Peter Burris

Vice President, Research Director serving CIOs

In his role as research director, Mr. Burris helps set the overall CIO role research agenda at Forrester, craft effective CIO research with our senior Forrester analysts, and ensure overall CIO research quality. His research team focuses on the evolving relationship between CIOs and CMOs, best practices in building and instituting an IT/BT strategy, BT innovation approaches to accelerate business outcomes, and social business and collaboration strategies.

His personal research includes the role of IT/BT in the age of the customer. He also contributes to the Forrester's research on social business, specifically focusing on the functional evolution of social computing tool sets and how they will be applied to conduct complex, marketing-facing work. Finally, he is a leading thinker on IT/BT adoption in business.

Previous Work Experience

Mr. Burris joined Forrester in 2008. Prior to Forrester, he held numerous senior IT, marketing, and analyst jobs at leading organizations, including the DoD, HP, and Meta Group. At Meta Group, he jointly ran research, developing the advanced and broadly adopted "adaptive infrastructure" method for implementing plastic, services-based IT infrastructure.

Education

Peter attended Yale University.

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  • Forrester Wave
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Project/Program Portfolio Management, Q4 2012

    How The Top 10 Providers Stack Up In A Newly Divided Market

    Demand for business agility fuels adoption of Agile development techniques that can deliver differentiating business technology (BT) solutions within accelerated time frames. Agile development...

    • Downloads: 1949
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Wireless Local Area Network Solutions, Q3 2014

    The 10 WLAN Solutions That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 58-criteria evaluation of vendors that offered wireless networking solutions, Forrester identified 10 significant solutions in this category — Aerohive Solution, Aruba...

    • Downloads: 323
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Dynamic Case Management, Q1 2014

    Design Time And Runtime Features Differentiate The Leaders

    In Forrester's 38-criteria evaluation of dynamic case management (DCM) vendors, we identified, researched, analyzed, and scored the 13 most significant software providers — Pegasystems, Be...

    • Downloads: 711
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Predictive Analytics Solutions, Q1 2013

    Predictive analytics enables firms to reduce risks, make intelligent decisions, and create differentiated, more personal customer experiences. But predictive analytics is hard to do without the right...

    • Downloads: 4306
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Data Center Networking Hardware, Q1 2013

    Distinct Competencies Separate The Core Vendors

    In Forrester's 85-criteria evaluation of vendors that offered data networking solutions, Forrester identified eight significant solution providers in this category — Alcatel-Lucent, Arista...

    • Downloads: 924
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:End-Of-Life: The Forrester Wave™ EFM Vendors, Market Insights Platform Providers

    After evaluating two categories of enterprise feedback management (EFM) vendors in Q3 2011, Forrester will no longer cover the vendor market landscape in the same way. This report explains why the...

    • Downloads: 186
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Service Virtualization And Testing Solutions, Q1 2014

    A Small Group Of Big Vendors And A Few Courageous Small Ones Dominate This Promising Emerging Market

    Service virtualization and testing (SVT) solutions provide developers and testers with tools to quickly simulate the services of a complex production environment, mainly for automating regression,...

    • Downloads: 799
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Hosted Private Cloud Solutions, Q4 2014

    Tools And Technology: The Cloud Computing Playbook

    This emerging market Forrester Wave™ report focuses on hosted private cloud solutions. In our 25-criteria evaluation, we identified the 16 most significant providers — AT&T, Blue Box,...

    • Downloads: 604
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: API Management Platforms, Q1 2013

    Layer 7 And WSO2 Lead This Emerging Field

    In Forrester's 15-criteria evaluation of application programming interface (API) management platform vendors, Layer 7 and WSO2 — and their solutions — rose to the top, followed by Intel,...

    • Downloads: 1381
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Data Warehouse, Q4 2013

    Although enterprise data warehouse (EDW) is a mature technology, vendors continue to innovate and enhance its real-time analytics, distributed in-memory, advanced compression, and scalable appliance...

