Nigel Fenwick

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving CIOs

Nigel serves business technology leaders, focusing on the role of technology as an enabler of business outcomes. His research focuses on the intersection of technology and marketing and includes coverage of business and technology strategy, digital business, social business strategy, marketing technology, and technology trends and their impact on competitive advantage.

Previous Work Experience

Since becoming an executive director and CIO at Reebok UK at the age of 26, Nigel has consistently led many technology industry trends: He was the first CIO to partner with Infosys to pioneer the offshore development model; he was the first CIO to introduce a marketing role to IT; and he was an early advocate of the business relationship management role that is now so critical to many IT organizations. Nigel went on to a successful career in technology marketing at Radius Retail and Transatlantic Software before releasing his inner entrepreneur, starting up an eCommerce research publishing business and a GPS fleet management software business. He joined Forrester as the general manager and practice leader of the IT Leadership Boards business in 2006, growing the business more than 300% in three years. Having spent equal time over his career in IT, marketing, and general management, Nigel now brings a unique business technology perspective to his research at Forrester.

As an analyst, Nigel's leading-edge research focuses on business at the intersection of marketing and technology. Recognized as a visionary with insight into emerging trends, Nigel has published leading research on social business strategy, business technology strategy, innovation, retail, and marketing. His latest research on digital business examines the fundamental business changes needed in the digital economy.

Education

Nigel holds a B.A. (Hons) in computing in business from the University of Huddersfield and an M.B.A. with concentrations in marketing and international business from Warwick Business School at the University of Warwick.

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    Report:Forrester's Agile BI Capabilities Self-Assessment Model

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    This model is a companion tool to the Forrester Wave™: Agile Business Intelligence Platforms, Q3 2014 evaluation. Clients can use this tool as a self-assessment of their existing business...

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    Report:Update 2014: Forrester’s BI Maturity Assessment Tool

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    These data charts present the findings of the Q2 2012 Global BI Maturity Online Survey.

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      Blog:What Do Business Intelligence Consultants Mean By “Solutions”?

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        Charts & Figures:Forrester Wave™: Self-Service Business Intelligence Platforms, Q2 '12

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        Report:The Forrester Wave™: BI Service Providers, Q4 2014

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        Report:The Forrester Wave™: Self-Service Business Intelligence Platforms, Q2 2012

        Six Leaders And Six Strong Performers Compete For A Share Of The End User BI Market

        In Forrester's 31-criteria evaluation of self-service business intelligence (BI) vendors, we found that IBM, Microsoft, SAP, SAS, Tibco Software, and MicroStrategy led the pack due to the breadth of...

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              Report:The Forrester Wave™: Agile Business Intelligence Platforms, Q3 2014

              The 16 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

              In Forrester's 15-criteria evaluation of Agile business intelligence (BI) vendors, we identified the 16 most significant software providers — Actuate, Birst, GoodData, IBM, Information...

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              Report:The Forrester Wave™: Advanced Data Visualization (ADV) Platforms, Q3 2012

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              Report:Maximize Your Chances Of Business Intelligence Success In A Customer-Centric World

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              Charts & Figures:Reasons Business Users Resort To Homegrown BI Apps

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              In the face of rising data volume and complexity and increased need for self-service, enterprises need an effective business intelligence (BI) reference architecture to utilize BI as a key corporate...

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              Blog:Ways To Address BI Skills Shortage

              Whether you are just starting on your BI journey or are continuing to improve on past successes, a shortage of skilled and experienced BI resources is going to be one of your top challenges. You are...

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                Report:Forrester's 10-Step Methodology For Shortlisting Business Intelligence Vendors

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                Blog:BI-Self Service Will Close The Business And Technology Gap In 2015

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                  Report:Build An Agile BI Organization

                  Organization: The Business Intelligence Playbook

                  Earlier-generation business intelligence (BI) support centers — organized along the same lines as tech support centers for all other enterprise software — fall short when it comes to BI's...

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