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.


Peter attended Yale University.

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  • Peter Burris
  • Past 12 months
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The CIO Mandate: Engaging Customers With Business Technology

    Vision: The Business Technology Agenda Playbook

    Read this report to understand how the age of the customer requires tech management to transform into a customer-facing function in specific ways. Business technology (BT) brings together technology...

    • Downloads: 931
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Linking Customer Engagement To Business Capabilities In The Age Of The Customer

    Processes: The Business Technology Agenda Playbook

    This report uses business capability mapping concepts to depict how customer engagement activates business capabilities. In the age of the customer, during which knowledge of and engagement with...

    • Downloads: 967
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Forrester's New Tech Management Balanced Scorecard

    Performance Management: The Business Technology Agenda Playbook

    Forrester developed its IT Balanced Scorecard for CIOs almost a decade ago, based on the original Balanced Scorecard framework proposed by Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton. Over the years, we...

    • Downloads: 931
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Accelerate Digital Business With A BT Agenda

    Tools And Technology: The Digital Business Transformation Playbook

    Digital business demands a new approach to technology management. Think about how your firm has delivered technology in the past: monolithic, on-premises applications chosen because your firm signed...

    • Downloads: 268
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:(Re)define Your Strategic Tech Vendor Relationships For The BT Agenda

    The business technology (BT) agenda is driving a broad array of industry changes that today favors focused, smaller, and nimbler technology and services companies that don't have an IT agenda lineage...

    • Downloads: 103
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:CIOs: Use Your BT Agenda To Support eBusiness Strategy

    Digital Business Transformations Generate Urgent Business Technology Needs

    Your firm's eBusiness executives are pressing for a new approach to technology management. They are among the first to realize that older approaches to tech management aren't working and offer cogent...

    • Downloads: 50