Andrew Zimakas

In his role as Principal Advisor, Brian works with many of the top CIOs across the Western US and Canada. Brian provides his clients with unprecedented access to research, peer interactions, facilitated analyst interactions, and experienced guidance in order to address both strategic business and tactical technology issues. Before joining Forrester, Brian spent more than 30 years in information technology leadership roles, with experience in practically every IT discipline. His career has often focused on developing new teams, products, or services and looking for ways to improve value through business transformation. Over a period of 10 years, he ran a successful management consulting company in the areas of strategic planning, IT assessments,

organizational design, and executive coaching. Brian has worked in a variety of industry verticals in both the private and public sectors, including manufacturing, energy, resources, retail, insurance, government, airlines, events, and entertainment.

Brian is regularly asked to be a speaker, facilitator, or panel member at industry events and private CIO associations.