Andrew Bartels

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving CIOs

Andy is a member of Forrester's Business Technology Futures team, which serves CIOs and their business partners by predicting the long-term business impact of information technology. His research focus is on smart computing and analytics and tech-driven business transformation, analyzing the shifting economics of the industry, including spending, budgeting, and the influence of macroeconomic trends.

He also researches the growing customization of IT systems for industry-specific applications, especially in the utilities, energy, and professional services sectors. He is also a thought leader in the sourcing and procurement technology markets.

Previous Work Experience

Andy has extensive experience in the technology market and in strategic planning, both as an analyst and a practitioner in the business world. He came to Forrester through its acquisition of Giga Information Group in 2003, where he had worked as a vice president and research leader since 1998. Prior to joining Giga, Andy held a variety of vice president positions at American Express in the chairman's office, technologies, strategic planning, and re-engineering. Before joining American Express, Andy worked as an economist, writer, and editor for various organizations, including Shearson Lehman Brothers; the US House of Representatives' Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs; and the Council on Wage and Price Stability in the Executive Office of the President.

Andy has been a regular participant in Forrester's IT Forum conferences, delivering keynote addresses in 2006 and 2007 with colleagues on the future of software. He has also been a recurring presenter at Conference Board conferences on eProcurement and eSourcing. He has been quoted in leading business and technology publications, including BusinessWeek, The Economist, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

Education

Andy earned a B.A. in philosophy from Haverford College and a Ph.D. in history from Johns Hopkins University.

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    Report:US Government Spending And The BT Agenda

    Federal BT Spending Slightly Lags Private Sector BT Spending

    Government agencies at federal, state, and local levels are expanding their technology management agendas beyond infrastructure management and internal operations (i.e., IT) to include greater...

    • For CIO Professionals

      Report:Asia Pacific Tech Market Outlook For 2015 To 2016

      The BT Agenda Will Play A Small But Positive Role In Driving 5% Tech Market Growth

      The Asia Pacific technology market is no longer the tech world's growth zone. CIOs and other tech buyers in the region can anticipate that local-currency growth in business and government purchases...

      • Downloads: 76
    • For CIO Professionals

      Report:The Canadian Tech Market Outlook For 2015

      Canadian Firms Continue To Lag Behind Their US Counterparts In Both BT And IT Spending

      Canadian CIOs need to be more aggressive in pushing for tech spending increases in 2015. At a time when firms in the US are expanding technology expenditures — especially on business technology...

      • Downloads: 79
    • For CIO Professionals

      Report:Forrester's Data Can Help CIOs Defend And Improve Tech Budgets

      2014 To 2015 Tech Budget Benchmarks

      CIOs often request tech budget benchmarks, and Forrester is once again providing these benchmarks using data from our Business Technographics® Global Budgets Survey. This report provides 2015...

      • Downloads: 119
    • For CIO Professionals

      Report:The Global Tech Market Outlook For 2015 To 2016

      Five Themes That Will Define The Tech Market

      As CIOs prepare and manage their 2015 tech budgets, they can confidently push for increases of 4% to 6% in their purchases of tech goods and services, depending on their country. Tech spending in the...

      • Downloads: 683
    • For CIO Professionals

      Report:US Tech Spending By Industry, 2014 To 2015 — Which Industries Will Lead The BT Charge?

      Forrester's US tech market outlook for 2014 and 2015 provided general guidance for US CIOs. But every firm operates in a specific industry. So, in this report, we provide our outlook for tech budget...

      • Downloads: 439
    • For CIO Professionals

      Report:US Tech Market Growth Remains Solid For 2014 And 2015

      The BT Agenda Will Be The Main Driver Of 5% To 6% Growth

      So far, 2014 is turning out to be a relatively normal year for the US tech market, with growth in the 5% to 6% range. Unlike past years, we have not had to ratchet down our spring forecast due to...

      • Downloads: 213
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      Report:Sizing The US CIO's Business Technology Agenda

      Business Technologies Will Grow Faster Than Information Technologies And Will Exceed Half Of New Project Spending

      In the age of the customer, CIOs must prioritize technologies that help firms win, serve, and retain customers. This includes front-office technologies like customer relationship management (CRM),...

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