Stephen Powers

VP, Group Director serving Application Development & Delivery PROFESSIONALS

Stephen serves Application Development & Delivery Professionals. He is a leading expert on technologies to support online customer experiences, including web content management, digital asset management, and personalization. Stephen helps Forrester clients create customer experience management technology strategies to support contextual, multichannel experiences and realize production efficiencies.

Previous Work Experience

Stephen came to Forrester with many years of experience in IT management and application development. Most recently, Stephen served as vice president and general manager of a software startup in Cambridge, Mass., managing client engagements in the areas of customer resource management, asset management, and supply chain management. Prior to that, he spent eight years at ZDNet (later CNet), where he led IT groups responsible for enterprise content management, web content management, eCommerce, search applications, and data warehousing.


Stephen earned a B.S. in electrical engineering from Villanova University and an MBA from Babson College.

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  • Stephen Powers
  • Customer Experience Management
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2015: Digital Experience Delivery Platforms Become Flexible Or Lose Momentum

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) and digital marketers' worlds will collide in 2015. Shared platforms, customer data, budgets, and priorities will emerge within B2C and progressive B2B...

    • Downloads: 354
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Refocus The Digital Experience Technology Investment Discussion

    As the age of the customer progresses, the skyrocketing demand for technology for digital experience delivery adds a new twist to justification discussions for tech spending. This means...

    • Downloads: 722
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Web Content Management For Digital Customer Experience, Q2 2013

    Adobe Offers A Leading Combination Of Strategy And Resources

    Web content management (WCM) software has evolved from a set of primarily technical tools for website management into broad products and suites that support the imaginations (and needs) of digital...

    • Downloads: 2598
  • For Customer Experience Professionals


    Delivering Relevant Experiences In The Multichannel World

    Firms want to deliver the right experience to the right user at the right time and on the right device — a tricky proposition in this age of device proliferation. The splinternet — and...

    • Downloads: 707
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Unify The Digital Experience Across Touchpoints

    Create A Consistent Experience To Engage Customers

    Today's rush to reach customers on their smartphones and tablets is just the beginning of an explosion of software-fueled digital touchpoints. Smartphones, tablets, eReaders, games, smart TV, goggles...

    • Downloads: 1605
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Web Content Management For Online Customer Experience, Q3 2011

    SDL And Adobe Lead The Way To Customer Experience Management (CXM)

    The web content management (WCM) market is in transition. Functionality to enable publishing to the Web — whether internally or externally — has become commoditized. Yet now, the WCM...

    • Downloads: 3585
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Web Content Management Is Alive And Well in 2011 Thanks To Online Customer Experience

    Findings From Forrester's Q1 2011 Web Content Management Survey

    Forrester recently surveyed 260 content and collaboration (C&C) professionals with decision-making roles in web content management (WCM) about their WCM strategies for the coming year. Enterprises...

    • Downloads: 1151
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Seven C's Of Web Content Management

    The web content management (WCM) market is currently experiencing a significant evolution as requirements for those platforms have grown beyond just managing web content. Instead, organizations need...

    • Downloads: 1565
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Online Customer Engagement Software Ecosystem

    Understand Your Options For Supporting Public-Facing Web Sites

    Information and knowledge management (I&KM) professionals who support public-facing Web sites face a potpourri of product options from software vendors. Currently, persuasive content functions...

    • Downloads: 1100
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Trends In WCM: A Focus On Personalization, RIAs, Rich Media, And Analytics

    This Data Chart, based on data from Forrester’s October 2008 North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific Web Content Management Online Survey, shows the projected trends for Web content management (WCM)...

    • Downloads: 118
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Frugal Guide To Web Content Management

    How To Maximize Your WCM Investment During An Economic Slowdown

    In the first recession of the customer-centric Web era, enterprises would be wise to avoid across-the-board IT budget cuts that cripple their ability to compete for and service fickle online...

    • Downloads: 938
  • Report:Don't Be Content With Your Web Content Management In 2009

    While most organizations continue to invest in Web content management (WCM) initiatives, some appear to be postponing WCM projects due to budgetary constraints or deferring in favor of other...

    • Downloads: 696
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Supporting Persona-Based Web Sites With WCM

    Understanding How To Work With WCM To Support Customer Experiences

    Customer experience demands have marketers stepping up their use of personas in their Web design efforts. Information & knowledge management (I&KM) professionals, however, have found many challenges...

    • Downloads: 547
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:WCM: Who Will Help, And What Technology Will They Use?

    These data charts will examine investment trends in Web content management initiatives.

    • Downloads: 38