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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 Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Predictions 2020: Edge Computing

    New Form Factors, Partnership Strategies, And The Promise Of 5G Will Converge To Catapult Edge Toward Mainstream

    November 4, 2019 Abhijit Sunil, Dan Bieler, Naveen Chhabra, Brian Hopkins, Andre Kindness, Michele Pelino, Jeff Pollard, James Staten

    Edge computing has been among the most important trends associated with cloud computing and has enabled a multitude of use cases, beyond IoT and embedded systems, for infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals. The components of edge computing have been steadily maturing, and so has the industry definition of it. This report looks at five Forrester predictions for 2020 in the edge computing space.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Predictions 2020: CIO

    Uncertainty Will Create Opportunity For CIO Leadership In 2020

    October 28, 2019 Brian Hopkins, Bobby Cameron, J. P. Gownder, Mark Brandau, David K. Johnson, James Staten, Dan Bieler, Martha Bennett, Michele Goetz, Andrew Bartels

    Economic uncertainty unfolded in 2019 on the back of the already accelerating pace of technology-fueled disruption. As a result, it has become even more important and difficult to anticipate the future. Getting transformation right with predictions about the coming year is important for CIOs and the other technology management leaders who work with and for them. Read this report for our predictions of what to expect in 2020.

  • 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.

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