Artificial intelligence (AI) is not new. It emerged as a computer science discipline in the 50’s and has been a persistent theme in science fiction. What is new is that enterprises now have the prerequisites needed to create pragmatic AI applications: plenty of data, deep learning frameworks, and blazing fast distributed compute clusters à la Apache Spark. Forrester Vice President and Principal Analyst, Mike Gualtieri will enumerate and demystify nine essential AI technology building blocks that enterprises can use to add a modicum of intelligence to existing and new applications.
Mike's research focuses on software technology, platforms, and practices that enable technology professionals to deliver prescient digital experiences and breakthrough operational efficiency. His key technology and platform coverage areas are big data and IoT strategy, Hadoop/Spark, predictive analytics, streaming analytics, and prescriptive analytics, machine learning, data science, AI, 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 inspire leaders and guide great decisions. 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 US patents for inventing an expert system used to train air traffic controllers around the world.