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: 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.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Gauge Your Innovation Capability Maturity

    Assessment: The Innovation And Emerging Technology Playbook

    October 9, 2018Dan Bieler

    Business leaders recognize that developing and maintaining robust innovation capabilities is key to their companies' success in the digital era — because innovation addresses customers' and employees' constantly evolving expectations. To determine your organization's shortcomings and areas for development, we designed a self-assessment around five core competencies: strategy, culture, structure, technology, and ecosystems. CIOs as well as digital and innovation leaders can use this self-assessment as a starting point to advance their innovation capabilities.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Innovation Consulting Services Providers, Q4 2018

    The Eight Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    October 4, 2018Dan Bieler

    It's imperative for business to innovate and reinvent themselves over the long term. Business and technology leaders are increasingly looking for support to strengthen their own innovation capabilities. In our 17-criteria evaluation of innovation consulting services providers, we identified the eight most significant ones — Accenture, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Capgemini, Deloitte, EY, KPMG, McKinsey, and PwC — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps CIOs make the right choice.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Interactive Tool: Calculating The ROI Of Track And Trace Solutions

    August 9, 2018Dan Bieler

    Use this ROI estimator tool to calculate the potential business benefits of your digital track and trace investments or as example for your investments into other business solutions the internet of things (IoT) enables. This ROI estimator is part of a series of digital business case reports and tools. It specifically looks at track and trace solutions and analyzes how they can provide business value for CIOs as part of their digital transformation efforts. However, like many other IoT use cases, track and trace solutions combine a mix of hardware, software, and connectivity investments.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Building Your Digital Business Case: The ROI Of Track And Trace Solutions

    Recognize The ROI Of Track And Trace Solutions To Help Build Other IoT-Based Business Cases

    August 9, 2018Dan Bieler

    Building the business case for your digital investment is hard. So drill into the specifics of any given process you intend to digitize. This report is part of a series of digital business case reports. It looks at track and trace solutions and analyzes how they provide business value to your digital transformation effort. Readers can also use the ROI estimator tool to calculate the potential business benefits of their digital track and trace investments. And CIOs can use track and trace business case examples for their investments in internet of things (IoT)-enabled business solutions.

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