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Danny Mu

Principal Analyst

Danny Mu serves CIO professionals, focusing on emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, big data, cloud, and the internet of things (IoT). His research provides practical advice to CIOs and technology executives on harnessing the power of these emerging technologies to optimize digital customer experience and digital operational excellence.

Previous Work Experience

Danny has over 10 years of experience in information technology as an investor, strategist, consultant, architect, manager, and academic researcher. Before joining Forrester, he was an SVP of China at Recruit Strategic Partners, the venture capital arm of Recruit Holdings, where he invested in innovative startups in enterprise services and helped the portfolio's startups in AI, big data, and IT architecture. Danny also worked as an executive leader in Lenovo's CIO organization, where he led the development of innovation strategy and deployed innovation projects for Lenovo's global supply chain. Prior to this, Danny worked at IBM as a technical architect, providing consulting and deployment services to finance and telecom customers on big data, private cloud, high-performance computing, and other enterprise infrastructure.

Education

Danny holds a PhD, MA, and BA in computer science from Tsinghua University.

Danny Mu serves CIO professionals, focusing on emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, big data, cloud, and the internet of things (IoT). His research provides practical advice to CIOs and technology executives on harnessing the power of these emerging technologies to optimize digital customer experience and digital operational excellence.

Previous Work Experience

Danny has over 10 years of experience in information technology as an investor, strategist, consultant, architect, manager, and academic researcher. Before joining Forrester, he was an SVP of China at Recruit Strategic Partners, the venture capital arm of Recruit Holdings, where he invested in innovative startups in enterprise services and helped the portfolio's startups in AI, big data, and IT architecture. Danny also worked as an executive leader in Lenovo's CIO organization, where he led the development of innovation strategy and deployed innovation projects for Lenovo's global supply chain. Prior to this, Danny worked at IBM as a technical architect, providing consulting and deployment services to finance and telecom customers on big data, private cloud, high-performance computing, and other enterprise infrastructure.

Education

Danny holds a PhD, MA, and BA in computer science from Tsinghua University.

Danny Mu's Most Recent Research

Research

From Industrial IoT Software Platform To Digital Industrial Platform

Combine Data From IoT Sensors With Signals From Across The Connected Enterprise To Deliver Sustainable Customer Value
April 29th, 2021 | Paul Miller , Danny Mu , Michele Pelino

Industrial internet-of-things (IoT) software platforms support digitization of industrial processes in asset-intensive industries such as manufacturing...

8 min read
Research

Manufacturing Business Model Innovation Begins With The Customer

Chinese Manufacturers Embrace The C2M Model To Achieve Customer Obsession
April 1st, 2021 | Danny Mu , Guannan Lu

Manufacturing firms must transform their linear R&D and marketing-driven manufacturing models to become customer-obsessed. New customer-to-manufacturer...

8 min read
Research

Forrester's Public Cloud Buying Guide, 2021

Infrastructure Differences Matter To Few — Focus On Global Availability Of Innovative Services
March 8th, 2021 | Lauren Nelson , Charlie Dai , Sam Higgins

In 2020, Forrester published a series of Forrester Wave™ vendor evaluations for public cloud. We researched, analyzed, and scored public cloud platform...

7 min read
Research

Q&A: Decoding China's New Infrastructure Initiative

China Aims To Accelerate Its Own Digital Transformation
January 12th, 2021 | Danny Mu

At the 2020 National People's Congress, China's central government emphasized the importance of "New Infrastructure" as a key driver of economic growth...

10 min read
Research

The Forrester Wave™: Predictive Analytics And Machine Learning In China, Q4 2020

The Nine Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
November 11th, 2020 | Danny Mu , Charlie Dai

In our 29-criterion evaluation of predictive analytics and machine learning (PAML) providers in China, we identified the nine most significant ones — 4Paradigm...

12 min read