Speaker Biography

Rob Karel

Principal Analyst & Research Director

Sessions Featuring This Speaker

    Research Focus

    Rob serves Business Process & Applications Professionals. He is a leading expert in how companies manage data and integrate information across the enterprise. His current research focus includes process data management, master data management, data quality management, metadata management, data governance, and data integration technologies, including ETL and EII.

    Previous Work Experience

    Rob has more than 19 years of data management experience, working in both business and IT roles to develop solutions that provide better quality of, confidence in, and usability of critical enterprise data. Prior to joining Forrester, he managed Intuit's enterprise data quality initiatives and supported the implementation of Intuit's customer master reference system. Prior to Intuit, Rob managed the design and development of customer master and attribute management solutions for Cisco Systems. Earlier, Rob was research manager for the global mergers and acquisitions product group at Thomson Financial Securities Data (now Thomson Financial Investment Banking).


    Rob holds a B.S. in finance from Ithaca College.