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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  • Application Development & Delivery
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:More Engineering, Less Dogma: The Path Toward Continuous Delivery Of Business Value

    Continuous delivery of business value has moved from dream to competitive differentiator to table stakes for organizations like Amazon.com, Etsy, and Google. The vast majority of other organizations,...

    • Downloads: 383
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Big Data In Banking: It's Time To Act

    Compete In The Age Of The Customer By Making Use Of All The Available Data

    Big data is a key trend for many industries, including financial services in general and banking in particular. Key business drivers in the banking industry, such as improving customer service,...

    • Downloads: 503
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Forrester's CRM Risk Evaluation Self-Assessment Tool

    Use Forrester's CRM Risk Assessment Framework to anticipate and remediate problems and risks that can trip up CRM initiatives.

    • Downloads: 52
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: SOA Service Life-Cycle Management, Q1 2012

    Software AG, Progress Software, And SOA Software Lead; IBM, Oracle, HP, And WSO2 Have Strong Solutions

    In Forrester's 55-criteria evaluation of service-oriented architecture (SOA) service life-cycle management (SLM) vendors, we found that Software AG, Progress Software, and SOA Software lead the pack....

    • Downloads: 1080
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: SOA Application Gateways, Q4 2011

    Layer 7, Vordel, IBM, and Forum Systems Lead, With Intel Close Behind

    In Forrester's 45-criteria evaluation of service-oriented architecture (SOA) application gateway vendors, we found that Layer 7 Technologies (Layer 7), Vordel, IBM, and Forum Systems lead the pack...

    • Downloads: 1038
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Learning And Talent Development, Q1 2013

    The Nine Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    Learning and talent development are closely aligned in the best talent vendor offerings. This area of human resource management (HRM) is fast-growing and innovative in its use of social, cloud, and...

    • Downloads: 1208
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Digital Asset Management, 2014

    A Fragmented Market Is Ripe For Consolidation

    In a world with increasing numbers of rich media assets and a diverse set of distribution channels, application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals must take a closer look at rich media...

    • Downloads: 508
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:More Than Hype: Determining When To Use Responsive Web Design

    Web traffic on mobile phones and tablets is increasing to the point where firms must optimize for these touchpoints. Native mobile apps aren't always necessary because organizations can support a...

    • Downloads: 481
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Integrated SOA Governance, Q1 2012

    Software AG, Progress Software, IBM, And SOA Software Lead; Oracle, WSO2, And Tibco Software Have Strong Solutions

    In Forrester's 121-criteria evaluation of integrated service-oriented architecture (SOA) governance vendors, we found that Software AG, Progress Software (Progress), IBM, and SOA Software lead the...

    • Downloads: 1102
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Banking Industry Architecture Network Delivers On Semantic Business Services Specifications

    The BIAN Revisited Series: Part 1

    The Banking Industry Architecture Network (BIAN), a nonprofit organization, has been working on semantic specifications of business services for the banking industry for a couple of years. Just...

    • Downloads: 160
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Learning The Difference Between Good And Bad Governance

    How A European Bank Deployed BPM Governance To Support The Renewal Of Its Core Banking System

    Business executives at a European universal bank learned valuable lessons from its experiences implementing both good and bad operational governance during the renewal of its core banking processes...

    • Downloads: 569
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Mitigate CRM Risks By Using Sound Deployment Practices

    Processes: The CRM Playbook

    To succeed in the age of the customer, application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals who support front-office business processes cannot afford failed technology projects. Customer...

    • Downloads: 286
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Look For True Off-The-Shelf Support For Your Country

    Global Banking Platform Deals 2012 — Regions

    Forrester surveyed 29 vendors of globally deployed banking platforms on their 2012 deals. Our analysis of these deals by region reveals that growth ranged widely — from slight shrinkage to...

    • Downloads: 129
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The 10 Most Important Technology Trends In Business Application Architecture Today

    Understand These Trends To Shape Your Application Strategy

    This report enumerates the top 10 technology trends that are reshaping the nature and value proposition of business applications today and in the coming years. Application delivery leaders,...

    • Downloads: 1117
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Update Your Application Development Sourcing Strategy To Drive Innovation And Differentiation

    In 2009, the technology industry entered a new cycle of technology innovation and growth, powering a multiyear period of technology investment predicted to last through 2016: the business technology...

    • Downloads: 919
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Build An Agile BI Organization

    Organization: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    Earlier-generation business intelligence (BI) support centers — organized along the same lines as support centers for all other enterprise software — fall short when it comes to taking...

    • Downloads: 1819
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Mind The Gap When Organizing To Support Contact Center Applications

    Organization: The Contact Centers For Customer Service Playbook

    Contact center applications frequently require special service levels — such as uptime, performance, and scale — that exceed typical requirements for enterprise applications. Configuring them...

    • Downloads: 260
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Navigate The Modern Application Delivery Landscape

    Landscape: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook

    Amplified customer expectations in the age of the customer and the intensified competition they bring are accelerating the pace of modern application delivery. Process and organizational changes...

    • Downloads: 409
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Mobile Business Intelligence Solution Overview

    The advent of smartphones and tablets has changed the dynamics of what mobility means in a business context. Whether it’s executives or field engineers, knowledge workers or hospital staff,...

    • Downloads: 45
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Refocus The Digital Experience Technology Investment Discussion

    Business Case: The Digital Experience Delivery Playbook

    As the age of the customer progresses, the skyrocketing demand for technology for digital experience delivery adds a new twist to justification discussions for tech spending. This means...

    • Downloads: 489
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™ For AD&D Pros: Contact Center Solutions For Customer Service, Q2 2013

    Landscape: The Contact Centers For Customer Service Playbook

    Locking in customer loyalty via deeper engagement and differentiated experiences will continue to be critical priorities for organizations in all sectors in the decade ahead. But navigating the...

    • Downloads: 767
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Optimize Your BI Strategy To Generate Maximum Business Value

    Strategic Plan: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    Making the right information available to the right person at the right time is more important than ever in today's fast-changing competitive environment. Business intelligence (BI) is necessary to...

    • Downloads: 458
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Nail Your Next-Gen Customer Data Management Strategy

    Rookies make the mistake of thinking that customer data is just about customer relationship management (CRM) or just about transaction history. Not so — customer data is the lifeblood of your...

    • Downloads: 387
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Trends In Aligning Business Process And Master Data Management Initiatives

    These data charts present the results of Forrester's 2011 Process Data Management Online Survey.

    • Downloads: 133
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Emerging Trends: Social Collaboration Is Poised To Accelerate ERP Business Processes

    It's Early Days For Adoption, But Use Cases Are Starting To Take Shape

    Application development and delivery professionals will benefit from new technologies that will both help them engage at a deeper level with their peers as well as enable them to access a wider set...

    • Downloads: 701