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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  • Nigel Fenwick
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Benchmark The Use Of Your Social Business And Collaboration Systems

    Benchmarks: The Social Business And Collaboration Playbook

    Social business and collaboration (SBC) takes place independently of any specific technology, tool, or service. However, evolving social business tool sets alter the nature and scale of SBC...

    • Downloads: 527
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Competitive Advantage Through Social Business

    Executive Overview: The Social Business And Collaboration Playbook

    Business as we know it is changing. The next generation of market-leading organizations will digitize their enterprise model with new capabilities enabled by social technologies. But many of today's...

    • Downloads: 941
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Critical Role Of Policy In Social Business And Collaboration

    Policy And Procedures: The Social Business And Collaboration Playbook

    A clear social business policy is an essential guide for employees using social and collaboration tools for customer engagement and for internal, customer, and partner collaboration. While it takes a...

    • Downloads: 530
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Drive Digital Service Transparency And Efficiency With Data And Analytics

    The US Digital Services Playbook Series

    In August 2014, the White House announced the creation of the US Digital Service, which promptly released a US Digital Services Playbook. This playbook, which spans the fields of customer experience,...

    • Downloads: 71
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Four DevOps Plays Focus On Digital Agility

    The US Digital Services Playbook Series

    In August 2014, the White House announced the creation of the US Digital Service, which promptly released the US Digital Services Playbook. This playbook, which spans the fields of customer...

    • Downloads: 237
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Digitizing Non-Profit And Government

    The State Of Digital Business 2014

    While government agencies and non-profit organizations come to digital business with different agendas, for both, profit isn't the driving force of their missions. But do executives in these...

    • Downloads: 97
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:CX Professionals Must Understand The US Digital Services Playbook

    Brief: The Four Digital Customer Experience Plays Signify A Big Step In The Right Direction

    This report, originally addressed to CIOs, is important for customer experience (CX) professionals too. Although the new US Digital Service created the US Digital Services Playbook for federal CIOs,...

    • Downloads: 69
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2015: CIOs Accelerate The Business Technology Agenda

    In 2015, digital disruption will change the nature of competition, forcing firms to obsess about creating superior digital experiences across the entire customer life cycle. Many CIOs have the...

    • Downloads: 306
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Three Digital Leadership Plays Challenge CIOs To Drive Change In Tech Management

    The US Digital Services Playbook Series

    In August, the White House announced the creation of the US Digital Service and concurrently released a US Digital Services Playbook. This playbook, which spans the fields of customer experience,...

    • Downloads: 103
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Brief: HubSpot's New CRM Will Be Disruptive

    Inbound Marketing Should Be On Every CIO's BT Agenda

    Marketing technology is advancing rapidly and many CIOs are playing catch-up. Moreover, the business technology (BT) agenda, which is so crucial to CIO careers and business success, is dependent on a...

    • Downloads: 76
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Brief: The Four Digital Customer Experience Plays Signify A Big Step In The Right Direction

    The US Digital Services Playbook Series

    In August, the White House announced the creation of the US Digital Service, which promptly released the US Digital Services Playbook. This playbook, which spans the fields of customer experience,...

    • Downloads: 110
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Digital Leadership In Retail, 2014

    Digital Business Insights For Retail CIOs

    Retailers are at the sharp edge of change in the age of the customer; those that fail to embrace digital transformations of customer experience will fail to win, serve, and retain customers —...

    • Downloads: 265
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Applying The US Digital Services Playbook

    A Guide For US Federal CIOs

    In August 2014, the White House announced the creation of the US Digital Service and the appointment of a digital administrator, along with a set of guidelines called the US Digital Services...

    • Downloads: 92
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Tech Industry Digital Business 2014

    An Introduction To Digital Business For Tech Industry CIOs

    Digital business is different — it's not business as usual with a digital façade. Forrester defines digital businesses more broadly than just those firms selling products and services...

    • Downloads: 189
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Digital Business 2014 — Telecommunications Industry

    An Introduction To Digital Business For Telco CIOs

    Digital business is different — it's not business as usual with a digital façade. Forrester defines digital businesses more broadly than just those firms selling products and services...

    • Downloads: 229
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Emerging Business Technology Priorities

    Landscape: The Business Technology Agenda Playbook

    In the age of the customer, the focus of technology management must shift toward winning, serving, and retaining customers. Understanding how and where to enact this shift is a critical aspect of...

    • Downloads: 370
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Wanted: Disruptive CIOs To Drive Digital Business

    Case Study: New England Biolabs

    Digital trends are changing business. The markets you operate in and the way you conduct business are already transformed by digital innovations. As a result, the CIO must implement and run new...

    • Downloads: 306
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The State Of Digital Business 2014

    Forrester believes every business must transform into a digital business. Digital businesses continuously exploit digital technologies to both create new sources of value for customers and increase...

    • Downloads: 721
  • 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: 740
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Unleash Your Digital Business

    The Future Of Business Is Digital

    As a CIO, you are destined to play a pivotal leadership role in the transformation of your business to a digital business. In this report, written for business leaders and originally published under...

    • Downloads: 485
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:The Future Of Business Is Digital

    The Powerful Advantages Of Embracing Dynamic Ecosystems Of Value

    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: 1407
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The DNA Of The Chief Digital Officer

    What To Look For When Hiring A Digital Leader

    While it's crucial for strong CIOs and CMOs to work in tandem to drive firms into the age of the customer, the job of chief digital officer (CDO) has recently emerged as a new role on the leadership...

    • Downloads: 309
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Digital Business Leadership

    The Chief Digital Officer: Fad Or Future?

    This is a pivotal time for CIOs — a time to step into the limelight or remain in the shadows. This report, originally written for CMOs, is a must-read for CIOs, especially those with a vision...

    • Downloads: 464
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:The Chief Digital Officer: Fad Or Future?

    Why And When Do Firms Need A Chief Digital Officer?

    In the age of the customer, the importance of supporting customer touchpoints has shifted to the center of strategic planning. Firms that are winning the customer experience race are aiming to...

    • Downloads: 730
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Strategic Plan Template

    BT Strategic Planning Toolkit

    This toolkit provides the basic elements you need to develop a successful business technology strategic plan. The strategic plan is a high-level document that communicates the direction and...

    • Downloads: 88