Martin Gill

VP, Principal Analyst serving eBusiness & Channel Strategy PROFESSIONALS

Martin serves eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals. He leads the development of Forrester's Digital Business Transformation Playbook, which focuses on how consumer adoption of multiple touchpoints is driving the need for firms to abandon channel-siloed strategies to become both more customer-centric and more agile in how they embrace change. Martin covers digital and eBusiness maturity and how firms can adopt organizational structures, processes, sourcing strategies, and metrics that help them embed digital tools and capabilities throughout their organizations. He is based in the UK, and while covering global trends, he has a particular focus on the European retail market.

Previous Work Experience

Martin's background spans both business and IT roles. He joined Forrester from the retail industry, having worked at Boots, a major European health and beauty retailer, for a number of years. His role there was to establish and develop a business-aligned enterprise architecture function, delivering transformational strategies for a number of key retail areas, including boots.com, the Advantage Card loyalty scheme, and the retail and pharmacy store systems. Prior to that, he worked in a variety of roles at Egg.com, Europe's largest pure-play digital bank, ranging from mergers and acquisitions to new product development for both Egg and PruDirect.

Education

Martin holds a first degree in manufacturing engineering and operations management from Nottingham University and a Master of Philosophy from Newcastle University by research covering the simulation of commercial systems.

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  • Martin Gill
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Black Friday — The Sale That Stole Christmas

    What Can eBusiness Professionals Learn From Black Friday's Rocky Arrival In The UK?

    The 2014 holiday season was a roller coaster ride for many UK retailers. Black Friday arrived via the technology super highway from the US, with an unprecedented fanfare. For some it was highly...

    • Downloads: 44
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Use Customer-Centric Metrics To Benchmark Your Digital Success

    Benchmarks: The Digital Business Transformation Playbook

    It's easy to measure basic digital metrics like page views or the number of Facebook fans you have, but all too often these superficial metrics offer little or no insight into how your firm is...

    • Downloads: 177
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Trends 2015: Staffing And Hiring For eBusiness

    Our Annual Benchmark Of eBusiness Team Sizes And Job Functions

    In our annual organizational and staffing survey of eBusiness and channel strategy professionals, we found that while eBusiness budgets have grown by more than 10%, finding the skills and...

    • Downloads: 136
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Rank Yourself With The Digital Maturity Model

    Assessment: The Retail eCommerce Playbook

    As eBusiness and channel strategy professionals at retail companies evaluate their eCommerce opportunities, establishing a level set of current strengths and weaknesses is essential. This year,...

    • Downloads: 1473
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Digital Business Transformation: Lessons From The Pros

    Tips And Techniques On How To Manage Digital Business Transformation In Your Organization

    Digital business means large scale disruption and transformation for many firms. eBusiness executives at the helm of a digital transformation must plan and execute significant organizational change...

    • Downloads: 204
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2015: Digital Business Transformation Will Gain Critical Mass

    No one really doubts the importance of digital to today's businesses. While senior executives may argue over priorities — open more stores or build a better website? — few can deny the...

    • Downloads: 318
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Write A Digital Business Strategic Plan That People Actually Read

    Strategic Plan: The Digital Business Transformation Playbook

    Ready to craft your digital business transformation strategy? A hundred-page Word document to land on your CEO's desk, right? Think again. The digital business landscape is in constant flux, and in...

    • Downloads: 426
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Develop A Digital Business Road Map That Drives Innovation

    Road Map: The Digital Business Transformation Playbook

    Digital business transformation is a multiyear, multidimensional challenge. Traditional wisdom encourages firms to approach such a wholesale change as a big-bang transformation program, but the...

    • Downloads: 379
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Establish A Digital Acceleration Team

    Guide, Inspire, And Educate Local Teams To Enhance Digital Maturity Throughout Your Organization

    As firms expand their digital footprint around the globe, eBusiness executives in central teams face a challenge. Different local market teams have wildly varying levels of digital maturity,...

    • Downloads: 252
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Brief: Take The Digital Business Readiness Assessment

    Use Forrester's Digital Business Readiness Assessment To Plot Your Course To Digital Mastery

    Many executives understand that their firm needs to transform. Digital disruption is rewriting the rules in almost every industry, and as digital entrants like Amazon, Netflix, and Uber reinvent what...

