Senior VP and Research Director
Chris Mines is a vice president and research director at Forrester Research, advising tech industry strategists. He leads a research team that predicts and quantifies growth and disruption in the technology industry, focusing on the economics and business models of IT suppliers, and emerging trends in technology adoption. Currently, his research is centered on the role of information technology in enabling sustainability initiatives and improving corporate environmental responsibility.
Chris has been with Forrester for 13 years as an analyst and research team leader. He led Forrester’s U.S. research organization in 2002 – 2006, and previously led the firm’s research efforts in the financial services, automotive, healthcare, and telecoms industries. He regularly speaks at industry conferences and Forrester events and is widely quoted in the business and IT industry press.
Prior to joining Forrester, Chris was a principal at GeoPartners Research, doing strategy consulting for leading technology companies. During the 1980s, he was with the investment bank Cowen & Company, where he headed its research coverage of the networking industry. He also worked at The Yankee Group as a telecom industry analyst. He began his career as a member of technical staff at IBM's network software labs.
Chris holds degrees from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and the University of Pennsylvania.