Brian Hopkins is vice president and principal analyst at Forrester. Brian covers systems of insight, big data, data management, and analytics technology architecture and strategy, and he leads Forrester's emerging technology and technology innovation research. His research provides practical advice to architects and technology strategists seeking to embrace the business technology (BT) agenda with emerging digital technology, big data, analytics and insights to execution technologies.
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By 2020, firms that are not fully leveraging the public cloud for big data analytics will be hard-pressed to keep the pace set by digital leaders that innovate with emerging technology faster than their competitors.