Craig   Le Clair

Craig Le Clair

Vice President, Principal Analyst Serving Enterprise Architecture Professionals

Craig serves enterprise architecture and business process professionals. He is an internationally recognized expert in helping companies transform from manual and analog processes to the mobile, digital, and cognitive world. His technology coverage areas include robotic process automation and the emerging digital workforce, AI solutions in financial services, and potential workforce disruption due to these technologies. Enterprise collaboration, dynamic case management, electronic signature, and customer communications management round out his coverage. Process domains include customer onboarding, financial service applications, and insurance system modernization.

Previous Work Experience

Craig brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Forrester through his 25 years of experience in IT and business process transformation. Prior to joining Forrester, he was a vice president at ADP, focusing on next-generation strategies for investor communications. He holds a patent for electronic delivery of compliance information. Craig was also a cofounder of docHarbor, an early document management SaaS provider. He has both a strong business and technology background, including time at Mitre and BBN.

A prolific writer and speaker, Craig authored How To Succeed In The Enterprise Software Market and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, and many other publications and media outlets.

Education

Craig earned a B.S. in economics from Georgetown University and an MBA from George Washington University.

Craig Le Clair

Vice President, Principal Analyst Serving Enterprise Architecture Professionals

Craig serves enterprise architecture and business process professionals. He is an internationally recognized expert in helping companies transform from manual and analog processes to the mobile, digital, and cognitive world. His technology coverage areas include robotic process automation and the emerging digital workforce, AI solutions in financial services, and potential workforce disruption due to these technologies. Enterprise collaboration, dynamic case management, electronic signature, and customer communications management round out his coverage. Process domains include customer onboarding, financial service applications, and insurance system modernization.

Previous Work Experience

Craig brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Forrester through his 25 years of experience in IT and business process transformation. Prior to joining Forrester, he was a vice president at ADP, focusing on next-generation strategies for investor communications. He holds a patent for electronic delivery of compliance information. Craig was also a cofounder of docHarbor, an early document management SaaS provider. He has both a strong business and technology background, including time at Mitre and BBN.

A prolific writer and speaker, Craig authored How To Succeed In The Enterprise Software Market and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, and many other publications and media outlets.

Education

Craig earned a B.S. in economics from Georgetown University and an MBA from George Washington University.

Craig Le Clair's Research

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Predictions 2018: Automation Alters The Global Workforce

    Ten Key Developments In Automation Reshape The Industry In 2018

    November 9, 2017 Chris Gardner, J. P. Gownder, Craig Le Clair, Elinor Klavens, Joseph Blankenship, Tim Sheedy, Robert Stroud, Diego Lo Giudice

    Automation has been one of the most profound and disruptive forces in human history. The market for automation in many forms will accelerate faster in 2018 as firms look to squeeze performance and insights out of previously commodity operations. Companies that master automation will dominate their industries. This report outlines Forrester's 10 key predictions for the evolution of automation in 2018 and prescribes the optimal ways for Infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders to respond.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Predictions 2018: Employee Experience Powers The Future Of Work

    November 8, 2017 David K. Johnson, J. P. Gownder, Craig Le Clair, Andrew Hewitt, Michele Pelino

    Sustained business growth depends on your company's employees being more agile, informed, and responsive. I&O execs and other technology and business leaders responsible for workforce technology and productivity must manage a rapidly changing landscape on multiple fronts — not just technology. This report highlights the key shifts coming to the future of work that will contribute to growth by helping employees improve customers' experiences; it also describes how you should prepare for them in 2018.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: The State Of E-Signature Implementation

    Twenty-Five E-Signature Use Cases Show Adoption Trends

    October 27, 2017Craig Le Clair

    E-signature solutions have been around for years, with steady, but not exceptional, adoption. To understand how this is changing, we examined 25 e-signature deployments across the US and Europe — uncovering trends in authentication, implementation, and business results. With this insight, enterprise architects can form flexible and mobile-capable e-signature platform strategies and avoid overlapping, inconsistent, and redundant solutions.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: Choose A Case Management Platform Based On 10 Criteria

    Alternatives For Case Management Leave EA Pros Scratching Their Heads — But Forrester's Tool Can Help

    August 24, 2017Craig Le Clair

    Enterprise architects struggle to compare options for modernizing case management in areas such as customer service, onboarding, government regulation, and insurance claims. Options now include domain-specific cloud platforms, fit-to-purpose solutions, and a host of process tools under the DPA umbrella that include BPM, DCM, and low-code platforms, as well as advancing AI building blocks that enable smart search and augmented intelligence. To guide EA pros, we compare performance and agility criteria and incorporate them into a decision guidance tool.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: RPA Operating Models Should Be Light And Federated

    A 10-Point Control Framework Helps Manage The Digital Workforce Of The Future

    August 18, 2017Craig Le Clair

    Early enthusiasm for robotic process automation (RPA) has led to a tapping of the brakes due to business, infrastructure, and operations concerns. Enterprise architecture (EA) pros are seeking guidance on the best operating model for RPA to deliver long-term value to stakeholders. This report synthesizes leading approaches and includes a 10-point control framework that ensures that business-led automations meet the technology organization's control and infrastructure criteria. We also provide a guide to RPA service providers.

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