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 B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:How To Design Communities For Marketing

    A Social Marketer's Road Map To Achieving Social Depth

    Many marketers deploy online communities in hopes of providing greater depth about their brands, products, and services — but fail. You can avoid that fate if you focus on what you can control....

    • Downloads: 699
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Proofpoint Acquires Nexgate

    Acquisition Signals A Maturing Social Risk And Compliance Market, But Proofpoint Still Has 'Points To Prove'

    On October 23, 2014, Proofpoint announced that it had acquired social risk and compliance (SRC) vendor Nexgate for approximately $35 million. While smaller than other security or social media vendor...

    • Downloads: 52
  • For Analyst Relations Professionals

    Report:Assess The Core Of Your Industry Analyst Relations Program

    Assessment: The Industry Analyst Relations Playbook

    Analyst relations (AR) managers get very little time to assess their AR programs because they're so busy executing on the next urgent priority. To help, Forrester has distilled AR best practices and...

    • Downloads: 1281
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The New Software Paradigm: Buy-, Deploy-, And Pay-As-You-Like

    New Flexible Business Models Cannibalize Traditional Software Markets

    Software is the biggest and fastest growing of all tech industry segments. However, its growth is fueled by disruption — new technologies and changing market demand are cannibalizing...

    • Downloads: 481
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:2012 Social Technographics® Of Your B2B Community Prospects

    What Tech Marketers Should Know About Buyers' Social Behaviors

    B2B marketers have the difficult task of reaching multiple individuals at different seniority levels and roles across a company in order to influence a technology purchase decision. In addition,...

    • Downloads: 586
  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    Report:Assessing Your Content Management Processes And Organization

    B2B marketers across all industries are investing more into creating digital content to generate new business opportunities, nurture existing sales or marketing leads, and to encourage deeper...

    • Downloads: 622
  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    Report:How Often Do Executive Buyers Want To Meet With Reps Again?

    Your buyers have changed, and there are some things you should know about them if you expect to get any money out of their wallets. If you are a sales, marketing, product, or other leader with...

    • Downloads: 121
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Business Intelligence Services Pricing And Contracting

    New Models Better Align BI Services Buyers And Sellers

    Business intelligence (BI) is high on the list of technology investments as organizations try to make informed decisions with the growing masses of data available to them. But several significant...

    • Downloads: 483
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Enterprise Architecture Practice In China In 2014

    For the past 20 years, China's economy has been one of the fastest-growing in the world across all industry verticals. In 2010, China overtook the US as the globe's largest manufacturer and is...

    • Downloads: 128
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:How To Successfully Set Up IT Infrastructure For Your Business In China

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    • Downloads: 209
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Brief: Planview Acquires Projectplace To Connect Strategy With Work Execution

    Adding Work Management Is A Big Step In Connecting The Dots

    Planview took a big step toward in connecting the dots between strategic planning and execution when it announced its plan to acquire Projectplace on August 13, 2014. Planview's project portfolio...

    • Downloads: 57
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:A Weak Start To 2014 Economic Growth Leads To Slower Global Tech Market Growth

    Software Buying In The US And Other Tech Twelve Countries Will Drive 3.9% Local Currency Tech Growth In 2014

    Halfway through 2014, the global tech market is still trying to get out of second gear, with projected local currency growth of 3.9% (3.3% in US dollars), not the third-gear growth of 5.5% we...

    • Downloads: 349
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Best Practices In Mobile Financial Sales

    Digital Teams Must Use Context To Be Relevant And Earn Sales

    As mobile touchpoints displace PCs, branches, advisors, and agents at the heart of customers' relationships with financial services firms, digital executives need to step up their mobile marketing...

    • Downloads: 272
  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    Report:Tap Resources To Optimize Partner Loyalty

    Organization: The Channel Partner Loyalty Playbook

    This report maps out the range of stakeholders within your organization whom you will work with, and work for, in executing the channel partner loyalty playbook. It is designed to help sales...

    • Downloads: 292
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Shift To Product Development Services 2.0 Is On

    Vendors Need To Make Key Investments In Go-To-Market And Solution-Based Approaches To Emerge As Leaders

    The product development services market is currently undergoing a fundamental move to a more proactive, solution-based approach, which Forrester defines as product development services 2.0 (PDS 2.0)....

    • Downloads: 474
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The Co-Creation Maturity Benchmark

    Co-creation is a key pillar of corporate open innovation initiatives. In Q1 2011, Forrester surveyed 212 product strategy professionals about whether and how social media assets within their...

    • Downloads: 584
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Decoding The Behavior Of Indian IT Security Buyers

    Addressing Organizational Behavior Is Key To Driving Vendor Sales

    IT security investments have increased over the past two to three years in India, and security budgets continue to grow. However, Forrester believes that a significant portion of security spending is...

    • Downloads: 159
  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    Report:Executive Buyer Insight Study: Are Salespeople Prepared For Executive Conversations?

    Addressing Gaps In How Effectively Salespeople Engage With Executives

    To avoid being relegated to commodity status, vendors are refining their sales strategies to engage with higher level decision-makers earlier in the problem-solving process. Getting a meeting with...

    • Downloads: 848
  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    Report:Buyer Role Profile: VP Of Security

    This report is designed to give professionals in sales enablement an introduction to the VP of security role as well as an overview of the general concerns facing people in that position. The...

    • Downloads: 212
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:How To Start Bridging The Mobile Monetization Gap

    Use Mobile Engagement To Extend Existing Business Models

    Facebook, Groupon, Pandora, Path, Rovio, and Twitter are companies that get a lot of media or investor attention and have a common denominator: Each has a large mobile audience but an unproven...

    • Downloads: 667
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Infosys' EdgeVerve Targets Enterprises' Digital Transformation Needs

    Infosys Creates A Software Subsidiary To Accelerate The Growth Of Its Software Products And Solutions Business

    Infosys recently announced the creation of a wholly owned subsidiary: EdgeVerve Systems. The new entity will own, develop, market, and sell Infosys' Edge line of software products and solutions,...

    • Downloads: 118
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Tech Industry Digital Business 2014

    An Introduction To Digital Business For Tech Industry CIOs

    Digital business is different — it's not business as usual with a digital façade. Forrester defines digital businesses more broadly than just those firms selling products and services...

    • Downloads: 192
  • 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: 197
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Selecting A Product Development Services Provider

    Focus On Providers That Generate Innovation And Speed Time-To-Market, Not Just Deliver Cost Savings

    This report outlines the key criteria that sourcing and vendor management (SVM) professionals can use when helping product development teams during the selection of a product development services...

    • Downloads: 238
  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    Report:Case Study: SAP Simplifies Its Pricing

    SAP's Pricing Team Standardizes On Fewer Metrics While Better Aligning Licensing With Business Value

    Forrester recently published our software pricing and licensing best practices to help software company sales enablement (SE) professionals to decide how to package software into price list products,...

    • Downloads: 122