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Paul Miller

Principal Analyst Serving CIO Professionals

Paul focuses on digital manufacturing and the internet of things (IoT), with research that explores how new technologies challenge established organizations and their business models. He looks at the role of IoT in everything from simple tracking of device status to transformation of the ways in which machines are built, sold, used, and maintained. Related themes include the growing importance of digital twin throughout the life of industrial assets and the role that augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) play in the future of industrial work.

Previous Work Experience

Paul joined Forrester in 2015, having spent the previous six years as an independent analyst and founder of The Cloud of Data. His areas of focus included cloud computing and big data, with a particular emphasis on exploring the implications of integrating new approaches into existing business models and workflows. Paul worked with a variety of vendors, customer organizations, and public bodies. He was also a long-serving and active contributor to Gigaom Research's Analyst Network. Prior to that, Paul was a member of the senior management team at a UK software company. He has also filled roles related to shaping public policy around the use of information technology, particularly in the culture and education sectors, culminating in a period as the first director of the UK's Common Information Environment. This initiative was supported by organizations including the National Health Service, Jisc, the British Library, BBC, and others.

Education

Paul earned a PhD in archaeology from the University of York, in the UK.

Paul Miller

Principal Analyst Serving CIO Professionals

Paul focuses on digital manufacturing and the internet of things (IoT), with research that explores how new technologies challenge established organizations and their business models. He looks at the role of IoT in everything from simple tracking of device status to transformation of the ways in which machines are built, sold, used, and maintained. Related themes include the growing importance of digital twin throughout the life of industrial assets and the role that augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) play in the future of industrial work.

Previous Work Experience

Paul joined Forrester in 2015, having spent the previous six years as an independent analyst and founder of The Cloud of Data. His areas of focus included cloud computing and big data, with a particular emphasis on exploring the implications of integrating new approaches into existing business models and workflows. Paul worked with a variety of vendors, customer organizations, and public bodies. He was also a long-serving and active contributor to Gigaom Research's Analyst Network. Prior to that, Paul was a member of the senior management team at a UK software company. He has also filled roles related to shaping public policy around the use of information technology, particularly in the culture and education sectors, culminating in a period as the first director of the UK's Common Information Environment. This initiative was supported by organizations including the National Health Service, Jisc, the British Library, BBC, and others.

Education

Paul earned a PhD in archaeology from the University of York, in the UK.

Paul Miller's Research

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  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Machine Makers And Users Fight For Control Of Machine Data

    Clarify Data Flows Before Investing In Machine-As-A-Service Business Models

    July 7, 2020Paul Miller

    Connected machines generate a wealth of data — data that's valuable to machine makers optimizing their machines and to machine users optimizing their businesses. It may also be useful to third parties delivering financing or services tied to the machines or the outcomes they support. This report helps technology and business leaders understand the implications for their businesses.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Forrester Infographic: What's All The Fuss About Digital Twin?

    June 30, 2020Paul Miller

    CIOs and tech leaders continue to struggle with defining and realizing the true possibilities and opportunities associated with digital twin technology. This infographic explains the core characteristics of a digital twin and highlights current levels of interest and adoption across industries.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Adoption Profile: Hosted Private Cloud In Europe, Q2 2020

    Local Providers Target Dedicated Infrastructure, Unique Scenarios, And Services

    May 29, 2020Paul Miller, Bill Martorelli

    Adoption of hosted private cloud continues to grow; it combines the expertise of a cloud service provider with the workload isolation of a private cloud. While some balk at its shortcomings relative to pure public cloud offerings, others value its unique ability to serve a variety of use cases and users. European infrastructure and operations (I&O) pros get local options, a combination of familiar technologies and workload isolation, and a focus on customer service in the hosted private cloud market. This report features European cloud adoption data from the Forrester Analytics Global Business Technographics® Infrastructure Survey, 2019.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Adoption Profile: Public Cloud In Europe, Q2 2020

    European Public Cloud Innovation Continues

    May 29, 2020Paul Miller

    Every enterprise in Europe is continually evolving its cloud strategy — or should be. In 2020, European infrastructure and operations (I&O) pros are tasked with critiquing the cost efficiency and productivity of their current strategies, identifying core apps that still require modernization, determining their boundaries for vendor lock-in, and refining their handling of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This report features European public cloud adoption data from the Forrester Analytics Global Business Technographics® Infrastructure Survey, 2019.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Grasp The Challenge Of Implementing Digital Twins At Scale

    Digital Twins Show Great Promise, But Early Adopters Struggle With Technical And Organizational Barriers As They Scale

    May 18, 2020Paul Miller

    Tech leaders continue to struggle when it comes to defining and realizing the true possibilities and opportunities associated with digital twin technology. Most digital twin initiatives today model a physical asset from a single vendor. As technology decision makers in asset-intensive industries digitize complex multistakeholder processes, these simple digital twins aren't enough. This report explains the value of investing in more-complex digital twins and explores the challenges that tech leaders must address.

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