Dan   Bieler

Dan Bieler

Principal Analyst Serving CIO Professionals

Dan serves CIOs and digital strategy leaders by guiding them through the challenges of digital transformation. Dan helps define strategies that deliver business benefits from new digital business models and drive sustainable innovation. Dan's particular focus is on the emergence of digital platforms and the related business models as well as the underlying business innovation strategies. Dan is also an expert in the key technologies underpinning digital platforms, such as the internet of things (IoT), mobile technologies, and social collaboration technologies. Dan evaluates and guides CIOs and their teams to manage the diverse demands around digital transformation and provides guidance on how to unlock the CIO's role as a business enabler.

Previous Work Experience

Dan has been in the ICT sector for more than a decade and a half. During this period, he held positions in investment banking, industry research, and vendor strategy and operations. Prior to joining Forrester, Dan worked at Deutsche Telekom's enterprise division, T-Systems, as a strategic marketing consultant. The role involved strategy planning and communication initiatives. Before Deutsche Telekom, Dan worked as an EMEA consulting director for telecommunications and networking at the research firm IDC and as a research director at Ovum. Dan also worked for more than half a decade in the investment banking industry as an equity analyst for Nomura International in London and for Credit Lyonnais Securities in Paris. His focus was on Pan-European telecoms, both integrated and pure mobile operators. During that period, Dan participated in several equity capital markets and private equity deals.

Education

Dan holds an M.Sc. in economics and B.Sc. in economics from the London School of Economics and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), both of which are part of the University of London.

Dan Bieler

Principal Analyst Serving CIO Professionals

Dan serves CIOs and digital strategy leaders by guiding them through the challenges of digital transformation. Dan helps define strategies that deliver business benefits from new digital business models and drive sustainable innovation. Dan's particular focus is on the emergence of digital platforms and the related business models as well as the underlying business innovation strategies. Dan is also an expert in the key technologies underpinning digital platforms, such as the internet of things (IoT), mobile technologies, and social collaboration technologies. Dan evaluates and guides CIOs and their teams to manage the diverse demands around digital transformation and provides guidance on how to unlock the CIO's role as a business enabler.

Previous Work Experience

Dan has been in the ICT sector for more than a decade and a half. During this period, he held positions in investment banking, industry research, and vendor strategy and operations. Prior to joining Forrester, Dan worked at Deutsche Telekom's enterprise division, T-Systems, as a strategic marketing consultant. The role involved strategy planning and communication initiatives. Before Deutsche Telekom, Dan worked as an EMEA consulting director for telecommunications and networking at the research firm IDC and as a research director at Ovum. Dan also worked for more than half a decade in the investment banking industry as an equity analyst for Nomura International in London and for Credit Lyonnais Securities in Paris. His focus was on Pan-European telecoms, both integrated and pure mobile operators. During that period, Dan participated in several equity capital markets and private equity deals.

Education

Dan holds an M.Sc. in economics and B.Sc. in economics from the London School of Economics and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), both of which are part of the University of London.

Dan Bieler's Research

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  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Connected Solutions Are A Catalyst For Tech-Driven Innovation

    Learn From Telcos And Network Infrastructure Vendors About Innovations For Networked Solutions

    August 30, 2019 James Staten, Dan Bieler

    Customers increasingly expect products and services that interact with them continuously and that get updated regularly. Smart posters, predictive maintenance, industrial automation, autonomous vehicles, augmented and virtual reality, and smart homes — they all depend on network infrastructure. Yet, while connectivity itself is hardly innovative, it can act as an innovation catalyst. This report highlights how technology-driven innovation by telcos and network equipment vendors can help CIOs from outside the telecoms sector with their innovation initiatives.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: The CIO's Guide To 5G In The Manufacturing Sector

    5G Will Become A Crucial Enabler For Digital Transformation In The Manufacturing Sector

    August 30, 2019Dan Bieler

    5G and Industry 4.0 are a powerful combination. Together they can lift and shift the manufacturing sector to a much higher level of digitization, in particular by maximizing the mobility, flexibility, and versatility of production. 5G in the industrial manufacturing context offers opportunities beyond factory automation, also covering process automation, human-machine interfaces, logistics, warehousing, monitoring, and maintenance. This report helps CIOs evaluate and prepare for the potential of 5G in the manufacturing sector.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Non-Public 5G Networks Will Be A Critical Building Block Of Your Enterprise

    Non-Public 5G Networks Boost The Digital Transformation Of Core Processes While Protecting Against Industrial Espionage

    August 30, 2019Dan Bieler

    While the concept of non-public 5G networks is nothing new, the rise of the internet of things (IoT) and connected assets is driving more and more companies to investigate the opportunities non-public 5G networks could offer them. Non-public 5G networks provide better privacy, higher levels of data security, compliance, and better cellular network performance. Non-public 5G networks also offer safer and private features for dedicated user groups. This report investigates the key benefits of non-public 5G networks. It helps CIOs prepare the appropriate strategy for and deployment of non-public 5G networks.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: The CIO's Guide To 5G Connectivity And Strategy

    5G Provides The Network Infrastructure To Support Business Innovation, Operational Agility, And Speed

    April 12, 2019Dan Bieler

    Connectivity is creeping ever deeper into our lives and business operations, while business success increasingly depends on network-enabled product and service differentiation. 5G will play a key role for businesses that want to address the growing customer demand for low-latency and very-high bandwidth product features and service experiences. But 5G requires a new approach to the design and operations of network infrastructures. This report helps enterprise CIOs prepare for the impact of 5G and modernize their network infrastructure.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Leverage Specialist Tools And Technologies To Drive And Strengthen Sustainable Innovation

    February 20, 2019Dan Bieler

    Your organization must source, implement, and operate the tools and technology that support your innovation vision. Successful tools and tech support broad and fluctuating levels of participation in innovation, both inside and outside the organization. This report provides an overview of the many tools and technologies available as well as the vendor landscape to help CIOs and their business partners select and roll out the appropriate ones for their innovation efforts.

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