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Charlie Dai

Charlie Dai

VP, Research Director, Forrester
Charlie leads Forrester’s research team in China and technology architecture and delivery service in AP. He serves technology executives and offers strategic advice and guidance to Forrester clients in broad areas, including cloud (cloud-native, public cloud & hybrid cloud management), big data and AI (machine learning, computer vision and data management), IoT (IoT device OS & IoT software platforms), blockchain, commercial drones, quantum computing, DevOps, digital process automation, low-code, and open-source software. Charlie has rich experience in technology strategy, enterprise architecture, and software delivery management, leading the global research on technology architecture in several emerging technology areas. He also focuses on vendor landscape and best practices in China, Asia Pacific and worldwide. Charlie is a key contributor to the consulting team that helps Forrester's clients address their business requirements and accelerate digital transformation. Charlie has extensive experience in program management, in-depth industry expertise, and rich experience in strategy consulting, dedicated to helping global enterprises and vendors achieve success. Charlie has over 20 years of experience in the software industry, with PMP and ITIL certification. Before Forrester, Charlie was the senior manager, professional services, for Cordys. Prior to Cordys, Charlie was the project and technical manager for Datang Telecom. Charlie holds a B.S. in automation and M.S. in pattern recognition and intelligent systems from Tsinghua University of China.