Michele Goetz

VP, Principal Analyst

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How To Join The Connected World With Data And AI

Michele Goetz September 14, 2021
Are your data and AI foundations ready to make the most of the connected intelligence future? Find out in this sneak peek of our upcoming Data Strategy & Insights event.
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Le Futur De La Data Governance

Michele Goetz June 10, 2021
Une gouvernance des données efficace résulte de la maturité de la gestion des données. Découvrez comment procéder.
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Why Wait? The Future Of Data Is Now

Michele Goetz September 28, 2020
Insanity is sometimes defined as repeating the same action over and over and expecting a different result. The future of data breaks this cycle to be your vaccine for chaos.
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Data Governance For 2020 And Beyond

Michele Goetz June 10, 2020
Companies have short attention spans when it comes to data governance. Even for organizations with sustained programs, the continuous push and pull of new regulations, projects, or data and analytics investments create constant disruption. To address these expansions, data owners either search for the simple approach or reeducate on data governance 101. Here is the […]
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Artificial Intelligence Is Dumb Without The Elasticity Quotient

Michele Goetz June 2, 2020
The elasticity quotient can help overcome machine learning hurdles by acting as the economic indicator for the C-suite. Learn how.
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COVID-19 Didn’t Break Your Business — Data Did

Michele Goetz May 27, 2020
A defining factor for enterprises and governments throughout the pandemic has been the extent to which they've embraced and been led by data.
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Run Your Business At The Speed Of Thought

Michele Goetz September 26, 2019
AI is becoming more empathetic and customer-centric. The future is closer than you think. Are you ready?
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Is There A Single-Source Provider For Data Management? Not Yet

Michele Goetz April 2, 2019
Architects can, and do, choose a primary cloud service provider and/or Hadoop system to house their data. Moving, transforming, cataloging, and governing data is a different story, so architects come to me after throwing up their arms searching for solutions to tame the information fabric, thinking they must be missing something: “Isn’t there a single […]
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AI Creates The CRISPR For Corporate DNA

Michele Goetz March 1, 2019
Every company has a specific DNA. You may think DNA is the brand or values. But corporate DNA is what makes a company tick, not what the company is. Talent, operations, technology, and data make up your base pairs. How those combine will have a specific outcome for the business, and even the overall sequence […]
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Shopping For AI Talent? Beware Of Unicorns

Michele Goetz February 22, 2019
At the dawn of big data, data scientists were the unicorn of the hour. Talk to any one of these rarities, and they would say there were only about 100 of them in the world. When executives woke up to the potential of big data, it was also at the same time we were dealing […]
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Data Governance Takes A Turn — And It’s A Doozy

Michele Goetz February 6, 2019
If you were to ask me a year ago what I would point to as a best practice for data governance, my response would be to look at what financial services firms do to meet their regulatory requirements. Fast-forward to the age of GDPR and the new privacy mandates coming out of California (CCPA), and […]
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Predictions 2019: Expect A Pragmatic Vision Of AI

Michele Goetz November 6, 2018
Last year, Forrester predicted that firms would struggle with new technologies, particularly artificial intelligence. This prediction came true: Firms continued with AI experiments that lacked meaningful results. Adoption has now slowed (51% adoption in 2017; 53% adoption in 2018). And budgets remain low in contrast to the ROI and transformation expectations for AI (under $2M […]
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Data Strategy & Insights 2018 Forum: Data Governance Goes Ambient With A Digital Strategy

Michele Goetz October 18, 2018
Data governance is good for you, they said. Data governance de-risks your business, they said. Data should be owned by the business, they said. How’s that working for you? It’s my guess that data governance is not — quite — working for you. Sure, in pockets you’ve managed to satisfy regulatory imperatives like GDPR and may even […]
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Is The Data Ops Workbench A Thing?

Michele Goetz September 19, 2018
Data ops, data engineering, data development — oh my! From new roles and teams to new skills and processes, the hot topic on everyone’s mind is data ops. I started to notice the data ops emergence back in 2015 as companies began to look at Agile development to spin up new data capabilities rapidly. Later, as […]
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Wanted: Professionals Involved In Their Firm's AI Strategy — Take Forrester's Latest Survey!

Elizabeth Cullen May 1, 2018
Forrester Launches New Survey On AI Adoption There’s no doubt that artificial intelligence (AI) is top of mind for executives. AI adoption started in earnest in 2016, and Forrester anticipates AI investments to continue to increase. Leaders are quickly waking up to AI’s disruptive characteristics and the need to embrace this emerging technology to remain […]
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It’s Me, Not You – Our Dysfunctional Artificial Intelligence Relationship

Michele Goetz February 15, 2018
We have a tendency to blame technology when things go wrong. I’m the first to admit that after years of working in the technology industry I’ve become more and more annoyed with the technology I use. As artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities have emerged in my smart phone keeping me on schedule, telling me how to […]
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Derisking the AI Worker

Michele Goetz December 21, 2017
When you get over the fear of a robot taking over your job – because if you see our robots today they are still pretty dumb – your next big concern is how these new workers are going to perform. It’s not just a training question, it’s a management question. We all know the risk […]
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AI Will Change Organizations From Within

Michele Goetz November 21, 2017
Over the past year I’ve spoken formally and informally with hundreds of companies about their AI initiatives. The biggest AH-HA moment comes when these companies realize the difference between implementing traditional technology and applying analytics with adopting AI. AI is a change from within. New rules for AI are emerging that seem counter intuitive to […]
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Data Engineers Will Be More Important Than Data Scientists

Michele Goetz November 13, 2017
Does it seem like the ability to find, hire and retain data scientists is a losing battle? Is spending $500K+ per year for a Data Scientist worth it? What is a data scientist anyway? Those a real questions and are the markers that how you are supporting your insight strategies might be at odds with […]
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AI And Cognitive Computing — What’s The Hype All About?

Michele Goetz June 10, 2016
That is exactly what Forrester wants to find out – is there something behind the AI and Cognitive Computing hype?  What my research directors ask, "Is there a there there?" AI and Cognitive Computing have captured the imagination and interest of organization large and small but does anyone really know how to bring this new […]
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