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: Quantum Computing: Technology Infrastructure Deep Dive

    What It Takes To Build A Universal Quantum Computer

    April 26, 2019Charlie Dai

    Quantum computing has been emerging from its research bubble into global commercial markets. Media hype and the complexity of quantum physics have created confusion in the market as to what quantum computing actually is. This report clears up some of these common misconceptions and outlines the key characteristics of a true universal quantum computer. It also provides recommendations that CIOs and technology decision makers can use to help them proceed with their exploration of quantum computing.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: What's Really Going On In China: Quantum Computing

    China Is Making Substantial Progress On The Long Journey Toward Quantum Computing

    April 15, 2019Charlie Dai

    In 2018, quantum computing began to emerge as a commercial market — one with enormous long-term potential. Organizations in China have joined their global peers in driving the technical evolution and business adoption of quantum computing. This report helps CIOs understand the state of quantum computing in China by analyzing the major investments and achievements that the government, institutions, and companies have made in the academic and commercial arenas to drive the evolution of quantum computing.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: Now Tech: Enterprise Container Platforms In China, Q2 2019

    Forrester's Overview Of 31 Enterprise Container Platform Providers

    April 12, 2019Charlie Dai

    You can use enterprise container platforms (ECPs) to speed customer value delivery, boost application performance, and simplify cloud-native development and deployment. But to realize these benefits, you'll first have to select from a diverse set of vendors that vary by size, functionality, geography, and vertical market focus. Enterprise architecture (EA) professionals should use this report to understand the value they can expect from an ECP provider in China and to select one based on size and functionality.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: A Pragmatic Road Map For Blockchain

    Build Distributed Trust To Enhance Digital Ecosystems With Blockchain

    January 30, 2019Charlie Dai

    While blockchain (distributed ledger) technology is still in its early stages, vendor solutions are maturing and leading firms are already using it to build distributed trust and establish digital business ecosystems. This report helps enterprise architecture (EA) pros understand blockchain by defining a technical architecture of enterprise blockchain platforms and analyzing business patterns of blockchain adoption. It also presents key trends in the development of critical technical components including consensus mechanisms, anchoring approaches, and deployment options.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: China Tech Market Outlook, 2019 To 2020

    2019 Will Be A Year Of Rebalancing For China's Decision Makers

    January 15, 2019Charlie Dai

    Technology spending in China will reach US$256 billion in 2019 as the Chinese government and enterprises leverage digital technologies to further drive reforms and transformations. This report analyzes the key trends and factors that will affect tech purchases in China in 2019. CIOs can use this data to see where their peers are increasing spending and guide how they allocate budget to digital transformation initiatives.

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