Christopher Mines

Senior Vice President, Research Director serving Application Development & Delivery PROFESSIONALS

Chris leads a team of Forrester analysts focused on the future of software development. Since software is both the platform and 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 has a 17-year tenure as a Forrester analyst and research leader. He has worked across the organization, including leading the firm's US research organization from 2002 to 2006. His ongoing research interests include technology-driven business transformation, the connected world, and the economics and business models of technology suppliers.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to joining Forrester, Chris was a principal at GeoPartners Research, doing strategy consulting for leading technology companies. During the 1980s, he was with the investment bank Cowen & Company, heading its research coverage of the networking industry. He also worked at The Yankee Group as a telecom industry analyst. He began his career as a member of technical staff at IBM's network software labs.

Education

Chris holds degrees from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and the University of Pennsylvania.

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    Report:Six Business Technology Trends That Will Propel Your Firm In 2013

    From Technology Foundations To Business Outcomes

    Forrester sees six important trends unfolding in business technology (BT), where information technology will most directly and visibly affect business outcomes. Not having an initiative or effort...

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    Report:Emerging Markets And Technologies Drive Tech Industry Growth

    Forrester's 2012 Tech Industry Predictions

    2012 is the year that the performance of emerging markets will be crucial to the growth prospects of the global technology industry. In particular, the top tier of the emerging markets — which...

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    Report:Forrsights: The Macro Trends Shaping The Tech Industry This Decade

    Emerging Opportunities And Imperatives For An IT Industry In Transformation

    Rather than quietly maturing into middle age as it enters its seventh decade, the information and communications technology (ICT) industry is continuing to evolve rapidly. The ICT landscape is roiled...

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    Report:Another Year Of Outperformance For The Tech Industry

    Forrester's 2011 Tech Industry Predictions

    In this report, we highlight macro trends and specific predictions that indicate the directions of growth and disruption for the technology industry in 2011.

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    Report:Green IT Awareness And Adoption By Region, Q4 2008

    Global firms report on their awareness and adoption of green IT practices.

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    Report:Green IT Nudges Tech Adoption

    Technologies Like Videoconferencing And Thin Clients Will Get A Second Look

    As enterprise IT organizations continue to adopt green principles, they'll take another look at technologies that reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions, both within the IT shop and across...

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