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 CIO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Making Sense Of The Digital Services Tsunami

    CIOs Must Navigate A Landscape Of Digital Relabeling

    At recent customer and analyst events, traditional consulting and systems integration providers — including Accenture, Capgemini, Cognizant, Deloitte Digital, Fujitsu, Infosys, NIIT...

    • Downloads: 305
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Build Your Localization Strategy For Chinese Technology Vendors Now

    Chinese Enterprises Should Plan For A Local Vendor Strategy

    Since China opened up to the world in the late 1970s, the Chinese government has leveraged products from leading US and European technology vendors to help public and private sector organizations...

    • Downloads: 48
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Every Company Is A SaaS Company

    Leading-Edge Firms In All Sectors Are Becoming SaaS Providers To Build Sustainable Competitive Advantage

    Software-as-a-service (SaaS) has already revolutionized the software world, and now companies outside of the software industry are transforming business models by becoming SaaS providers too. These...

    • Downloads: 249
  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    Report:Sales Role Profile: Presales Engineer

    This report is designed to give sales enablement professionals an introduction to the sales engineer (SE) role, as well as an overview of the general concerns facing people in this position. A more...

    • Downloads: 120
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Who Of Business Technology Decision-Making

    The BT Governance Collection: Stakeholders And Structures

    Enterprise governance is about decision rights: who has input into decisions, who makes them, how are outcomes measured, and who is held accountable for those outcomes. Business technology (BT)...

    • Downloads: 466
  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    Report:Sales Role Profile: Sales Operations

    This report is designed to give technology sales enablement professionals an introduction to the sales operations role, as well as an overview of the general concerns facing people in this position....

    • Downloads: 216
  • For Analyst Relations Professionals

    Report:Forrester's Core Industry Analyst Relations Scorecard

    This self-assessment tool helps AR managers review their current industry analyst relations (AR) programs, analyze their weaknesses, and identify what they need to change if their programs are to...

    • Downloads: 46
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Software Asset Inventory, H2 2012

    In July 2012, Forrester Research analyzed the software asset portfolios of 16 large global providers of IT services. During this process, Forrester received a total of 545 artifacts and...

    • Downloads: 135
  • For Analyst Relations Professionals

    Report:Target Industry Analyst Relations With Achievable Metrics

    Benchmarks: The Industry Analyst Relations Playbook

    Myriad options puzzle industry analyst relations (AR) professionals as they try to measure the value they bring to high-tech vendors and to deliver consistently against related targets. A Forrester...

    • Downloads: 563
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Four Software Licensing Trends That Support Your Business Technology Agenda

    The software market has changed radically over the last three or four years, and the licensing landscape has changed with it. Trends such as big data, cloud, and mobile have undermined several common...

    • Downloads: 261
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: FireEye Acquires Mandiant

    FireEye Emerging As A Leader In A New Breed Of Security Companies

    On January 2, 2014, FireEye announced its acquisition of incident response and forensics specialist Mandiant for nearly $900 million in stock and $100 million in cash. With this acquisition, FireEye...

    • Downloads: 215
  • 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: 237
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Online Paid Content Forecast, 2012 To 2017 (EU-7)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Includes audience, buyers, and revenues for online content, including news, video, games, and music for the EU-7. Regional data and individual data for France, Germany, Italy, the...

    • Downloads: 6
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: With Salesforce1, Finally, An Integrated Cloud Platform

    New Mobile App Is The Tip Of The Iceberg For New Platform Release

    Salesforce1 was the big development revealed at salesforce.com's huge Dreamforce 2013 conference. But many left the conference wondering the same thing: What exactly is Salesforce1? A new mobile app?...

    • Downloads: 262
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Rimini Street Challenges Big Software Maintenance Fees

    The Company Proposes To Reduce Your Oracle And SAP Maintenance Costs By Half, But Is It Right For Your Organization?

    The popularity of Oracle and SAP software is clear. All you need to see is their long client list and substantial revenues to know they are giants in the technology marketplace. But their high...

    • Downloads: 416
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Telstra Bets Its Future On All Things Connected

    Observations From Telstra's Analyst Event In Sydney

    Asia has long been and looks set to remain one of the most important growing regions globally — despite some recent cooling off of the Chinese economy. In particular, multinational companies...

    • Downloads: 81
  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    Report:Threats To Their Traditional Sales Force Will Change The Focus For B2B Marketers

    Death Of A (B2B) Salesman

    This report, originally written for eBusiness and channel strategy professionals, includes content relevant to B2B marketers, especially those leading sales enablement initiatives in...

    • Downloads: 139
  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    Report:Why Buyers Don't Want To Meet Your Salespeople And What To Do About It

    Introducing Forrester's Seller Archetypes To Win, Serve, And Retain Customers

    As buyers become more empowered in the business-to-business (B2B) marketplace, the pressure is building for sales enablement professionals to prepare their salesforce to meet buyers' expectations....

    • Downloads: 216
  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    Report:The Characteristics Of A Differentiated Meeting, According To Salespeople

    Salespeople in different account segmentations (such as strategic accounts, geographic sales, or inside sales) and with different levels of experience bring a range of perspectives on what makes a...

    • Downloads: 149
  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    Report:From Priming The Pipeline To Engaging Buyers: The B2B CMO's New Role In Sales Enablement

    Advances in automation increase visibility and accountability surrounding lead-to-revenue processes. Despite this, tensions between marketing and sales persist concerning the quality of support that...

    • Downloads: 290
  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Salesperson Development Tool — Master

    Understanding The Characteristics Of Your Sales Messengers

    Successfully engaging with today's business buyers — from procurement professionals to executive buyers and their teams — requires different combinations of seller competencies. The...

    • Downloads: 22
  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    Report:Best Practices For Software Pricing And Licensing

    Grow Your Software Products' Revenue By Aligning Pricing With How You Deliver Business Value, While Balancing Simplicity And Fairness

    Forrester speaks with dozens of software company executives each year who are finding it difficult to decide the best way to package and price their software products, especially as they move their...

    • Downloads: 315
  • For Analyst Relations Professionals

    Report:Influence Deeply By Mapping Your Company Onto Analyst Models

    Many industry analysts in large or highly specialized firms use models in the form of diagrams, categories, structured descriptions, and vocabularies to describe, evaluate, and recommend vendor...

    • Downloads: 123
  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    Report:Buyer Role Profile: CIO

    This report is designed to give sales enablement professionals an introduction to the chief information officer (CIO) role, as well as an overview of the general concerns facing people in this...

    • Downloads: 424
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Commerce Solutions For Digital Products And Services, 2015

    Supporting Digital Business Models Requires Flexible Platforms

    In the past, online transactions for digital product purchases differed little from physical product purchases, with the exception of the delivery method. However, today's digitally connected...

    • Downloads: 234