Pascal Matzke

Vice President, Research Director serving CIOs

Pascal is a member of Forrester's Business Technology Futures team, which serves CIOs and their business partners by predicting the long-term business impact of information technology. His research focus is on as-a-service business models and tech-driven business transformation, analyzing the shifting and consolidating IT services and outsourcing market, as well as underlying IT market dynamics. His research examines new constituencies of buyers and suppliers that are currently reshaping and recasting the IT services market.

In addition, Pascal regularly advises end user clients on their IT services and sourcing strategies, with a particular emphasis on outsourcing decision issues, RFP creation, and vendor selection and vendor management. His research spans the business strategies, operational processes, and portfolio elements required to achieve and sustain market leadership. For example, he co-authored Forrester's Big Idea on "Converged Service Delivery: The Missing Link In Achieving Business Flexibility." Pascal is a frequent public speaker and is regularly quoted by leading business newspapers and IT magazines, such as CIO Magazine, Computing, The Economist, the Financial Times, Handelsblatt, InformationWeek, and the International Herald Tribune.

Previous Work Experience

Pascal joined Forrester in 2005 from META Group, where he was a European lead analyst and consulting director responsible for IT services and vendor strategy issues. Previously, Pascal came from Giga Information Group, where he was a senior analyst and solution program manager covering IT services and outsourcing topics, as well as the relevant vendor evaluation methodologies. Prior to joining Giga Information Group in 1997, Pascal was involved in management consulting projects at a Munich-based consulting company, mainly in the telecommunications and IT services area.

Education

Pascal earned an M.A. in political science, economics, and modern history from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany.

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  • Technology Product Strategies
  • For Analyst Relations Professionals

    Report:Organize AR's Personnel

    Organization: The Industry Analyst Relations Playbook

    Once industry analyst relations (AR) departments break out of single-person mode, AR managers must assign responsibilities across the team optimally and manage team member performance against them....

    • Downloads: 190
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Improve Sales Hiring With Better Use Of Technology And Analytics

    To keep pace with the growing expectations of executive decision-makers and other people involved in buying business products and services, sales enablement professionals must improve their capacity...

    • Downloads: 59
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Modern CRM

    Landscape: The CRM Playbook

    The business benefit of customer relationship management (CRM) solutions, firmly centered around improved operational efficiencies, is easy to quantify and has helped CRM become widely deployed. Yet,...

    • Downloads: 411
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Global Cloud Providers Need The Right Strategy To Enter The Public Cloud Market In China

    Securing The Right Partnership Model Will Be Critical To Success

    China's public cloud market is expecting strong growth until 2020. However, the combination of opaque Chinese government policies, unique business culture, and rapidly evolving perceptions of cloud...

    • Downloads: 466
  • For Analyst Relations Professionals

    Report:Organize And Educate AR's Spokespeople

    Analyst relations (AR) influence programs rely on a double act between the AR professionals and the spokespeople who front a variety of engagements with the analysts. These AR pros and spokespeople...

    • Downloads: 204
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Establish Your Content Marketing Life Cycle

    B2B Content Managers Must Plan More Than A Calendar

    Consumers have more power at their disposal than ever before and B2B content managers must adapt their strategies to stay relevant. It is no longer adequate to market to a singular, monolithic...

    • Downloads: 371
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Cisco's Acquisition Of Sourcefire Has Significant Potential

    But Only If Cisco Doesn't Strangle Innovation

    On July 23, 2013, Cisco announced its acquisition of network security specialist Sourcefire for $2.7 billion. With the acquisition of Sourcefire, Cisco confirms that customers do in fact want...

    • Downloads: 231
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Voice Of The Customer Vendor Go-To-Market Strategies, 2014

    Exercise Due Diligence When Selecting VoC Vendors

    When companies select vendors to support their voice of the customer (VoC) programs, they must look not only at vendor capabilities but also at other factors that drive success in the vendor...

    • Downloads: 375
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Smart Products Will Require A Hybrid CTO/CIO Skill Set

    The Burgeoning Set Of Connected Offerings Will Require New Skills

    The era of the standalone product is over. More and more offerings are becoming intelligent, connected, and thus able to provide more engaging experiences for customers in business or consumer...

    • Downloads: 439
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:B2B Marketing Tactics: Learning From Other Verticals

    In Forrester's report, "Marketing Tactics Of Top Tech Performers," we analyzed how top-performing tech companies apply various marketing tactics and metrics, and their resultant effectiveness. In...

