Michael Lock focuses on the convergence of technology and information across numerous fields including Business Intelligence (BI), Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), mobility, and storage.
His research examines some of the many paradigm shifts occurring in the technology world today, such as the migration of laptop and computing functionality to the mobile device, as well as the architectural move toward event-driven applications and systems.
Within the technology markets group, Michael has researched and published a broad range of topics including unified communications, enterprise mobility, IT service management, server virtualization, green storage, BI, and wireless expense management. Michael’s future research will target the integration of disparate enterprise systems using Business Process Management (BPM) tools, the burgeoning use of Complex Event Processing (CEP) technology, and the recent explosion in mobile device functionality including the key enterprise applications being mobilized.
Recently, Michael has investigated three key topics within the technology group. First, a report on event processing solutions explores the industry transformation and convergence of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Event-Driven Architecture (EDA). Second, within the analytical world of BI, Michael collaborated on a study focused on the use of analytics within healthcare provider environments. Third, Michael’s research on voice over WiFi examines how companies are leveraging a new and improved generation of WLAN technology to drive greater workforce productivity.
Michael has spent the bulk of his career on strategic technology issues in both hardware and software. Michael spent the first five years of his career at Seranoa Networks, a telecom startup outside of Boston, MA. At Seranoa, he was responsible for supervising the design and development of new hardware, building and improving vendor relationships, as well as coordinating hardware design verification testing and circuit board design.
Michael holds a B.S in Electrical Engineering from Trinity College and an MBA from Babson College.