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
  • IT Infrastructure & Operations
  • 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...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    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: 1236
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    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: 672
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    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: 1191
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Elastic Caching Platforms, Q2 2010

    GigaSpaces, IBM, Oracle, and Terracotta Lead; Alachisoft, GemStone, And ScaleOut Software Are Strong Performers

    Forrester evaluated eight elastic caching platform vendors using 124 criteria and found GigaSpaces, IBM, Oracle, and Terracotta to be Leaders because of their strong elastic caching features and...

    • Downloads: 1213
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:For Blazing Fast Web Site Performance, Caching Is King

    The Fastest Sites Optimize Three Levels Of Caches: Browser, Edge, And Server

    The quickest way to a Web user's heart is through her eyeballs. That means providing your customers a rich, interactive, and blazing fast experience. The fastest sites on the Internet all have one...

    • Downloads: 921
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Top Five Changes For Application Development In 2010

    After The Recession, The New Normal Will Remain "Lean And Mean"

    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 where to...

    • Downloads: 2423
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Best Practices In User Experience (UX) Design

    Design Compelling User Experiences To Wow Your Customers

    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 satisfying....

    • Downloads: 2676
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:A Surprising New Java Platform Option: VMware

    Acquiring SpringSource, VMware Targets Java And Clouds

    VMware's ambition is to expand up the stack from its franchise in systems virtualization software into application platforms. The company's decision to buy Java frameworks specialist SpringSource is...

    • Downloads: 730
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Perform Realistic Web Testing To Ensure Blazing Fast Web Site Performance

    This workbook discusses the importance of realistic performance Web testing, what it is, and recommendations.

    • Downloads: 18
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Case Study: How Orbitz Takes You Places Faster

    Tuning Pages, Code, And Infrastructure For Performance Is The Key

    In the highly competitive online travel business, the leading Web sites are under constant pressure to improve customer loyalty by delivering a richer, more interactive experience with lightning fast...

    • Downloads: 393
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Best Practices: Attaining And Maintaining Blazing Fast Web Site Performance

    A Multidisciplinary Approach Is Key

    Customers have great expectations when they visit your Web site. They increasingly want a rich, interactive experience, and their tolerance for latency is approaching zero. If you cannot achieve...

    • Downloads: 1631
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Best Practices: Blazing Fast Web Site Infrastructure

    Measure Often, Cache Smart, And Collaborate With App Dev On Performance Tuning

    With most enterprises now conducting business on the Web, it has become more crucial than ever that the experience is rich and responsive. Often these two goals conflict. How do you ensure a robust,...

    • Downloads: 1169
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Case Study: How Msnbc.com Is First In News

    Vigilant Optimization Of Web Infrastructure Makes It Happen

    Blazing Web site performance isn't purely a factor of Web page design. Msnbc.com, a leading online news site, said that the right infrastructure architecture can be the difference in beating its...

    • Downloads: 265