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
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    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...

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

    ILOG, Fair Isaac, Pegasystems, Corticon, And Haley Lead, But Innovations Software Technology Is Also Very Strong

    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 business...

    • Downloads: 2796
  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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: 2677
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Functional Testing Solutions, Q3 2008

    HP Leads, While IBM, Borland, And Compuware Offer Competitive Alternatives

    Forrester conducted an evaluation of six functional testing solutions vendors across 96 criteria. Our findings? HP's leadership of the functional testing market continues unabated since its 2006...

    • Downloads: 1977
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Testing Tools Landscape: 2010

    Functional Testing Tools Are Not Enough

    Gone are the days when application development and delivery teams could cavalierly ask the business to pick two: cost, time, or quality. The business wants and needs all three. Delivery teams have...

    • Downloads: 2337
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Complex Event Processing (CEP) Platforms, Q3 2009

    The Fledgling CEP Platform Market Is Vibrant, Competitive, And Dynamic

    Forrester evaluated nine complex event processing (CEP) platforms using 114 criteria and found Progress Software and Aleri to be standout Leaders because of their top scores in the event processing...

    • Downloads: 1739
  • 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: 1632
  • 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:Best Practices In Implementing Business Rules

    Empower Your Business Users To Author And Maintain Business Rules

    Business rules platforms are a key enabler of today's architectural imperative to build for constant change. Why? In large part because business rules platforms give business analysts the authoring...

    • Downloads: 1420
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Enterprise Mashups: Lead, Don't Follow

    Be Prepared, Because Mashups Will Enchant And Empower Business Users

    If your business users aren't demanding mashups now, they will in the near future. Why? Because mashup tools enable your business users to quickly create ad hoc Web applications that "mash" together...

    • Downloads: 1189
  • 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,...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Future Of Customer Data Management

    Vision: The Customer Data Management Playbook

    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...

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    Report:Seven Pragmatic Practices To Improve Software Quality

    Incremental Changes Can Have A Big Impact On Quality

    All software has bugs. Application development teams do the best they can to avoid and fix them. But developing quality software is hard. Why? Virtually all application development teams are squeezed...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    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...

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  • 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...

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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...

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  • 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...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Must You Choose Between Business Rules And Complex Event Processing Platforms?

    Understand The Sweet Spots Of Each To Make An Informed Decision

    How can you choose between investing in a business rules platform and a complex event processing (CEP) platform? The answer is not as easy as saying "a business rules platform is for rules" and "CEP...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Best Practices: A Pragmatic Approach To Software Reuse

    Achieving Optimal Reuse Of A Broader Range Of Assets

    Development leaders have looked for ways to increase reuse since the early days of software development in an effort to increase developer productivity. This drive for reuse has brought changes in...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Business Analysts: Seize The Opportunity To Deliver Compelling User Experiences

    Make A Big Difference To Your Organization By Focusing On Its Customers

    Is anything more important than how users experience your Web sites and software applications? If your customers can't effectively and efficiently meet their goals by using your sites and apps, they...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:JAVA Under Oracle: Seven Things You Need To Know

    Java Standards Will Narrow; MySQL, ADF, And JDeveloper Will Expand

    Oracle's proposed purchase of Sun Microsystems (ticker symbol: JAVA) will give it control over two of the most widely used application development technologies in the industry: the Java platform and...

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  • 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: 922
  • 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: 1005