    • Downloads: 1157
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Point Of Service, Q2 2012

    Epicor, Fujitsu, Microsoft, Micros Retail-J, NCR, Oracle, And Wincor Nixdorf Lead, With JDA, Micros Xstore, Retalix, And SAP Close Behind

    In Forrester's 70-criteria evaluation of point-of-service (POS) vendors, we identified the most significant solution providers in this category — Epicor Software, Fujitsu, NCR, JDA Software,...

    • Downloads: 1282
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: E-Signatures, Q2 2013

    Electronic signatures are gaining momentum and becoming an increasingly popular topic of inquiries by Forrester clients. In retrospect, today's e-signature users will be seen as early adopters...

    • Downloads: 972
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Social Relationship Platforms, Q2 2015

    The 11 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 41-criteria evaluation of social relationship platform (SRP) vendors, we identified the 11 most significant software providers — Adobe, Expion, Falcon Social, Hootsuite, Oracle,...

    • Downloads: 487
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Mobile Enterprise App Services Providers — Midsize Providers, Q1 2015

    The Nine Midsize Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    Mobile moments in the enterprise — with employees and business partners — have the power to make or break your customer experience. But, these mobile enterprise moments represent...

    • Downloads: 227
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Mobility Services, Q1 2013

    Analysis Of 13 Global Leaders' Capabilities And How They Stack Up

    Enterprise mobility is booming; organizations must connect with employees, customers, and partners in new ways and across new devices and applications. But many organizations don't know how to move...

    • Downloads: 1667
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Data Governance Tools, Q2 2014

    Data Governance Vendors Are Preparing Data Governance 2.0 Management Tooling

    Data-driven opportunities for competitive advantage abound. As a consequence, the importance of data governance — and the need for tooling to facilitate data governance —is rising. In...

    • Downloads: 806
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Master Data Management Solutions, Q1 2014

    How The Top Five MDM Vendors Stack Up For Multiplatform

    The ability to keep pace with trends like big data, open data, sophisticated analytics, and the de-compartmentalization of data silos and processes, distinguishes leading master data management (MDM)...

    • Downloads: 1359
  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Partner Relationship Management (PRM) Platforms, Q4 2013

    The Seven Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 40-criteria evaluation of partner relationship management (PRM) platform vendors, we identified the seven most significant software providers in the category — Channeltivity,...

    • Downloads: 420
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: DDoS Services Providers, Q3 2015

    Nine Vendors That Can Help You Protect Your Presence On The Web

    In Forrester's 36-criteria evaluation of distributed denial of service (DDoS) services providers, we identified nine of the most significant companies — Akamai Technologies CenturyLink,...

    • Downloads: 159
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:End-Of-Life: The Forrester Wave™ EFM Satisfaction And Loyalty Solutions

    After evaluating two categories of enterprise feedback management (EFM) vendors in Q3 2011, Forrester will no longer cover the vendor market landscape in the same way. This report explains why the...

    • Downloads: 230
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Real-Time Interaction Management, Q3 2015

    The 11 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 35-criteria evaluation of real-time interaction management (RTIM) vendors, we identified the 11 most significant technology providers in the category — Adobe, Experian, IBM,...

    • Downloads: 161
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Content Marketing Platforms, Q2 2015

    The Nine Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 60-criteria evaluation of content marketing platform (CMP) vendors, we identified the nine most significant software providers — Contently, DivvyHQ, Kapost, NewsCred, Oracle,...

    • Downloads: 263
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: SEO Platforms, Q4 2012

    Rio SEO Leads, With BrightEdge Following As A Strong Performer

    Forrester's 21-criteria evaluation of SEO platforms evaluates the four largest providers of tools for organic search auditing, ranking support, measurement, and project management: BrightEdge,...

    • Downloads: 711
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Innovation Agencies, Q4 2014

    An Evaluation Of 10 Agencies Driving Innovation

    In Forrester's 27-criteria evaluation of innovation agencies, we identified the 10 most significant firms — AKQA, Critical Mass, frog, Huge, Isobar, Mutual Mobile, R/GA, Razorfish,...

    • Downloads: 603
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Product Information Management Is Critical For Omnichannel Management

    The Forrester Wave™: Product Information Management (PIM), Q2 2014

    This report, originally written for the eBusiness and channel strategy professional, includes content relevant to enterprise architects. Product information management (PIM) solutions help...

    • Downloads: 573