Michele   Pelino

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.

Education

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

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.

Education

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

Michele Pelino's Research

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  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Predictions 2018: IoT Moves From Experimentation To Business Scale

    November 9, 2017Michele Pelino, Jeffrey S. Hammond, Charlie Dai, Paul Miller, Jennifer Belissent, Ph.D., Julie A. Ask, Nigel Fenwick, Frank E. Gillett, Thomas Husson, Merritt Maxim

    Business stakeholders and CIOs across all vertical markets are planning and deploying IoT solutions to bridge the physical and digital worlds of their organizations to create new opportunities for growth. This report shares Forrester's 2018 predictions to help CIOs and their business counterparts tackle the rapidly changing internet-of-things (IoT) landscape to deliver and enable connected products and business processes.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Predictions 2018: Employee Experience Powers The Future Of Work

    November 8, 2017 David K. Johnson, J. P. Gownder, Craig Le Clair, Andrew Hewitt, Michele Pelino

    Sustained business growth depends on your company's employees being more agile, informed, and responsive. I&O execs and other technology and business leaders responsible for workforce technology and productivity must manage a rapidly changing landscape on multiple fronts — not just technology. This report highlights the key shifts coming to the future of work that will contribute to growth by helping employees improve customers' experiences; it also describes how you should prepare for them in 2018.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: I&O Leaders Must Deliver Foundational Technology And Processes For IoT Success

    November 2, 2017 Eveline Oehrlich, Michele Pelino

    Internet-of-things (IoT) solutions are revolutionizing digital transformation — firms are deploying IoT-enabled solutions to enhance processes, differentiate products, and transform customer relationships. Line-of-business executives drive IoT solution requirements, but there are specific areas where infrastructure and operations (I&O) teams have a critical role in successful IoT deployment. This report describes key areas where I&O teams must make contributions.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Inquiry Spotlight: Five Lessons Learned From End User IoT Inquiries

    October 30, 2017Michele Pelino

    Forrester receives thousands of business- and technology-related inquiries each year that provide insight into the challenges our clients face. In the past year, we've received more than 300 inquiries focused on various internet-of-things (IoT) topics from Forrester end user clients. This report highlights trends in IoT initiatives and distills our guidance into five actions that infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders can take to integrate IoT solutions into their business.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Vendor Landscape: IoT Professional Services

    Navigate A Fragmented Array Of Services Firms To Help Implement Your IoT-Enabled Processes

    October 18, 2017Michele Pelino, Bill Martorelli

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) executives charged with supporting the creation and operation of connected processes in their companies face the formidable task of simplifying the implementation of hardware, software, infrastructure, and analytics technologies to address their internet-of-things (IoT) initiatives. Knowing they can't go it alone, these I&O leaders must choose from a fragmented and diverse array of services firms that can assist with planning, building, and running their IoT-enabled processes. To help I&O executives identify a shortlist of potential service providers, this report segments the landscape of services firms, based on functional capabilities to help enterprises deploy IoT-enabled processes, vertical market focus, and geographic reach.

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