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J. P. Gownder

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J. P. Gownder is a vice president and principal analyst on Forrester’s Future of Work team. He leads Forrester’s research into the impact that automation technologies like artificial intelligence, smart software, robotics, and customer self-service have on the future of work, the future of jobs, and the economy. His research also covers the role that technology innovations play in the workforce, employee experience, and the adoption of emerging technologies. Finally, his research into virtual and augmented reality, intelligent agents, wearable computing, PCs, tablets, smartphones, and the devices and systems that power retail experiences helps C-level leaders optimize investments and strategies.

Previous Work Experience

A prolific writer and speaker, J. P. has written articles for publications such as Mashable, Information Week, ComputerWorld, Forbes, The Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post. He has also been quoted in The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, Wired, and many other publications, and he has appeared on NBC television, Bloomberg television, Voice of America, National Public Radio, and other media outlets.

Education

J. P. graduated from Harvard University with a BA (magna cum laude) and an MA in political science. He also conducted research at the Harvard Business School.

J. P. Gownder is a vice president and principal analyst on Forrester’s Future of Work team. He leads Forrester’s research into the impact that automation technologies like artificial intelligence, smart software, robotics, and customer self-service have on the future of work, the future of jobs, and the economy. His research also covers the role that technology innovations play in the workforce, employee experience, and the adoption of emerging technologies. Finally, his research into virtual and augmented reality, intelligent agents, wearable computing, PCs, tablets, smartphones, and the devices and systems that power retail experiences helps C-level leaders optimize investments and strategies.

Previous Work Experience

A prolific writer and speaker, J. P. has written articles for publications such as Mashable, Information Week, ComputerWorld, Forbes, The Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post. He has also been quoted in The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, Wired, and many other publications, and he has appeared on NBC television, Bloomberg television, Voice of America, National Public Radio, and other media outlets.

Education

J. P. graduated from Harvard University with a BA (magna cum laude) and an MA in political science. He also conducted research at the Harvard Business School.

J. P. Gownder's Most Recent Research

Research

Future Jobs: Australia's Automation Dividends And Deficits, 2020 To 2030

A Future Of Jobs Series Report
February 22nd, 2021 | Sam Higgins , Satish Meena , J. P. Gownder

While the advent of AI and robotics will inevitably lead to job losses or automation deficits, these forces will affect different occupations at different...

10 min read
Research

Future Jobs: Plan For The Impact Of Automation On Your Workforce Now

A Future Jobs Series Report
December 4th, 2020 | Craig Le Clair , J. P. Gownder , Sam Higgins

Automation deficits (also known as job losses) due to advancing automation are inevitable. But they'll affect different occupations at different times...

12 min read
Research

The Real Value Of Work

Business Case: The Employee Experience Playbook
September 23rd, 2020 | J. P. Gownder

As leaders invest more time and thought into developing future-of-work strategies, one problem continues to inhibit success: a narrow definition of the...

14 min read
Research

Top Trends And Emerging Technologies, Q3 2020

September 22nd, 2020 | Brian Hopkins , Julie Ask , Dave Bartoletti

The pandemic has elevated digital acceleration to the forefront of business leaders' minds. It has also drawn technology management leaders into the spotlight...

15 min read
Research

The Future Of Work Starts Now

Four Shocks Will Sort Out The Winners From The Losers In The 2020s

The "roaring 2020s" have started with a force: a pandemic that will propel us into the future of work faster than expected. Like its namesake decade from...

16 min read