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 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.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Scoring Our 2018 Cloud Predictions

    We Were Spot-On For Three, Early On Four, And Reaching On Three

    December 19, 2018 Lauren E. Nelson, Dave Bartoletti, Charlie Dai, Amanda LeClair, Liz Herbert, Andre Kindness, Paul Miller

    Every year, Forrester predicts what lies ahead for cloud in the year to come. But have these predictions proven true over the past year for infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals? This report holds us, the prediction makers, accountable by assessing each prediction against what actually happened in 2018.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Predictive Analytics And Machine Learning Solutions In China, Q4 2018

    The Nine Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    November 12, 2018 Danny Mu, Charlie Dai

    In our 24-criterion evaluation of predictive analytics and machine learning (PAML) providers in China, we identified the nine most significant ones — Alibaba Cloud, H3C, Huawei, Inspur, Kingsoft Cloud, MiningLamp, Percent, SAP, and SAS — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps CIOs in China make the right choice.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Predictions 2019: Distributed Ledger Technology

    Continued Hype And Unrealistic Promises Drive Risk Of A Looming Blockchain Winter

    November 7, 2018 Martha Bennett, Charlie Dai

    Interest in distributed ledger technology (DLT — AKA blockchain) remains high as CIOs and business decision makers try to ascertain what this technology means for their organizations and what action they should take. Read this report to find out what lies in store for DLT in 2019.

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