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Maribel Lopez

Founder and Principal Analyst at Lopez Research LLC

California, United States

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I'm an industry analyst, speaker and business advisor at Lopez Research focused on digital transformation. I'm the author of a John Wiley & Sons book called Right-time Experiences and Co-founder of the Emerging Technology Research Council. I help companies understand and navigate di...

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Academic0
Author88
Influencer164
Speaker6
Entrepreneur20
Total278

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Thought Leader Profile

Portfolio Mix

Company Information

Company Type: Individual
Last Media Training: 02/03/2020
Last Media Interview: 10/13/2020

Areas of Expertise

5G 30.52
AI 30.10
Analytics 35.58
Big Data 38.70
Business Strategy
Cloud 33.74
COVID19 31.74
CRM 30.27
Customer Experience 31.36
Customer Loyalty
Cybersecurity 30.27
Data Center 30.91
Digital Transformation 31.67
Diversity and Inclusion 30.31
Emerging Technology 32.89
ERP 30.22
Future of Work 30.27
IoT 30.60
Leadership 30.09
Mobility 46.14
Digital Disruption 30.14
Marketing 30.28

Industry Experience

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Publications

28 Article/Blogs
Re:connection - Creating a world of opportunities with video
LinkedIn
July 21, 2021
The emergence of touch interfaces in a smartphone was a breakthrough that took mobile computing to the next level. Today, we’re experiencing another breakthrough with the near-ubiquitous availability and adoption of video. Whether it’s TikTok to share a personal experience or your favorite video collaboration tool at the office, people engage with each other in new and highly visual ways.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Dell Bets On APEX As-A-Service Model To Drive Growth
Import from forbes.com
May 12, 2021
Dell Technologies shared its progress in delivering APEX, a set of private, hybrid cloud, and as-a-service solutions from Dell. The services will compete with hyperscalers and HPE.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Taking Touchless Interactions To The Next Level With Millimeter Wave
Import from forbes.com
May 11, 2021
Organizations across the globe are enabling touchless solutions with a wide range of existing radio technologies, such as Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Near Field Communications NFC and Bluetooth, to fulfill the need for touchless solutions.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Customer Stories Showcase Traction For Microsoft’s Business Apps Division
Import from forbes.com
May 10, 2021
Part of this success reflects a multi-year journey where Microsoft embarked on integrating its business applications into a more comprehensive suite and adding extensions to Teams and the Power Platform.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Apple’s Enterprise Push Bears Fruit
Import from forbes.com
April 29, 2021
Companies must update devices to support new workflows such as contactless delivery, richer collaboration and instant access to data through on-device analytics. Apple's working to capitalize on this need with new hardware and embedded security. The push is winning upgrades.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Cambium Networks Shares Why Now Is The Time For Wireless Broadband
Import from forbes.com
April 07, 2021
Organizations around the globe are updating networks to support changes in business operations. Cambium Networks shared why Wi-Fi6 and 5G will both play a role in feed broadband access.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Gelsinger Places $20B Bet And Upends Its Manufacturing Strategy To Return Intel To Growth
Import from forbes.com
March 23, 2021
Gelsinger shared bold vision for manufacturing. Intel's new IDM 2.0 combines Intel's internal factory network, third-party capacity and new Intel foundry services.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

