Dan   Bieler

Dan Bieler

Principal Analyst Serving CIO Professionals

Dan serves CIOs and digital strategy leaders by guiding them through the challenges of digital transformation. Dan helps define strategies that deliver business benefits from new digital business models and drive sustainable innovation. Dan's particular focus is on the emergence of digital platforms and the related business models as well as the underlying business innovation strategies. Dan is also an expert in the key technologies underpinning digital platforms, such as the internet of things (IoT), mobile technologies, and social collaboration technologies. Dan evaluates and guides CIOs and their teams to manage the diverse demands around digital transformation and provides guidance on how to unlock the CIO's role as a business enabler.

Previous Work Experience

Dan has been in the ICT sector for more than a decade and a half. During this period, he held positions in investment banking, industry research, and vendor strategy and operations. Prior to joining Forrester, Dan worked at Deutsche Telekom's enterprise division, T-Systems, as a strategic marketing consultant. The role involved strategy planning and communication initiatives. Before Deutsche Telekom, Dan worked as an EMEA consulting director for telecommunications and networking at the research firm IDC and as a research director at Ovum. Dan also worked for more than half a decade in the investment banking industry as an equity analyst for Nomura International in London and for Credit Lyonnais Securities in Paris. His focus was on Pan-European telecoms, both integrated and pure mobile operators. During that period, Dan participated in several equity capital markets and private equity deals.

Education

Dan holds an M.Sc. in economics and B.Sc. in economics from the London School of Economics and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), both of which are part of the University of London.

Dan Bieler

Principal Analyst Serving CIO Professionals

Dan serves CIOs and digital strategy leaders by guiding them through the challenges of digital transformation. Dan helps define strategies that deliver business benefits from new digital business models and drive sustainable innovation. Dan's particular focus is on the emergence of digital platforms and the related business models as well as the underlying business innovation strategies. Dan is also an expert in the key technologies underpinning digital platforms, such as the internet of things (IoT), mobile technologies, and social collaboration technologies. Dan evaluates and guides CIOs and their teams to manage the diverse demands around digital transformation and provides guidance on how to unlock the CIO's role as a business enabler.

Previous Work Experience

Dan has been in the ICT sector for more than a decade and a half. During this period, he held positions in investment banking, industry research, and vendor strategy and operations. Prior to joining Forrester, Dan worked at Deutsche Telekom's enterprise division, T-Systems, as a strategic marketing consultant. The role involved strategy planning and communication initiatives. Before Deutsche Telekom, Dan worked as an EMEA consulting director for telecommunications and networking at the research firm IDC and as a research director at Ovum. Dan also worked for more than half a decade in the investment banking industry as an equity analyst for Nomura International in London and for Credit Lyonnais Securities in Paris. His focus was on Pan-European telecoms, both integrated and pure mobile operators. During that period, Dan participated in several equity capital markets and private equity deals.

Education

Dan holds an M.Sc. in economics and B.Sc. in economics from the London School of Economics and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), both of which are part of the University of London.

Dan Bieler's Research

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  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: The CIO's Guide To 5G Connectivity And Strategy

    5G Provides The Network Infrastructure To Support Business Innovation, Operational Agility, And Speed

    April 12, 2019Dan Bieler

    Connectivity is creeping ever deeper into our lives and business operations, while business success increasingly depends on network-enabled product and service differentiation. 5G will play a key role for businesses that want to address the growing customer demand for low-latency and very-high bandwidth product features and service experiences. But 5G requires a new approach to the design and operations of network infrastructures. This report helps enterprise CIOs prepare for the impact of 5G and modernize their network infrastructure.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Leverage Specialist Tools And Technologies To Drive And Strengthen Sustainable Innovation

    February 20, 2019Dan Bieler

    Your organization must source, implement, and operate the tools and technology that support your innovation vision. Successful tools and tech support broad and fluctuating levels of participation in innovation, both inside and outside the organization. This report provides an overview of the many tools and technologies available as well as the vendor landscape to help CIOs and their business partners select and roll out the appropriate ones for their innovation efforts.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Prepare For Blockchain's Impact On The Telecommunications Sector

    Distributed Ledger Technology Offers The Potential For New Services And Efficiencies For Telcos And Their Customers

    February 15, 2019Dan Bieler

    The telecommunications sector has been slow to embrace the opportunities of distributed ledger technology, AKA blockchain. This follower approach is risky: The emerging virtualization of network infrastructure could give rise to a new wave of attacks on potential telco revenue opportunities by over-the-top players and technology firms. This report helps CIOs in and around the telecom sector by outlining the opportunities that blockchain can bring to telcos and in which areas other businesses should collaborate with telcos around blockchain.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: A Four-Tier Approach To Building Your Innovation Network

    Build And Manage Your Innovation Network Effectively

    December 14, 2018Dan Bieler

    The ability to effectively participate in and contribute to innovation networks is a core competency of the CIO's innovation strategy. As traditional linear value chains give way to network-based value creation, innovation networks evolve as a core enabler for sustainable innovation. CIOs and other technology and business leaders must develop new strategies and skills to develop and manage these new and dynamic innovation partnerships. The choice of the right partners, processes, and technologies determines the quality of your innovation network play.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Predictions 2019: The Internet Of Things

    IoT's Business Promise Persists After A Consumer Reckoning

    November 6, 2018 Michele Pelino, Frank E. Gillett, Julie A. Ask, Nigel Fenwick, Paul Miller, Dan Bieler, Bill Martorelli, Merritt Maxim

    This report shares Forrester's 2019 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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