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James Staten

VP, Principal Analyst Serving CIO Professionals

James helps CIOs position themselves and their departments as the innovation leaders to help drive their company's digital business initiatives and transformation.

 

Previous Work Experience

James returned to Forrester in 2018 after serving as the Enterprise Customer Advisory Board leader and global head of market development at Equinix, the global leader in cloud-neutral connectivity and hosting. Prior to that, he served as the GM and chief strategist for Microsoft Azure, helping guide Microsoft's Cloud & Enterprise division to drive innovations that empower enterprise digital business initiatives, including blockchain as well as API and platform enablement. In his previous role at Forrester, he led the cloud computing playbook and pioneered Forrester's research on infrastructure-as-a-service.

Education

Working out of Silicon Valley, James holds a master's from the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Southern California and a bachelor's degree from the University of North Texas. He is also a graduate of the Executive Program, Singularity University — driving exponential innovations.

James Staten

VP, Principal Analyst Serving CIO Professionals

James helps CIOs position themselves and their departments as the innovation leaders to help drive their company's digital business initiatives and transformation.

 

Previous Work Experience

James returned to Forrester in 2018 after serving as the Enterprise Customer Advisory Board leader and global head of market development at Equinix, the global leader in cloud-neutral connectivity and hosting. Prior to that, he served as the GM and chief strategist for Microsoft Azure, helping guide Microsoft's Cloud & Enterprise division to drive innovations that empower enterprise digital business initiatives, including blockchain as well as API and platform enablement. In his previous role at Forrester, he led the cloud computing playbook and pioneered Forrester's research on infrastructure-as-a-service.

Education

Working out of Silicon Valley, James holds a master's from the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Southern California and a bachelor's degree from the University of North Texas. He is also a graduate of the Executive Program, Singularity University — driving exponential innovations.

James Staten's Research

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  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Use The Cloud Platforms To Drive Your Tech-Driven Innovation

    October 2, 2019James Staten, Will McKeon-White

    To keep up with the rapid innovation and disruption happening across all industries and stay ahead of their competition, CIOs and technology leaders should assess and effectively leverage emerging technologies for their net-new values. Cloud providers are increasingly delivering these technologies as a service, which accelerates and cost optimizes their use. To help CIOs make these tough technology decisions, download and read the PowerPoint deck, which provides an overview of which clouds provide which emerging technologies, who is leveraging them, and how best to do so.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Connected Solutions Are A Catalyst For Tech-Driven Innovation

    Learn From Telcos And Network Infrastructure Vendors About Innovations For Networked Solutions

    August 30, 2019James Staten, Dan Bieler

    Customers increasingly expect products and services that interact with them continuously and that get updated regularly. Smart posters, predictive maintenance, industrial automation, autonomous vehicles, augmented and virtual reality, and smart homes — they all depend on network infrastructure. Yet, while connectivity itself is hardly innovative, it can act as an innovation catalyst. This report highlights how technology-driven innovation by telcos and network equipment vendors can help CIOs from outside the telecoms sector with their innovation initiatives.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Dare To Disrupt With Technology-Driven Innovation

    Lead With Technology To Create Explosive 4x Returns

    July 19, 2019 Brian Hopkins, Bobby Cameron, James Staten

    Most firms use traditional innovation methods to meet their business goals. As a result, they get nondifferentiated offerings and average results. CIOs and other business leaders should read this report to see how advanced firms drive innovation with technology to change the game and dominate markets. In this report, we introduce the practice of technology-driven innovation. Learn how to do technology-driven innovation well, and you'll see two, three, or four times the growth of your competitors. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Drive Your Innovation Credibility With Employee Experience

    Partner With HR To Help Employees View IT As A Driver Of Technology Innovation

    July 5, 2019James Staten, David K. Johnson

    Most employees view CIOs and IT as managers of existing or historical technologies, not as future tech leaders. CIOs who succeed in changing this preconception can drive tech leadership and innovation more effectively. Partner with HR and business leaders to identify what employee experience (EX) improvements will have the broadest applicability and value.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Improve The Human Condition To Drive Your Healthcare Innovation

    Opportunities Extend Beyond Pure Healthcare And Include Your Own Employees

    June 10, 2019James Staten

    All your innovation investments and efforts should be driven by customer experience (CX) insights. For nearly every industry, a key aspect of this is the challenges customers face in their everyday lives regardless whether you are a B2B or B2C company. Healthcare models this concept because the lives and well-being of its customers are the source of future value. CIOs should read this report to understand how healthcare companies and new players are innovating to improve the human condition while positioning their firms for future market leadership.

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