Frank E. Gillett

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving CIOs

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 Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The Internet Of Things Heat Map, 2016

    Where IoT Will Have The Biggest Impact On Digital Business

    Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled applications are poised to revolutionize digital customer experience and enhance digital operational excellence — but where will they apply at your company? Some key...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™: Internet Of Things, Q1 2016

    Software Technologies For IoT Have Hit The Growth Phase, But Security And Standards Lag

    Firms are using Internet-connected sensors and actuators to improve business ops and transform products. But Internet of Things (IoT) technologies are diverse and immature — making it a struggle for...

    • Downloads: 969
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Brief: The Two Fundamental IoT Business Opportunities

    CIOs Need To Help Their Business Partners Focus On The Right IoT Value Scenarios

    The growth of Internet-of-Things (IoT) ideas and technology has sparked a wide variety of options and confusion, with many stakeholders involved. But if you break IoT possibilities into the two...

    • Downloads: 380
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Design Your Integration Architecture For The Internet Of Things

    IoT Integration Is Complex — Plan For The Long Term In Your Integration Strategy

    The internet of things (IoT) depends on integration, but once you move beyond the simplest use cases, integration becomes complex. Enterprise architects face a wide range of different technology...

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