Frank E.  Gillett

Frank E. Gillett

Vice President, Principal Analyst Serving CIO Professionals

Frank serves CIOs, plus their teams and tech industry suppliers, by predicting the disruption and business impact of the Internet of Things, connected home, connected car, and the landscape of emerging technologies. Working from Forrester's Cambridge, Massachusetts headquarters, he investigates emerging trends and technologies — and their adoption by pioneering customers — to predict the impact on businesses, employees, and consumers across the globe. Frank's leading work includes predicting the rise of the personal cloud and digital self, the reinvention of the post-mobile PC, the emergence of new computing infrastructure such as microservers and GPU compute, and predicting the internal private cloud in 2002. Frank works with CIOs, CTOs, strategists, competitive analysts, and marketing execs across many industries, including high tech, insurance, automotive, and manufacturing. He is knowledgeable about many technology companies, including Amazon, AMD, Apple, Dropbox, Evernote, Google, HP, IBM, Intel, Lenovo, Microsoft, Nuance, and Nvidia.

Previous Work Experience

Before joining Forrester in 1998, Frank consulted on business process re-engineering for the insurance industry and worked on supply chain quality at General Motors. His 30 years of work experience includes exposure to banking, finance, insurance, manufacturing, public works, professional services, food service, and photography. Frank is routinely quoted in leading media outlets, such as AFP, Bloomberg, BusinessWeek, CBC, Forbes, Fortune, NPR, Marketplace, Mashable, On Point with Tom Ashbrook, Reuters, TechCrunch, The Economist, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Frank has presented at many events including SxSW, Interop, Strata Online, and Forrester Forums in the US, Europe, and India.

Education

Frank earned master's degrees from the MIT Sloan School of Management and the MIT Technology and Policy Program. He graduated from Duke University with a B.S. in mechanical engineering and a second major in international relations. Frank has lived in Massachusetts, Ohio, North Carolina, California, England, and Puerto Rico, where he learned to speak Spanish. He has traveled to more than 20 countries.

Frank E. Gillett

Vice President, Principal Analyst Serving CIO Professionals

Frank serves CIOs, plus their teams and tech industry suppliers, by predicting the disruption and business impact of the Internet of Things, connected home, connected car, and the landscape of emerging technologies. Working from Forrester's Cambridge, Massachusetts headquarters, he investigates emerging trends and technologies — and their adoption by pioneering customers — to predict the impact on businesses, employees, and consumers across the globe. Frank's leading work includes predicting the rise of the personal cloud and digital self, the reinvention of the post-mobile PC, the emergence of new computing infrastructure such as microservers and GPU compute, and predicting the internal private cloud in 2002. Frank works with CIOs, CTOs, strategists, competitive analysts, and marketing execs across many industries, including high tech, insurance, automotive, and manufacturing. He is knowledgeable about many technology companies, including Amazon, AMD, Apple, Dropbox, Evernote, Google, HP, IBM, Intel, Lenovo, Microsoft, Nuance, and Nvidia.

Previous Work Experience

Before joining Forrester in 1998, Frank consulted on business process re-engineering for the insurance industry and worked on supply chain quality at General Motors. His 30 years of work experience includes exposure to banking, finance, insurance, manufacturing, public works, professional services, food service, and photography. Frank is routinely quoted in leading media outlets, such as AFP, Bloomberg, BusinessWeek, CBC, Forbes, Fortune, NPR, Marketplace, Mashable, On Point with Tom Ashbrook, Reuters, TechCrunch, The Economist, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Frank has presented at many events including SxSW, Interop, Strata Online, and Forrester Forums in the US, Europe, and India.

Education

Frank earned master's degrees from the MIT Sloan School of Management and the MIT Technology and Policy Program. He graduated from Duke University with a B.S. in mechanical engineering and a second major in international relations. Frank has lived in Massachusetts, Ohio, North Carolina, California, England, and Puerto Rico, where he learned to speak Spanish. He has traveled to more than 20 countries.

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  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    REPORT: Build A Connected Health Experience With Smart Home Devices

    A Guide To Successful Deployment And Adoption Using IoT At Home

    June 3, 2019 Arielle Trzcinski, Frank E. Gillett, Annalise Clayton

    US healthcare spending is at a critical level. Approximately 90% of the nation's $3.3 trillion in annual healthcare expenditures is for chronic and mental health conditions, not routine care. Creating connected experiences engages consumers and empowers them to manage their health and proactively intervene to prevent potential issues. Healthcare digital business leaders must overcome the complexity of smart home products to tap into the power of the internet of things (IoT) and create connected experiences that tackle the Quadruple Aim.

  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    REPORT: Smart Speakers Lead The Smart Home Revolution

    Cost Continues To Be The Biggest Inhibitor To Smart Home Adoption

    May 21, 2019 Meenakshi Tiwari, Frank E. Gillett, Satish Meena

    Smart home technology has moved past its early adoption stage, and we expect the installed base of smart home devices to grow at CAGR of 26.2% between 2018 and 2023. Smart speakers have been the highest growth category of smart home devices until now, due to the easy voice interface. But as consumers get more used to smart home concepts, we expect other categories to pick up. In this report, we share our outlook for the US smart home — including its drivers and inhibitors.

  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    REPORT: Forrester Analytics: Smart Home Devices Forecast, 2018 To 2023 (US)

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    April 22, 2019 Meenakshi Tiwari, Frank E. Gillett, Satish Meena

    The smart home has moved past its early adoption stage, and we expect it to grow at a CAGR of 26.2% between 2018 and 2023. In this report, we share our outlook for the US smart home, including its drivers and inhibitors. Our forecast covers 12 main categories: smoke/carbon-monoxide detection systems, do-it-yourself home monitoring, professionally monitored home security systems, connected door locks, smart thermostats, smart bulbs and lighting, electricity monitoring, dependent care monitoring, pet monitoring, garden and lawn, connected speakers, and smart speakers.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Reimagine The Product Innovation Cycle For Connected Products

    Product Companies Need Customer Experience Help To Create Connected Experiences Using The Internet Of Things

    February 26, 2019Frank E. Gillett

    For physical goods, the traditional product development process is no longer sufficient. Customers now expect their physical product experiences to be personalized and constantly improving. CIOs and product leaders must embrace new approaches to implement continuous product innovation cycles. Use internet-of-things (IoT) data from connected products and collaborate with customer experience (CX) pros to better integrate data about customer behavior into ongoing product improvements.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: The CIO's Guide To CES 2019: Leading Indicators For New Tech Challenges And Collaboration

    CES Was A Showcase Of Connected Experiences And Products

    February 6, 2019Frank E. Gillett

    CES provides a wealth of information and technological possibilities. Digital leaders should monitor the tech trends showcased each new year to help anticipate an array of diverse innovations across the company. CIOs: Read this report to understand the tech highlights from CES 2019 that will soon infiltrate your business, gain examples of how new tech is playing out across functions, and understand how your teams should help support these new trends.

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