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.

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  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Predictions 2018: CIOs Make The Chief Digital Officer Obsolete

    November 6, 2017 Pascal Matzke, Matthew Guarini

    Digital transformation will dominate business strategy in 2018, and CEOs will look to their CIOs to act as strategic partners in that transformation. While technology is at the core of the shift to digital, CIOs will have to develop the right culture and talent mix to turn their tech management organizations into the digital transformation office. This document outlines Forrester's key predictions for CIOs in 2018.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Maximize Business Value With Fast, Connected Technology

    The Vision Report In The Technology Leadership Playbook

    July 5, 2017Matthew Guarini, Laura Koetzle, Christopher Mines, Glenn O'Donnell, Bobby Cameron

    The age of the customer is shifting into high gear. Compelling experiences, delivered digitally, separate winners from laggards in this new era. This brings new prominence to technology's role, but also new pressures on technology leaders. 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.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Speed And Innovation Drive CIO Success

    Bimodal Dinosaurs Won't Be Able To Lead Their Companies To Success

    April 24, 2017 Tim Sheedy, Matthew Guarini

    CIOs and tech teams play critical roles in enabling organizations to use technology and deliver on customer promises. One of the most important success factors is the ability to drive innovation and move your team at the pace that customers and the business demand. To deliver the speed and innovation their business requires, some CIOs have embraced bimodal IT, but this is an outdated approach that won't deliver. This report shows CIOs what changes to make to deliver business technology, improve the customer experience, and help the business succeed.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Artificial Intelligence: A CIO's Guide To AI's Promises And Perils

    Understand The Practical And Pragmatic Actions To Take Now For Long-Term Success

    January 9, 2017 Martha Bennett, Matthew Guarini

    Artificial intelligence (AI) has been around for decades as a computer-science discipline. More recently, it's become part of our daily lives in the form of voice-powered digital assistants, recommendation engines, image tagging services, and so forth. We've also seen a crescendo of vendor marketing around "intelligent systems" and how you'll be left behind if you don't buy now. Read this report to find out where AI is today, and see what steps CIOs should be taking to make sure that their organization leverages AI to best effect while minimizing the downsides.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Tell Your Board How Business Technology Will Help Win Customers

    Five Key Messages Will Educate And Inspire

    December 15, 2016Matthew Guarini

    Customers are more powerful than ever, and nothing is slowing that trend. Your board is the primary body for setting, monitoring, and adapting strategy. Ensuring that it is equipped with the proper insight and knowledge is a requirement. This report outlines how CIOs can educate the board on how the right technology strategy can win, serve, and retain customers while building collaborative and effective relationships across the executive team.

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