Pascal Matzke

Vice President, Research Director serving CIOs

In his role as research director, Pascal Matzke leads Forrester's global CIO research team that focuses on the digital transformation opportunities for businesses around customer experience as well as connected products and services. His research team advises CIOs on best practices for digital transformation and innovation and helps clients become empowered business partners throughout their transformational journeys. Pascal's personal area of expertise and thought leadership spans across the domains of business technologies such as mobile, social, cloud and the Internet of Things, as well as the related transformational business issues. He is also a deep domain expert in tech services and outsourcing trends as well as the underlying market dynamics.

Acting as a trusted advisor to technology leaders and business executives across Europe, Asia, and North America, Pascal has helped frame successful transformation strategies for many large corporate clients as well as several leading technology vendors. Pascal is a frequent public speaker and is regularly quoted by leading business newspapers and IT magazines, such as The Economist, Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, Handelsblatt, CIO Magazine, Computing, and InformationWeek.

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.


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

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2016: The New Breed Of CIO

    How Digitally Savvy CIOs Obsessed With Customers Will Drive Growth

    In 2016, CEOs will expect CIOs to grow out of being mere custodians of technology and to actively wield tech to drive revenue instead. This brief charts how that shift will make your job as a CIO...

    • Downloads: 304
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Understanding The Diverse Innovation Tools And Services Ecosystem

    Tools And Technology: The Innovation Playbook

    While most organizations realize the importance of business innovation as they enter the age of the customer, they often lack the internal expertise to really drive sustainable innovation programs....

    • Downloads: 264