Vice President, Principal Analyst
Connie is a member of Forrester's Business Technology Futures team, which serves CIOs and their business partners by predicting the long-term business impact of information technology. Her research focus is on smart computing and analytics.
Connie came to Forrester through its acquisition of Giga Information Group in 2003. She has more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry and has been an analyst for 19 years. Most of her research focuses on business process management and business optimization. Prior to joining Giga, Connie managed BIS Strategic Decisions' European IT consulting group, headquartered in the UK. Before then, Connie was vice president of product marketing at TDC (now part of BancTec), a manufacturer of high-end document capture systems. She was also a manager with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), specializing in document management, document imaging, and end user computing. Earlier, Connie was with Wang Laboratories, where she managed Wang's technical support resources for the US Department of Defense and intelligence agencies. She began her career in IT and management at Mathematica Policy Research.
Connie was the co-champion of Forrester's 2009 Business Technology Forum, with its theme of "Lean: The New Business Technology Imperative." Connie also co-championed Forrester's 2007 Technology Leadership Forum, with the theme of "Design for People, Build for Change," and Forrester's 2008 Technology Leadership Forum, themed as "Embrace Technology Chaos, Deliver Business Results." Connie is a widely sought speaker. She has keynoted at many industry events, chaired 10 business process and workflow conferences in Europe and the US, and co-chaired Giga's "Leveraging Knowledge" conference. Connie also served as a director of AIIM International, the premier association for the content management industry, and is a member of the Association of Business Process Management Professionals.
Connie attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and holds a B.A. in political science and history from East Carolina University and an M.B.A. in information systems from George Washington University.