Gene Cao

Senior Analyst serving Customer Insights PROFESSIONALS

Gene specializes in helping Customer Insights Professionals collect, manage, analyze, and apply customer data to win, serve, and retain customers. Specifically, he focuses on customer analytics, digital intelligence, and enterprise listening platforms to support marketing initiatives. Previously, Gene was a senior analyst on the Sourcing & Vendor Management team, helping organizations make effective sourcing decisions in China. This included both ongoing support as well as custom research projects to help businesses solve sourcing challenges in China.

Previous Work Experience

Gene came to Forrester through its acquisition of Springboard Research, delivering consulting projects for major technology vendors. Prior to Springboard, he worked as a marketing specialist at JCDecaux China, conducting primary and secondary research, analysis, and project delivery.


Gene holds dual degrees in eCommerce and communications from Peking University.

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  • Gene Cao
  • Customer Experience Management
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Brief: Localize Your Contextual Marketing Approach To China

    Use Country-Specific Context To Improve Your Marketing

    Chinese companies understand the importance of winning the business of digital customers who not only have increased buying power but also use multiple devices that can access the Internet anywhere...

    • Downloads: 43
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Implement Effective Social Listening Capabilities In China

    Multinational Enterprises Should Revamp Their Social Listening Practices For China

    Regardless of what region they work in, customer insights (CI) professionals must know their customers. But many CI practices in China — a huge and important market with unique characteristics,...

    • Downloads: 66
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Brief: Apply Social Listening To The Entire Organization

    Brands In China Need An Ongoing And Engaged Exchange With Consumers On Social Platforms

    Chinese marketers are becoming more familiar with social media monitoring, which is the first level of the social listening maturity curve. With organizations devoting more marketing budget to social...

    • Downloads: 96
  • 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: 418
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Spring Airlines Benefits From Social Intelligence

    Lessons Learned About Using Social Intelligence To Support Business Functions

    Adoption of social intelligence and social listening is booming in China. As a pioneer of social listening in China's aviation industry, Spring Airlines successfully leveraged social intelligence...

    • Downloads: 156
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Product Innovation Must Focus On Simplicity To Enhance Customer Experiences

    Leading Vendors Showcase The Importance Of Simplicity For User Interfaces, Architecture, And Business Functionality

    In the age of the customer, empowered consumers have much broader access to products; they can purchase from anyone at any time. As a result, companies must look to product innovation and...

    • Downloads: 227
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:China Key IT Trends 2010

    This document covers the key trends and dynamics in the China IT market prevalent in 2009, along with a preview of the top trends that will shape the domestic market in 2010 for vendor strategists....

    • Downloads: 34