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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  • Mike Gualtieri
  • Application Development & Delivery
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  • 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: 80
  • 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: 73
  • 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: 496
  • 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: 158
  • 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: 275
  • 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: 132
  • 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: 535
  • 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: 3402
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Digital Experience Strategy: Follow These Three Mega Rules To Beat The Competition In 2012

    Application Development Professionals Must Become Experience Creators

    Ultimately, customers don't judge you based on how well you gather business requirements, choose development technologies, manage projects, or march through the development process — they judge...

    • Downloads: 967
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:CIO Perspectives On App Dev: We Need New Approaches To Deliver Applications Faster

    Many CIOs are on the hot seat to innovate by delivering increasingly critical applications more quickly. To keep up with the accelerated pace of business, CIOs and application development and...

    • Downloads: 723
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Embrace App Internet Architecture To Win In The Next Era Of Computing

    The Multidevice World Demands A New Application Architecture

    The rapid growth of smartphones and tablets is fueling a dramatic shift in the way people use software — a shift away from PC and web apps and toward smart-device apps. These new apps deliver...

    • Downloads: 1041
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Future Of Business Rules Platforms

    Customers Are Moving To Event And Decision Management

    Business rules platforms are a mature technology for automating decision and policy logic and for managing fast changes to that logic to keep up with business changes. Now customers are seeking more:...

    • Downloads: 920
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Business Rules Platforms 2011

    Which Are The Safe And Best Choices Now

    After two years of vendor consolidation, which are the best business rules platforms for application development and delivery professionals to consider? In our judgment, based on growth rates, market...

    • Downloads: 1276
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Augment DevOps With NoOps

    DevOps Is Good, But Cloud Computing Will Usher In NoOps

    Development + operations = DevOps. DevOps denotes better communication and collaboration between application development professionals and infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals. DevOps...

    • Downloads: 749
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Cloud Computing Brings Demand For Elastic Application Platforms

    EAPs Ease Delivery Of Elastic Apps, Smoothing A Path To Cloud's Benefits

    Promises that cloud computing can save money and reduce time-to-market by automatically scaling applications (either up or down) oversimplify what it takes to develop application architectures to...

    • Downloads: 1261
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Seven Qualities Of Wildly Desirable Software

    To Deliver Extraordinary Software, Design To Balance These Seven Qualities

    Great software applications seldom happen by accident: Wise design decisions are the key. Yet many application development teams only design for one, two, or three of these qualities, and others have...

    • Downloads: 1227
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Empowering The "Business Developer"

    An Empowered Report: Accentuate The Positives And Eliminate The Negatives Of Businessperson-Developed Applications

    The ranks of empowered businesspeople who want to develop applications are swelling due to the proliferation of easy-to-use development tools, the mushrooming demand for applications, the growth of...

    • Downloads: 597
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Seven Pragmatic Practices To Improve Software Quality

    Incremental Changes Can Have A Big Impact On Quality

    All software has bugs. Application development teams do the best they can to avoid and fix them. But developing quality software is hard. Why? Virtually all application development teams are squeezed...

    • Downloads: 1359
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    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Elastic Caching Platforms, Q2 2010

    GigaSpaces, IBM, Oracle, and Terracotta Lead; Alachisoft, GemStone, And ScaleOut Software Are Strong Performers

    Forrester evaluated eight elastic caching platform vendors using 124 criteria and found GigaSpaces, IBM, Oracle, and Terracotta to be Leaders because of their strong elastic caching features and...

    • Downloads: 1246
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    Report:Business Analysts: Seize The Opportunity To Deliver Compelling User Experiences

    Make A Big Difference To Your Organization By Focusing On Its Customers

    Is anything more important than how users experience your Web sites and software applications? If your customers can't effectively and efficiently meet their goals by using your sites and apps, they...

    • Downloads: 1056
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Testing Tools Landscape: 2010

    Functional Testing Tools Are Not Enough

    Gone are the days when application development and delivery teams could cavalierly ask the business to pick two: cost, time, or quality. The business wants and needs all three. Delivery teams have...

    • Downloads: 2411
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    Report:For iPhone Launch, Razorfish Uses An Elastic Application Platform

    The breakneck adoption of the Apple iPhone posed big challenges for Razorfish, the firm that developed the iPhone activation application for the UK. To support the activation of 12,000 iPhones per...

    • Downloads: 244
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Top Five Changes For Application Development In 2010

    After The Recession, The New Normal Will Remain "Lean And Mean"

    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 where to...

    • Downloads: 2455
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Best Practices In User Experience (UX) Design

    Design Compelling User Experiences To Wow Your Customers

    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 satisfying....

    • Downloads: 2744
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:A Surprising New Java Platform Option: VMware

    Acquiring SpringSource, VMware Targets Java And Clouds

    VMware's ambition is to expand up the stack from its franchise in systems virtualization software into application platforms. The company's decision to buy Java frameworks specialist SpringSource is...

    • Downloads: 736