    • Downloads: 489
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:B2B Tech Marketers Begin To Embrace Online Communities

    Those Who Plan Carefully Before Investing Will Achieve Optimal Results

    As tech marketers begin to embrace discussion forums and online communities as effective ways to engage with BT customers, they increasingly seek guidance on best practices and recommended...

    • Downloads: 369
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:How Prepared Do Sales Reps Think They Are?

    As a leader responsible for delivering content or programs to prepare salespeople to have successful sales conversations, there are some important things you should know about the perspectives of...

    • Downloads: 179
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Cloud Evolves From Point Solution To Strategic Enabler Of The New Connected Economy

    Vision: The Cloud Computing Playbook

    Cloud is evolving from an internal-facing point solution to an enabler of connected cloud economies. In this next phase of cloud, leading CIOs will orchestrate cloud ecosystems — which connect...

    • Downloads: 247
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Getting The Most Out Of Client Site Visits

    IT Services Vendors Need To Focus More On Their Innovation Capabilities

    Delivery center site visits (CSVs) have been a great sales tool for IT services vendors over the past decade. However, these CSVs are currently undergoing a transformation, driven by new client...

    • Downloads: 193
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Amazon Prime Music Reveals A Warning To Other Product Categories

    Music Is Now A Feature, Not A Product

    In June 2014, Amazon.com announced the arrival of its Prime Music service. Just like with the company's Prime Instant Video service, the music service is free to Prime members who have already chosen...

    • Downloads: 115
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:A Guide To Hiring More Effective Salespeople

    Introducing The Forrester Salesperson Hiring Tool

    Elevated buyer expectations and more complex business-to-business (B2B) buying environments create an imperative to more precisely identify key sales candidate attributes customers need. This calls...

    • Downloads: 71
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:What Executives Believe Constitutes A Valuable Meeting

    Your strategy for growth -- by cross- or upselling your portfolio to new buyers at existing accounts -- is likely suffering because the executives your sales teams manage to engage are underwhelmed...

    • Downloads: 69
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Foster Channel Partner Loyalty For Competitive Advantage

    Executive Overview: The Channel Partner Loyalty Playbook

    Business-to-business (B2B) vendors have long understood the power of channels and wielded their channel networks as competitive weapons. But the channel ecosystem is undergoing dramatic changes, and...

    • Downloads: 447
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Brief: Think Of Partnership, Not Intermediaries, In Pursuing Cloud Brokering Models

    Cloud management systems, integration technologies, and traditional systems management solutions are combining to open up new possibilities for cloud consumption, governance, and chargeback/showback...

    • Downloads: 73
  • For Analyst Relations Professionals

    Report:Blaze A New Path To Successful AR

    Road Map: The Industry Analyst Relations Playbook

    It's one thing to know how to plan an analyst relations (AR) program in theory, but it's another to do so in an unfamiliar company with unfamiliar colleagues, all of whom may have quite different...

    • Downloads: 162
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:The Shape-Shifting Tech Industry Channel Ecosystem

    Hybrid Partners Are The New Norm

    While cloud computing has been a boon for the tech industry in general, for channel partners the story is different. Channel partners have to deal with shrinking product margins, skills shortages,...

    • Downloads: 380
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Salesperson Hiring Tool — Master

    To engage successfully with the modern business buyer — from procurement level to the executive — salespeople require a different combinations of skills and competencies. The Forrester...

    • Downloads: 24
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Cloud Channel Trends, 2013 To 2014

    A Critical Mass Of Channel Partners Are Embracing Cloud

    Forrester recently surveyed channel partner company executives on their business model plans with respect to cloud computing. What we learned: After much gnashing of teeth (over marginalized...

    • Downloads: 884
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Brief: Pegasystems Makes Headway Into Front Office

    Process Platform And Solution Frameworks Shift To Focus On Customer And Employee Engagement

    Pegasystems is well known as the provider of a solid business process management platform — bringing sophisticated, if complex, capabilities to the back-office processes of their customers. At...

    • Downloads: 132
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Google Makes Glass Visible To The Enterprise

    Google's Embrace Of The Enterprise Market Will Unleash The Creative Forces Of Enterprise Applications

    Google has long showed off Google Glass for consumer use, but, on April 7, 2014, it explicitly shared the value that Google Glass holds for enterprise usage as well — and launched the Glass at...

    • Downloads: 123