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Achim Granzen

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Achim is a principal analyst based in Singapore, serving CIOs across Asia Pacific. His research focuses on analytics and data-driven transformation; the interplay of technology capabilities and business capabilities; and organizational change and governance. He writes about the business applications of analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cloud technologies across industries, with a focus on analytics-driven customer experience and insights, analytics-enabled IoT and Industry 4.0, and the organizational and technological aspects of operationalizing analytics successfully across organizations.

Previous Work Experience

Achim brings 20 years of global experience in technology and services, with expertise in analytics, big data, cloud, and business technology. Before joining Forrester, Achim was the chief technologist, analytics, for DXC (formerly Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services), working with clients across Asia on their digital transformation. Prior to that, Achim worked for major industry players in the analytics technology and services space — SAS Institute, IBM Global Services, and Microsoft — in regional roles across Europe, Asia, and the US.

Education

Achim holds a master’s degree in physics from Mercator University Duisburg, Germany.

Achim is a principal analyst based in Singapore, serving CIOs across Asia Pacific. His research focuses on analytics and data-driven transformation; the interplay of technology capabilities and business capabilities; and organizational change and governance. He writes about the business applications of analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cloud technologies across industries, with a focus on analytics-driven customer experience and insights, analytics-enabled IoT and Industry 4.0, and the organizational and technological aspects of operationalizing analytics successfully across organizations.

Previous Work Experience

Achim brings 20 years of global experience in technology and services, with expertise in analytics, big data, cloud, and business technology. Before joining Forrester, Achim was the chief technologist, analytics, for DXC (formerly Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services), working with clients across Asia on their digital transformation. Prior to that, Achim worked for major industry players in the analytics technology and services space — SAS Institute, IBM Global Services, and Microsoft — in regional roles across Europe, Asia, and the US.

Education

Achim holds a master’s degree in physics from Mercator University Duisburg, Germany.

Achim Granzen's Most Recent Research

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The Forrester Wave™: AI Consultancies In Asia Pacific, Q2 2021

The 13 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
May 18th, 2021 | Achim Granzen

In our 26-criterion evaluation of AI consultancies in Asia Pacific (APAC), we identified the 13 most significant ones — Accenture, Boston Consulting Group...

18 min read
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Get Your AI Ready For Prime Time With AI Consultancies In Asia Pacific

AI Consultancies In APAC Focus On Scaling AI To Production And Deploying Responsible AI
February 18th, 2021 | Achim Granzen

Forrester's recent Now Tech overview of artificial intelligence consultancies in Asia Pacific (APAC) provides insight into the offerings and positioning...

10 min read
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The State Of Cybersecurity In Indonesia

Indonesian Security Leaders Will Accelerate Their Security Transformation In 2021
January 14th, 2021 | Jinan Budge , Achim Granzen

Adaptiveness and CX improvements are key business priorities for firms in Indonesia in 2021, and cybersecurity will be crucial to safeguarding these priorities...

1 min read
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Now Tech: AI Consultancies In Asia Pacific, Q1 2021

Forrester's Overview Of 23 AI Service Providers In Asia Pacific
January 12th, 2021 | Achim Granzen

You can use AI consultancies to determine the business objectives for AI, scale and progress AI from proof of concept to production, and set up AI operations...

5 min read
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The State Of Digital Transformation In Malaysia

Service Providers Are Helping Malaysian Firms Catch Up
January 7th, 2021 | Achim Granzen , Sam Higgins

Less than half of services decision-makers in Malaysia say that their firms are currently implementing or expanding their digital transformation; a further...

1 min read