Jean-Pierre Garbani

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving Infrastructure & Operations PROFESSIONALS

J.P. serves Infrastructure & Operation Professionals in predicting and quantifying IT disruptions. J.P.'s expertise is in the IT management software and IT operations market, and his research examines the shifting industry dynamics caused by economic pressures and the impact of new technologies such as virtualization on the IT organization.

J.P. has several decades of experience as an IT technology designer and marketer and also as a client of IT technology. He has broad experience in designing advanced technology solutions in industrial and commercial applications and bringing them to market. He has written extensively on technology for several business publications. J.P. is often a featured speaker at vendor-sponsored events and webinars.

Previous Work Experience

J.P. came to Forrester through the acquisition of Giga Information Group, where he was the research director of the computing infrastructure group. J.P. started his IT career in early 1968 as a software engineer working on the automation of nuclear power plants in France. J.P. then joined Bull General Electric in Paris (subsequently Honeywell Bull), where he was a designer and project leader of very large network infrastructures in France, Scandinavia, and the US. At Bull, J.P. occupied several positions in engineering, marketing, and sales. J.P. moved to the US in 1984 and filled several engineering and marketing positions with Bull Information Systems. In 1994, J.P. created Epitome Technology Corporation, a middleware software company focused on manufacturing execution systems. Prior to joining Giga, J.P. worked as an IT management consultant for several large financial institutions in the US.

Education

J.P. graduated from Ecole Superieure d'Electricite (Supelec) in Paris (M.S. in computer science). J.P. is a US citizen based in Naples, Fla., and speaks French fluently.

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Can You Meet The I&O Transformation Challenge?

    Benchmarks: The I&O Transformation Playbook For 2015

    We are at the beginning of a new era in digital technologies, very much like what IT went through in the mid-'90s. New technologies abound: Some will dominate the future market, and some will not. At...

    • Downloads: 25
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Apply Technology Business Management To Shift From Tech Cost To A Tech Value Conversation

    Continuous Improvement: I&O Transformation Playbook

    Your firm's customers, channels, and competitors are digital — which means that your company must use technology to differentiate. That requires infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders to...

    • Downloads: 93
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Today's Reality: You Must Prepare For Your Future I&O Organization

    Organization: The I&O Transformation Playbook

    The digitalization of the most mundane aspects of life has transformed today's society, giving enterprises a unique opportunity to collect and process vast amounts of data that they can use to win,...

    • Downloads: 104
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:By 2025, I&O Processes Become Business Services Orchestration

    Processes: The I&O Transformation Playbook

    Business and technology are conspiring to bring a new, flexible approach to customer engagement services: Continuous business services are composed of thin layers of function that integrate...

    • Downloads: 96
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Establish The Business Case For I&O Transformation

    Business Case: The I&O Transformation Playbook

    Your firm's customers, channels, and competitors are digital — which means that your company must use technology to differentiate. That's a chance for I&O leaders to drive innovation that wins,...

    • Downloads: 103
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Assess Your I&O Team Readiness For A Customer-Centric Transformation

    Assessment: The I&O Transformation Playbook

    Today's technology makes possible the collection, storage, access, and analysis of data volumes, which we couldn't even have dreamed of years ago. It allows customers to interact in social networks...

    • Downloads: 69
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Transform Infrastructure And Operations To Answer Key Influencers

    Landscape: The I&O Transformation Playbook

    Choices in infrastructure and application delivery — such as cloud services and software-as-a-service — as well as smart devices and the explosion of digital disruptions have put a number...

    • Downloads: 160
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Hardware Is Dead; Long Live Software

    Tools And Technology: The I&O Transformation Playbook

    Hardware is dead — or, more precisely, it has left center stage. Gone are the days when we debated the merits of CISC (comprehensive instruction set computer) and RISC (reduced instruction set...

    • Downloads: 182
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Create An Infrastructure And Operations Transformation Road Map

    Road Map: The I&O Transformation Playbook

    The role of infrastructure and operations (I&O) is to architect, implement, and operate the production engine that supports — and preferably anticipates — the business' various...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Horizon 2025: The Road To Technology Management

    Executive Overview: The I&O Transformation Playbook

    As technology matured and brought new capabilities to customers, business support evolved from the simple administration of enterprises' finances and production to the administration of sales to...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Develop Your Infrastructure And Operations Transformation Strategy Now!

    Strategic Plan: The I&O Transformation Playbook

    Constant advances at a relatively low cost means that technology can now focus on the most important part of the business: the customer. Previous technology cycles focused on internal productivity...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: The Top 10 Workload Automation Vendors, Q1 2014

    Many of our day-to-day activities rely on mass-produced commodities. The information that magically appears on our smart devices depends on our ability to organize, sort, normalize, process, and...

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