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Mike Smart

Mike is a Senior Analyst and Operations Officer at NelsonHall. His main research focus is on digital transformation technologies, including RPA, blockchain, IoT, artificial intelligence, cognitive, and machine learning.

He is a also member of the global IT Services research team with shared responsibility for IT Services research with Dominique Raviart, David McIntire, and John Laherty. In addition, Mike has specialist knowledge in Managed Security Services (MSS), having delivered several major global MSS projects for NelsonHall.

His current project is Cyber Resiliency.

Highly regarded for his analytical talents, Mike leads data modeling and analytics initiatives in support of NelsonHall's ITS and BPS market forecasts and market surveys. He was responsible for transforming NelsonHall's extensive global market forecast engine, including the introduction of NelsonHall's unique interactive Self-Forecasting Tool. Mike also tracks and regularly reports on developments within IT infrastructure services firms.

As Operations Officer, Mike is responsible for day-to-day operations, including overseeing the development of NelsonHall's IT systems and processes.

Mike joined NelsonHall in 2012 with six years' experience in direct to consumer sales and operational management within a global organization. Mike holds a 1st Class Honors BSc in Mathematics from Heriot Watt University. When not working, Mike enjoys running, kayaking and cinema.

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    • UiPath Launches Autopilot for Enhanced Bot Generation & Management

      Oct 23, 2023, by Mike Smart

        NelsonHall recently attended UiPath’s Forward VI event in Las Vegas, at which the company launched its Autopilot capabilities. While the company launched Autopilot across all its platform components, including Studio, Assistant, Apps, mining, and Test Manager, this blog focuses o[...]

    • Automation Anywhere Looks to Generative AI to Accelerate Automation

      Jun 20, 2023, by Mike Smart

        Automation Anywhere recently announced new capabilities for its platform powered by generative AI: Automation Co-Pilot for Business Users and for Automators, plus Document Automation. Here I take a look at these new capabilities and how they compare with those of other providers, and c[...]

    • IBM Converging Risk Scores to Optimize Cybersecurity Offering

      Jun 09, 2023, by Mike Smart

        NelsonHall recently attended an IBM Security analyst day in London. This covered recent developments such as IBM’s acquisition of Polar Security on May 16th to support the monitoring of data across hybrid cloud estates, and watsonx developments to support the move away from rule-[...]