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.


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

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Big Data Security Strategies For Hadoop Enterprise Data Lakes

    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 wi...

    • Downloads: 74
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Hadoop Cloud Solutions, Q2 2016

    "We want to do Hadoop in the cloud." That's what we increasingly hear from enterprises that have successfully run on-premises Hadoop proof-of-concepts. CIOs charge their enterprise architecture ...

    • Downloads: 131
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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

    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 ...

    • Downloads: 258
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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

    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 w...

    • Downloads: 330
  • 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 la...

    • Downloads: 63
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    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 ...

    • Downloads: 4356
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: The Forrester Wave™: Business Rules Platforms, Q2 2008

    Forrester evaluated 13 platforms from 11 vendors using 175 criteria and found ILOG JRules, Fair Isaac Blaze Advisor, and Pegasystems PegaRULES to be resounding Leaders as general-purpose busines...

    • Downloads: 2862
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Design Mobile Apps From The Outside In

    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 nev...

    • Downloads: 3459
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: The Top Five Changes For Application Development In 2010

    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 wher...

    • Downloads: 2464
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Best Practices In User Experience (UX) Design

    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 satisfy...

    • Downloads: 2784
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