VP, Principal Analyst
Forrester's Enterprise Architecture Forum 2012
Today, markets move at an astonishing rate, and time-to-market is a critical success factor; a project delay could put you out of business. On the other hand, even a small slip in governance could lead to theft of intellectual property or integration challenges costing millions of dollars. Today, the business demands that IT is agile and nimble; it not only needs to be prepared to react quickly to changing business needs but also to create new business ideas and generate new revenue streams. But there is also an expectation that IT systems and capabilities have appropriate governance built in. This session will highlight:
Innovation is a top driver for the business, but it needs help from enterprise architecture teams to uncover the business value of emerging technologies. Technology risk management, consolidation, and cost reduction are often viewed as inhibitors to innovation, but they don't need to be. This session will present data from our recent research into the topic of technology innovation and management, exploring techniques for improving agility and business satisfaction while also managing complexity, costs, and risk. Attendees will learn:
Brian covers emerging technology, technology innovation, data management, and big data for Enterprise Architecture Professionals. His research provides practical advice to architects and IT strategists seeking to leverage emerging technology, improve their technology innovation practices, and evolve their data management capabilities.
Brian has 15 years of experience in IT as an advisor, strategist, architect, and manager. As an analyst, he is the lead for Forrester’s emerging technology playbook, is co-lead on the data management playbook, publishes our annual top technologies to watch report, and has authored several ground-breaking pieces on big data. He has helped numerous clients develop their technology watch lists, evolve their architecture practices, and develop strategic approaches to hot topics like big data, BI, and data management. Before joining Forrester, he worked in the financial services and defense industries, where he acted as principal architect for information management technology, overhauled enterprise architecture practices, processes, and governance, and advised executives on emerging technologies.
Brian holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University (1989).