Nigel   Fenwick

Nigel Fenwick

Vice President, Principal Analyst Serving CIO Professionals

Nigel serves digital business professionals working across the C-suite to provide insight and guidance in a world disrupted by technology. A leader in digital business and strategy, Nigel can be seen speaking at events around the world and is frequently quoted in both trade and mainstream media. Recognized as a visionary with insight into emerging trends, he has published leading research on digital transformation, social media, business strategy, innovation, retail, and marketing. His latest research on digital business examines customer value and the fundamental business changes needed in the age of the customer to win, serve, and retain customers.

Previous Work Experience

Nigel's career spans 30 years in marketing, business, and technology leadership roles. After earning a first degree in computing in business, Nigel dedicated his career to transforming business through technology. Reebok UK recruited Nigel to its executive board when he was just 26. While with Reebok, he pursued innovations in technology to help the company become the No. 1 sportswear brand in the UK while simultaneously pioneering the offshore software development model with the founders of Infosys. Reebok subsequently transferred Nigel to the USA to help Reebok globally. Following Reebok, Nigel moved into marketing leadership at Transatlantic Software before launching a startup researching emerging internet retailing trends and another supplying vehicle telematics. Nigel joined Forrester as the general manager and practice leader of Forrester's Leadership Boards business in 2006, growing the business more than 300% in three years. Nigel is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and holds UK and US citizenships.

Education

Nigel holds a first degree in computing in business from the University of Huddersfield (UK) and an MBA with concentrations in marketing and international business from Warwick Business School at the University of Warwick (UK).

Nigel Fenwick

Vice President, Principal Analyst Serving CIO Professionals

Nigel serves digital business professionals working across the C-suite to provide insight and guidance in a world disrupted by technology. A leader in digital business and strategy, Nigel can be seen speaking at events around the world and is frequently quoted in both trade and mainstream media. Recognized as a visionary with insight into emerging trends, he has published leading research on digital transformation, social media, business strategy, innovation, retail, and marketing. His latest research on digital business examines customer value and the fundamental business changes needed in the age of the customer to win, serve, and retain customers.

Previous Work Experience

Nigel's career spans 30 years in marketing, business, and technology leadership roles. After earning a first degree in computing in business, Nigel dedicated his career to transforming business through technology. Reebok UK recruited Nigel to its executive board when he was just 26. While with Reebok, he pursued innovations in technology to help the company become the No. 1 sportswear brand in the UK while simultaneously pioneering the offshore software development model with the founders of Infosys. Reebok subsequently transferred Nigel to the USA to help Reebok globally. Following Reebok, Nigel moved into marketing leadership at Transatlantic Software before launching a startup researching emerging internet retailing trends and another supplying vehicle telematics. Nigel joined Forrester as the general manager and practice leader of Forrester's Leadership Boards business in 2006, growing the business more than 300% in three years. Nigel is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and holds UK and US citizenships.

Education

Nigel holds a first degree in computing in business from the University of Huddersfield (UK) and an MBA with concentrations in marketing and international business from Warwick Business School at the University of Warwick (UK).

Nigel Fenwick's Research

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  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Predictions 2018: IoT Moves From Experimentation To Business Scale

    November 9, 2017 Michele Pelino, Jeffrey S. Hammond, Charlie Dai, Paul Miller, Jennifer Belissent, Ph.D., Julie A. Ask, Nigel Fenwick, Frank E. Gillett, Thomas Husson, Merritt Maxim

    Business stakeholders and CIOs across all vertical markets are planning and deploying IoT solutions to bridge the physical and digital worlds of their organizations to create new opportunities for growth. This report shares Forrester's 2018 predictions to help CIOs and their business counterparts tackle the rapidly changing internet-of-things (IoT) landscape to deliver and enable connected products and business processes.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: The Right Way To Establish A Digital Platform Business

    Lessons From GE's Journey To Establish An Industrial IoT Platform As An Extension Of Its Own Digital Transformation

    August 8, 2017Nigel Fenwick, Frank E. Gillett

    Much has been said about Jeff Immelt's pending departure from his position as GE's CEO. But a big part of Immelt's legacy pertains to GE's digital transformation, which began when he described his company as "investing in disruptive innovation that will drive industrial productivity in the future." As more and more industrial firms are aiming to become digital businesses themselves, GE's journey so far offers many interesting lessons to digital leaders in this space. This report highlights the central role GE Digital takes in the transformation of GE and considers the next step for GE Digital in GE's journey to become a digital business.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Industrial IoT Platforms Offer Better Support For Specific Industry Needs

    CTOs Need New Strategies To Work With Industrial IoT Platforms Such As GE's Predix

    June 23, 2017 Frank E. Gillett, Nigel Fenwick

    CIOs and chief technology officers (CTOs) are confronting new technologies and business scenarios as they embrace the internet of things (IoT) for use in industrial environments. Industrial firms such as General Electric (GE) and Bosch are building industrial IoT platforms that offer better features, support, and ecosystems for large, complex assets, infrastructure, and products. This report examines the three ways that firms use industrial IoT platforms, the five advantages, and five priorities for working with industrial IoT platforms.

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    REPORT: Disrupt Your Business From The Outside In

    Take A Blue-Sky Approach To Digital Innovation By Asking How Technology Can Deliver What Customers Value Most

    May 9, 2017 Ted Schadler, Nigel Fenwick

    What would it feel like to disrupt your industry? Better than being disrupted, we'd say. In this report, we lay out a simple orientation — we call it customer obsession — to help you imagine what you would do if you could start all over again. This blue-sky approach to self-disruption is a great way to energize the right conversation in your company. As a digital business leader, you can assemble the multidisciplinary team, plan a day, and pick one key initiative with the potential to disrupt your business and industry.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Disrupt Your Business From The Outside In

    Take A Blue-Sky Approach To Digital Innovation By Asking How Technology Can Deliver What Customers Value Most

    May 9, 2017Nigel Fenwick, Ted Schadler

    What would it feel like to disrupt your industry? Better than being disrupted, we'd say. In this report, we lay out a simple orientation — we call it customer obsession — to help you imagine what you would do if you could start all over again. This blue-sky approach to self-disruption is a great way to energize the right conversation in your company. As a digital business leader, you can assemble the team, plan a day, and pick one key initiative with the potential to disrupt your industry. Use this simple plan to reinvent your business.

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