Matthew   Guarini

Matthew Guarini

VP, Research Director Serving CIO Professionals

Matthew leads Forrester's research team serving chief information officers. His team focuses on helping CIOs deliver effective technology strategies that win, serve, and retain customers. His team produces cutting-edge, insightful research focused on the issues most pressing for today's CIOs, including growth, leadership, change management, future operational and organizational models, and new technologies and business models. His team leverages its considerable expertise to provide advisory and consulting services to clients.

Previous Work Experience

For more than 25 years, Matthew has worked with leading companies to develop and implement growth strategies. For the past 10 years, Matthew has focused on the use of technology to deliver real value to customers. His experience spans core areas such as application development, infrastructure, business relationship management, and enterprise architecture. He has worked to identify and implement new innovative technologies and business models that leverage emerging concepts in cybersecurity, mobile, internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and analytics. In addition, Matthew has hands-on experience leading transformational change at the enterprise level for corporate, strategic, and technology initiatives, providing him with the ability to turn ideas into successful actions.

Education

Matthew has a B.S. in nuclear engineering from the University of Virginia. He also has an MBA from George Mason University.

Matthew Guarini

VP, Research Director Serving CIO Professionals

Matthew leads Forrester's research team serving chief information officers. His team focuses on helping CIOs deliver effective technology strategies that win, serve, and retain customers. His team produces cutting-edge, insightful research focused on the issues most pressing for today's CIOs, including growth, leadership, change management, future operational and organizational models, and new technologies and business models. His team leverages its considerable expertise to provide advisory and consulting services to clients.

Previous Work Experience

For more than 25 years, Matthew has worked with leading companies to develop and implement growth strategies. For the past 10 years, Matthew has focused on the use of technology to deliver real value to customers. His experience spans core areas such as application development, infrastructure, business relationship management, and enterprise architecture. He has worked to identify and implement new innovative technologies and business models that leverage emerging concepts in cybersecurity, mobile, internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and analytics. In addition, Matthew has hands-on experience leading transformational change at the enterprise level for corporate, strategic, and technology initiatives, providing him with the ability to turn ideas into successful actions.

Education

Matthew has a B.S. in nuclear engineering from the University of Virginia. He also has an MBA from George Mason University.

Matthew Guarini's Research

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    REPORT: Top Research For CIOs: Security

    Realize The Value That Excellent Security Delivers

    March 15, 2019Matthew Guarini

    Security no longer lives exclusively in the IT department. Now, thanks to ever-escalating attacks, boards and C-suites have become all too familiar with the risks of breaches, and they demand frequent updates of the firm's security posture. And more progressive companies are realizing that security can be an asset. This report gives CIOs insight into the trends, key issues, and opportunities to improve how security is managed regardless of whether you own the security function.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Top Research For CIOs: Customer Experience

    Help Your Firm Realize The Value Of Superior CX

    December 11, 2018Matthew Guarini

    In the age of the customer, the ability to deliver a quality experience to your customers is a key differentiator. Position yourself to be the company that customers love, trust, and come back to, and you will reap the benefits. CIOs are well positioned to partner with other business leaders to drive customer experience (CX) and cultivate customer obsession in the technology function. Read this report to better understand CX and start delivering a strategy that helps your firm win in the age of the customer.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Predictions 2019: CIO

    A Year Of Rebuilding Foundations And Measured Innovation

    November 5, 2018Matthew Guarini, Pascal Matzke

    Technology is a key differentiator for how companies deliver superior customer and employee experiences. CIOs that can take advantage of this opportunity will strengthen their position in the C-suite, not just as the technology leader, but as a business leader. However, delivering on this opportunity is another matter, as it requires the right foundation and a measured approach to emerging technology and innovation. CIOs should read this report for insight into what Forrester believes will be necessary to be the business leader your firm needs in 2019.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Top Research For CIOs: The Platform Economy

    Every Business Can Have A Platform, But Not All Platforms Will Be Successful

    September 27, 2018Matthew Guarini, Ted Schadler

    Platforms will reshape every industry, delivering improved customer experiences and reshaping corporate value chains. Forrester has been researching the platform economy over the past few years, and this report highlights our best insights to help you understand and implement the key elements of a successful platform business. Understanding the business implications as well as providing the right technology are critical for CIOs as their companies look to win in the platform game. Read this report to learn how CIOs can plot a successful course forward.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Maximize Business Value With Fast, Connected Technology

    The Vision Report In The IT Transformation Playbook

    June 22, 2018Matthew Guarini, Sharyn Leaver, Christopher Mines, Glenn O'Donnell

    The age of the customer has shifted into high gear. Compelling experiences, delivered digitally, separate winners from laggards in this new era. The pervasive need for digital experiences exposes old systems, static organizations, and, especially, outmoded cultures that cannot deliver at the speed of the customer. This report outlines a vision for the fast, connected technology organization that companies need to maximize technology's contribution to business value. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy. We're updating it now to incorporate new research, data, and market trends.

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