Charlie   Dai

Charlie Dai

Principal Analyst Serving Enterprise Architecture Professionals

Charlie serves enterprise architecture professionals and offers strategic advice and guidance to Forrester clients in broad areas, including cloud (e.g., IaaS, PaaS, containers, and hybrid cloud management), big data (e.g., predictive analytics, machine learning, and data management), IoT (e.g., protocols, IoT device OS, IoT software platforms), blockchain, business process management, DevOps, and open source software. He has rich experience in technology strategy, enterprise architecture, and software delivery management, particularly in the China market.

Charlie is also a key contributor to the consulting team that helps Forrester's clients address their business requirements and accelerate digital transformation. Charlie has extensive experience in program management, rich industry expertise, as well as a passion for helping customers achieve success.

Previous Work Experience

Charlie has over 15 years of experience in the software industry, with PMP and ITIL certification. Before Forrester, Charlie was the senior manager, professional services, for Cordys (acquired by OpenText), a global vendor of BPMS and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) solutions for the telecom, banking, manufacturing, retail, and utility industries. Prior to Cordys, Charlie was the project manager for Datang Telecom, providing software solutions for Chinese telco clients and enterprise customers in Asia Pacific and the US.

Education

Charlie graduated with a master's degree in pattern recognition and intelligent systems from Tsinghua University of China.

Charlie Dai

Principal Analyst Serving Enterprise Architecture Professionals

Charlie serves enterprise architecture professionals and offers strategic advice and guidance to Forrester clients in broad areas, including cloud (e.g., IaaS, PaaS, containers, and hybrid cloud management), big data (e.g., predictive analytics, machine learning, and data management), IoT (e.g., protocols, IoT device OS, IoT software platforms), blockchain, business process management, DevOps, and open source software. He has rich experience in technology strategy, enterprise architecture, and software delivery management, particularly in the China market.

Charlie is also a key contributor to the consulting team that helps Forrester's clients address their business requirements and accelerate digital transformation. Charlie has extensive experience in program management, rich industry expertise, as well as a passion for helping customers achieve success.

Previous Work Experience

Charlie has over 15 years of experience in the software industry, with PMP and ITIL certification. Before Forrester, Charlie was the senior manager, professional services, for Cordys (acquired by OpenText), a global vendor of BPMS and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) solutions for the telecom, banking, manufacturing, retail, and utility industries. Prior to Cordys, Charlie was the project manager for Datang Telecom, providing software solutions for Chinese telco clients and enterprise customers in Asia Pacific and the US.

Education

Charlie graduated with a master's degree in pattern recognition and intelligent systems from Tsinghua University of China.

Charlie Dai's Research

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  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Now Tech: Public Cloud Development Platforms In China, Q2 2018

    Forrester's Overview Of 24 Public Cloud Development Platform Providers In China

    April 23, 2018Charlie Dai

    CIOs in China can use public cloud development platforms to deliver value to customers faster, drive digital innovation with less capital investment, and improve their elasticity and agility for digital transformation. But to access these benefits, they must choose from a diverse set of vendors that vary by size, functionality, geography, and vertical market focus. This report helps CIOs understand the value they can expect from a public cloud development platform provider and select vendors based on size and functionality.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: New Tech: Computer Vision Software For AI In China, Q1 2018

    Forrester's Overview Of The Landscape Of Providers Of Computer Vision Software For Artificial Intelligence In China

    January 29, 2018Charlie Dai

    Computer vision software is a key technology domain of artificial intelligence (AI), augmenting machines with visual capabilities such as facial recognition, character recognition, object recognition, and video analysis. But to access these benefits, enterprise architecture (EA) pros must first select from a diverse set of vendors with varying market presence, coverage, and strength of talent. Use Forrester's New Tech report to understand the value you can expect from a computer vision software provider and select vendors based on viability.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: China Tech Market Outlook, 2018 To 2019

    Technology Investment In Digital Innovation And Ecosystem Expansion Remains Strong As China Reforms

    January 16, 2018Charlie Dai

    Technology spending in China will reach $234 billion in 2018 as the Chinese government and enterprises further drive necessary reforms by investing in technologies for digital innovation and ecosystem expansion. This report analyzes the key trends and factors that will affect tech purchases in China in 2018. CIOs can use this data to see where their peers are increasing spending and to accelerate their digital transformation to become customer-obsessed and stay competitive in the market.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Scoring Our 2017 Cloud Predictions

    We Were Spot On For Three, Early On Half, And Reaching On Two

    January 4, 2018 Lauren E. Nelson, Dave Bartoletti, Charlie Dai, Andre Kindness, Sophia I. Vargas, Liz Herbert, Andras Cser

    Every year, Forrester predicts what lies ahead for cloud in the year to come. But do these predictions hold weight in the upcoming year? This report holds us, the prediction makers, accountable by assessing each prediction against what happened in 2017.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Predictions 2018: IoT Moves From Experimentation To Business Scale

    November 9, 2017 Michele Pelino, Jeffrey S. Hammond, Charlie Dai, Paul Miller, Jennifer Belissent, Ph.D., Julie A. Ask, Nigel Fenwick, Frank E. Gillett, Thomas Husson, Merritt Maxim

    Business stakeholders and CIOs across all vertical markets are planning and deploying IoT solutions to bridge the physical and digital worlds of their organizations to create new opportunities for growth. This report shares Forrester's 2018 predictions to help CIOs and their business counterparts tackle the rapidly changing internet-of-things (IoT) landscape to deliver and enable connected products and business processes.

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