Mike Gualtieri

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, 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.

Education

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.

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  • Mike Gualtieri
  • Application Development & Delivery
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:IoT Upsets Application Development

    Because The IoT Spigot Is Always Open, App Dev Teams Need A New Stream-Driven Machine Learning Approach

    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 applications...

    • Downloads: 48
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Cognitive Search Is Ready To Rev Up Your Enterprise's IQ

    Enterprise Search Has Evolved Into Something Delightfully Different

    Keyword search is obsolete. Cognitive search is the new watchword. We've gone far beyond the traditional search box with a simple list of results to cognitive search. That means less searching and...

    • Downloads: 119
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Big Data Security Strategies For Hadoop Enterprise Data Lakes

    Apply Zero Trust To Your Big Data Security Strategy

    The crown jewels must be protected. Data stored in Hadoop is no exception. As application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals rush to build data lakes using Hadoop, they often do so without...

    • Downloads: 131
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Streaming Analytics, Q1 2016

    Streaming Analytics Are Critical To Building Contextual Insights For Internet-Of-Things, Mobile, Web, And Enterprise Applications

    Everybody is talking about real-time contextual app experiences, but nobody is doing anything about it. That's because most AD&D pros aren't fully exploiting real-time streaming data that flows from...

    • Downloads: 345
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Massive Machine-Learning Automation Is The Future Of Data Science

    Read This Before You Hire Any More Data Scientists

    Enterprises are enthralled by machine learning's potential to uncover actionable new knowledge, predict customers' wants and behaviors, and make smarter business decisions. But getting started with...

    • Downloads: 389
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Apache Spark On IBM Z Systems Can Reveal Immediate Insights From Transactions

    Apache Spark aficionados are in for a real shock. Wait for it . . . Apache Spark now runs on IBM's z Systems mainframe computer. That means Spark runs on the same place as many of the world's largest...

    • Downloads: 67
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Hadoop Distributions, Q1 2016

    Five Top Vendors Have Significantly Improved Their Offerings

    Hadoop is data's darling for a reason — it thoroughly disrupts the economics of data, analytics, and data-driven applications. Enterprise adoption is mandatory for firms that wish to double-down on...

    • Downloads: 522
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Search And Knowledge Discovery Solutions, Q3 2015

    Data-Driven Business Imperatives Make Search More Critical Than Ever Before

    Welcome to modern enterprise search. These solutions have evolved well beyond simple keyword search to provide contextual searches that provide more relevant results and valuable knowledge that can...

    • Downloads: 478
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: In-Memory Data Grids, Q3 2015

    There Is No Better Way To Achieve Blazing Fast Performance At Scale

    Blazing fast application performance — it's what customers want and what every application development professional (AD&D) needs to deliver. There is no better way to achieve it than to use...

    • Downloads: 185
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:A Machine Learning Primer For BT Professionals

    Big Data And Machine Learning Make Sci-Fi-Like App Experiences Possible Now

    Don't worry. You don't need a Ph.D. in computer science to use machine learning in your apps. Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals can use machine learning to make their apps a...

    • Downloads: 356
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:SQL-For-Hadoop: 14 Capable Solutions Reviewed

    SQL Is The Fastest, Easiest Way To Get Value From Relational Data In Hadoop

    There's a new dynamic duo in big data town: SQL and Hadoop. If you think this an unlikely combination, think twice. Enterprises have gobs of structured and semi-structured data generated by all sorts...

    • Downloads: 272
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Google Woos Developers With Platform Advances At Google I/O 2015

    Android Fragmentation Means Most New Features Will Have A Long Adoption Cycle

    It's the heart of the developer conference season; a time when major platform vendors like Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft all compete to attract application development and delivery (AD&D) pros...

    • Downloads: 130
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Can Hadoop's Enterprise Loose Ends Be Tied By The Open Data Platform Initiative?

    Hadoop is a must-have for large enterprises, but adopting it can be a challenge. Hadoop is not one thing, it is a collection of open source technologies and tools, some of which overlap, in a dynamic...

    • Downloads: 211
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Amazon Web Services Democratizes Machine Learning

    The Amazon Web Services (AWS) train keeps on a rolling for developers. This time it is a fully managed machine learning service that lets developers create predictive models. Launched on April 9,...

    • Downloads: 229
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Predictive Analytics Solutions, Q2 2015

    Predict And Prosper With One Of These 13 Solutions

    Good news! Predictive analytics is within easy reach for all enterprises if they choose the right big data predictive analytics solution to meet their needs. In Forrester's 45-criteria evaluation, we...

    • Downloads: 1685
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Internet Of Things Applications Hunger For Hadoop And Real-Time Analytics In The Cloud

    IoT Data Strains And Stresses Traditional Application Designs

    Getting true value from the Internet of Things (IoT) requires application development and delivery professionals to find an economical way to collect, store, process, and analyze the data it...

    • Downloads: 615
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Apache Spark Is Powerful And Promising

    Spark's Primary Processing Prowess Is Exponential When Compared To Hadoop's MapReduce

    Apache Spark is an open source cluster computing platform designed to process big data as efficiently as possible. Sound familiar? That's what Hadoop is designed to do. However, these are distinctly...

    • Downloads: 283
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Big Data Options In The Cloud

    You'll Likely Need More Than One Cloud Service For Your Big Data Strategy

    So, you want to do big data in the cloud? Then get ready to navigate a potentially confusing market for big data cloud services. The options span from three categories of foundational services to two...

    • Downloads: 578
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2015: Hadoop Will Become A Cornerstone Of Your Business Technology Agenda

    Hadoop Has Already Disrupted The Economics Of Data. What's Next?

    Hadoop is the rising star of the business technology agenda for a simple reason — it disrupts the economics of data, analytics, and someday soon, all enterprise applications; it is secretly...

    • Downloads: 610
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:How To Give The Perfect Software Demo

    Four Best Practices To Nail Your Next Software Demonstration

    Don't let a bad demo ruin your software project. Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals' work is often judged not by the myriad of project artifacts, months of hard work, changing...

    • Downloads: 172
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Predictive Analytics Can Infuse Your Applications With An "Unfair Advantage"

    AD&D Pros Can Acquire The Skills — No Data Scientist Needed

    Sir Francis Bacon, an 18th-century founder of the modern scientific method, famously argued that "Knowledge is power." With all due respect to this great scientist, in the 21st century, "Prediction...

    • Downloads: 520
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Streaming Analytics Platforms, Q3 2014

    The Answer To Exploiting Perishable Insights

    Streaming analytics is anything but a sleepy, rearview mirror analysis of data. No, it is about knowing and acting on what's happening in your business at this very moment — now. Forrester...

    • Downloads: 1240
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Digital Creepiness: How Not To Spook Your Customers

    Find, But Don't Cross Your Customer's Creepiness Line When Designing, Developing, And Delivering Digital Experiences

    Customers are flocking to apps that use more personal information because they find them intensely valuable. However, at the same time, many people think its creepy how much detailed information...

    • Downloads: 247
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Google Cloud Services Gather Steam

    New Developer Tools, Big Data Services, And Aggressive Pricing Will Tempt Enterprise Developers

    At last week's I/O developer conference, Google announced a slew of new developer tools, application programming interfaces (APIs), and cloud services that will make it easier for developers to put...

    • Downloads: 314
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Google Amps Up Android

    Android L-Preview Links Phones and Tablets To Cars, TVs, And Wearables

    Google I/O is the hottest developer conferences in the world for a reason: Android is the fastest growing and most-used mobile platform. That's not to say that Google is not a web juggernaut, too....

    • Downloads: 150