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James Staten

Vice President 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

Vice President 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: Dare To Disrupt With Technology-Driven Innovation

    Lead With Technology To Create Explosive 4x Returns

    May 14, 2019 Brian Hopkins, Bobby Cameron, James Staten

    Most firms use traditional innovation methods to meet their business goals. As a result, they get non-differentiated 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.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Use Moonshot Innovations To Define Your Company's Future

    Focus On Seemingly Unsolvable Problems, And Don't Stop Until You Succeed

    May 7, 2019James Staten

    Successful digital transformation depends on innovation leadership, yet most companies' efforts focus on meeting current customer needs or responding to competitive threats. To ensure your innovation investments position your company for future market leadership, your CIO must assess how your customers' needs are evolving, which market and environmental changes require value shifts going forward, and how emerging technologies can help you create net-new customer value.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Finance Firms Must Be More Aggressive In Their Innovation Efforts

    Prioritize Disruptive Innovation To Ensure Future Market Leadership

    April 26, 2019James Staten

    Digitally empowered customers, new competitors like Amazon or fintech startups, and emerging technologies are disrupting finance. But most incumbents have been too timid in their response, betting on incremental innovations. To lead, CIOs need to build a balanced portfolio of innovation types, including current service improvements, digital disruptor responses, and positioning yourself as a disruptor. These efforts require investments in emerging technologies and technology chains applied to evolving customer and business needs.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Disruptive Innovations Are Happening In Every Industry

    If Farmers Can Innovate, So Can You

    December 12, 2018James Staten, Michele Pelino

    Every company is facing future digital disruption from peers and new market entrants that are leveraging technology chains to deliver disruptive new market innovations. Even old school industries like farming are seeing significant digital innovations. Companies are learning how they can leverage chains of existing and emerging technologies to dramatically improve physical processes and overcome environmental and biological shortcomings.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Overcome Internal Barriers To Successfully Innovate

    Start With Creating The Right Corporate Culture, Structure, And Approach

    November 13, 2018James Staten

    In the age of the customer, market leaders such as C-suite executives are prioritizing innovation to help drive market change. If your priority is disruptive innovation, some of your biggest roadblocks will be internal. Employee teams, including senior leaders focused on today's products and business models, can block disruptive innovation efforts. CIOs should read this report to understand the barriers that must be addressed for disruptive innovation to succeed.

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