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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.

Previous Work Experience

Mike has more than 30 years of experience in the industry helping design and develop mission-critical applications in e-commerce, insurance, banking, travel/hospitality, manufacturing, healthcare, and technology. He also developed an AI-based autonomous robot arm simulator for NASA JPL for future landers. His background is that of a practitioner, having written countless lines of code, managed development teams, and architected complex systems.

Education

Mike earned a BS 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'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.

Previous Work Experience

Mike has more than 30 years of experience in the industry helping design and develop mission-critical applications in e-commerce, insurance, banking, travel/hospitality, manufacturing, healthcare, and technology. He also developed an AI-based autonomous robot arm simulator for NASA JPL for future landers. His background is that of a practitioner, having written countless lines of code, managed development teams, and architected complex systems.

Education

Mike earned a BS 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 Most Recent Research

Research

Now Tech: Streaming Data Platforms, Q2 2021

Forrester's Overview Of 34 Streaming Data Platform Providers
April 7th, 2021 | Mike Gualtieri

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...

6 min read
Research

Now Tech: Cognitive Search, Q2 2021

Forrester's Overview Of 34 Cognitive Search Providers
April 7th, 2021 | Mike Gualtieri, Scott Compton

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...

4 min read
Research

AI 2.0: Upgrade Your Enterprise With Five Next-Generation AI Advances

Advanced Level: Technology Practices For Insights-Driven Businesses

Just when you thought you knew what AI could and couldn't do, it quietly gets a radical upgrade. Five key advances redefine AI use cases and break the...

8 min read
Research

The AI Software Market Will Grow To $37 Billion Globally By 2025

That's Big, But It's Smaller Than Investors Think As AI Gets Absorbed Into All Software Products
December 10th, 2020 | Andrew Bartels, Mike Gualtieri

The velocity of demand for artificial intelligence (AI) technology, tools, platforms, and applications draws parallels to the demand for cloud. And, indeed...

15 min read
Research

The Forrester Wave™: Digital Decisioning Platforms, Q4 2020

The 13 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
December 8th, 2020 | Mike Gualtieri, Boris Evelson

In our 22-criterion evaluation of digital decisioning platform (DDP) providers, we identified the 13 most significant ones — ACTICO, CRIF, Decisions, Experian...

18 min read