Mike Gualtieri

Principal Analyst serving Application Development & Delivery PROFESSIONALS

Mike's research is focused on software technology, platforms, and practices that enable technology professionals to deliver prescient customer experiences and breakthrough operational efficiency. His key technology and platform coverage areas are big data strategy, Hadoop, advanced analytics, machine learning, data science practices, predictive apps design, 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 insprire 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 U.S. patents for inventing an expert system used to train air traffic controllers around the world.

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62 results in Reports

  • Mike Gualtieri
  • Application Development & Delivery
  • 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: 106
  • 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: 100
  • 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: 594
  • 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: 315
  • 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: 145
  • 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: 438
  • 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: 511
  • 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: 159
  • 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: 382
  • 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: 994
  • 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: 216
  • 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: 281
  • 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: 134
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Instant Insight: The Truth About Advanced Analytics

    "Advanced Analytics" Is Not Just "Better Analytics"

    This report answers common questions that business technology professionals ask about the what, why, and how of advanced analytics. Don't make the mistake of thinking that "advanced analytics" is...

    • Downloads: 498
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Customer Data Should Be The Lifeblood Of Your Enterprise

    Some say that data is the new oil — but we think that comparing data to oil is too limiting. Data is the new sun: it's limitless and touches everything firms do. Customer data is the most...

    • Downloads: 833
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Use Sensors To Take Apps To The Next Level Of Customer Engagement

    Apps Are Better And Customers Are Happier When Sensor Data Enriches Experiences

    Most apps are boring. Sensors can help. Sensors are data collectors that measure physical properties of the real-world such as location, pressure, humidity, touch, voice, and much more. You can find...

    • Downloads: 429
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Hadoop Solutions, Q1 2014

    Tsssss! That's the sound of Hadoop. It's today's sizzling-hot data management platform because it: 1) offers lower-cost storage than traditional systems, 2) has open source innovation, 3) can scale...

    • Downloads: 1839
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Flex Your Customer Data Muscle: Do You Have What It Takes?

    Customer data management (CDM) is no longer a boring, backwater capability. It is a foundation for and fundamental to success in the age of the customer. What are your firm's CDM capabilities? That's...

    • Downloads: 139
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Data Warehouse, Q4 2013

    Although enterprise data warehouse (EDW) is a mature technology, vendors continue to innovate and enhance its real-time analytics, distributed in-memory, advanced compression, and scalable appliance...

    • Downloads: 1117
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Self-Assessment Tool For Customer Data Management Capabilities

    Forrester recommends using the customer data management self-assessment tool to prepare to prioritize effort and investment in customer data management capabilities. The tool allows you to...

    • Downloads: 48
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Predictive Apps Are The Next Big Thing In Customer Engagement

    Leverage Big Data And Predictive Analytics To Supercharge Innovation And Disrupt Your Competitors

    The answer to developing apps that dazzle the digital consumer and making your company stand out from the competition lies in what Forrester calls "predictive apps." Predictive apps leverage big data...

    • Downloads: 1487
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Standalone Business Rules Platform Market Segment Should Be Growing Faster

    Market Overview: Business Rules Platforms In 2013

    The market for business rules technologies is healthy, but the standalone platform segment is growing more slowly than it should. Most enterprises should use standalone business rules platforms to...

    • Downloads: 542
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Future Of Customer Data Management

    Live Or Die By Your Customer Data Management Strategy

    Customer data is the lifeblood of the contemporary enterprise. It's used in virtually every function of the business, including product research, design, and development; advertising and marketing...

    • Downloads: 1728
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    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 right...

    • Downloads: 4273
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Design Mobile Apps From The Outside In

    Policy And Procedures: The Mobile App Development Playbook

    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 never...

    • Downloads: 3405