Mike Gualtieri

Vice President, Principal Analyst

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Let's Make Data Dance At Forrester's Data Strategy & Insights 2018 Forum

Mike Gualtieri 6 days ago

Join us in Orlando on December 4, 2018 for Forrester’s first-ever Data Strategy & Insights 2018 Forum. We are super excited to bring you razor-sharp focus to the power of data, analytics, and machine learning. Back to dancing, because that is our conference theme — “Insights To Action: For Real This Time.” Data is too often […]

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Predictions 2019: Business Insights Are A Many-Splendored Thing — Data Is Meant For More

Mike Gualtieri November 6, 2018

Enterprise Mindsets About Data Are Changing Give me a dashboard. Give me a report. Give me better insights. If that’s your approach, it’s old-school and you’re falling behind. Leading enterprises have shifted their data sensibilities to action-oriented insights. “Interesting” is no longer the standard for business insights efforts. Instead, insights projects must draw a straight […]

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Read Two Forrester Waves™ On Machine Learning Solutions For Data Science Teams

Mike Gualtieri September 14, 2018

Machine learning is an elemental core competency. It is a fundamental building block to AI. It gives enterprises the power to predict. Most importantly, it can make enterprises gain the agility of disruptive upstarts by injecting scalable intelligence into customer experiences, business process applications, and employee decisions. That’s where predictive analytics and machine learning (PAML) solutions […]

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AI's Insatiable Appetite For Silicon Requires New Chips

Mike Gualtieri May 21, 2018

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 data. Deep learning can use regular CPUs, but for serious projects, data science and AI engineering teams must use AI chips such as GPUs that can handle […]

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AI's Insatiable Appetite For Silicon Requires New Chips

Mike Gualtieri May 21, 2018

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 data. Deep learning can use regular CPUs, but for serious projects, data science and AI engineering teams must use AI chips such as GPUs that can handle […]

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Cognitive Search Is The AI Version Of Enterprise Search

Mike Gualtieri June 12, 2017

Written by Emily Miller, Senior Research Associate Stop Wasting Time More than half (54%) of global information workers are interrupted from their work a few times or more per month to spend time looking for or trying to get access to information, insights, and answers. The problem: Old keyword-based enterprise search engines of the past are obsolete. […]

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Five Factors That Make Deep Learning Different - Go Deep Baby!

Mike Gualtieri May 16, 2017

At the highest conceptual level, deep learning is no different from supervised machine learning. Data scientists start with a labeled data set to train a model using an algorithm and, hopefully, end up with a model that is accurate enough at predicting the labels of new data that is run through the model. For example, […]

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AI Is Not An Exception – Technology Has Always Taken Jobs

Mike Gualtieri May 12, 2017

Yes, AI will take jobs away from many workers – our relatives, friends, and neighbors. So too have all technologies created throughout human history. We invent things to make things easier and the impossible possible. The invention of the wheel made transport easier. Gutenberg’s printing press put lots of monk’s out of business. The chainsaw […]

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Fourteen Machine Learning Solutions For Data Scientists - Which One Is Best For You?

Mike Gualtieri March 7, 2017

The Power To Predict Is Mighty Yogi Berra once said, "It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future." It is tough indeed, but enterprises that can make probabilistic predictions about customers, business processes, and operations will have an edge over enterprises that can't. These predictions don't have to be macroscopic to be consequential. Predictions […]

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What Exactly The Heck Are Prescriptive Analytics?

Mike Gualtieri February 20, 2017

Prescriptive analytics is about using data and analytics to improve decisions and therefore the effectiveness of actions. Isn’t that what all analytics should be about? A hearty “yes” to that because, if analytics does not lead to more informed decisions and more effective actions, then why do it at all? Many wrongly and incompletely define […]

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Scifi Version Of AI Is Not Available Yet

Mike Gualtieri February 19, 2017

Spark Summit East came to Boston this year and I was there to enjoy it including being interviewed by Dave Vallente and George Gilbert about Apache Spark and AI on The Cube. We talk about the waning of the term "Big Data" , but get quickly into the future of AI and Apache Spark.

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AI Makers Will Squelch Free Speech

Mike Gualtieri February 5, 2017

Artificial intelligence (AI) is real, albiet maturing slowly. You experience it when you talk to Alexa, when you see a creepily-targeted online ad, and when Netxflix turns you on to Stranger Things. Oh yea, and that self-driving car over there is AI super-powered! AI is indeed cool, but many are scared about how it ultimatley may […]

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AI Is The Sincerest Form of Flattery ... And Fear

Mike Gualtieri November 22, 2016

Pure AI is true intelligence that can mimic or exceed the intelligence of human beings. It is still a long way off, if it can even ever be achieved. But what if AI became pure — could perceive, think, act, and even replicate as we do? Look to humanity for the answer. Humanity has been […]

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Micro Explanations For Nine Essential AI Technologies

Mike Gualtieri November 12, 2016

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not one big, specific technology. Rather, it is comprised of one or more building block technologies. So, to understand AI, you have to understand each of these nine building block technologies. Now, you could argue that there are more technologies than the ones listed here, but any additional technology can fit […]

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Artificial Intelligence: Fact, Fiction. How Enterprises Can Crush It

Mike Gualtieri November 2, 2016

Forrester surveyed business and technology professionals and found that 58% of them are researching AI, but only 12% are using AI systems. This gap reflects growing interest in AI, but little actual use at this time. We expect enterprise interest in, and use of, AI to increase as software vendors roll out AI platforms and […]

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On-Premise Hadoop Just Got Easier With These 8 Hadoop-Optimized Systems

Mike Gualtieri August 26, 2016

Enterprises agree that speedy deployment of big data Hadoop platforms has been critical to their success, especially as use cases expand and proliferate. However, deploying Hadoop systems is often difficult, especially when supporting complex workloads and dealing with hundreds of terabytes or petabytes of data. Architects need a considerable amount of time and effort to […]

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15 "True" Streaming Analytics Platforms For Real-Time Everything

Mike Gualtieri April 16, 2016

Streaming Analytics Captures Real-Time Intelligence Most enterprises aren’t fully exploiting real-time streaming data that flows from IoT devices and mobile, web, and enterprise apps. Streaming analytics is essential for real-time insights and bringing real-time context to apps. Don’t dismiss streaming analytics as a form of “traditional analytics” use for postmortem analysis. Far from it —  streaming analytics […]

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Hadoop Is Data's Darling For A Reason

Mike Gualtieri January 21, 2016

Hadoop thoroughly disrupts the economics of data, analytics, and data-driven applications. That's cool because the unfortunate truth has been that the potential of most data lies dormant. On average, between 60% and 73% of all data within an enterprise goes unused for analytics. That's unacceptable in an age where deeper, actionable insights, especially about customers, […]

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The Predictive Modeling Process Using Machine Learning

Mike Gualtieri September 9, 2015

Predictive analytics uses statistical and machine learning algorithms to find aptterns in data that might predict similar outcomes in the future. Check out this less than 3 minute, fun and fruity video to understand the six steps of predictive modeling.  For tools that use machine learning to build predictive models, Forrester clients can read The […]

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Apache Spark's Marriage To Hadoop Will Be Bigger Than Kim And Kanye

Mike Gualtieri February 15, 2015

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 distinctly different, but complementary, platforms. Hadoop is designed to process large volumes of data that lives in an Hadoop distributed file system (HDFS). Spark is […]

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