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 2019: The Internet Of Things

    IoT's Business Promise Persists After A Consumer Reckoning

    November 6, 2018Michele Pelino, Frank E. Gillett, Julie A. Ask, Nigel Fenwick, Paul Miller, Dan Bieler, Bill Martorelli, Merritt Maxim

    This report shares Forrester's 2019 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: Evaluate Industrial IoT Software Platform Pricing Models To Ensure Long-Term Fit

    Simple Subscriptions Are Still Most Popular — But Newer Options May Prove More Enticing

    November 2, 2018Michele Pelino, Paul Miller

    Industrial internet-of-things (IIoT) software platforms address use cases for very large numbers of connected devices. At this scale, minor differences in unit price can make all the difference. We surveyed vendors from the recent Forrester Wave™ evaluation of IIoT software platforms to categorize the range of pricing models they employ and help infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals make the right choice.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Forrester Analytics: Internet-Of-Things Spending Forecast, 2017 To 2023 (Global)

    ForecastView Document

    October 3, 2018 Jennifer Adams, Frank E. Gillett, Michele Pelino

    The internet of things (IoT) connects the physical world to the digital world by networking devices to monitor, collect, and analyze data while driving valuable insights. IoT-enabled solutions are helping enterprises transform business processes and operations. The IoT landscape continues to change rapidly as advances in software, hardware, and sensors continue to revolutionize IoT offerings. Our forecast breaks out global IoT market growth by region, 11 use cases, and 12 industry segments.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Industrial IoT Software Platforms, Q3 2018

    The 15 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    August 9, 2018 Paul Miller, Michele Pelino

    In our 24-criteria evaluation of industrial internet-of-things (IIoT) software platform providers, we identified the 15 most significant — Amazon Web Services (AWS), Atos, Bosch, C3 IoT, Cisco, GE Digital, Hitachi, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, PTC, SAP, Schneider Electric, Siemens, and Software AG — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals make the right choice.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Improve Skills And Staffing For A Better Employee Experience

    Organization: The Employee Experience Playbook

    July 17, 2018 David K. Johnson, Michele Pelino

    Enterprises have a growing awareness of how technology affects employee productivity, turnover, customer experience (CX), and financial performance. To lead, infrastructure and operations (I&O) organizations must realign their skills and staffing, equipping themselves with more soft skills such as empathy. This report helps I&O professionals and their firms identify the skill sets and qualities necessary to lead an employee experience (EX) transformation through technology within their own organizations. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

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