    • Downloads: 211
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Globalize Your eBusiness Organization Structure

    Organization: The eCommerce Globalization Playbook

    The Internet has flattened the world, meaning many digital teams now have an international, if not global, mandate. With many markets suffering from poor domestic growth rates, eBusiness executives...

    • Downloads: 212
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Digital Maturity Model

    Digital disruptors are tearing up the rule books, and no industry is immune. In response, firms must take a different approach to digital strategy, embedding digital capabilities into the heart of...

    • Downloads: 69
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Build An Effective Digital Education Program

    Best Practices For Increasing The Digital Savviness Of Your Employees

    eBusiness executives see a lack of digital skills and expertise as one of the critical blockers to digital transformation. In today's fast-moving, complex environment, it's no surprise that many...

    • Downloads: 250
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Define Your Digital Transformation Partner Strategy

    Establish A Lean Governance Model To Drive Value From Digital Partners

    Few organizations are fully equipped to deliver every aspect of their digital strategy. eBusiness professionals need help, yet they face a complex and constantly changing landscape: As consumers...

    • Downloads: 221
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:US Retail Segmentation: Gen Y Online Shoppers

    Using Forrester Technographics® To Profile Generation Y Online Shoppers In The US

    In the US, Gen Y is a digitally savvy segment that frequently buys online through a number of touchpoints and will continue to be a core segment for US online retailers for years to come. eBusiness...

    • Downloads: 559
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Trends 2014: Staffing And Hiring For eBusiness

    Our Annual Benchmark Of eBusiness Team Sizes And Job Functions

    In our annual organizational and staffing survey of eBusiness and channel strategy professionals, we found that while eBusiness budgets and team sizes are growing, finding the skills and capabilities...

    • Downloads: 279
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Understand The Digital Business Landscape

    Landscape: The Digital Business Transformation Playbook

    To survive and thrive in the age of the customer, businesses must become digital. As an eBusiness professional, you face the growing reality that your customers, your touchpoints, your competitors,...

    • Downloads: 732
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The ROI Of Digital Business Transformation

    Business Case: The Digital Business Transformation Playbook

    Kick-starting a digital business transformation can be a daunting prospect for an eBusiness professional. Firms are investing tens and even hundreds of millions of dollars in the wholesale...

    • Downloads: 1135
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Define New Metrics For Digital Business Success

    Performance Management: The Digital Business Transformation Playbook

    Digital business has broken traditional metrics. Key performance indicators (KPIs) that measure the success of a single touchpoint fail to inform eBusiness executives of the impact of consumer...

    • Downloads: 954
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Sustain A Digital Culture

    Continuous Improvement: The Digital Business Transformation Playbook

    Organizations face a number of roadblocks as they transform to become truly digital businesses. Legacy technology, siloed KPIs, and a lack of understanding of how customers really use emerging...

    • Downloads: 814
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Build A Digitally Savvy Organization

    Organization: The Digital Business Transformation Playbook

    To survive the destructive forces of digital disruption, eBusiness leaders must drive digital business transformation. Yet most current digital organizations are too tactical to create competitive...

    • Downloads: 576
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Digital Business Imperative

    Vision: The Digital Business Transformation Playbook

    Business leaders don't think of digital as central to their business because in the past, it hasn't been. But now your customers, your products, your business operations, and your competitors are...

    • Downloads: 749
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Build An Agile Organization

    eBusiness leaders face an increasing number of organizational challenges. Delivering compelling cross-touchpoint customer experiences demands cross-functional collaboration and fundamentally new ways...

    • Downloads: 1071
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Enhance Your Digital Capabilities With The Digital Maturity Model

    Assessment: Digital Business Transformation Playbook

    Digital disruptors are tearing up the rule books, and no industry is immune. In response, firms must take a different approach to digital strategy, embedding digital capabilities into the heart of...

    • Downloads: 579
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Manage The Cross-Touchpoint Customer Journey

    Processes: The Digital Business Transformation Playbook

    Today's consumer engages through a variety of touchpoints, yet many brands struggle to deliver cross-touchpoint experiences. Too many firms focus on each touchpoint in isolation and fail to enable...

    • Downloads: 2256