Dr. Thomas Mendel Ph.D., an IT industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience in advising IT vendor and end-user clients and performing research-based consulting.

Research In Action is a unique concept the combines strong research capabilities with actionable advice.

Thomas is best known for his 9 years of service at Forrester Research, where he held various analyst and management positions. Most recently Thomas had the Global responsibility for serving the Vendor Strategy professionals and leading a team that delivers research to help these professionals. He was responsible for a research agenda that illuminates strategic opportunities and risks, market demand and competitive dynamics, and go-to-market, as well as organizational strategies and the use of emerging technology to improve business results for technology vendors. Internationally recognized authority on strategic IT and Business Alignment topics like Cloud Computing, Green IT, Sustainability, IT Financial Management, Outsourcing, Offshoring and Social Computing. 

Before that, Thomas had the Global analyst responsibility and thought leadership for the following coverage areas: IT Management Software, IT and Telecoms Convergence, ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library), BSM (Business Service Management), CMDB (Configuration Management Database), Application Acceleration Technologies and IP Address Management. Frequent speaker at major industry events (up to 5,000 attendees) like Cebit, HP Software Universe, IBM Pulse and regularly quoted in key press publications (e.g Computerworld, Computerwoche, CIO Magazine).


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