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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: A Decoder Ring For Edge Computing

    How To Interpret What "Edge Computing" Is And How It Creates Value

    December 13, 2019James Staten, Brian Hopkins

    Edge computing is a catchphrase that’s spread from mobile and telecom vendor initiatives to almost all industries. The meaning of edge computing varies based on the messenger, which is a big problem. Cloud vendors see edge as an extension of their IaaS and PaaS services while telcos and content delivery networks want to host near-real-time applications. Various technology strategists must get a handle on the term and understand its value to their business. This PowerPoint-formatted research dives into the rich, rapidly advancing landscape of edge computing.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: How To Successfully Structure Innovation Business Cases

    November 25, 2019 Bobby Cameron, James Staten

    A lot of companies today misuse business cases when it comes to innovation. They slow down the process and as a result limit the potential for disruptive innovation. Therefore, it’s critical for today’s innovation leaders to become adaptable and adjust business cases to fit the appropriate innovation type they are pursuing. CIOs and innovation leaders should use this PowerPoint tool to understand these types of innovations, maintain a central focus on your future customer needs, and ultimately enable your firm to embrace technology-driven innovation.

  • 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.

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