Pascal Matzke

Vice President, Research Director serving CIOs

In his role as research director, Pascal Matzke leads Forrester's global CIO research team that focuses on the digital transformation opportunities for businesses around customer experience as well as connected products and services. His research team advises CIOs on best practices for digital transformation and innovation and helps clients become empowered business partners throughout their transformational journeys. Pascal's personal area of expertise and thought leadership spans across the domains of business technologies such as mobile, social, cloud and the Internet of Things, as well as the related transformational business issues. He is also a deep domain expert in tech services and outsourcing trends as well as the underlying market dynamics.

Acting as a trusted advisor to technology leaders and business executives across Europe, Asia, and North America, Pascal has helped frame successful transformation strategies for many large corporate clients as well as several leading technology vendors. Pascal is a frequent public speaker and is regularly quoted by leading business newspapers and IT magazines, such as The Economist, Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, Handelsblatt, CIO Magazine, Computing, and InformationWeek.

Previous Work Experience

Pascal joined Forrester in 2005 from META Group, where he was a European lead analyst and consulting director responsible for IT services and vendor strategy issues. Previously, Pascal came from Giga Information Group, where he was a senior analyst and solution program manager covering IT services and outsourcing topics as well as the relevant vendor evaluation methodologies. Prior to joining Giga Information Group in 1997, Pascal was involved in management consulting projects at a Munich-based consulting company, mainly in the telecommunications and IT services area.

Education

Pascal earned an M.A. in political science, economics, and modern history from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, Germany.

Pascal Matzke's Research

  • For CIOs

    Report: Predictions 2016: The New Breed Of CIO

    In 2016, CEOs will expect CIOs to grow out of being mere custodians of technology and to actively wield tech to drive revenue instead. This brief charts how that shift will make your job as a CI...

    • Downloads: 564
  • For CIOs

    Report: Understanding The Diverse Innovation Tools And Services Ecosystem

    While most organizations realize the importance of business innovation as they enter the age of the customer, they often lack the internal expertise to really drive sustainable innovation progra...

    • Downloads: 322
  • For CIOs

    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 t...

    • Downloads: 444
  • For CIOs

    Report: What The European CEO Needs From The CIO In 2014

    Continuing economic uncertainty, regulatory pressures, and the digitization of commerce will place further stress on European IT budgets and plans in 2014. The good news highlighted in our resea...

    • Downloads: 302
  • For CIOs

    Report: New Dynamics Shape IT Services Spending

    The IT services industry is in the middle of a fundamental transformation of who it sells to, what services it sells, and how it delivers those services. Upstart vendors specializing in new tech...

    • Downloads: 873
  • For CIOs

    Report: The Evolution Of Cloud Computing Markets

    Looking past the current industry hype surrounding all things cloud, Forrester believes that cloud computing is a sustainable, long-term IT paradigm, and the successor to previous mainframe, cli...

    • Downloads: 4839
  • For CIOs

    Report: The State Of Enterprise IT Services: 2008

    This document gives highlights of an extensive data set collected across North American and European enterprises via our Enterprise IT Services Survey, North America And Europe, Q2 2008. This su...

    • Downloads: 2324
  • For CIOs

    Report: The State Of Enterprise IT Services: 2009

    As the global economic downturn continues to put pressure on IT budgets, companies are taking a variety of measures to get more value for the money spent on IT services. But unlike the last rece...

    • Downloads: 2201
  • For CIOs

    Report: The Coming Upheaval In Tech Services

    The tech services market is about to undergo a massive transformation that will call traditional provider business models into question. Four factors will combine to dramatically change the dyna...

    • Downloads: 2082
  • For CIOs

    Report: Market Momentum: IT Services And Outsourcing Market, H1 2008

    The IT services and outsourcing market is in the midst of a fundamental transformation that will eventually lead to a new IT ecosystem framed by new constituencies of buyers and suppliers, all s...

    • Downloads: 1466
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