Mike Gualtieri

Principal Analyst serving Application Development & Delivery PROFESSIONALS

Mike's research is focused on software technology, platforms, and practices that enable technology professionals to deliver prescient customer experiences and breakthrough operational efficiency. His key technology and platform coverage areas are big data strategy, Hadoop, advanced analytics, machine learning, data science practices, predictive apps design, and emerging technologies that make software faster and smarter. Mike is also a leading expert on the intersection of business strategy, architecture, design, and creative collaboration. 

Mike is a recipient of the Forrester Courage Award for making bold calls that insprire leaders and guide great decisions.

Previous Work Experience

Mike has more than 25 years' experience in the industry helping firms design and develop mission-critical applications in eCommerce, insurance, banking, travel/hospitality, manufacturing, healthcare, and scientific research for organizations including Nasa, eBay, Bank of America, Liberty Mutual, Nielsen, EMC, and others. He has written thousands of lines of code, managed development teams, and consulted with dozens of technology firms on product, marketing, and R&D strategy.

He is a frequent and sought-after speaker at industry, corporate, educational, and technology events for his audience-designed, insightful, and energetic speeches.


Mike earned a B.S. in computer science and management from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. While a student, Mike was awarded three U.S. patents for inventing an expert system used to train air traffic controllers around the world.

Mike Gualtieri's Research

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Internet Of Things Applications Hunger For Hadoop And Real-Time Analytics In The Cloud

    Getting true value from the Internet of Things (IoT) requires application development and delivery professionals to find an economical way to collect, store, process, and analyze the data it gen...

    • Downloads: 198
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Four Steps To A Data Management Strategy In Light Of Big Data

    Data is the lifeblood of your entire organization. It should enlighten every function of the business, including customer experience, operations, marketing, sales, service, and finance. A data m...

    • Downloads: 545
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Apache Spark Is Powerful And Promising

    Apache Spark is an open source cluster computing platform designed to process big data as efficiently as possible. Sound familiar? That's what Hadoop is designed to do. However, these are distin...

    • Downloads: 114
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Artificial Intelligence Can Finally Unleash Your Business Applications' Creativity

    Ask Siri, "Do you love me?" and she dispassionately replies "Let me get back to you on that." Amusing? Sure. Siri today is a programmed personal assistant to help schedule a meeting. In the futu...

    • Downloads: 147
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Big Data Options In The Cloud

    So, you want to do big data in the cloud? Then get ready to navigate a potentially confusing market for big data cloud services. The options span from three categories of foundational services t...

    • Downloads: 375
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Predictive Analytics Solutions, Q1 2013

    Predictive analytics enables firms to reduce risks, make intelligent decisions, and create differentiated, more personal customer experiences. But predictive analytics is hard to do without the ...

    • Downloads: 4255
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: The Forrester Wave™: Business Rules Platforms, Q2 2008

    Forrester evaluated 13 platforms from 11 vendors using 175 criteria and found ILOG JRules, Fair Isaac Blaze Advisor, and Pegasystems PegaRULES to be resounding Leaders as general-purpose busines...

    • Downloads: 2836
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Design Mobile Apps From The Outside In

    This report outlines best practices in mobile app design that application development & delivery professionals can use to design great mobile apps. Customer expectations for mobile apps have nev...

    • Downloads: 3396
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: The Top Five Changes For Application Development In 2010

    Niccolò Machiavelli said it best: "Never waste the opportunities created by a good crisis." Over the past year, the Great Recession has forced everyone in IT to think differently about wher...

    • Downloads: 2455
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Best Practices In User Experience (UX) Design

    Users have great expectations when they visit your Web and mobile applications. They increasingly want an experience that's valuable, easy to use, aesthetically pleasing, and emotionally satisfy...

    • Downloads: 2740
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