Frank E. Gillett

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving CIOs

Frank serves CIOs, plus their teams and tech industry suppliers, by predicting the disruption and business impact of the Internet of Things, connected home, connected car, and the landscape of emerging technologies. Working from Forrester's Cambridge, Massachusetts headquarters, he investigates emerging trends and technologies — and their adoption by pioneering customers — to predict the impact on businesses, employees, and consumers across the globe.

Frank's leading work includes predicting the rise of the personal cloud and digital self, the reinvention of the post-mobile PC, the emergence of new computing infrastructure such as microservers and GPU compute, and predicting the internal private cloud in 2002.

Frank works with CIOs, CTOs, strategists, competitive analysts, and marketing execs across many industries, including high tech, insurance, automotive, and manufacturing. He is knowledgeable about many technology companies, including Amazon, AMD, Apple, Dropbox, Evernote, Google, HP, IBM, Intel, Lenovo, Microsoft, Nuance, and Nvidia.

Previous Work Experience

Before joining Forrester in 1998, Frank consulted on business process re-engineering for the insurance industry and worked on supply chain quality at General Motors. His 30 years of work experience includes exposure to banking, finance, insurance, manufacturing, public works, professional services, food service, and photography.

Frank is routinely quoted in leading media outlets, such as AFP, Bloomberg, BusinessWeek, CBC, Forbes, Fortune, NPR, Marketplace, Mashable, On Point with Tom Ashbrook, Reuters, TechCrunch, The Economist, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Frank has presented at many events including SxSW, Interop, Strata Online, and Forrester Forums in the US, Europe, and India.

Education

Frank earned master's degrees from the MIT Sloan School of Management and the MIT Technology and Policy Program. He graduated from Duke University with a B.S. in mechanical engineering and a second major in international relations.

Frank has lived in Massachusetts, Ohio, North Carolina, California, England, and Puerto Rico, where he learned to speak Spanish. He has traveled to more than 20 countries.

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    Report:Knowledge Work Pushes The Dynamic Case Management Market

    Vendors Advance Their Design Time And Runtime Features

    There are fewer production workers who perform repetitive tasks. Work is becoming more knowledge-based and much less structured. As a result, the dynamic case management (DCM) market is expanding to...

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    Report:Smart Process Apps — One Year Later

    About a year ago, a group of Forrester analysts covering mobility, social, and business process trends started seeing the emergence of a new software category — which we call smart process apps...

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    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Dynamic Case Management, Q1 2014

    Design Time And Runtime Features Differentiate The Leaders

    In Forrester's 38-criteria evaluation of dynamic case management (DCM) vendors, we identified, researched, analyzed, and scored the 13 most significant software providers — Pegasystems, Be...

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    Report:The Forrester Wave™: E-Signatures, Q2 2013

    Electronic signatures are gaining momentum and becoming an increasingly popular topic of inquiries by Forrester clients. In retrospect, today's e-signature users will be seen as early adopters...

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    Report:Developing The Value Side Of The DOCCM Business Case

    Enterprise architects (EAs) looking to help their business improve the customer experience now realize the potential of document output for customer communications management (DOCCM). At the same...

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    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Document Output For Customer Communications Management, Q1 2014

    Vendors Target Interactive Use Cases And Corporate Solutions

    Customer communications management is a frequent topic of inquiries by Forrester clients who are looking for direction on how to update their technology for new business demands and usage patterns...

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The 10 Dimensions Of Business Agility

    Enabling Bottom-Up Decisions In A World Of Rapid Change

    Change is accelerating. Only the agile company can survive. But what constitutes agility in the modern era? An agile enterprise embraces change as a matter of routine, whether that change is driven...

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    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Content Management, Q3 2013

    The enterprise content management (ECM) market has continued to diversify, with vendors turning to solutions focused on business and transactional content technologies. End users are looking for ways...

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    Report:Business Agility Drives Higher Performance

    Channel Integration Is The Most Important Dimension Of Agility

    Companies can boost performance by making their business more agile. Survey respondents scored themselves across Forrester's 10 market, organizational, and process agility dimensions, and revealed...

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