Rob   Koplowitz

Rob Koplowitz

VP, Principal Analyst Serving Application Development & Delivery Professionals

Rob’s research focuses on digital process automation as well as artificial intelligence and cognitive computing.

Previous Work Experience

Rob returns to Forrester after leading IBM’s strategy for integrating Watson into the company’s collaboration services. Rob brings many years of experience in enterprise software consulting, product marketing, product management, and strategy. Prior to IBM, he was a vice president, principal analyst with Forrester where he was a leader in collaboration and enterprise social research. Before that, he was a director of product management with Microsoft, where he played a strategic role with Duet, a joint initiative brought to market with SAP. Prior to Microsoft, Rob was a senior director of product marketing with Oracle, where he focused on Oracle’s content, collaboration, portal, and business intelligence offerings. He also spent 15 years in consulting working for Lotus/IBM and other global software services firms with a focus on corporate collaboration.

Education

Rob holds a B.A. in economics from the University of California, Davis.

Rob Koplowitz

VP, Principal Analyst Serving Application Development & Delivery Professionals

Rob’s research focuses on digital process automation as well as artificial intelligence and cognitive computing.

Previous Work Experience

Rob returns to Forrester after leading IBM’s strategy for integrating Watson into the company’s collaboration services. Rob brings many years of experience in enterprise software consulting, product marketing, product management, and strategy. Prior to IBM, he was a vice president, principal analyst with Forrester where he was a leader in collaboration and enterprise social research. Before that, he was a director of product management with Microsoft, where he played a strategic role with Duet, a joint initiative brought to market with SAP. Prior to Microsoft, Rob was a senior director of product marketing with Oracle, where he focused on Oracle’s content, collaboration, portal, and business intelligence offerings. He also spent 15 years in consulting working for Lotus/IBM and other global software services firms with a focus on corporate collaboration.

Education

Rob holds a B.A. in economics from the University of California, Davis.

Rob Koplowitz's Research

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Low-Code Development Platforms For AD&D Professionals, Q1 2019

    The 13 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    March 13, 2019 John R. Rymer, Rob Koplowitz

    Our 28-criterion evaluation of low-code development platforms for application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals assesses the 13 most significant suppliers — Clear Software, GeneXus, Kony, MatsSoft, Mendix, Microsoft, OutSystems, Progress Software, Salesforce, ServiceNow, Skuid, Thinkwise, and WaveMaker. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps AD&D pros select the right one for their needs.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Digital Process Automation For Wide Deployments, Q1 2019

    The 10 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    March 12, 2019Rob Koplowitz, John R. Rymer

    In our 30-criterion evaluation of digital process automation for wide deployment (DPA wide) providers, we identified the 10 most significant ones — AgilePoint, AXON Ivy, bpm'online, FlowForma, JobRouter, K2, Newgen Software, Nintex, PMG, and Ultimus — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps application development and delivery (AD&D) pros select the right provider for their needs.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Process Mining: Your Compass For Digital Transformation

    The Customer Journey Is The Destination

    February 7, 2019Rob Koplowitz

    Process automation is critical to digital transformation. It depends upon new software, and developers have better tools to meet that demand. The challenge: which processes to automate? Most application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals don't understand their own processes, and they can't articulate them, either. Read this report to understand how to leverage process mining to discover and prioritize automation efforts.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Now Tech: Rapid App Delivery, Q1 2019

    Forrester's Overview Of 41 Rapid-App-Delivery Providers

    January 4, 2019 John R. Rymer, Rob Koplowitz

    Digital process automation for wide deployments (AKA DPA-wide) and low-code development platforms let application development and delivery (AD&D) pros and their business partners automate and inform customer operations — quickly. Thus, these rapid-app-delivery platforms are vital to digital transformation initiatives. To access these benefits, you'll first have to select from a diverse and shifting set of vendors that vary by size, functionality, global reach, and vertical market focus. Use this report to understand the vendor landscape.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Predictions 2019: Software

    Software Innovation Builds Upon Cloud, Collaboration, AI, And More

    November 8, 2018 Christopher Condo, Randy Heffner, Duncan Jones, Rob Koplowitz, Diego Lo Giudice, John R. Rymer, Margo Visitacion

    Making predictions is hazardous, particularly about the future. Nevertheless, our intrepid software analyst team offers a handful of predictions about important changes in development tools and processes, software pricing policies, and more. Application development and delivery (AD&D) pros should read this report to prepare for inflection points coming in 2019.

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