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Phil Brunkard

CIO EP & Sr Analyst

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Phil’s research focuses on the CIO leader’s strategy agenda. He provides guidance on what it means to be a future fit technology leader to enable successful business outcomes. His research also covers the adoption of emerging technology and innovation practices.

He also serves CIO executives through Forrester’s Executive Program, providing thought leadership, challenging ideas, and bringing practitioner experience to deliver results for their most critical business priorities.

Previous Work Experience

Phil has over 25 years’ experience in technology strategy, leadership, innovation, and digital transformation across both public and private sectors.

Before joining Forrester, Phil held various client-facing tech leadership positions at BT Business and Public Sector and BT Global Services. He built and led a CIO consulting practice and served as CIO across several market-sector business lines. In this role, he was accountable for the market sector’s innovation and technology strategy and technology leadership for complex transformation delivery programs. Prior to joining BT, Phil worked in the consulting, systems integrator, and service provider industries in roles across enterprise architecture, IT, and business consulting. 

He has published articles on emerging technology trends, innovation, and the future of work.

Education

Phil qualified with a Bachelor of Engineering in computer science and electronic engineering from Aston University, Birmingham, UK. He holds a CMI Level 7 Diploma in professional consulting.

Phil’s research focuses on the CIO leader’s strategy agenda. He provides guidance on what it means to be a future fit technology leader to enable successful business outcomes. His research also covers the adoption of emerging technology and innovation practices.

He also serves CIO executives through Forrester’s Executive Program, providing thought leadership, challenging ideas, and bringing practitioner experience to deliver results for their most critical business priorities.

Previous Work Experience

Phil has over 25 years’ experience in technology strategy, leadership, innovation, and digital transformation across both public and private sectors.

Before joining Forrester, Phil held various client-facing tech leadership positions at BT Business and Public Sector and BT Global Services. He built and led a CIO consulting practice and served as CIO across several market-sector business lines. In this role, he was accountable for the market sector’s innovation and technology strategy and technology leadership for complex transformation delivery programs. Prior to joining BT, Phil worked in the consulting, systems integrator, and service provider industries in roles across enterprise architecture, IT, and business consulting. 

He has published articles on emerging technology trends, innovation, and the future of work.

Education

Phil qualified with a Bachelor of Engineering in computer science and electronic engineering from Aston University, Birmingham, UK. He holds a CMI Level 7 Diploma in professional consulting.