Rowan Curran

Analyst serving Application Development & Delivery PROFESSIONALS

Rowan serves Application Development & Delivery (AD&D) Professionals. He focuses on advanced analytics technologies to help clients build exciting and engaging customer and employee experiences. His research centers on technologies and practices in streaming and predictive analytics, search and knowledge discovery solutions, and spatial and location analytics.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to his role as an analyst, Rowan served as a researcher on the AD&D team. In that role, he did extensive research in advanced analytics, Internet-of-Things-driven applications, mobile quality and testing, and search and knowledge discovery. He has coauthored several Forrester Wave™ reports and advised clients on how to differentiate and succeed in an age of constant disruption. Before joining Forrester, Rowan worked on the core staff of Harvard's Berkman Center For Internet & Society, focusing on knowledge management and event support.

Education

Rowan has a B.S. in communication studies from Emerson College.

Rowan Curran's Research

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Brief: Data Science Marketplaces Unlock Advanced Analytics For The Masses

    Enterprises are facing an analytical paradox: They are drowning in data, yet there is a drought of data scientists. How can enterprises stay competitive and keep an analytics advantage? Data sci...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Vendor Landscape: Spatial Analysis And Location Intelligence, Q2 2016

    The collection, analysis, and use of spatial data go far beyond the traditional geographic information system (GIS). Enterprises in industries from healthcare to retail to mining use location in...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Use Human-Machine Partnerships To Continuously Improve Decisions

    Even after your organization has invested millions in business intelligence (BI) processes and technologies, how do you know whether the decisions you are making based on the insights provided b...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Brief: Cognitive Search Is Ready To Rev Up Your Enterprise's IQ

    Keyword search is obsolete. Cognitive search is the new watchword. We've gone far beyond the traditional search box with a simple list of results to cognitive search. That means less searching a...

  • 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 ...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Predictive Analytics Solutions, Q2 2015

    Good news! Predictive analytics is within easy reach for all enterprises if they choose the right big data predictive analytics solution to meet their needs. In Forrester's 45-criteria evaluatio...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Build Five-Star Mobile Apps

    There are millions of mobile apps out there, and they're all competing for the same consumers. Companies hoping to reach customers through the mobile channel need to ensure that their apps get h...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Streaming Analytics Platforms, Q3 2014

    Streaming analytics is anything but a sleepy, rearview mirror analysis of data. No, it is about knowing and acting on what's happening in your business at this very moment — now. Forrester...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Internet Of Things Applications Hunger For Hadoop And Real-Time Analytics In The Cloud

    Getting true value from the Internet of Things (IoT) requires application development and delivery professionals to find an economical way to collect, store, process, and analyze the data it gen...

  • 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 ...

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