Mike   Gualtieri

Mike Gualtieri

VP, Principal Analyst Serving Application Development & Delivery Professionals

Mike's research focuses on software technologies, platforms, and practices that enable technology professionals to deliver digital transformations that lead to prescient digital experiences and breakthrough operational efficiency. His key technology coverage areas are AI, machine learning, deep learning, AI chips and systems, digital decisions, streaming analytics, prescriptive analytics, big data analytical platforms and tools (Hadoop/Spark/Flink; translytical databases), optimization, and emerging technologies that make software faster and smarter. Mike is also a leading expert on the intersection of business strategy, artificial intelligence, and innovation.

Mike provides technology vendors with actionable, fine-tuned advisory sessions on strategy, messaging, competitive analysis, buyer-persona analysis, market trends, and product road maps for the areas he directly covers and adjacent areas that wish to launch into new markets or use new technologies.

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

Previous Work Experience

Mike has more than 25 years of experience in the industry helping design and develop mission-critical applications in eCommerce, insurance, banking, travel/hospitality, manufacturing, healthcare, and technology for organizations including NASA, eBay, Bank of America, Liberty Mutual, Nielsen, EMC, and many others. His background is that of a practitioner, having written thousands of lines of code, managed development teams, and architected complex systems of applications.

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

Education

Mike earned a B.S. 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

VP, Principal Analyst Serving Application Development & Delivery Professionals

Mike's research focuses on software technologies, platforms, and practices that enable technology professionals to deliver digital transformations that lead to prescient digital experiences and breakthrough operational efficiency. His key technology coverage areas are AI, machine learning, deep learning, AI chips and systems, digital decisions, streaming analytics, prescriptive analytics, big data analytical platforms and tools (Hadoop/Spark/Flink; translytical databases), optimization, and emerging technologies that make software faster and smarter. Mike is also a leading expert on the intersection of business strategy, artificial intelligence, and innovation.

Mike provides technology vendors with actionable, fine-tuned advisory sessions on strategy, messaging, competitive analysis, buyer-persona analysis, market trends, and product road maps for the areas he directly covers and adjacent areas that wish to launch into new markets or use new technologies.

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

Previous Work Experience

Mike has more than 25 years of experience in the industry helping design and develop mission-critical applications in eCommerce, insurance, banking, travel/hospitality, manufacturing, healthcare, and technology for organizations including NASA, eBay, Bank of America, Liberty Mutual, Nielsen, EMC, and many others. His background is that of a practitioner, having written thousands of lines of code, managed development teams, and architected complex systems of applications.

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

Education

Mike earned a B.S. 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 Research

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Now Tech: Digital Decisioning Platforms, Q3 2018

    Forrester's Overview Of 28 Digital Decisioning Platform Providers

    August 2, 2018 John R. Rymer, Mike Gualtieri

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) pros can use digital decisioning platforms to make customer operations quick, smart, and personal. How? By automating decisions that lead to actions to win, serve, and retain customers. To enjoy these benefits, they'll first have to select from a diverse set of vendors and product approaches — vendors that vary by approach, size, functionality, geography, and vertical market focus. This report maps an emerging vendor landscape to aid AD&D pros in platform selection.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: Now Tech: Hadoop/Spark Platforms, Q3 2018

    Forrester's Overview Of 18 Hadoop/Spark Platform Providers

    July 20, 2018 Noel Yuhanna, Mike Gualtieri

    You can use Hadoop/Spark (HARK) platforms to access open source innovation, become significantly more productive, and foster collaboration. But to access these benefits, you'll first have to select from a diverse set of vendors — vendors that vary by size, functionality, geography, and vertical market focus. Enterprise architecture (EA) professionals should use Forrester's Now Tech report to understand the value they can expect from a HARK platform provider and select vendors based on a tool-set approach.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Cognitive Search And Knowledge Discovery Solutions, Q2 2017 (Updated)

    Cognitive Search Is Delivering The AI Version Of Enterprise Search

    June 26, 2018Mike Gualtieri

    In our 23-criteria evaluation of cognitive search and knowledge discovery solution providers, we identified the nine most significant ones — Attivio, Coveo, Elastic.co, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), IBM, Lucidworks, Mindbreeze, Sinequa, and Squirro — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals make the right choice. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: AI Deep Learning Workloads Demand A New Approach To Infrastructure

    GPUs Dominate Now, But A Broader Landscape Of AI Chips And Systems Is Evolving Quickly

    May 4, 2018Mike Gualtieri, Christopher Voce

    One breakthrough of AI is deep learning: a branch of machine learning that can uncannily identify objects in images, recognize voices, and create other predictive models by analyzing enterprise data. Deep learning can use regular CPUs, but for serious enterprise projects, data science teams must use AI chips such as GPUs that can handle massively parallel workloads to more quickly train and retrain models on large data sets. This report will help I&O professionals understand their AI infrastructure options — chips, systems, and cloud — to execute on deep learning.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Now Tech: Predictive Analytics And Machine Learning Solutions, Q2 2018

    Forrester's Overview Of 34 PAML Solution Providers

    April 26, 2018Mike Gualtieri, Kjell Carlsson, Ph.D.

    You can use predictive analytics and machine learning (PAML) solutions to help data science teams become more productive, foster collaboration, and drive business outcomes. But to access these benefits, you'll first have to select from a diverse set of vendors — vendors that vary by size, functionality, geography, and vertical market focus. Application development and delivery (AD&D) pros should use Forrester's Now Tech report to understand the value they can expect from a PAML solution provider and select vendors based on size and tool set approach.

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