Mike Gualtieri

VP, Principal Analyst serving Application Development & Delivery PROFESSIONALS

Mike's research focuses on software technology, platforms, and practices that enable technology professionals to deliver prescient digital experiences and breakthrough operational efficiency. His key technology and platform coverage areas are big data and IoT strategy; Hadoop/Spark; predictive analytics, streaming analytics, and prescriptive analytics; and machine learning, data science, AI, and emerging technologies that make software faster and smarter. Mike is also a leading expert on the intersection of business strategy, architecture, design, and creative collaboration.

Mike is a recipient of the Forrester Courage Award for making bold calls that inspire leaders and guide great decisions.

Previous Work Experience

Mike has more than 25 years' experience in the industry helping firms design and develop mission-critical applications in eCommerce, insurance, banking, travel/hospitality, manufacturing, healthcare, and scientific research for organizations including NASA, eBay, Bank of America, Liberty Mutual, Nielsen, EMC, and others. He has written thousands of lines of code, managed development teams, and consulted with dozens of technology firms on product, marketing, and R&D strategy.

He is a frequent and sought-after speaker at industry, corporate, educational, and technology events for his audience-designed, insightful, and energetic speeches.


Mike earned a B.S. in computer science and management from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. While a student, Mike was awarded three US patents for inventing an expert system used to train air traffic controllers around the world.

Mike Gualtieri's Research

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Prescriptive Analytics: The Black Belt Of Digital Decisions

    Prescriptive analytics is about using data and analytics to improve decisions and therefore the effectiveness of actions. Isn't that what all analytics should be about? We heartily say "yes" — i...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Artificial Intelligence: What's Possible For Enterprises In 2017

    Artificial intelligence is not new. It emerged as a computer science discipline in the '50s and has been a persistent theme in science fiction. What is new now is that billions of dollars are fl...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Perishable Insights — Stop Wasting Money On Unactionable Analytics

    Insights derived from data and analytics have a shelf life. Some are as fleetingly fragile as avocados, some as timeless as Twinkies. To maximize value from data and analytics, enterprises must ...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: Predictive Analytics Can Liberate I&O Pros From The Tyranny Of Firefighting

    The business expects infrastructure and operations (I&O) pros to be emergency responders. When customer and business applications are not performing — or not working at all — it affects the enti...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: IoT Upsets Application Development

    The typical application development design paradigm is "request and response." Firms design apps to get input, process requests, and then respond. That approach is insufficient for IoT applicati...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Predictive Analytics Solutions, Q1 2013

    Predictive analytics enables firms to reduce risks, make intelligent decisions, and create differentiated, more personal customer experiences. But predictive analytics is hard to do without the ...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: The Forrester Wave™: Business Rules Platforms, Q2 2008

    Forrester evaluated 13 platforms from 11 vendors using 175 criteria and found ILOG JRules, Fair Isaac Blaze Advisor, and Pegasystems PegaRULES to be resounding Leaders as general-purpose busines...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Design Mobile Apps From The Outside In

    This report outlines best practices in mobile app design that application development & delivery professionals can use to design great mobile apps. Customer expectations for mobile apps have nev...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: The Top Five Changes For Application Development In 2010

    Niccolò Machiavelli said it best: "Never waste the opportunities created by a good crisis." Over the past year, the Great Recession has forced everyone in IT to think differently about wher...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Best Practices In User Experience (UX) Design

    Users have great expectations when they visit your Web and mobile applications. They increasingly want an experience that's valuable, easy to use, aesthetically pleasing, and emotionally satisfy...

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