Brian Hopkins

VP, Principal Analyst serving Enterprise Architecture PROFESSIONALS

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.

Previous Work Experience

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.

Education

Brian holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University (1989).

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Tune Your Organization For Emerging Technology Innovation

    Organization: The Emerging Technology Playbook

    The disruptive impact of IT has become the top concern of chief executive officers (CEOs), and chief information officers (CIOs) are shifting their priorities in response. Despite this, we find firms...

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    Report:Break Down Silos With An Emerging Technology Road Map

    Road Map: The Emerging Technology Playbook

    Firms increasingly depend on technology to be innovative and disruptive. However, our data indicates that most firms are not doing a good job of getting new technology in the door and ensuring that...

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    Report:Create Agile Processes For Introducing Emerging Technology

    Processes: The Emerging Technology Playbook

    With its careful approach to planning technology investments and general aversion to risk, IT is not meeting business demands for emerging technology as a driver for innovation and growth. Enterprise...

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    Report:Federal IT Cost Reduction Efforts Will Require Process Change To Succeed

    In an attempt to control IT costs, the US federal government is establishing mandates that are forcing deep and massive technology change. With data center consolidation and cloud migrations entering...

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    Report:The Top 10 Technology Trends EA Should Watch: 2012 To 2014

    Enterprise architects (EAs) struggle to keep up with the rapidly changing technology landscape while also answering the call for application and technology consolidation. To help EAs balance business...

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    Report:The Top 10 Business Technology Trends EA Should Watch: 2012 To 2014

    Driving increasing capacity for business innovation remains high on the CIO's agenda, but enterprise architects (EAs) struggle to keep up with the rapidly changing technology landscape while also...

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