Holger Kisker, Ph.D.

VP, Research Director serving Application Development & Delivery PROFESSIONALS

Holger serves Application Development & Delivery professionals in their strategy, planning and ongoing operations turning data into business value. His research focus includes all aspects of analytics and data management, ranging from data collection, refining and storage, analytics applications (e.g. reporting, text- and predictive analytics), dashboards, and advanced data visualization. Holger specifically looks into emerging and disruptive trends and new business opportunities, such as Big Data and cloud-based analytics and information services. With 12-plus years of deep industry expertise, Holger also focuses on the business technology trends and opportunities in the energy market.

Holger focuses his research on application professionals, but his research also draws the interest of CIOs, enterprise architects and technology vendors. Holger is based in Forrester's Frankfurt office but advises technology users and vendors around the world.

Previous Work Experience

In his previous role at Forrester, Holger was a Principal Analyst in the Business Technology Futures team, analyzing trends and key paradigm shifts in the business process and software application market with focus on cloud computing and analytics applications.

Holger came to Forrester from SAP AG, where he headed the energy business unit, one of SAP's most successful verticals, responsible for the global product and partner strategy, user community, and sales enablement. Prior to this, he held various positions at SAP in development, marketing, solution management, and business development and was vice president in SAP's global service partner group, where he was responsible for the partner strategy across all industries for SAP's largest service partner. Before joining SAP, Holger worked as assistant professor at Toyota Technological Institute in Nagoya, Japan, where he developed new data recording media that are used today in magneto-optic recording discs.

Education

A native of Germany, Holger studied physics at University Stuttgart and holds a Ph.D. in science (Dr.rer.net.) from University Stuttgart and Max Planck Institute, Germany. In his thesis he researched and explained the magnetic properties of nano-structured materials.

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    Report:Software-As-A-Service Adoption In Europe

    Forrsights For Business Technology

    This document provides an analysis of key drivers and trends for software-as-a-service (SaaS) across Western Europe. By extracting and analyzing an extensive data set of three recent Forrester...

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    Report:Forrsights: The Software Market In Transformation, 2011 And Beyond

    Shifting Buying Preferences Lead To New Software Priorities

    As the global information and communications technology market recovers from recession, the software market — the largest IT subsegment — is fueling the growth. More importantly, for the...

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    Report:The Digital Drop: IT Opportunities In The Oil And Gas Industry

    The information and communications technology (ICT) industry is facing the next big wave of verticalization. With business challenges becoming increasingly complex, ICT solutions to address and solve...

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    Report:The State Of Business Intelligence Software And Emerging Trends: 2010

    BI Vendors Need To Stay On Top Of Technology Innovation And Business Evolution

    While the whole IT market is facing challenging economic times, the global software market declined by 8% in 2009 compared with the previous year. Business intelligence (BI) software, which can...

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The State Of Enterprise Software And Emerging Trends: 2010

    Business Data Services North America And Europe

    This document gives highlights of an extensive data set collected across North American and European enterprises via our Enterprise And SMB Software Survey, North America And Europe, Q4 2009. Hot...

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    Report:The State Of SMB Software And Emerging Trends: 2010

    Business Data Services North America And Europe

    This document provides highlights of an extensive data set collected across North American and European small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) via our Enterprise And SMB Software Survey, North...

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    Report:ERP Software Trends In 2010 And Beyond

    ERP Software Enters A New Wave Of Innovation

    Enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions are the core of most companies' IT applications. Over the past three decades, ERP went through several innovation cycles and today is considered to be a...

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