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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6 results in Reports

  • Frank E. Gillett
  • Consumer Technographics
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Personal Cloud: Transforming Personal Computing, Mobile, And Web Markets

    An Empowered Report: Sizing The Opportunity As Individuals Embrace New Services For Managing Their Work And Personal Digital Lives

    The personal computing experience for individuals is broken, ruptured by the fragmentation of personal information across PCs and mobile devices and the scattering of content across a multitude of...

    • Downloads: 2654
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Windows: The Next Five Years

    As Mobile Device Sales Surpass PCs, CIOs Will Need To Corral A Troika Of OS Leaders

    The launch of Windows 8 is a major pivot point for Microsoft — and for IT leaders and the individuals they support. The new Windows 8 user experience (UX) and programming model will transform...

    • Downloads: 906
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Internet Of Things Comes Home, Bit By Bit

    Digital Homes Will Get Smart In Small Steps

    The connected world's tendrils are expanding far and wide to gear like farm equipment and parking meters, yet most consumers' homes remain a simple endpoint of connectivity whose intelligence is...

    • Downloads: 966
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Services For The Digital Self

    The Battle To Serve You . . . And Profit From Your Data

    People must manage an exploding array of digital content that they create or are responsible for, both at work and at home. We call this collection the digital self, and it includes everything from...

    • Downloads: 648
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Services Frontier For The Digital Consumer

    Services For The Digital Self

    This report, originally written for CIOs, includes content relevant to chief customer officers. And here's why: As consumers continue to aggregate data — spanning personal and work-related...

    • Downloads: 273
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Connected-Home News Obscures Advances In Offerings For A Broader Audience

    iControl, Insteon, And Microsoft Push Connected-Home Solutions — But Need To Add Simple Devices That Solve Mobile Moments

    Last week, iControl Networks touted new customer survey data on smart-home systems, while Insteon announced the first connected-home solution kits and modules tailored for and codeveloped with...

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