Forrester Research, Inc., (Nasdaq: FORR) will host three new role-focused Forums, furthering the company’s commitment to serving IT, marketing, and technology industry professionals through a role-based strategy. Forrester’s CIO Forum, Business Process & Application Delivery Forum, and Content & Collaboration Forum will take place October 7-8, 2010 at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
“Role-based events are just one of the ways in which Forrester is positioned to address the unique challenges IT professionals face when trying to balance their day-to-day job with staying in front of the next big wave of technology change,” said Julie Meringer, managing director of Forrester’s IT client group. “Our focus on business technology enables attendees to capitalize on these changes and radically rethink the way they implement and manage IT.”
More information on the events, which run concurrently, follows.
CIOs, CTOs, and other senior business and technology executives will converge to discuss innovative leadership, change management techniques, and ways to radically improve the ability to turn ideas into tangible solutions. Forrester Analysts Alex Cullen and James Staten will unveil Forrester’s latest Big Idea, which analyzes the tipping point reached by IT. Featured speakers at Forrester’s CIO Forum 2010 include:
- Casey Coleman, Chief Information Officer, U.S. General Services Administration
- George F. Colony, Chairman and CEO, Forrester Research
- Ross Philo, Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer, USPS
- Wendy L. Schultz, Ph.D., Director, Infinite Futures
- Gerald W. Shields, Senior Vice President and CIO, Information Technology, Aflac
This year’s Forum will also include a half-day Government Program on October 6, 2010, exploring the impact of technology-led change in the government by looking at technologies that can both cause and enable change and the process of managing the change itself.
Forrester’s Business Process & Application Delivery Forum 2010 will consist of three tracks — built on new research into the delivery of breakthrough business value using Lean initiatives, Agile development, and business process management — designed to make Business Process professionals and Application Development & Delivery professionals successful in their role. Forrester Analysts Mike Gualtieri and John R. Rymer will demonstrate how these two roles can lead their organizations into the future by finding the right business capabilities, tools, and processes to support their IT initiatives. On day two, Forrester Analysts Clay Richardson and Dave West will keynote on how empowering technologies are making businesses scramble to gain better control over their processes and better respond to rapid change.
Six sponsors — including platinum sponsor IBM — will share their solutions in a Solutions Showcase. In addition to insight from more than 20 Forrester analysts, attendees benefit from compelling keynotes from leading executives such as:
- Darrell Fernandes, Senior Vice President, Advisory Solutions Technology, Fidelity Investments
- Kenneth Klepper, President and Chief Operating Officer, Medco Health Solutions
- Keith E. Seaman, Acting Director, Defense Business Systems Acquisition (DBSAE), Business Transformation Agency
Forrester’s Content & Collaboration Forum 2010
The New Leadership Imperative For Content & Collaboration Professionals: Engage. Innovate. Accelerate.
October 7-8, 2010
Forrester’s Content & Collaboration Forum 2010 will offer two in-depth tracks that demonstrate how companies can engage customers across emerging channels, innovate by harnessing the power of collaboration, and accelerate strategy while balancing risk and return. Ted Schadler, co-author of the forthcoming Forrester book Empowered, will deliver a keynote on how organizations can empower their workforce to solve customer problems using social technologies — one of the empowering technologies central to the book. In addition, the winners of the 2010 Forrester Groundswell Awards: Management Division in Employee Innovation, Collaboration, and Social will be announced at this event.
Three sponsors — including platinum sponsor Microsoft — will take part in a Solutions Showcase. Attendees will also benefit from keynotes by Forrester analysts and leading industry executives including:
- Zach J. Brand, Senior Director, Chief of Technical Strategy & Operations, NPR Digital Media
- Steven Sacho, Global Director of Web/Portal, Mobility, and Unified Communications, General Motors
- Richard West, Head of Knowledge Sharing and Collaboration, BAE Systems
To register, please call 888.343.6786. Members of the media can register for the Forum of their choice by providing their full contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.