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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: The Benefits Of An Open Source Strategy

    Drive Ecosystem And Client Adoption, Extension, And Collaboration For Your Platform Services

    April 3, 2020James Staten, Christopher Condo

    Many enterprises struggle to acquire broad adoption of their technology systems, often because their customers see those systems as being proprietary and closed. When organizations leverage open source technologies as the basis for their solutions, however, they allay customers' concerns about proprietary technology and speed solution uptake. To get the overall corporate support necessary for creating an open source strategy, CIOs need a business case. Read this report to learn how an open source strategy can help your enterprise and get the support you need.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: To Maximize OSS Value, Create An OSS Strategy

    Enterprise Leaders Need A Clear Open Source Software (OSS) Strategy To Maximize OSS Business Value

    March 27, 2020 Christopher Condo, James Staten

    Enterprises that go it alone to devise every piece of software innovation will find themselves quickly falling behind their counterparts that leverage the open source software (OSS) community. Google's Tensorflow and Microsoft's Visual Studio Code are prime examples of enterprises gaining the upper hand in their respective markets by giving away software. Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals should read this report to understand how OSS is changing the innovation landscape for all industries and how to create an OSS strategy for their enterprise.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Innovation Management Platforms, Q1 2020

    The 13 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    March 19, 2020James Staten, Brian Hopkins

    In our 22-criterion evaluation of innovation management platform providers, we identified the 13 most significant ones — Brightidea, HackerEarth, HYPE Innovation, IdeaScale, Innosabi, InnovationCast, Nosco, Planbox, Planview, Qmarkets, Sopheon, Wazoku, and Wellspring — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps CIOs and innovation leaders select the right one for their needs.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Enterprise Speed: The Key To Being Adaptive

    CIOs Can Lead Faster Action Across The Enterprise

    January 27, 2020 John R. Rymer, James Staten

    CIOs and CMOs push their teams to go faster and now must help other departments embrace speed as a core value. Why? Enterprises must improve their ability to quickly adapt strategies and tactics to threats and opportunities and speed implementation of innovation and tactical improvements across organizational boundaries. Read this report to learn about the enterprise speed concept and how CIOs promote it.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Use Tech-Driven Innovation For Big Gains In Government CX

    January 9, 2020James Staten, Rick Parrish

    Poor government customer experience (CX) is hurting mission performance. Government CIOs have the power to turn things around by disrupting their own organizations using technology and customer understanding. But most of them follow slowly behind the private sector and just keep up with similar departments elsewhere. There is a better way. This report explains how to use technology-driven innovation to radically improve government CX.

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