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 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 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: The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Search And Knowledge Discovery Solutions, Q3 2015

    Welcome to modern enterprise search. These solutions have evolved well beyond simple keyword search to provide contextual searches that provide more relevant results and valuable knowledge that ...

    • Downloads: 130
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: The Forrester Wave™: In-Memory Data Grids, Q3 2015

    Blazing fast application performance — it's what customers want and what every application development professional (AD&D) needs to deliver. There is no better way to achieve it than to us...

    • Downloads: 66
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: A Machine Learning Primer For BT Professionals

    Don't worry. You don't need a Ph.D. in computer science to use machine learning in your apps. Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals can use machine learning to make their app...

    • Downloads: 134
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: SQL-For-Hadoop: 14 Capable Solutions Reviewed

    There's a new dynamic duo in big data town: SQL and Hadoop. If you think this an unlikely combination, think twice. Enterprises have gobs of structured and semi-structured data generated by all ...

    • Downloads: 136
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: SQL-For-Hadoop: Critical Technology For Customer-Obsessed Firms

    To help your firm become customer-obsessed, you must supply your business partners with access to the data they need to understand customers. Although they're attracted to Hadoop's low cost and ...

    • Downloads: 115
  • 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: 4317
  • 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: 2845
  • 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: 3433
  • 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: 2461
  • 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: 2764
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