Michael Barnes

  • VP research director, Forrester
In his role as research director, Michael leads a team of Forrester analysts in Asia-Pacific focused on helping business and technology professionals embrace digital transformation to deliver increased business value. Michael’s coverage focuses on how firms can embrace innovation and adopt organisational structures, processes, and technology to improve customer experience and drive operational excellence. Michael has 20 years of research and consulting experience and joined Forrester through its acquisition of Springboard Research. Prior to Springboard, he led software infrastructure and application integration research in Asia-Pacific for Gartner, advising large organisations on strategies for sourcing, implementing, and managing enterprise applications and software technologies. He previously conducted software research and implementation at Meta Group, Hurwitz Group, and Prudential Insurance.
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State of the CMO 2018

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3 marketing mistakes to overcome when courting prospective customers

Marketing that urges respondents to ‘buy now’ is a little like asking someone to marry you on your first date. At any time, only 3 per cent of the market is looking for what you’re selling, so the chances of your date randomly being ‘The One’ is pretty slim.

Sabri Suby

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Why are we dubious about deep learning?

The prospect of deep learning gives those of us in the industry something to get really excited about, and something to be nervous about, at the same time.

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Founder and chief, sfyte

Why you can’t afford to fail at CX in 2019

In 1976 Apple launched. The business would go on to change the game, setting the bar for customer experience (CX). Seamless customer experience and intuitive designs gave customers exactly what they wanted, making other service experiences pale in comparison.

Damian Kernahan

Founder and CEO, Proto Partners

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Vanessa Skye Mitchell

DNA-based marketing: The next big thing?

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Max Polding

Marketing professor: For Holden, brand nostalgia ain’t what it used to be

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Where does the claim that 2 million Australians have tested come from ? Anecdotal information suggests that this is way off the mark.

David Andersen

DNA-based marketing: The next big thing?

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Predictions: 9 digital marketing trends for 2019

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So who then is correct? The Research or The skilled Digital people.

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Report reveals Australia faces digital skills shortage

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