Michele Pelino

Principal Analyst serving Infrastructure & Operations PROFESSIONALS

Michele is a member of Forrester's Infrastructure & Operations research team. Her expertise focuses on Internet of Things (IoT) platforms, technologies, applications, and vendors, as well as enterprise mobility, mobile device application adoption, and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) initiatives. Michele's research spans IoT software platforms and technologies; machine-to-machine (M2M) devices; IoT applications in retail, healthcare, manufacturing, and transportation; and IoT impacts on customer experience, IT, and operations. Her enterprise mobility research focuses on BYOD strategy, location-based services, mobile devices and applications, 5G technologies, workforce segmentation, and mobile device life-cycle solutions.

Michele delivers strategic guidance to Forrester's enterprise and vendor clients by identifying IoT technologies and applications, and the impact of IoT solutions on infrastructure, operations, and customer experience. Michele also guides clients by providing insight into enterprise mobility strategy development, mobile device and application momentum, and BYOD programs. She also focuses on strategic issues facing the telecom industry, gauging the effect of new competitors, new business models, and new technologies including IoT solutions, M2M devices, location services, and 5G networks.

Previous Work Experience

Michele has more than 15 years of professional experience focusing on the enterprise mobility and telecommunications industry. She assisted domestic and international service providers in addressing strategic issues, conducting competitive assessments, evaluating product concepts, and developing marketing positioning messages on new technologies and services. Prior to joining Forrester, she was a management consultant serving national and international communications and technology clients in North America and Europe. Michele started her consulting career in Booz Allen & Hamilton's telecommunications group, where she helped telecom companies implement a federally mandated wireline and wireless service prioritization system used during national emergencies.


Michele has an MBA from Boston University. She also holds a B.A. from St. Mary's College of Maryland.

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Mapping The Connected World

    Software Control Of The Physical World Will Change Your Business

    A technology revolution is brewing that uses sensors, networks, and analytics software to connect physical objects and infrastructure to computing systems, providing an unprecedented view into the...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:M2M Connectivity Helps Telcos Offset Declining Traditional Services

    But They Are Poorly Positioned For The Larger Value-Added Service Opportunity

    Telcos face increasing pressure on traditional voice revenues and seek new revenues from services leveraging existing assets. Machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies, including radio frequency...

    • Downloads: 1474
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Infrastructure Will Drive The Retail Store Experiences Of The Future

    In-Store Technology Is Too Critical For I&O To Be Left Out

    To engage customers, retailers are implementing new technologies to help increase the relevance of content, reduce shopper frustrations, and create pleasing experiences. For example, Burberry tags...

    • Downloads: 698
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    Report:Digital Media Rise In Importance To Reach Enterprise Mobility Buyers

    Mobility Product Marketing Mix Must Include Digital Media

    The enterprise mobility arena is heating up as companies are implementing various mobile networks, supporting multiple mobile devices, and deploying a wide range of information- and task-oriented...

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