Dane Anderson

Vice President, Research Director & Region Manager serving CIOs

Dane serves CIOs and leads an Asia Pacific team that guides business technology professionals across various roles including Sourcing & Vendor Management, Application Development & Delivery, Security & Risk Management, Infrastructure & Operations, and Enterprise Architecture. Dane provides strategic guidance and advice to clients in the areas of organization design, innovation, emerging technologies, and supporting business technology operations in Asia Pacific markets. His research focuses on helping clients mature from an IT-centric role in their organizations to a business-embedded one.

Dane's views on the Asian IT market are commonly cited in prominent publications and broadcast media, and he is a sought-after speaker at industry events in both Asia and the US.

Previous Work Experience

Dane was both the cofounder and the CEO of Springboard Research (which Forrester acquired in May 2011), where he oversaw the business and all research activities.

Prior to founding Springboard Research, Dane worked for IDC Asia/Pacific for nearly a decade in both Hong Kong and Singapore, playing a major role in the firm's regional expansion and leading a number of key research areas including personal systems, enterprise systems, vertical markets, and consulting. His last position with IDC Asia/Pacific was as vice president of consulting and vertical markets.


Dane graduated with a B.S. degree in business administration from The Citadel in the US.

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2015: Mobile Customer Experience Will Fuel Digital Transformation In Asia Pacific

    CIOs must shift their focus to winning, serving, and retaining customers — so although technology leaders in Asia Pacific (AP) will be seeking a moment to catch their breath after a year...

    • Downloads: 293
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Indian Firms Signal Their Intent To Go Digital

    Forrester's Summit For CIOs: India Highlights Technology Leaders' Increasing Focus On Digital Business Transformation

    Indian consumers are increasingly embracing smartphones, tablets, mobile applications, and social networks and expect businesses to serve them across all of these digital touchpoints. To answer this...

    • Downloads: 70
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Asia Pacific Technology Predictions: 2014

    The Ability To Embrace The Age Of The Customer Will Determine Success Or Failure

    The age of the customer is transforming market opportunities in Asia Pacific and will fundamentally change how firms manage technology in order to become smarter, nimbler, and more customer-focused....

    • Downloads: 596
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Asia Pacific IT Market Predictions 2011

    This document provides vendor strategists with an analysis of the key trends in the Asia Pacific IT market in 2010 and previews the top trends that will shape the local market in 2011. This document...

    • Downloads: 37
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    Report:Consumer Technologies Will Continue To Pervade Enterprise IT. Embrace, Don't Ignore.

    IT leaders have long fought a losing battle trying to mandate specific technologies that IT departments would support. However, users continue to expect their personal preferences in...

    • Downloads: 11
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:SAP Futures: On-Device, On-Demand, And In-Memory

    SAP marked the first 100 days of its new co-CEOs' leadership at Sapphire 2010 in Frankfurt and Orlando by outlining the company's future technology strategy. Among the strategic elements presented,...

    • Downloads: 35
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:SAP Outlines Future Directions At Sapphire Now

    This document provides vendor strategists with a summary of SAP's future plans as presented at the Sapphire 2010 conference. Among the strategic elements presented, the key focus areas included...

    • Downloads: 14
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:APEJ IT Services Competitive Report: "Survival Of The Fittest"

    This report focuses on the competitive dynamics of IT services by geography in order to enable vendor strategists to better understand the market dynamics inherent in each Asia Pacific region...

    • Downloads: 10
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:A Korean Growth Story: Korea IT Services Market And Forecast 2007-2011

    This document provides vendor strategists with an overview of the Korean IT services market. It notes key observations, substantiated by relevant market-sizing figures, and predicts the market areas...

    • Downloads: 6
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Staying Connected: The Next Wave In Asia Pacific Enterprise Mobility, 2008-2012

    This document provides vendor strategists with an overview of the enterprise mobility market in Asia Pacific in 2008-2012 based on interviews with leading enterprise mobility equipment/device vendors...

    • Downloads: 20
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    Report:Australia And New Zealand IT Services Market And Forecast 2007-2011

    This document provides vendor strategists with an overview of, and forecasts for, the Australia/New Zealand (ANZ) IT services market from 2007-2011, comprised of infrastructure services, application...

    • Downloads: 6
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    Report:Asia Pacific IT Services Market And Forecast 2006-2011

    This document provides vendor strategists with an overview of Asia Pacific's IT services market and forecasts from 2006 to 2011. This report's key data highlights that the IT services market in Asia...

    • Downloads: 7