Speaker Biography

Matthew Brown

Vice President, Practice Leader

Sessions Featuring This Speaker

    Research Focus

    Matthew is a vice president and practice leader serving CIOs and IT leadership teams for Forrester. With more than 18 years of professional experience in enterprise IT, interactive marketing, and technology markets, Matthew leads a team of analysts, researchers, advisors, and consultants focused on business technology strategy. He also advises clients in a wide variety of industries around the globe on IT's role in innovation, IT organization, strategic planning, and workplace technologies.

    One of Matthew's primary research objectives is to help clients overcome the people, process, and technology challenges in IT investments. His most recent research looks at the needs, attitudes, and behaviors of a changing workforce to understand how technology affects employee engagement and overall workplace experience. He also focuses on how companies achieve business outcomes using mobile technologies, knowledge management practices, and tools such as enterprise portals, social technologies, expertise networks, collaboration tools, and related software.

    Considered an authority on workplace technologies, Matthew's research has been cited in the Financial Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and numerous industry and trade publications. Matthew also frequently presents his research at major industry events and conferences.

    Previous Work Experience

    Prior to joining Forrester, Matthew held a leadership position for more than five years in global management consulting firm McKinsey and Company's knowledge services operating group. In this role, Matthew led change management and global technology programs involving communities of practice, enterprise search, document management, enterprise portal, and expertise location services. Prior to McKinsey, Matthew cofounded and served as vice president of operations for an eCommerce startup based in Austin, Texas. Further professional experience includes six years of consulting and project management at interactive services firms — serving clients Canon USA, Dell, IBM, PCOrder, Trilogy, and Tivoli on commercial and public-sector applications.


    Matthew graduated magna cum laude from the Babson College M.B.A. program with a focus on entrepreneurship and high-tech marketing strategy. Matthew has his B.A. in English and studio arts from Colgate University.