Nigel Fenwick

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving CIOs

As vice president and principal analyst, Nigel supports CIOs 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 he's frequently quoted in both trade and mainstream media. Recognized as a visionary with insight into emerging trends, he has published leading research on digital business, 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 crossing computer science and business studies, Nigel dedicated his career to transforming business through technology. An early consulting client, Reebok UK, recruited Nigel to their executive board when he was just 26. While with Reebok, he pursued innovations in technology to help transform the company into the No. 1 sportswear company in the UK while simultaneously pioneering the offshore development model with the founders of Infosys. After acquiring the UK company, Reebok International recruited Nigel to help turnaround Reebok in the US. He moved from Reebok into marketing leadership at Radius Retail and Transatlantic Software before launching his first startup researching emerging internet retailing trends. Nigel joined Forrester as the general manager and practice leader of the Forrester Leadership Boards business in 2006, growing the business more than 300% in three years.

Nigel's leading-edge research focuses on business at the intersection of marketing and technology. Recognized as a visionary with insight into emerging trends, he has published leading research on digital business, social media, business strategy, innovation, retail, and marketing. With previous experience in technology, marketing, and general management roles, Nigel brings a customer-oriented marketing perspective to his business technology research at Forrester. His latest research on digital business examines the fundamental business changes needed in the digital economy to win, serve, and retain customers. Nigel is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and he holds UK and US citizenships.


Nigel holds a B.A. (Hons) 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).

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  • Business Technographics
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Plan Strategy Around 10 Business Trends

    CIOs and IT strategists participating in strategic planning must bring to the discussion an understanding of emerging business trends. This report provides our take on the important emerging business...

    • Downloads: 2891
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Beyond Alignment: BT Strategic Planning

    Redefining The CIO's Role In Developing Business Strategy

    Today's executives are totally dependent on technology to achieve their organization's goals and objectives — without technology they cannot compete. CIOs play a vital role in business strategy...

    • Downloads: 1919
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Social Business Strategy: An IT Execution Plan

    Using Social Business Maturity To Chart A Course For CIOs

    Social technology is coming into every organization whether IT wants it or not. The adoption of social technologies to support business and customer needs has been fastest outside of IT — often...

    • Downloads: 1427
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Empowered Business Technology Defined

    The Future IT Organization And Its Implications For CIOs

    The empowered era has brought about a paradigm shift for IT organizations. Employees and customers are no longer relying on IT to provision and manage technology. They are using social, mobile,...

    • Downloads: 933
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:CIOs: Support HEROes — Create Social Innovation Networks Using The PACT Framework

    An Empowered Report: Using Social Technologies To Empower Innovation

    Customers already use social technologies to wrest power away from large corporations. Now employees are also adapting social technologies in pursuit of innovations to support these empowered...

    • Downloads: 837
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Social Media Use And Perceptions

    This data chart presents highlights from Forrester's January 2010 Global Social Media Online Survey.

    • Downloads: 23
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:IT's Role In Winning Customer Experience

    Tips For CIOs From Fidelity Investments And FedEx

    Improving customer experience (CX) is about to become the top priority for CIOs. CEOs are turning to CIOs and IT leaders to help transform customer experiences through digital technologies. And...

    • Downloads: 576
  • 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: 600
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Winning The Customer Experience Game II

    Digital Business: Digitize End-To-End Customer Experiences

    As customer expectations evolve, a company's ability to modify the technologies that support customer journeys can make the difference between a happy customer and an ex-customer. CEOs increasingly...

    • Downloads: 195