Peter Burris

Vice President, Research Director serving CIOs

In his role as research director, Mr. Burris helps set the overall CIO role research agenda at Forrester, craft effective CIO research with our senior Forrester analysts, and ensure overall CIO research quality. His research team focuses on the evolving relationship between CIOs and CMOs, best practices in building and instituting an IT/BT strategy, BT innovation approaches to accelerate business outcomes, and social business and collaboration strategies.

His personal research includes the role of IT/BT in the age of the customer. He also contributes to the Forrester's research on social business, specifically focusing on the functional evolution of social computing tool sets and how they will be applied to conduct complex, marketing-facing work. Finally, he is a leading thinker on IT/BT adoption in business.

Previous Work Experience

Mr. Burris joined Forrester in 2008. Prior to Forrester, he held numerous senior IT, marketing, and analyst jobs at leading organizations, including the DoD, HP, and Meta Group. At Meta Group, he jointly ran research, developing the advanced and broadly adopted "adaptive infrastructure" method for implementing plastic, services-based IT infrastructure.

Education

Peter attended Yale University.

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  • Peter Burris
  • Digital Marketing
  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    Report:Social Technographics®: Business Technology Buyers

    Second Annual Review Of The Social Technographics Of Business Technologists

    Forrester's North American And European business-to-business (B2B) Social Technographics Online Survey, Q1 2010, of technology buyers and their social media habits shows the important, but still...

    • Downloads: 2285
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Community Marketing: A New Discipline For Business Technology Marketers

    Technology marketers' traditional demand generation and customer conversion playbook won't cut it in the tech market transformation from information technology (IT) to business technology (BT)....

    • Downloads: 1257
  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    Report:Turning Your B2B Web Site Into A Community Hub

    Social Media Marketing That Is Persistent, Consistent, And Scalable

    Social media is becoming a major focus in business-to-business (B2B) marketing. However, many marketers are allowing their community marketing approaches to emerge out of piecemeal technology...

    • Downloads: 1195
  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    Report:Your Community Upgrade: From Experiment To Strategic Approach

    The Right Formula For Tech Marketers Using Online Communities

    This report is designed to help you revisit your strategy for engaging with customers through online communities and discussion forums, and demonstrate why your success will be based on taking the...

    • Downloads: 625
  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    Report:2010 Forrester Groundswell Awards Winners Offer B2B Marketers Valuable Social Media Lessons

    B2B marketers continue to stretch the capabilities of social media tools as they find new ways to interactively market to business buyers. Marketers submitted their most successful programs as best...

    • Downloads: 573
  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    Report:B2B Tech Marketers' Use Of Social Media And Its Business Impact

    North American marketers report on social media trends in 2010.

    • Downloads: 28
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Tech Marketers' Online IT Community Playbook

    Making Tech Marketing Socially Correct

    Online IT communities are profoundly shaping the experiences of IT professionals. Information technology vendors must participate in these communities, but engaging them incorrectly will escalate...

    • Downloads: 447
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Community Marketing Self-Assessment Tool

    Do Your Technology Marketing Capabilities Align With Community Marketing Requirements?

    Community marketing demands important changes to the missions, people, processes, and systems of tech industry (TI) marketing organizations in order to generate favorable business outcomes with...

    • Downloads: 386