Gene Leganza

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving Enterprise Architecture PROFESSIONALS

Gene provides research and advisory services that address the needs of Enterprise Architecture Professionals. Gene has been researching best practices in making enterprise architecture programs effective since 1999 and focuses on helping clients implement a pragmatic approach to EA that has clear value to business and IT leaders.

Previous Work Experience

Gene has more than 25 years of IT experience, including enterprise architecture planning, infrastructure architecture, IT management, performance management, capacity planning, product strategy, and application development. Gene came to Forrester through its acquisition of Giga Information Group. Prior to joining Giga, he was director of infrastructure architecture and capacity planning at John Hancock Financial Services in Boston. Previously, he held senior IT positions at First Data Corporation and Fidelity Investments and development and marketing management positions at leading software firms.

He has published dozens of papers on various topics and has spoken at a variety of conferences in the US and abroad.

Education

Gene earned a B.A. in psychology and music from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.

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  • Gene Leganza
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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The State Of Enterprise Architecture 2010: Organization, Priorities, And Support

    The EA team of 2009 reports high into the IT organization (either to the CIO or senior planning roles beneath the CIO), has broad acceptance and support, and spends about half its time on strategic...

    • Downloads: 1886
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Industry Innovation: Insurance

    Technology Trends That Insurance CIOs Must Tap To Drive Growth

    Today's insurance CIOs are shifting their focus away from cost reduction to speed, flexibility, and innovation. As insurance buyers' habits change from face-to-face interactions with agents to...

    • Downloads: 1678
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Updated Q2 2011: Simplifying Information Architecture

    Creating An IA Program That Works

    It has been more than five years since Forrester first published this report outlining a simple approach to information architecture, but this domain of enterprise architecture (EA) has matured...

    • Downloads: 1516
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Information Architecture Deliverables: What Matters Most?

    Five Artifacts Underpin An Effective Program

    Architects in any domain have no time to waste creating deliverables that wind up collecting dust on a shelf. Information architects, who have historically had a particularly difficult time engaging...

    • Downloads: 1470
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Deutsche Bank Turns To Business Architecture To Transform Business-IT Alignment

    Enterprise architecture (EA) programs are becoming more business focused, helping IT deliver greater value to the business. Business-focused EA teams are developing the "next practices" for...

    • Downloads: 1335
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Trends In Information Architecture Practices

    IA Engages The Business But Is Slow To Show Value

    Over the next several years, businesses will look to developments in technology to enable powerful new views into markets, populations, business processes, and supply chains. But will they be in a...

    • Downloads: 1092
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Case Study: EA Aligns IT With Business' Emergent Strategy

    Enterprise architecture (EA) programs are becoming more business focused and helping IT to deliver greater value to business. Business-focused EA teams are developing the "next practices" for...

    • Downloads: 865
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Information Architecture Planning Toolkit

    As business executives develop an appreciation for the potential value in their information assets, they're looking to architects to help them dramatically improve their information management and...

    • Downloads: 74
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Case Study: To Launch EA, Woodmen Focused Intensely On Clearly Defined Goals

    Smaller IT shops of fewer than 150 staff members have a hard time dedicating separate staff to strategic activity such as EA. But in any environment, goals and processes without owners are likely to...

    • Downloads: 291