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 Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Partner Loyalty Metrics That Matter

    Performance Management: The Channel Partner Loyalty Playbook

    Program performance management is about systematic measurement and relentless adjustment, in this case, of your channel partner loyalty program. The first step for sales enablement professionals in...

    • Downloads: 355
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Elevate Your Sales Training Impact With A Strategic Framework

    Introducing Forrester's Sales Training Solution Framework

    Buyers command more power in the marketplace than ever before, and consequently they have greater expectations for sales reps they meet with. Sellers who do not understand and cannot help solve their...

    • Downloads: 160
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: European Telco Consolidation Gains Further Momentum

    Hutchison Whampoa's Plans To Buy O2 Point To A Bigger Telco Shakeout In Europe

    Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity by technology vendors is increasing again and will have a lasting effect on CIOs and their portfolio strategies in 2015. Last week, Telefónica entered...

    • Downloads: 60
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Business Architecture 2020 — Extending Beyond Organizational Boundaries

    Future Look: The Business Architecture Playbook

    The rise of business architecture (BA) initiatives has propelled a rapidly maturing business architecture body of knowledge. Today, many business architecture practices focus within the boundaries of...

    • Downloads: 861
  • 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: 469
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Amazon's Digital Subscriptions Are A Sign Of Things To Come

    Pay attention to digital subscriptions; the future of digital relationships will be full of them. Digital platforms like Amazon and Microsoft lead in defining this ultimate form of digital...

    • Downloads: 160
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Picking A Salesforce.com Services Provider: Business Transformation Matters Most

    Findings From 41 SFDC Customer Interviews

    Salesforce.com (SFDC) continues to push the envelope — expanding into more technology areas that drive customer innovation and business transformation, such as Chatter for collaboration,...

    • Downloads: 337
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Defining The Boundary Between Business Tech Buying And Consumer Tech Buying

    Understanding Who Chooses And Who Pays For Devices That Span Business And Personal Tasks

    The spreading bring-your-own-device (BYOD) phenomenon has created a more complex landscape of tech buying. But traditional divisions between consumer tech purchases and business tech purchases still...

    • Downloads: 235
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Google Acquires Divide And Shakes Up The Mobile Security Landscape

    On May 19, 2014, Google announced the acquisition of mobile device management and security vendor Divide. Divide's primary product offering creates two separate personas on a mobile device....

    • Downloads: 151
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Global Tech Market Outlook 2013 To 2014

    In Local Currencies, The US Will Lead 5.4% Global Tech Market Growth In 2013 And 6.7% Growth In 2014

    The 2013 to 2014 period will see a different pattern of tech market dynamics than what prevailed in 2012, forcing CIOs and business tech buyers to adjust their spending plans to take advantage of new...

    • Downloads: 1952
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Welcome To The Era Of Agile Commerce

    Multichannel commerce is being reborn. Traditional ways of describing multichannel commerce no longer work because customers don't interact with companies from a "channel" perspective. Customers now...

    • Downloads: 4111
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The SAP/Ariba Merger Will Not Be Frictionless

    'Ariba, An SAP Company' Faces Many Challenges But Will Do Better Than SAP's Previous ePurchasing Acquisition

    SAP's proposed $4.3 billion acquisition of Ariba has shaken the ePurchasing market. Customers of both companies want to know if their products face an uncertain future, since it's unlikely that SAP...

    • Downloads: 362
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Prepare Now For Apple's Giant Leap Into Wearables

    Apple Will Regain The Innovator's Crown And Boost The Wearables Market With The iWatch

    The wearables market offers marketers a growing opportunity to build relationships with customers. From Disney's successful MagicBand to the Pebble smartwatch's Yelp app, marketers are already...

    • Downloads: 248
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Banks And Retailers: You Cannot Price Your Way Out Of Bad Customer Experiences

    Why Customer Experience Matters More To Loyalty Than Price

    Have you ever wondered whether it makes more sense to invest in customer experience or in dropping your prices to improve customer loyalty? We tested the relationship between customers' perceptions...

    • Downloads: 711
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Channel Strategies For India's Tier Two And Tier Three Cities

    Tech Vendors Must Venture Beyond India's Largest Cities To Achieve Market-Leading Growth

    Tech vendors targeting the Indian market currently direct most of their investments and resources to the country's largest metropolitan areas, usually referred to as tier one cities. However, with...

    • Downloads: 241
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Using Selling Objectives To Corral Random Acts Of Sales Support

    Simplify Sales Content, Tools, And Training By Developing A Common Organizing Framework

    In an effort to improve the productivity of the sales force and drive more revenue, business-to-business (B2B) companies are inadvertently making it harder for individual salespeople to do their...

    • Downloads: 177
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Net? Yes. Neutrality? No.

    We Answer Three Key Questions To Help Clarify The Arguments And The Relevance Of Net Neutrality

    The positions in intense debate surrounding Net neutrality can't simply be summed up as "standing up for users' rights" or "asserting a carrier's right to profit." Verizon filed a petition to review...

    • Downloads: 108
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Landesk Acquires LetMobile, Embracing A Unified Mobile Security Vision

    On May 21, 2014, client and systems management stalwart Landesk announced the acquisition of Israel-based mobile security firm LetMobile. LetMobile is a 15-person firm with innovative technology in...

    • Downloads: 60
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Linking Customer Engagement To Business Capabilities In The Age Of The Customer

    Processes: The Business Technology Agenda Playbook

    This report uses business capability mapping concepts to depict how customer engagement activates business capabilities. In the age of the customer, during which knowledge of and engagement with...

    • Downloads: 777
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Empower Salespeople With Tablets To Drive Value For Your Business

    Partner With Sales Leaders Or Lose Control Of Tablet Purchasing

    Businesses increasingly look to infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals to purchase tablets for their companies' employees, but not as a standard-issued device (i.e., a device that's...

    • Downloads: 227
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Tech Channels Have A Long Way To Go Toward Adding Marketing Value

    Despite Vendor Efforts To Marketing-Enable Their Partners, Partners Still View Channels As Implementers, Not Influencers

    Is your channel marketing enablement program first-rate? Sorry to break it to you, but we have reason to believe it's not. Tech vendors are investing more than ever today to empower their channel as...

    • Downloads: 239
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Apple And IBM Team Up To Create A New Enterprise Mobile Platform

    New Partnership Melds Complementary Strengths In Consumer And Enterprise Markets

    The leading mobile OS devices from Apple and Google have blossomed in enterprise settings because individuals want the same mobile devices and apps at work that they use in their personal lives. But...

    • Downloads: 390
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Allocating Decision Rights For Effective Architecture Governance

    Integrated Architecture Governance Focuses On The Right Decision-Maker For The Important Decisions

    Implementing effective architecture governance is on the agenda of many firms, as they continue to struggle to align business and IT strategy and deliver value from their investments. Today, most...

    • Downloads: 344
  • For Marketing Leadership 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 Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Cisco Acquires Neohapsis

    Deal Will Expand Cisco's Capabilities In Application, Cloud, And Mobile Security

    Cisco Systems announced this week its intent to acquire closely held Chicago-based Neohapsis, a decision that will substantially broaden Cisco's consulting capabilities. Most notably, the acquisition...

    • Downloads: 39