Mike   Gualtieri

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mike Gualtieri's Research

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Translytical Data Platforms, Q4 2017

    The 12 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    November 28, 2017 Noel Yuhanna, Mike Gualtieri

    Analytics at the speed of transactions has become an important agenda item for organizations. Translytical data platforms, an emerging technology, deliver faster access to business data to support various workloads and use cases. EA pros can use them to drive new business initiatives. Forrester identified the 12 most significant translytical vendors — Aerospike, DataStax, GigaSpaces, IBM, MemSQL, Microsoft, NuoDB, Oracle, Redis Labs, SAP, Splice Machine, and VoltDB — and researched, analyzed, and scored them against 25 criteria.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: AI APIs In The Cloud Are Here

    Five Ways Enterprise App Dev Teams Can AI-ize Applications

    October 24, 2017Mike Gualtieri, Kjell Carlsson

    Add artificial intelligence capabilities to your applications! That's what C-suite executives are increasingly telling application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals to do. And major cloud vendors such as Amazon Web Services, IBM, Google, Microsoft, and Salesforce are aiming to make it dead simple by offering AI APIs in the cloud for a pretty cool subset of AI capabilities including vision, speech, language, and conversational assistants. AD&D pros should read this report to understand the key categories of AI APIs and what the various cloud vendors offer.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Artificial Intelligence Will Revolutionize Cybersecurity

    But Security Leaders Must View All Vendor Claims With Skepticism

    September 14, 2017 Chase Cunningham, Joseph Blankenship, Mike Gualtieri

    Security vendors are inundating CISOs with products purporting to use artificial intelligence to dramatically improve the accuracy and speed of both threat detection and response. However, much of this messaging is confusing, even misleading. How do you know fact from fiction from enthusiastic marketing? S&R pros should read this report to understand what is really possible with AI today to take cybersecurity efforts to the next level.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Streaming Analytics, Q3 2017

    Use This Technology To Make Your Enterprise Applications Sense, Think, And Act In Real Time

    September 7, 2017Mike Gualtieri

    We live in a real-time world, and so too should enterprise applications. In our 25-criteria evaluation of streaming analytics providers, we identified the 13 most significant ones — Amazon Web Services, DataTorrent, EsperTech, FICO, IBM, Impetus Technologies, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, SAS, Software AG, SQLstream, and TIBCO Software. And we researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals make the right choice.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Vendor Landscape: Cognitive Operations

    Cognitive Ops Is The AI Version Of IT Ops Management And Application Performance Management

    August 25, 2017 Eveline Oehrlich, Mike Gualtieri, Milan Hanson

    Technology has grown too much and too quickly for humans to monitor and operate it effectively. While computer-assisted analytics helps firms react to and resolve problems faster, predicting and preventing them is the Holy Grail. Infrastructure and operations (I&O) pros are continuously optimizing back-end and business technology to move their teams toward predicting problems across the vast technology and application landscape. The market is full of vendors offering solutions with predictive capabilities to assist with this transformation; this report tells I&O pros what's out there and what to expect.

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