Speaker Biography

Michele Goetz

VP, Principal Analyst

Sessions Featuring This Speaker

Forrester's Forum For Technology Management Leaders


  • 12:45 PM - 01:25 PM

    The Future Of Data Management

    Today, data-driven businesses can push past the expense and rigidity of past systems to create open, flexible systems that morph with the creativity of data scientists and business leaders. This new freedom introduces new questions and considerations. Technology management leaders have to rethink their data-related resources, processes, collaboration, and technology while delivering value sooner and iteratively, including:

    • How to connect your company’s data vision to an executable road map.
    • How to rethink data governance to meet the changing business data landscape.
    • How to measure their progress toward business impact.

Research Focus

Michele Goetz serves enterprise architects, chief data officers, and business analysts trying to navigate the complexities of data while running an insight-driven business. Her research covers artificial intelligence technologies and consultancies, semantic technology, data management strategy, data governance, and data integration.

Previous Work Experience

Michele has over 20 years of experience in data management, business intelligence, and analytics. Prior to joining Forrester, she was the VP of marketing at Trillium Software, launching data governance and quality solutions to global enterprises across a variety of industries, including banking, insurance, pharmaceutical, consumer, and energy. At PTC, Michele led customer data management and analytics and established the global data quality and governance program. In addition to Trillium Software and PTC, Michele held various roles in enterprise firms and management consulting, leading research and analytics to identify and forecast market trends, guide go-to-market strategies, gain insight into digital marketing and commerce effectiveness, and support healthcare and pharmaceutical research studies. Michele has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Inc., Cybertrend, Information Week, Analytics Week, and ITWorld.


Michele holds an undergraduate degree in mathematics, with a minor in computer science, from Framingham State College.