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.


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

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  • Christopher Mines
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Topic Overview: Green IT

    Environmental responsibility is emerging as an important topic for corporate IT organizations and their technology suppliers. Corporate IT will go green in the coming years, driven by a combination...

    • Downloads: 2094
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Green IT Services

    A Bright Outlook For IT Sustainability Consulting

    IT services companies are responding to client needs by building green IT and corporate sustainability practices. We continue to forecast very healthy growth — 60% CAGR —for this market,...

    • Downloads: 1696
  • For CIO Professionals

    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...

    • Downloads: 1461
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Mapping The Connected World

    Software Control Of The Physical World Will Change Your Business

    A technology revolution is brewing that uses sensors, networks, and analytics software to connect physical objects and infrastructure to computing systems, providing an unprecedented view into the...

    • Downloads: 1452
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Dawn Of Green IT Services

    A Market Overview Of Sustainability Consulting For IT Organizations

    Enterprises are increasingly going green, and looking to IT operations to help them reduce corporate energy consumption and become more environmentally responsible. Some IT shops are responding by...

    • Downloads: 1468
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Creating The Green IT Action Plan

    CIOs Should Plan Comprehensively And Act Incrementally

    Enterprise CIOs have a variety of motivations for improving the environmental footprint of their IT operations, but they are often unsure how to proceed. IT organizations should start by crafting an...

    • Downloads: 1415
  • For CIO Professionals

    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...

    • Downloads: 1111
  • For CIO Professionals

    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...

    • Downloads: 1196
  • For CIO Professionals

    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.

    • Downloads: 963
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: The Advent Of Enterprise Carbon And Energy Management Systems

    Sketching The New Opportunities For IT Vendor Strategists

    A new liability is coming onto the collective balance sheet of companies around the world: carbon. In the context of increasing awareness of the business and societal risks of climate change,...

    • Downloads: 1091
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2010: The Tech Industry Rebounds Faster Than The Overall Economy

    The technology industry will be among the bright spots of the global economic recovery in 2010. We forecast that IT purchases (measured in US dollars) will grow by more than 8% over the depressed...

    • Downloads: 930
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Value Of A Green IT Maturity Assessment

    Introducing Forrester's Green IT Maturity Assessment Methodology

    CIOs recognize the importance of environmental considerations in planning IT operations, but they are often unsure about how to put that recognition into action. With sustainability rising on the...

    • Downloads: 1030
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Mapping IT's Green Opportunities

    Get Ready For Green IT 2.0

    Vendor strategists must raise their sights to take in and capture the full value of IT across the landscape of green business opportunity. The foreground of energy efficiency and waste reduction...

    • Downloads: 933
  • For CIO Professionals

    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...

    • Downloads: 819
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Greening Of IT

    Environmental responsibility is emerging as an important topic for corporate IT organizations and their technology suppliers. This report outlines the key drivers of green IT and the range of green...

    • Downloads: 675
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:More Green Progress In Enterprise IT

    Forrester completed its third survey of enterprise IT professionals in April 2008 to understand the state of green IT awareness and adoption in corporate computing. Our latest survey results show...

    • Downloads: 748
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Software Strategists Tackle Green IT

    How The Software Industry Will Go Green

    To date, the vast majority of mindshare and activity about improving the IT industry's environmental stance has focused on the life cycle of hardware assets — greening their design,...

    • Downloads: 647
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:In Search Of Green Technology Consumers

    Why Tech Marketers Should Target This Emerging Segment

    A distinct segment of green technology consumers ready to put their dollars behind eco-friendly product choices is becoming visible. Forrester's Technographics® surveys reveal that consumers who...

    • Downloads: 564
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Industry Motivations For Pursuing Green IT

    An overview of motivations for pursuing green IT by industry

    • Downloads: 14
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: A Slowing Economy Won't Slow Down Corporate Green IT Initiatives

    Forrester's latest green IT enterprise survey reveals that the slowing economy will not derail efforts to make IT operations more efficient and less environmentally harmful. In fact, of responding...

    • Downloads: 529
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Inquiry Insights: Green IT, Q1 2008

    Forrester Clients Ask The What, Why, And How Of Sustainable Computing

    Forrester clients submit roughly 20,000 analyst inquiries each year. In aggregate, these one-on-one interactions create a map of topical hotspots among Forrester's client base, with important...

    • Downloads: 499
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2009: Recession Still Provides A Favorable Climate For Green IT

    Worldwide implementation of green initiatives in enterprise IT organizations and their suppliers will accelerate in 2009, notwithstanding the gloomy economic environment. Green IT will spread in...

    • Downloads: 554
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Green Progress In Enterprise IT

    Higher Stakes For Tech Marketers As Green IT Principles Spread

    Forrester conducted its second survey of enterprise IT professionals to learn about awareness and adoption of environmental principles in corporate computing. Our October survey shows steady...

    • Downloads: 498
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Inquiry Insights: Green IT, Q3 2008

    Since initiating research on green IT trends in early 2007, Forrester analysts have fielded a steadily growing number of client inquiries on green topics, including corporate sustainability planning,...

    • Downloads: 450
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Green IT Awareness And Strategy In The US, Europe, And Asia Pacific

    An overview of results from Forrester's Q2 Global Green IT Online Survey

    • Downloads: 12