James   McCormick

James McCormick

Principal Analyst Serving Customer Insights Professionals

James serves Customer Insights Professionals. He is the leading global analyst tracking and defining the value and impact of digital customer information on digitally transforming businesses. His digital intelligence models recognize the big data and advanced analytics approaches that transformed businesses have taken to continually optimize and evolve decisions, experiences, and actions. With his research and experience, he works with senior leaders on insights strategies for sustained market differentiation. James also works with all sizes of technology and services vendors in the digital data, analytics, personalization, and optimization space to define their business strategy, go-to-market, and product road maps.

His responsibilities at Forrester include leading the research on digital intelligence, insights-driven business, and location intelligence; providing end user and vendor strategic advisory; keynoting at industry events; and maintaining a role of key market influences in his field.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to joining Forrester, James held a number of leadership posts running consulting teams that delivered marketing, eCommerce, location intelligence, and performance management solutions and services.

Education

James graduated from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, with a B.Sc. in geology. He followed this up with a B.Sc. (honors) in geographic information systems (GIS).

James McCormick

Principal Analyst Serving Customer Insights Professionals

James serves Customer Insights Professionals. He is the leading global analyst tracking and defining the value and impact of digital customer information on digitally transforming businesses. His digital intelligence models recognize the big data and advanced analytics approaches that transformed businesses have taken to continually optimize and evolve decisions, experiences, and actions. With his research and experience, he works with senior leaders on insights strategies for sustained market differentiation. James also works with all sizes of technology and services vendors in the digital data, analytics, personalization, and optimization space to define their business strategy, go-to-market, and product road maps.

His responsibilities at Forrester include leading the research on digital intelligence, insights-driven business, and location intelligence; providing end user and vendor strategic advisory; keynoting at industry events; and maintaining a role of key market influences in his field.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to joining Forrester, James held a number of leadership posts running consulting teams that delivered marketing, eCommerce, location intelligence, and performance management solutions and services.

Education

James graduated from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, with a B.Sc. in geology. He followed this up with a B.Sc. (honors) in geographic information systems (GIS).

James McCormick's Research

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  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: The State Of Insights-Driven Business Maturity, 2019

    Benchmarks: The Insights-Driven Business Playbook

    January 31, 2019James McCormick

    In previous reports in this playbook, we identified insights-driven businesses, how they are different, and why they succeed. The next step for CIOs is to understand the overall maturity of their insights practices. This report uses data from the Forrester Analytics Global Business Technographics® Data And Analytics Survey, 2018, to provide CIOs with a benchmark of insights maturity, identify reasons for business success in advanced firms, describe strategic approaches, and analyze operational habits.

  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Tech Tide™: Digital Intelligence Technologies, Q1 2019

    Landscape: The Digital Intelligence Playbook

    January 17, 2019James McCormick

    Digital intelligence (DI) is increasingly critical to firms' ability to win, serve, and retain their customers. To accelerate their performance in DI, companies are evaluating and adopting a range of contributing technologies. This Forrester Tech Tide report presents an analysis of the maturity and business value of 17 technology categories that support DI. Customer insights (CI) pros should read this report to shape their firm's investment approach to these technologies.

  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    REPORT: Beyond The Map With Location Intelligence

    Stop Staring At Maps: Use Modern Location Data And Technologies To Act At The Speed Of Customer Obsession

    January 10, 2019James McCormick, Emily Miller

    The opportunity to analyze your business and customers' location information has shifted up a gear from the niche and static map-based use cases of the past. Firms now have access to unprecedented levels of customers' location data and systems to drive spatial analysis and insights. This report shows customer insights (CI) professionals how to seize this opportunity and apply location data and analytics to drive business decisions and optimize customer experiences across the entire customer life cycle. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    REPORT: Digitally Transform In-Store Experiences With Sensor-Based Technology And Analytics

    Performance Management: The Digital Store Playbook

    January 7, 2019James McCormick

    Retail stores have been living in an analytical "dark age" compared with digital channels, relegated to measurement techniques that rarely consider customer behavior. However, advances in in-store customer sensor and analytics technologies are transforming how digital business professionals and retailers win, serve, and retain customers within the physical store. This report examines key metrics unleashed by retail store technologies to measure in-store customer behaviors and the associate analytics that retailers should use to guide the transformation of the in-store customer experience. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    REPORT: Measure Your Digital Intelligence Maturity

    Assessment: The Digital Intelligence Playbook

    December 12, 2018 Cinny Little, James McCormick

    Digital intelligence (DI) is advancing, but firms must speed up their progress to remain competitive and catch up with insights-driven businesses. Many firms are stymied by the breadth and depth of DI requirements needed to keep pace with changing customer expectations and digital behaviors. This report provides customer insights (CI) pros with a self-assessment and scoring model that complements and feeds Forrester's digital intelligence road map report. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

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