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:Brief: Mobile Middleware — Right Or Wrong?

    When A Mobile Middleware Solution Makes Sense

    Mobile apps commonly access data stored in corporate systems of record; unfortunately, these systems were not architected for the demands of mobile clients. This creates a need for an interface layer...

    • Downloads: 124
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    Report:Quick Take: Adobe Accelerates Its Mobile Engagement Efforts

    Adobe Experience Manager-PhoneGap Integration Targets Mixed Mobile Workloads

    Most enterprises have both content professionals and developers, but there are gaps in how each group approaches the mobile mind shift. As a result, we often see conflicting strategies: Content...

    • Downloads: 55
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    Report:Brief: How TripIt Masters Mobile Moments For Frequent Fliers

    Concur's Travel Organizing App Powerfully Combines Operational Awareness With Mobile Engagement

    Customers' mobile mind shift means they expect service in their immediate context and moment of need. The battle for customers' attention and loyalty will be waged in mobile moments — any time...

    • Downloads: 92
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    Report:Measuring Mobile Apps

    Performance Management: The Mobile App Development Playbook

    As you begin to build and deploy mobile apps, you'll quickly discover that your development teams need to deliver new versions and updates much faster: eight to 12 times a year or more. Mobile...

    • Downloads: 581
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    Report:Choose The Right Mobile Development Solutions For Your Organization

    Tools And Technology: The Mobile App Development Playbook

    Traversing the mobile app development technology landscape is challenging — particularly due to the different native, hybrid, and web-based development approaches; the range of infrastructure...

    • Downloads: 961
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    Report:Energize Your Developers With A Hackathon

    What Enterprise Dev Leaders Need To Know About Hackathons

    The clock is ticking down. A small team — a couple developers and a single designer — huddles around laptops, rushing to put the finishing touches on an application user interface. They...

    • Downloads: 188
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    Report:Development Landscape: 2013

    Developer Forrsights North America And Europe

    Software development is changing rapidly; firms must use this to their advantage to avoid falling behind. The Forrsights Developer Survey, Q1 2013 shows that mobile development is among the hottest...

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    Report:Systems Of Automation Will Enrich Customer Engagement

    Modern Applications Need Operational Context

    How will companies use modern applications to enrich customer engagements? In short, by exploiting context. Creating customer context means aggregating information from mobile devices, tapping...

    • Downloads: 227
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    Report:Brief: Services Supplant Mobile Middleware

    In 2014, Infrastructure Services Will Become The Enabler For Mobile Success

    Application development professionals have many choices when it comes to selecting mobile technologies. One of these, mobile middleware, is in a high state of flux. Market consolidation,...

    • Downloads: 136