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.

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  • Mike Gualtieri
  • Application Development & Delivery
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Streaming Analytics Platforms, Q3 2014

    The Answer To Exploiting Perishable Insights

    Streaming analytics is anything but a sleepy, rearview mirror analysis of data. No, it is about knowing and acting on what's happening in your business at this very moment — now. Forrester...

    • Downloads: 213
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Digital Creepiness: How Not To Spook Your Customers

    Find, But Don't Cross Your Customer's Creepiness Line When Designing, Developing, And Delivering Digital Experiences

    Customers are flocking to apps that use more personal information because they find them intensely valuable. However, at the same time, many people think its creepy how much detailed information...

    • Downloads: 125
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Google Cloud Services Gather Steam

    New Developer Tools, Big Data Services, And Aggressive Pricing Will Tempt Enterprise Developers

    At last week's I/O developer conference, Google announced a slew of new developer tools, application programming interfaces (APIs), and cloud services that will make it easier for developers to put...

    • Downloads: 134
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Google Amps Up Android

    Android L-Preview Links Phones and Tablets To Cars, TVs, And Wearables

    Google I/O is the hottest developer conferences in the world for a reason: Android is the fastest growing and most-used mobile platform. That's not to say that Google is not a web juggernaut, too....

    • Downloads: 73
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Instant Insight: The Truth About Advanced Analytics

    "Advanced Analytics" Is Not Just "Better Analytics"

    This report answers common questions that business technology professionals ask about the what, why, and how of advanced analytics. Don't make the mistake of thinking that "advanced analytics" is...

    • Downloads: 258
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Customer Data Should Be The Lifeblood Of Your Enterprise

    Some say that data is the new oil — but we think that comparing data to oil is too limiting. Data is the new sun: it's limitless and touches everything firms do. Customer data is the most...

    • Downloads: 691
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Use Sensors To Take Apps To The Next Level Of Customer Engagement

    Apps Are Better And Customers Are Happier When Sensor Data Enriches Experiences

    Most apps are boring. Sensors can help. Sensors are data collectors that measure physical properties of the real-world such as location, pressure, humidity, touch, voice, and much more. You can find...

    • Downloads: 281
  • 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 scale...

    • Downloads: 1236
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    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 appliance...

    • Downloads: 821
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    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...

    • Downloads: 35
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    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? That's...

    • Downloads: 122
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    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 your...

    • Downloads: 375
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Predictive Apps Are The Next Big Thing In Customer Engagement

    Leverage Big Data And Predictive Analytics To Supercharge Innovation And Disrupt Your Competitors

    The answer to developing apps that dazzle the digital consumer and making your company stand out from the competition lies in what Forrester calls "predictive apps." Predictive apps leverage big data...

    • Downloads: 1314
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Standalone Business Rules Platform Market Segment Should Be Growing Faster

    Market Overview: Business Rules Platforms In 2013

    The market for business rules technologies is healthy, but the standalone platform segment is growing more slowly than it should. Most enterprises should use standalone business rules platforms to...

    • Downloads: 428
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Future Of Customer Data Management

    Live Or Die By Your Customer Data Management Strategy

    Customer data is the lifeblood of the contemporary enterprise. It's used in virtually every function of the business, including product research, design, and development; advertising and marketing...

    • Downloads: 1516
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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 right...

    • Downloads: 3970
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Design Mobile Apps From The Outside In

    Policy And Procedures: The Mobile App Development Playbook

    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 never...

    • Downloads: 3345
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    Report:Digital Experience Strategy: Follow These Three Mega Rules To Beat The Competition In 2012

    Application Development Professionals Must Become Experience Creators

    Ultimately, customers don't judge you based on how well you gather business requirements, choose development technologies, manage projects, or march through the development process — they judge...

    • Downloads: 949
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    Report:CIO Perspectives On App Dev: We Need New Approaches To Deliver Applications Faster

    Many CIOs are on the hot seat to innovate by delivering increasingly critical applications more quickly. To keep up with the accelerated pace of business, CIOs and application development and...

    • Downloads: 713
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Embrace App Internet Architecture To Win In The Next Era Of Computing

    The Multidevice World Demands A New Application Architecture

    The rapid growth of smartphones and tablets is fueling a dramatic shift in the way people use software — a shift away from PC and web apps and toward smart-device apps. These new apps deliver...

    • Downloads: 1020
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    Report:The Future Of Business Rules Platforms

    Customers Are Moving To Event And Decision Management

    Business rules platforms are a mature technology for automating decision and policy logic and for managing fast changes to that logic to keep up with business changes. Now customers are seeking more:...

    • Downloads: 883
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    Report:Market Overview: Business Rules Platforms 2011

    Which Are The Safe And Best Choices Now

    After two years of vendor consolidation, which are the best business rules platforms for application development and delivery professionals to consider? In our judgment, based on growth rates, market...

    • Downloads: 1232
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    Report:Augment DevOps With NoOps

    DevOps Is Good, But Cloud Computing Will Usher In NoOps

    Development + operations = DevOps. DevOps denotes better communication and collaboration between application development professionals and infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals. DevOps...

    • Downloads: 706
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    Report:Cloud Computing Brings Demand For Elastic Application Platforms

    EAPs Ease Delivery Of Elastic Apps, Smoothing A Path To Cloud's Benefits

    Promises that cloud computing can save money and reduce time-to-market by automatically scaling applications (either up or down) oversimplify what it takes to develop application architectures to...

    • Downloads: 1250
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    Report:The Seven Qualities Of Wildly Desirable Software

    To Deliver Extraordinary Software, Design To Balance These Seven Qualities

    Great software applications seldom happen by accident: Wise design decisions are the key. Yet many application development teams only design for one, two, or three of these qualities, and others have...

    • Downloads: 1204