Dave   Bartoletti

Dave Bartoletti

VP, Principal Analyst Serving Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

Dave Bartoletti has developed, delivered, supported, and marketed game-changing technologies for more than 25 years as a software executive at several high-profile technology and financial services leaders. He was at the forefront of the middleware, web, virtualization, automation, and cloud computing tech disruptions as both vendor and consumer. Dave has been an analyst for more than eight years, following a long career in software product management, marketing, and business development. He advises Forrester clients on public cloud computing infrastructure and development platforms, cloud cost management and optimization, software container technologies, and modern cloud service delivery techniques. Dave specializes in helping technology leaders accelerate their companies’ digital transformation initiatives, using the tools, services, and platforms available in the cloud. He is a frequent keynote speaker at premier client, vendor, and industry executive cloud computing events, and his research and opinions have been cited in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Bloomberg News, USA Today, Network World, and Forbes, along with many other industry publications.

Previous Work Experience

Dave joined Forrester from Taneja Group, where he was a senior analyst and co-lead of the virtualization and cloud practice. Prior to his career as an analyst, Dave spent more than 20 years creating and marketing award-winning and industry-leading messaging middleware, virtualization, and web-based financial services tools and products. He was vice president of marketing and on the founding team of Enigmatec, a virtualization management pioneer acquired by EMC. Previously, Dave held executive positions at TIBCO Software, where he created and managed the North American professional services organization; Fidelity Investments, where he launched a suite of online portfolio management products; and Capco, where he built the company's software factory to develop financial services automation platforms.

Education

Dave holds a B.S. in biomedical engineering from Boston University and an M.S. in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT.

Dave Bartoletti

VP, Principal Analyst Serving Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

Dave Bartoletti has developed, delivered, supported, and marketed game-changing technologies for more than 25 years as a software executive at several high-profile technology and financial services leaders. He was at the forefront of the middleware, web, virtualization, automation, and cloud computing tech disruptions as both vendor and consumer. Dave has been an analyst for more than eight years, following a long career in software product management, marketing, and business development. He advises Forrester clients on public cloud computing infrastructure and development platforms, cloud cost management and optimization, software container technologies, and modern cloud service delivery techniques. Dave specializes in helping technology leaders accelerate their companies’ digital transformation initiatives, using the tools, services, and platforms available in the cloud. He is a frequent keynote speaker at premier client, vendor, and industry executive cloud computing events, and his research and opinions have been cited in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Bloomberg News, USA Today, Network World, and Forbes, along with many other industry publications.

Previous Work Experience

Dave joined Forrester from Taneja Group, where he was a senior analyst and co-lead of the virtualization and cloud practice. Prior to his career as an analyst, Dave spent more than 20 years creating and marketing award-winning and industry-leading messaging middleware, virtualization, and web-based financial services tools and products. He was vice president of marketing and on the founding team of Enigmatec, a virtualization management pioneer acquired by EMC. Previously, Dave held executive positions at TIBCO Software, where he created and managed the North American professional services organization; Fidelity Investments, where he launched a suite of online portfolio management products; and Capco, where he built the company's software factory to develop financial services automation platforms.

Education

Dave holds a B.S. in biomedical engineering from Boston University and an M.S. in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT.

Dave Bartoletti's Research

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  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Great Companies Center Their Tech Strategy On Customers

    Don't Ignore The Basics, But Keep Boldly Adapting Your Strategy To Meet One Goal — Serving Customers

    January 30, 2018Dave Bartoletti, Bobby Cameron

    Technology leaders need to rethink strategic planning in the age of the customer. Technology strategies are too often just collections of loosely related project plans and too focused on tech project delivery milestones. Strategies designed "by IT, for IT" fail to engage business leaders and executives because they don't explain how tech strategy leads to better customer experience and outcomes. This report explains how technology leaders can create a strategic tech plan that is customer-led, insights-driven, fast, and connected.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: An I&O Pro's Guide To Platform-As-A-Service

    There's No Single PaaS To Rule Them All

    January 24, 2018 Lauren E. Nelson, Dave Bartoletti, John R. Rymer

    Your developer teams seek accelerated productivity, but developing at speed isn't an overnight change. As infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals enter platform-as-a-service (PaaS) conversations, the temptation is to discuss vendor selection. Success requires a deep understanding of the space and a strong working relationship with development teams; solving for self-service access or PaaS is impossible without mapping to developer wants and skills. This report navigates the three dimensions of the PaaS market, mapping PaaS technologies to various developer requirements.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Scoring Our 2017 Cloud Predictions

    We Were Spot On For Three, Early On Half, And Reaching On Two

    January 4, 2018 Lauren E. Nelson, Dave Bartoletti, Charlie Dai, Andre Kindness, Sophia I. Vargas, Liz Herbert, Andras Cser

    Every year, Forrester predicts what lies ahead for cloud in the year to come. But do these predictions hold weight in the upcoming year? This report holds us, the prediction makers, accountable by assessing each prediction against what happened in 2017.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Predictions 2018: Cloud Computing Accelerates Enterprise Transformation Everywhere

    New Private Cloud Options And Even More Public Cloud And SaaS Innovations Will Power Enterprise Transformation In 2018

    November 7, 2017Dave Bartoletti, Lauren E. Nelson, Liz Herbert, Paul Miller, Charlie Dai, Andras Cser, Andre Kindness

    After a decade of powering digital transformation in small and medium-size businesses, cloud computing has quickly become a must-have enterprise technology. Cloud's impact has been global, yet fewer than half of all enterprises use a public cloud platform. In 2018, we'll cross the significant 50% adoption milestone, and cloud applications, platforms, and services will continue to radically change the way enterprises compete for customers. This report outlines the 10 key factors that will shape the cloud computing landscape in 2018 and advises infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders on how to respond.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Cloud Powers The New Connected Economy

    Vision: The Cloud Computing Playbook

    October 4, 2017 Liz Herbert, Dave Bartoletti

    Cloud is no longer a tactical solution but rather a strategic enabler of connected economies. Technology leaders will orchestrate cloud ecosystems that connect employees, customers, partners, vendors, and devices to serve rising customer expectations. Firms will shift from being mere cloud adopters to becoming cloud companies themselves — stewards of their own ecosystems. This report highlights the transformation taking place as we move to a world of connected cloud ecosystems and describes how this evolution should change infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals' thinking about cloud. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy. We're now updating it to reflect new research on cloud economies.

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