Data Strategy & Insights

November 18 – 19, 2021  |  Live Virtual Experience

Networking Opportunities

Connecting with like-minded peers is integral to making the most of your Data Strategy & Insights Forum experience. We are excited to offer multiple types of networking experiences for you throughout the conference and beyond.

Meet With Our Analysts

Data Strategy & Insights Forum 2021 offers unparalleled opportunities for meetings with our best-in-class analysts & experts. 1-on-1 meetings are 20-minute networking and guidance discussions focused on addressing a specific question or pressing topic you would like to discuss with an aligned analyst.

Registered attendees will be notified by email on how to book. All analyst & expert meetings are subject to change based on availability. Stay tuned for more information. Please email Maddie Beatson at for any questions.


Boris Evelson, VP, Principal Analyst
Coverage: Big Data, Business Intelligence, Data Integration, Data Preparation, Data Visualization, Data Warehousing, Enterprise BI Platforms, Information Architecture, Knowledge Management, Systems Of Insight, Text Analytics and NLP.

Brandon Purcell, VP, Principal Analyst
Coverage: Customer Insights, Artificial Intelligence, AI Ethics, Customer Analytics, Customer Intelligence, Segmentation, Customer Lifetime Value, Al Ethics, Data Science, Machine Learning, Responsible AI and Text Analytics.

Cheryl McKinnon, Principal Analyst
Coverage: Enterprise Content management (ECM), Content Archiving, Enterprise file sync and share, Document-centric Collaboration, Life-cycle management, Information governance, and File Analytics.

Cinny Little, Principal Analyst
Coverage: Business Transformation & Organizational Change Management, Corporate Culture, Systems Of Insight, Digital Intelligence, Competency & Skills Management, Customer Intelligence, Centers of Expertise, Metrics, Market Research & Employee Experience.

David Johnson, Principal Analyst
Coverage: Apple, Application Management, Application Virtualization, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), Desktop Operating Systems, Desktops & Laptops, Employee Experience, Enterprise Mobile Devices, Enterprise Mobility, IT Process Automation, Mobile Software & Platforms.

Diego Lo Giudice, VP, Principal Analyst
Coverage: Agile, Application Development Processes & Tools, Application Life-Cycle Management (ALM), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cognitive Computing, Continuous Delivery, Development & Operations (DevOps), Testing & Quality Assurance.

Gene Leganza, VP, Research Director
Coverage: Data management, Data Governance, Enterprise Architecture and Master Data Management.

James McQuivey, VP, Principal Analyst
Coverage: Change Management, Consumer Psychology, Employee Psychology, Disruptive Business trends, Innovation, Future of Work, Hybrid Work Strategy and Future Fitness.

Jessica Liu. Senior Analyst
Coverage: Advertising, Social Analytics/Measurement, Social Listening/Intelligence, Social Marketing, Social Media, Social Networks and Social Technology.

Katy Tynan, Principal Analyst
Coverage: Employee Experience, Executive Leadership, Organization, Organizational Structure, Performance & Talent Management & Workforce Management.

Martha Bennett, VP, Principal Analyst
Coverage: AI regulation, Artificial Intelligence (AI),Blockchain, Emerging Technologies, Strategy & Strategic Planning.

Maxie Schmidt-Subramanian, VP, Principal Analyst
Coverage: CX metrics and Measurement Programs, Going beyond Surveys in CX measurement, Defining and Measuring value for Customer and ROI of CX.

Michele Goetz, Principal Analyst
Coverage: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data Mesh, Data Management, Data Quality & Data Governance and Data Strategy and Architecture.

Mike Gualtieri, VP, Principal Analyst
Coverage: AI, Machine Learning and Real-teim Analytics.

Nick Monroe, Ph.D., Researcher
Coverage: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Culture and Employee Experience.

Noel Yuhanna, VP, Principal Analyst
Coverage: Data Fabric, Data Management Data Architectures, Hybrid-Multi Cloud, Data Integration, Data Lake, Data Pipeline, Data Security, Data Warehousing, MDM, ETL, Database, Translytical, NoSQL, Graph platform, Multi-Model and Data Platforms.

Senem Biyikli, UX Researcher
Coverage: The evaluation methodology for B2C digital experience Evaluative Research projects.

Srividya Sridharan, VP, Research Director
Coverage: Advanced Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Business Intelligence, Customer Analytics, Customer Data, Data Science, Insights-Driven Business, Customer Insights, Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics and Text Analytics.




Additional Opportunities

Peer Networking

It’s time to make new connections and expand your network. Our event platform offers several unique features to connect attendees during the event. Whether you are looking for face-to-face chats or a chat based conversation, we have you covered.


Ever wanted the chance to go backstage and be a part of the conversations that go on in the Green Room? Well now is your time! In these sessions, delegates will have the opportunity to engage with our Forrester keynoters and delve deeper into the frameworks and thought-leadership just revealed in their presentations.

Drop-In Discussions

Ever wanted the chance to go backstage and be a part of the conversations that go on in the Green Room? Well now is your time! In these sessions, delegates will have the opportunity to engage with our Forrester analysts and delve deeper into the frameworks and thought-leadership just revealed in their session presentations.

Sponsor Connections

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Thursday, November 18 | 1:05pm-1:35pm

Fairness Is In The AI Of The Beholder
This drop in session will allow you to hear from Forrester Analysts and your peers on pressing issues such as; how has the conversation around AI and D&I come together?, who needs to be involved to get a holistic perspective on the fair use of AI in organizations?, what is the role of vendors vs. the role of the buyer in terms of making sure AI implementations are done fairly?, what internal processes can we put in place to ensure we’re not amplifying inequities with AI?

Brandon Purcell, Katy Tynan and Nick Monroe, Forrester

Friday, November 19 | 1:05pm-2:35pm

Connected Intelligence is the Next Phase of AI

Michele Goetz, Forrester

Drop-In Discussions

Thursday, November 18 | 2:40pm-3:10pm

Modernizing Your Data Management Strategy

During this session, you will learn from your peers how their data management strategy is changing based on new business requirements. These include support for real-time, distributed, integrated, and trusted data for modern business applications and insights. Below are some of the topics we’ll explore during our conversation
Noel Yuhanna, Forrester

Thursday, November 18 | 2:40pm-3:10pm

AI Buyers Beware!!

Mike Gualtieri, Forrester

Thursday, November 18 | 4:00pm-4:30pm

Next Level Data Insights Strategies

Sri Sridharan, Brendan Witcher, Natalie Schibell, and Jeffery Williams, Forrester

Friday, November 19 | 2:35pm-3:05pm

Enterprise BI is Still Alive!!

Boris Evelson, Forrester