How NVIDIA And VMware Aim To Make Enterprise AI Easier With Joint Solutions
Import from forbes.com
March 23, 2021
Companies need to spend more time creating new employee workflows, products and customer experiences to succeed in a highly competitive environment. The NVIDIA VMware collaboration supports this.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Four Ways Honeywell Used IoT Practices To Improve Vaccine Delivery
Import from forbes.com
March 09, 2021
Honeywell leveraged its IoT expertise to improve vaccine delivery by pulling together cameras, AI, mobile and a security platform. The results were impressive and it created a playbook with lessons learned from the experience.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Intel Shares Four PC Security Must-Haves To Support Distributed Work
Import from forbes.com
February 19, 2021
Distributed work requires companies to rethink security strategies. PCs provide the foundation of a company's security efforts but the security landscape has changed. Intel shares insights on what's needed to defend against modern attacks.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Honeywell Boosts AI Life Sciences Portfolio With $1.3 Billion Sparta Systems Buy
Import from forbes.com
December 22, 2020
Honeywell will buy Sparta Systems and integrate its products into Honeywell Forge to make it easier for life sciences manufacturers to gain critical insights from manufacturing and quality data.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Interviewing Poly on the Future of Work
Lopez Research
September 02, 2020
The future of the workplace dominates virtual board rooms across the globe. Every executive Lopez Research speaks with has plans to restructure physical workplaces and digital remote work scenarios. These new hybrid workplace strategies reimagine three categories of work that include full-time remote work, full-time return to the office and nomadic work. A nomadic worker is an individual who spends a portion of their time at an office and a part of their time working remotely. Any of these workers will also be individuals that travel, work in coffee shops, or otherwise need connectivity to corporate services on the go.

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Tags: Future of Work, COVID19

3 Ideas For Rethinking Leadership In 2020
Lopez Research
September 01, 2020
Given the turmoil of the past several months, it’s clear that we’re entering a new era in our history. Organizations have the opportunity to refresh their company’s mission, products and practices during this transition. What should we be doing and whom will we look to for leadership during these times? Several technology leaders come to mind. Microsoft’s Satya Nadella inspires us with a mission “to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. We strive to create local opportunity, growth, and impact in every country around the world.”

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Tags: Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion

The Rise Of Hybrid Work Leads To Dell’s New Hybrid Computing Client
Import from forbes.com
August 31, 2020
With COVID-19 forcing a massive transition to the cloud, organizations across the globe are reevaluating how to deploy and deliver applications to support new ways of working. Dell offers a new hybrid client solution.

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Tags: Cloud, Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

IBM’s Customers Show Us Why It’s Important To Build A Quantum Computing Strategy Today
Import from forbes.com
August 29, 2020
While it's early days in quantum computing, IBM's customer use cases showcase how businesses are looking to the nascent technology to solve real-world problems.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Navigating Through The Pandemic To Hybrid Work: An Interview With Poly’s Tom Puorro
Import from forbes.com
August 19, 2020
Tom Puorro, executive vice president and general manager of products at Poly, shares his company's take on technology requirements for a new hybrid workspace.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

IBM Fights Back In Cloud Wars With Specialty Clouds, Highlights Enterprise Wins
Import from forbes.com
August 12, 2020
IBM's not down and out in the cloud wars just yet. In the last few weeks, big blue showed how it's fighting the battle with AWS using specialty clouds and services.

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Tags: Cloud, Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

HPE Bets Big On Software To Help It Win The Cloud Wars
Lopez Research
August 11, 2020
Digital transformation moved from buzz word to reality within a matter of months as companies responded to the COVID-19 crisis. Antonio Neri, CEO of HPE, speaking at the HPE Discover keynote said, “The future everyone talked about before the pandemic is now here, ahead of schedule.” He went on to say the enterprise of the future will be edge-centric, cloud-enabled, and data-driven. Most importantly, Neri said we’re evolving from the Information Age to the Age of Insight. For this, HPE said it’s focused on building an edge to cloud platform that connects, protects, analyzes, and acts on data, whether it’s in the cloud or at a company’s site.

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Tags: Cloud, Digital Transformation, COVID19

Samsung’s B2B Strategy Offers More Than Just A Pretty Display
Import from forbes.com
August 05, 2020
The Galaxy Note20 series aims to strike a balance between work and play Today at the virtual Galaxy Unpacked event, Samsung launched Galaxy Note20 smartphones and the Tab S7 series tablets.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Amazon’s AWS And Vodafone Focuses On Unlocking Enterprise Opportunity With 5G And Edge Computing
Import from forbes.com
July 31, 2020
At the recent AWS Telco Symposium, Jennifer Didoni, Head of 5G Cloud and Services for Vodafone Business, addressed just this question in her speech titled in the right place at the right time – moving to the Edge.

