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.

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    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.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: The Future Of Telecoms: From Endangered Species To Digital Service Providers

    The Changing Value Contribution Of Telcos In Digital Ecosystems

    July 2, 2018Dan Bieler

    Digital is affecting the telco market. More than ever before, telcos are embracing new technologies and experimenting with new business concepts. This, in turn, creates opportunities for enterprise customers to work with telcos as partners for their digital transformation. In this report, we analyze to what extent telcos will move beyond their traditional role of network infrastructure and connectivity providers. CIOs and digital leaders should read this report to determine if and when they should consider telcos as digital service providers.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Innovation In The Age Of The Customer Requires A Culture Of Diversity And Inclusion

    Diversity And Inclusion Become Key Competencies Of Your Innovation Program

    April 23, 2018Dan Bieler

    In the age of the customer, successful organizations innovate and differentiate by boosting diversity and inclusion. This allows them to create an environment where employees feel empowered to voice unorthodox views and suggest creative solutions. Diversity injects fresh ideas into a conservative and stagnant environment. New perspectives help tackle challenges and opportunities from unconventional angles. This approach also boosts innovation capabilities aimed at generating new revenues from untapped target groups in different geographies and cultural settings.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Incubator, Foundry, And Accelerator Models Drive Transformative Innovation

    Invigorate Your Innovation Capabilities With A Corporate Incubator Or Accelerator Inside Your Organization

    March 13, 2018Dan Bieler

    Your current market position does not guarantee your transformation into a successful digital business. To enhance innovation capabilities and enable the necessary culture change, many traditional businesses are looking to startups to drive service differentiation. This report focuses on corporate incubators, foundries, and accelerators for CIOs. It highlights the potential for traditional businesses to work with startups and shares organizations' experiences in setting up corporate incubators and accelerators.

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