Mike   Gualtieri

Mike Gualtieri

VP, Principal Analyst Serving Application Development & Delivery Professionals

Mike's research focuses on software technologies, platforms, and practices that enable technology professionals to deliver digital transformations that lead to prescient digital experiences and breakthrough operational efficiency. His key technology coverage areas are AI, machine learning, deep learning, AI chips and systems, digital decisions, streaming analytics, prescriptive analytics, big data analytical platforms and tools (Hadoop/Spark/Flink; translytical databases), optimization, and emerging technologies that make software faster and smarter. Mike is also a leading expert on the intersection of business strategy, artificial intelligence, and innovation.

Mike provides technology vendors with actionable, fine-tuned advisory sessions on strategy, messaging, competitive analysis, buyer-persona analysis, market trends, and product road maps for the areas he directly covers and adjacent areas that wish to launch into new markets or use new technologies.

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

Previous Work Experience

Mike has more than 25 years of experience in the industry helping design and develop mission-critical applications in eCommerce, insurance, banking, travel/hospitality, manufacturing, healthcare, and technology for organizations including NASA, eBay, Bank of America, Liberty Mutual, Nielsen, EMC, and many others. His background is that of a practitioner, having written thousands of lines of code, managed development teams, and architected complex systems of applications.

He is a frequent and highly 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 technologies, platforms, and practices that enable technology professionals to deliver digital transformations that lead to prescient digital experiences and breakthrough operational efficiency. His key technology coverage areas are AI, machine learning, deep learning, AI chips and systems, digital decisions, streaming analytics, prescriptive analytics, big data analytical platforms and tools (Hadoop/Spark/Flink; translytical databases), optimization, and emerging technologies that make software faster and smarter. Mike is also a leading expert on the intersection of business strategy, artificial intelligence, and innovation.

Mike provides technology vendors with actionable, fine-tuned advisory sessions on strategy, messaging, competitive analysis, buyer-persona analysis, market trends, and product road maps for the areas he directly covers and adjacent areas that wish to launch into new markets or use new technologies.

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

Previous Work Experience

Mike has more than 25 years of experience in the industry helping design and develop mission-critical applications in eCommerce, insurance, banking, travel/hospitality, manufacturing, healthcare, and technology for organizations including NASA, eBay, Bank of America, Liberty Mutual, Nielsen, EMC, and many others. His background is that of a practitioner, having written thousands of lines of code, managed development teams, and architected complex systems of applications.

He is a frequent and highly 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 Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: AI Deep Learning Workloads Demand A New Approach To Infrastructure

    GPUs Dominate Now, But A Broader Landscape Of AI Chips And Systems Is Evolving Quickly

    May 4, 2018Mike Gualtieri, Christopher Voce

    One breakthrough of AI is deep learning: a branch of machine learning that can uncannily identify objects in images, recognize voices, and create other predictive models by analyzing enterprise data. Deep learning can use regular CPUs, but for serious enterprise projects, data science teams must use AI chips such as GPUs that can handle massively parallel workloads to more quickly train and retrain models on large data sets. This report will help I&O professionals understand their AI infrastructure options — chips, systems, and cloud — to execute on deep learning.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Now Tech: Predictive Analytics And Machine Learning Solutions, Q2 2018

    Forrester's Overview Of 34 PAML Solution Providers

    April 26, 2018Mike Gualtieri, Kjell Carlsson, Ph.D.

    You can use predictive analytics and machine learning (PAML) solutions to help data science teams become more productive, foster collaboration, and drive business outcomes. But to access these benefits, you'll first have to select from a diverse set of vendors — vendors that vary by size, functionality, geography, and vertical market focus. Application development and delivery (AD&D) pros should use Forrester's Now Tech report to understand the value they can expect from a PAML solution provider and select vendors based on size and tool set approach.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: The Dawn Of Digital Decisioning

    New Software Automates Immediate Insight-To-Action Cycles Crucial For Digital Business

    April 19, 2018 John R. Rymer, Mike Gualtieri

    A key challenge in digital business: deciding what to do in the customer's moment of need — and then doing it. Digital decisioning software capitalizes on analytical insights and machine learning models about customers and business operations to automate actions (including advising a human agent) for individual customers through the right channels. Read on to learn about the requirements driving these new use cases, their potential to improve customer experiences, and the challenges application development and delivery (AD&D) pros face in building them.

  • 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, Ph.D.

    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.

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