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Paul Miller

Principal Analyst

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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 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 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

Melt The Snowflakes

Standardize Data Flows Across Manufacturing Sites To Meet Future Customer Expectations
April 22nd, 2021 | Paul Miller

Manufacturers are keen to push standardization efforts across their businesses, melting the individual snowflakes of localized procurement to improve visibility...

9 min read
Research

Scoring Our 2020 Internet Of Things (IoT) Predictions

Despite Pandemic Impedance, IoT Continues Its Inexorable March

Technologies under the internet-of-things (IoT) umbrella are diverse, misunderstood — and now growing rapidly. In late 2019, we predicted how the coming...

11 min read
Research

Forrester Infographic: The Internet Of Things Delivers Value Throughout The Supply Chain

February 23rd, 2021 | Paul Miller , Michele Pelino

Across many vertical markets, enterprise stakeholders and their infrastructure and operations (I&O) counterparts are using a variety of internet-of-things...

1 min read
Research

Adoption Profile: Containers In Europe, Q1 2021

Traverse The Container Terrain To Conquer Application Modernization
February 11th, 2021 | Lauren Nelson , Paul Miller

Software containers continue to improve European enterprise infrastructure efficiency, software development, and cloud-native project and strategic functionality...

5 min read