Chris Gardner

VP, Research Director

Chris leads a team of Forrester analysts focused on the future of software development. Since software is both the platform and the portal for customer engagement, speed and continuous improvement of software applications and systems are essential for business success in any industry. His team's research and advisory work identify the platforms, tools, methodologies, and skills that help companies put modern software at the center of their business.

Chris also writes about the unique opportunities and challenges of automation. Chris has a special passion for the people impact of automation and how professionals and organizational culture evolve and capitalize on a flexible and exciting future.

Research Coverage

Planned Research

What research can you expect from Forrester in the next 12 months? Updated biweekly, our publishing plan will keep you current with market and technology trends. Use the link below to download a list of our upcoming research.