Speaker Biography

David Johnson

Principal Analyst

Sessions Featuring This Speaker

Forrester's Forum For Technology Management Leaders

06/12/2014

  • 12:45 PM - 01:25 PM

    From Mobile Silos To Mobile Enterprise Architecture

    Businesses are rushing to develop mobile apps for their customers and for their field staff. But as these initiatives proliferate, firms run the risk of the same disconnected architectures they experienced with the rise of the Web. You need to understand:

    • Mobile's impact on architecture domains.
    • What mobile means for solution architecture governance.
    • Tomorrow’s challenges that you should address today.

Research Focus

David serves leaders responsible for employee experience (EX) and workforce productivity and is the lead author of Forrester's EX Index research. His passion is helping companies create workplaces that engage people and enable them to do their best work. He is an expert in the way technology affects motivation and performance as well as how it shapes organizations’ employee experience. David also speaks publicly about how organizations can use psychological and organizational behavior research to guide their technology strategy and set better priorities.

Previous Work Experience

David is a former software executive with 20 years of industry experience in product development, management, and marketing. He has taken new products from zero to $100 million in revenues; he has also managed mature product lines and portfolios through all parts of the value chain — from vision, through execution and marketing, to successful selling. More importantly, David has worked directly with dozens of global organizations to understand how they function and how they use technologies most effectively.

Prior to Forrester, David was the VP of global marketing for Matrix42, an endpoint management company based in Frankfurt, Germany; there, he worked with organizations to understand and develop solutions for their desktop transformation initiatives and coached sales teams to position and sell them effectively. In addition, David led product management and strategy for BMC Software's configuration automation for clients, cloud life cycle management, and data center automation product lines. He also spent five years at Altiris/Symantec leading product management and marketing for the service desk and IT asset management product lines.