Matt leads the expertise for Analytics and Data covering technology that improves the utilization and value of data and analytics across business and IT. His focus areas of expertise and market coverage include analytic data platforms, data governance, data management, data operations, operational data platforms, and streaming data and events. Matt’s specialization is in the operational and analytical use of data and how businesses can modernize their approaches to accelerate the value realization of technology investments in support of hybrid and multi-cloud architecture. Matt has been an industry analyst for more than a decade and has pioneered the coverage of emerging data platforms including NoSQL and NewSQL databases, data lakes, and cloud-based data processing. He is a graduate of Bournemouth University.