

    • Downloads: 258
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Use Sensors To Take Apps To The Next Level Of Customer Engagement

    Apps Are Better And Customers Are Happier When Sensor Data Enriches Experiences

    Most apps are boring. Sensors can help. Sensors are data collectors that measure physical properties of the real-world such as location, pressure, humidity, touch, voice, and much more. You can find...

    • Downloads: 520
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:US Tech Spending By Industry, 2014 To 2015 — Which Industries Will Lead The BT Charge?

    Forrester's US tech market outlook for 2014 and 2015 provided general guidance for US CIOs. But every firm operates in a specific industry. So, in this report, we provide our outlook for tech budget...

    • Downloads: 673