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Tags: Cloud, Emerging Technology, 5G

Talend Bolsters Efforts To Help Companies Cross The Data Quality Chasm
Import from forbes.com
July 31, 2020
Data integrity issues cost companies millions in lost productivity, bad business decisions, and lost data revenue opportunities. Business strategies are useless without the right tools to improve data quality.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

How Ford Drives Business Agility With Design Thinking
Import from forbes.com
July 26, 2020
Ford infuses design thinking, through a group called D-Ford, across the entire organization to support both employee and consumer innovations.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Microsoft Showcases How Companies Are Using Technology To Thrive During A Pandemic
Lopez Research
July 24, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic forced companies of all sizes to shift business practices. Technology plays an increasingly important role as organizations enable remote work and contactless engagement. Microsoft showcased many examples of how companies were transforming their business at the Microsoft Business Applications Summit. Alysa Taylor, Corporate Vice President Microsoft Business Applications & Global Industry, launched her keynote with a discussion of how the world and Microsoft have changed. “This is a whole new era for us. Historically, big transformation initiatives that would happen over the years have condensed out of necessity to weeks or even in days.”

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Tags: Digital Transformation, ERP, CRM, COVID19

Leadership In A Post-Pandemic World Requires More Than Supporting Remote Work
Import from forbes.com
July 10, 2020
Organizations have the opportunity to refresh their company's mission, products and practices during this transition. Responsible use of technology is a key part of this transition.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

HPE Bets On Ezmeral To Help It Win The Cloud Wars
Import from forbes.com
July 08, 2020
HPE upped its game in the cloud computing wars by adding new cloud-native capabilities and a software stack called Exmeral

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Tags: Cloud, Customer Experience, Emerging Technology

NVIDIA Aims To Change The Computing World With New A100 Line
Import from forbes.com
June 09, 2020
NVIDIA's A100 and EGX platforms change the scale and internetworking of data center computing. The GPU changes the game in AI processing because it can do both inference in training on one chip.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, Data Center

Shifting From Remote-Lite To Remote Right, Businesses Must Prepare For A Post COVID-19 World
Import from forbes.com
May 14, 2020
As flexible work locations become part of our permanent new normal, businesses will evolve their current practices to deliver "remote right" strategies that provide policies and technology to support securely working anywhere.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Evaluating Apple’s Services Strategy Ahead Of The Apple Watch 5 Release
Import from forbes.com
September 07, 2019
Apple is set to launch a new smartwatch and other product​ enhancements in September. Yet hardware innovation is only half the battle. Apple must win at a services strategy to grow.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

1 Book
Right-Time Experiences: Driving Revenue with Mobile and Big Data
Amazon
October 06, 2014
Grasp how mobile, big data, and analytics are combining to change business processes
Right Experience, Right Results: Improving Profits, Margin, and Engagement with Mobile and Big Data illustrates how businesses can use mobility, big data, and analytics to enhance or change business processes, improve margins through better insight, transform customer experiences, empower employees with real-time, actionable insight, and more. The book depicts how companies can create competitive differentiation using mobile, cloud computing big data, and analytics to improve commerce, customer service, and communications with employees and consumers.

