Mike Gualtieri

Principal Analyst serving Application Development & Delivery PROFESSIONALS

Mike's research is focused on software technology, platforms, and practices that enable technology professionals to deliver prescient customer experiences and breakthrough operational efficiency. His key technology and platform coverage areas are big data strategy, Hadoop, advanced analytics, machine learning, data science practices, predictive apps design, and emerging technologies that make software faster and smarter. Mike is also a leading expert on the intersection of business strategy, architecture, design, and creative collaboration. 

Mike is a recipient of the Forrester Courage Award for making bold calls that insprire leaders and guide great decisions.

Previous Work Experience

Mike has more than 25 years' experience in the industry helping firms design and develop mission-critical applications in eCommerce, insurance, banking, travel/hospitality, manufacturing, healthcare, and scientific research for organizations including Nasa, eBay, Bank of America, Liberty Mutual, Nielsen, EMC, and others. He has written thousands of lines of code, managed development teams, and consulted with dozens of technology firms on product, marketing, and R&D strategy.

He is a frequent and sought-after speaker at industry, corporate, educational, and technology events for his audience-designed, insightful, and energetic speeches.

Education

Mike earned a B.S. in computer science and management from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. While a student, Mike was awarded three U.S. patents for inventing an expert system used to train air traffic controllers around the world.

Mike Gualtieri's Research

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Hadoop Solutions, Q1 2014

    Tsssss! That's the sound of Hadoop. It's today's sizzling-hot data management platform because it: 1) offers lower-cost storage than traditional systems, 2) has open source innovation, 3) can sc...

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    Report: Flex Your Customer Data Muscle: Do You Have What It Takes?

    Customer data management (CDM) is no longer a boring, backwater capability. It is a foundation for and fundamental to success in the age of the customer. What are your firm's CDM capabilities? T...

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    Report: The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Data Warehouse, Q4 2013

    Although enterprise data warehouse (EDW) is a mature technology, vendors continue to innovate and enhance its real-time analytics, distributed in-memory, advanced compression, and scalable appli...

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    Report: Self-Assessment Tool For Customer Data Management Capabilities

    Forrester recommends using the customer data management self-assessment tool to prepare to prioritize effort and investment in customer data management capabilities. The tool allows you to simul...

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    Report: Nail Your Next-Gen Customer Data Management Strategy

    Rookies make the mistake of thinking that customer data is just about customer relationship management (CRM) or just about transaction history. Not so — customer data is the lifeblood of y...

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    Report: The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Predictive Analytics Solutions, Q1 2013

    Predictive analytics enables firms to reduce risks, make intelligent decisions, and create differentiated, more personal customer experiences. But predictive analytics is hard to do without the ...

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    Report: The Forrester Wave™: Business Rules Platforms, Q2 2008

    Forrester evaluated 13 platforms from 11 vendors using 175 criteria and found ILOG JRules, Fair Isaac Blaze Advisor, and Pegasystems PegaRULES to be resounding Leaders as general-purpose busines...

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    Report: The Top Five Changes For Application Development In 2010

    Niccolò Machiavelli said it best: "Never waste the opportunities created by a good crisis." Over the past year, the Great Recession has forced everyone in IT to think differently about wher...

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    Report: Design Mobile Apps From The Outside In

    This report outlines best practices in mobile app design that application development & delivery professionals can use to design great mobile apps. Customer expectations for mobile apps have nev...

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    Report: Best Practices In User Experience (UX) Design

    Users have great expectations when they visit your Web and mobile applications. They increasingly want an experience that's valuable, easy to use, aesthetically pleasing, and emotionally satisfy...

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