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: 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.

  • For CMO Professionals

    REPORT: Building The Business Case For Your Digital Investments

    The Business Case Report In The Digital Business Playbook

    February 26, 2018Dan Bieler

    You can only improve what you can measure. Hence, businesses must be able to calculate the ROI of digital investments to justify that spending. However, calculating the precise ROI for digital transformation at a group level is nearly impossible. This report provides a framework for ROI calculations of transformative digital investments. It highlights examples of customer usage scenarios and how digital business leaders can design ROI calculations to ultimately measure customer benefits at different stages of their value chain.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: IoT Use Case Requirements Will Shape Your Need For 5G

    How To Gauge The Readiness Of 5G And Its Impact On Your Network Strategy

    February 9, 2018 Michele Pelino, Andre Kindness, Dan Bieler

    Vendors and the media are spurring interest in the promise of 5G networks to enable enterprises to deploy internet of things (IoT)-enabled use cases requiring high bandwidth, ultra-low latency, and differentiated service characteristics. 5G network standards are still in development, and broad commercial deployments in selected metropolitan cities aren't likely to start until 2019. This report gives infrastructure and operations (I&O) stakeholders insight into where 5G networks can play a role in IoT initiatives and how to prepare for 5G network availability.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Assess Your Innovation Capability Maturity

    November 3, 2017Dan Bieler

    Innovation is as much about business process design and business model adjustments as it is about product and service enhancements and efficiency improvements. In the context of digital transformation, your innovation initiatives must be part of your overall digital transformation effort, not simply a technology project. This report helps CIOs and CTOs evaluate their organization's innovation maturity with the goal of achieving transformative innovation.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Case Study: Giffgaff Turns Customers Into Members Of Its Community Business Model

    The Community Business Model Helps Drive Innovation And Successful Customer Engagement

    November 3, 2017Dan Bieler

    UK-based mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) giffgaff has found that using a community-based business model delivers business benefits. The operator actively involves customers in running the business through co-innovation and ongoing membership support. This case study shows CIOs looking to enhance their firm's customer experience and operational efficiency how giffgaff leveraged its customer community to accomplish just that.

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