Frederic   Giron

Frederic Giron

VP, Research Director Serving CIO Professionals

In his role as research director, Fred Giron leads Forrester's China and Southeast Asia research teams. Their research on digital business examines customers' digital behaviors in Asia and the fundamental business changes needed in the age of the customer to win, serve, and retain these empowered customers. His research team advises CMOs, heads of digital, and CIOs and their teams on best practices for digital transformation, customer experience, and business innovation. Fred's personal areas of expertise and thought leadership span the domains of financial services (retail banking, insurance); digital operating models; as well as business technologies, such as cloud, the internet of things, and artificial intelligence. He is also a domain expert in tech services and outsourcing trends as well as the underlying market dynamics.

Previous Work Experience

Frederic came to Forrester through its acquisition of Springboard Research, where he managed Springboard's Indian research operations. Prior to Springboard, he was a research director at Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC), managing its research activities in southern Europe and its coverage of the IT software and services markets. Frederic also launched PAC's activities in the US, where he covered the software and IT services markets. Prior to PAC, Frederic worked as an SAP consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Education

Frederic has a master's degree in electronics and project management from ENSEEIHT Toulouse, France.

Frederic Giron

VP, Research Director Serving CIO Professionals

In his role as research director, Fred Giron leads Forrester's China and Southeast Asia research teams. Their research on digital business examines customers' digital behaviors in Asia and the fundamental business changes needed in the age of the customer to win, serve, and retain these empowered customers. His research team advises CMOs, heads of digital, and CIOs and their teams on best practices for digital transformation, customer experience, and business innovation. Fred's personal areas of expertise and thought leadership span the domains of financial services (retail banking, insurance); digital operating models; as well as business technologies, such as cloud, the internet of things, and artificial intelligence. He is also a domain expert in tech services and outsourcing trends as well as the underlying market dynamics.

Previous Work Experience

Frederic came to Forrester through its acquisition of Springboard Research, where he managed Springboard's Indian research operations. Prior to Springboard, he was a research director at Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC), managing its research activities in southern Europe and its coverage of the IT software and services markets. Frederic also launched PAC's activities in the US, where he covered the software and IT services markets. Prior to PAC, Frederic worked as an SAP consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Education

Frederic has a master's degree in electronics and project management from ENSEEIHT Toulouse, France.

Frederic Giron's Research

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Salesforce Implementation Partners In Asia Pacific, Q2 2019

    The 10 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    June 24, 2019Frederic Giron, Michael Barnes

    In our 23-criterion evaluation of Salesforce implementation partners in Asia Pacific, we identified the 10 most significant ones — Accenture, Capgemini, Cognizant, Deloitte, IBM, Infosys, NTT DATA, PwC, Salesforce, and Wipro — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals select the right one for their needs.

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    REPORT: Case Study: Luxasia Builds An Omnichannel Platform For Luxury Brands In Asia Pacific

    How A Traditional Retailer Reinvented Its Business Into A Platform Business Model

    May 20, 2019Frederic Giron

    Luxasia is transforming itself from a brick-and-mortar distributor of luxury products into a platform business that luxury brands use to foster relationships with customers and grow their business in Asia Pacific (AP). This report helps digital leaders understand how technology, business, and relationships power platform business models in the retail industry.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Asia Pacific Tech Market Outlook For 2019 To 2020

    Growth Will Remain Steady Unless China's Or Japan's Economy Slows

    March 18, 2019 Andrew Bartels, Frederic Giron

    Asia Pacific (AP) CIOs can expect tech market growth of 4% or more in 2019 and 2020, although trade frictions and slowing economies could halve that. Many AP firms, still at the early stages of tech adoption, view tech as an investment to expand when growth is good but cut when it slows. Firms in Australia, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and China consider tech to be core to the business and will try to keep investing, even in a downturn. This report helps AP CIOs to prepare tech budgets and priorities for 2019 and 2020 and tech vendors selling in AP to prepare marketing plans.

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    REPORT: Transformation Goes Pragmatic

    Key Takeaways From Forrester's Singapore And Hong Kong Predictions 2019 Events

    January 14, 2019 Tom Mouhsian, Frederic Giron, Xiaofeng Wang, Achim Granzen

    Forrester's Predictions 2019 events in Singapore and Hong Kong highlighted the major trends, opportunities, and challenges that companies will face and must address in 2019. This report outlines the key takeaways from both events to help digital business leaders in Asia Pacific (AP) prepare for and lead change in 2019 and beyond.

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    REPORT: Organize For Digital Banking Success

    Organization: The Digital Banking Strategy Playbook

    December 24, 2018Frederic Giron

    Banks need to become customer-led, insights-driven, faster, and more connected to their external ecosystem if they want to be relevant in a digital world. In this transformation journey, digital leaders will evolve their organizational structure as their banks' digital maturity advances. This report helps digital banking leaders understand what organizational model they should embrace to successfully execute their digital business strategy. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically to ensure continued relevance and accuracy.

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