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: Advance Process Automation By Keeping Automation Technologies In Their Own Lanes

    RPA, DPA, Dynamic Case Management, Digital Decisioning, And AI Each Have A Distinct Role

    November 11, 2019Rob Koplowitz

    Process automation is vital for any digital transformation strategy. The problem: There are many ways to automate a business process. Robotic process automation (RPA) currently dominates the conversation. It is a critical element of an intelligent automation strategy but just one of many technologies that application development and delivery (AD&D) pros need to enable straight-through automation. In this report, we outline the technology components of an intelligent automation strategy and clarify how each complements the others to drive success.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Predictions 2020: Software Development

    November 4, 2019 Jeffrey S. Hammond, Randy Heffner, Rob Koplowitz, Diego Lo Giudice, John R. Rymer

    AD&D pros: Read this report to learn about five market-shifting events that will punctuate the world of software development in 2020.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Now Tech: Digital Process Automation For Deep Workloads, Q3 2019

    Forrester's Overview Of 20 DPA-Deep Providers

    September 3, 2019Rob Koplowitz

    You can use digital process automation for deep workloads (DPA-deep) to automate complex business processes, to manage dynamic cases, and as a standard low-code development platform. But to realize these benefits, you'll first have to select from a diverse set of vendors that vary by size, functionality, geography, and vertical market focus. Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals should use this report to understand the value they can expect from a DPA-deep provider and to select one based on size and functionality.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Software For Digital Process Automation For Deep Deployments, Q2 2019

    The 10 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    June 19, 2019Rob Koplowitz

    In our 27-criteria evaluation of software for digital process automation for deep (DPA deep) deployments providers, we identified the 10 most significant ones — Appian, AuraPortal, Bizagi, Bonitasoft, Genpact, Hyland Software, IBM, Kofax, OpenText, and Pegasystems (Pega) — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals select the right provider for their needs.

  • 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.

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