In the past, the technologies used to deliver personalized and contextual services were either unavailable, unaffordable, or reserved solely for the consumer market. Today, however, the next wave of computing—mobile, cloud computing. big data, and analytics—has provided the foundation for businesses to create adaptive, personalized applications and services. Delivered point-of-need, these smarter services allow enterprise products and services to meet the burgeoning demand for always-connected, accurate, and real-time information. Right Experience, Right Results: Improving Profits, Margin, and Engagement with Mobile and Big Data is your guide to the new way of doing things. The book includes:

Real world examples that illustrate how companies across various industries are creating better business processes by integrating new technologies
A three step action plan for getting started and overcoming obstacles
An electronic checklist with numerous actions that help get you up and running with incorporating mobile, big data, and analytics
A guide to drawing insight from mobile, social, and other sources to create richer experiences
If you're a CEO, chief marketing officer, marketing director, or business manager, Right Experience, Right Results gives you everything you need to harness technology to breathe new life into your business.

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Tags: Analytics, Big Data, Mobility

1 Founder
Lopez Research
Lopez Research
February 01, 2008
Lopez Research tracks trends for a wide range of technology topics including artificial intelligence, cloud computing, connected devices and A.I. Our clients range from start-ups to global firms, including 10 of the Fortune 30.

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Tags: Cloud, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology, Mobility

1 Influencer Award
Who’s Who in IIoT?
Onalytica
September 15, 2020
These Who’s Who lists are created using the Onalytica platform which has a curated database of over 1 million influencers. Our platform allows you to discover, validate and categorise influencers quickly and easily via keyword searches. The lists are made using carefully created Boolean queries which then rank influencers by resonance, relevance, reach and reference, meaning influencers are not only ranked by themselves, but also by how much other influencers are referring to them. The lists are then validated, and filters are used to split the influencers up into the categories that are seen in the list.

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Tags: IoT, Leadership

3 Media Interviews
Faster to the Future Episode 2: Pat Gelsinger with Maribel Lopez
Soundcloud
October 15, 2020
In episode 2 of the Faster to the Future podcast, industry analyst Maribel Lopez joins VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger. They discuss the business, culture and digital transformation needed to support the massive shift to remote work brought on by the pandemic.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Digital Disruption, Future of Work

IPhone 12 to Create a Good Quarter for Apple: Analyst
Bloomberg
October 13, 2020
Maribel Lopez, founder and analyst of Lopez Research, talks about Apple Inc.'s latest range of iPhones that support 5G. At a virtual event, the company showed off the iPhone 12 in black, red, blue, green and white with a 6.1-inch screen. It starts at $799. A smaller version, the iPhone 12 mini, costs $699. The phones use aluminum sides. There’s also an iPhone 12 Pro, starting at $999 and a iPhone 12 Pro Max that costs at least $1,099, both with stainless steel edges. Lopez speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia." (Source: Bloomberg)

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Tags: Analytics, Marketing, 5G

Key Elements of Cyber Security You Can't Ignore
Cyber security Inside
September 10, 2020
Tom: In today's podcast we're going to explore the key elements of cyber security that you just can't ignore. And for that topic, we've got a guest I'm really excited about: Maribel Lopez. She is a founder and Principal Analyst at Lopez Research focused on digital transformation. Maribel Lopez founded the Emerging Technology Research Council, which is a community of business and technical leaders in Fortune 1000 companies focused on driving innovation and business value with mobile and other emerging technologies.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

2 Speaking Engagements
On the Quest to Unify Data and Analytics
Data Defined
September 23, 2020
There’s so much data being generated, yet much of it remains untapped. Getting in the way of that value are too many platforms, a lack of collaboration, and an abundance of siloes. Why is it so hard to deploy a unified data and analytics strategy?



Join us for another episode of Data Defined where we dive into the past, present, and future of unifying data and analytics strategy. Our panel of industry experts will dive into:

Challenges organizations face when converging enterprise products
Solutions to make an end-to-end strategy possible
Benefits of unifying data management and analytics

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Tags: Analytics, Big Data, Digital Transformation

Bringing the Power of the Data Center to IoT & Edge AI | VB Transform 2020
Venture Beat
July 27, 2020
Bringing the Power of the Data Center to IoT & Edge AI

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Tags: AI, IoT, Mobility, Data Center

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