Mike Gualtieri

VP, Principal Analyst

Mike's research focuses on AI technologies, platforms, and practices that enable technology professionals to deliver applications that lead to prescient digital experiences and breakthrough operational efficiency. His key technology coverage areas are AI and emerging technologies that make software faster, smarter, and transformative for global enterprises and organizations. He advises business and technology leaders around the world on the intersection of business strategy, AI, and digital transformation.

Mike has authored more than 130 research reports and is a recipient of the Forrester Courage Award for making bold calls that inspire Forrester clients to make great business and technology decisions.

He is a frequent and highly sought-after speaker at industry, corporate, and technology events for his audience-designed, insightful, and energetic speeches.

Mike provides technology vendors with actionable advisory sessions on technology buying trends, strategy advice, messaging, product roadmaps, and buyer personas for the areas he directly covers. He also offers “what-if” investment advisory for clients who wish to invest in or launch new products in the markets he covers.

The Forrester Wave™: Cognitive Search, Q3 2021
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July 12th, 2021 16 min read

In our 26-criterion evaluation of cognitive search providers, we identified the 13 most significant ones — Amazon Web Services, Coveo, Elastic, Google, Grazitti Interactive, IBM, IntraFind, Lucidworks, Micro Focus, Microsoft, Mindbreeze, Sinequa, and Squirro — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals select the right one for their needs.

The Forrester Wave™: Streaming Analytics, Q2 2021
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June 7th, 2021 14 min read

In our 22-criterion evaluation of streaming analytics providers, we identified the 14 most significant ones — Amazon Web Services, Cloudera, Confluent, EsperTech, Google, Hazelcast, IBM, Impetus, KX, Microsoft, Oracle, SAS, TIBCO Software, and Ververica (Alibaba) — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps application development and delivery professionals select the right one for their needs.

Now Tech: Cognitive Search, Q2 2021
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April 7th, 2021 4 min read

You can use cognitive search technology that harnesses AI to find information in large corpora of data, help shoppers find products they didn't even know they wanted to buy, and empower employees with enterprise knowledge. But to realize these benefits, you'll first have to select from a diverse set of vendors that vary by size, functionality, geography, and vertical market focus. Tech and digital commerce professionals should use this report to understand the value they can expect from a cognitive search provider and to select one based on size and functionality.

Now Tech: Streaming Data Platforms, Q2 2021
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April 7th, 2021 5 min read

You can use streaming data platforms to create a faster digital enterprise. Streaming data platforms achieve this by instantly delivering data from one-to-many applications, analyzing data in real time, and processing data continuously. But to realize these benefits, you'll first have to select from a diverse set of vendors that vary by size, functionality, geography, and vertical market focus. Technology leaders should use this report to understand the value they can expect from a streaming data platform provider and to select one based on desired functionalities.

AI 2.0: Upgrade Your Enterprise With Five Next-Generation AI Advances
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February 9th, 2021 9 min read

Just when you thought you knew what AI could and couldn’t do, it quietly got a radical upgrade. Five key advances have redefined AI use cases and broken the chains that have shackled enterprise AI adoption. Though you’ve likely never heard of them, these AI 2.0 advances are already entering commercial products, and forward-looking enterprises need to start preparing if they want to reap competitive advantages. Application development and delivery pros and other tech leaders should use this report to understand this next generation of AI capabilities and how to start on their AI 2.0 journey.

The AI Software Market Will Grow To $37 Billion Globally By 2025
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December 10th, 2020 13 min read

The velocity of demand for artificial intelligence (AI) technology, tools, platforms, and applications draws parallels to the demand for cloud. And, indeed, the market for AI maker platforms, AI facilitator platforms, and new AI-centric and AI-infused applications will grow to $37 billion by 2025. Still, this is much smaller than many investors assume. In our view, AI software will be primarily a new middleware category of algorithms, data sets, and tools that enable embedding AI functionality in all software products.

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