George Lawrie

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving Application Development & Delivery PROFESSIONALS

George serves Application Development & Delivery Professionals. He brings to Forrester more than two decades of experience deploying global enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications in complex multinationals. During his five years with Forrester, George has led research into topics such as SAP deployment best practices, ERP consolidation, IT investment prioritization, global data synchronization, and trade promotion management.

George has been quoted in general business media such as the Financial Times and specialist publications such as Retail Week. He is a popular speaker and has appeared on the BBC and Sky. He has led sessions at user conferences for vendors such as IRI and Progress Software and well-received sessions at Forrester events.

Previous Work Experience

George was a senior analyst at Forrester Research from January 2003 to November 2005, publishing and advising clients on consumer goods value chain topics. Prior to joining Forrester, his 20-year IT career included senior implementation and customer service, product management, and business development roles in firms such as MSA, Digital, SSA, and Mapics. Prior to rejoining Forrester in April 2007, he was general manager in one of BT's enterprises, building a portfolio of convergence applications and services for large enterprises.


George has a bachelor's degree in economics from Exeter University and a master's degree in operational research from Warwick University Business School. George has been the architect and lead implementer for global ERP, supply chain, and financial implementations for multinationals operating in B2C and B2B markets. He holds APICS CPIM certification and is a Goldratt Institute-certified Jonah. He is a CIMA-qualified accountant and a certified management consultant. He is member by examination and professional experience of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and of the British Computer Society.

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    Report:Brief: Plan The Next Phase Of Your SAP Journey

    Continue Evolving From R/2's Integrated Real-Time Enterprise Apps To R/3's Client/Server Innovation To S/4's OLAP/OLTP Convergence

    This report will help application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders in firms with significant SAP investments to understand SAP's direction and to adjust their plans and resources to take...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Ground Applications Strategy In Business Imperatives

    Strategy: The Business Applications Playbook

    This report outlines the role of business strategy in Forrester's solution for application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals working on business applications strategy. Large firms are...

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    Report:Tool Up For Digital Store Operations

    Applications Best Practices For Integrating Store Operations Into Your Strategy

    The death of the physical store is a popular, but not completely accurate, story in headlines today. Even as physical stores face pressures from digital channels and competition, the in-store...

    • Downloads: 84
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Enterprise Apps On Any Browser

    Insulate Enterprise Apps From Customers' Browser Whims

    Enterprise applications like enterprise resource planning (ERP) or customer relationship management (CRM) are vehicles for realizing group-level synergies such as terms that are common to customers...

    • Downloads: 70
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    Report:Put The Customer At The Center Of Your Business Applications Portfolio

    Assessment: The Business Applications Playbook

    Mature enterprise applications portfolios are well adapted to vertically integrated enterprises with highly trained dedicated users. But the age of the customer means that enterprises need to...

    • Downloads: 367
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    Report:CPG Brand And Retail Channel Collaboration — From Signaling To Synchrony

    CPG And Retail Collaboration In The Digital Age Of The Customer

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals in retail and consumer packaged goods (CPG) have invested significant effort in traditional electronic data interchange (EDI) messaging to...

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    Report:Market Overview: Trade Promotion Management

    Drive Your CPG Firm's Digital Business Initiatives With New Trade Promotion Applications

    Consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands spend more than $500 billion on trade promotions annually and estimate that a third of that spend generates negative returns. To drive new product introduction in...

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