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.

Gene Leganza's Research

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Brief: A Data Services Taxonomy

    A broad range of traditional and new, emerging data services, combined with the use of various different terms for such services, results in confusion for buyers. This report outlines Forrester'...

    • Downloads: 114
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Five Things EAs Should Do To Prepare For The Data Economy

    The data economy is upon us and it's changing application and enterprise architectures. But enterprise architects are seldom asked "Get us ready for the data economy." Rather, data management te...

    • Downloads: 250
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Focus Your Information Strategy On Business Impact

    Enterprise architecture (EA) professionals face the challenge of satisfying business execs' growing interest in data in the face of immature information management practices. This report replace...

    • Downloads: 211
  • For CIOs

    Report: Navigating The New Data Market Landscape

    Organizations across industries are experiencing a data explosion that is doing nothing short of revolutionizing business practices. The availability of new data sources and delivery models prov...

    • Downloads: 299
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: The Things We Do For… Data

    Forrester has noted the growing presence of applications and websites that provide free services just to capture consumer data and market it to third parties. This report reviews examples of the...

    • Downloads: 189
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: The Top 15 Technology Trends EA Should Watch: 2011 To 2013

    Forrester began summarizing technology trends last year to help enterprise architects create their organizations' technology watch lists. For this year's list of top trends, we've used the same ...

    • Downloads: 6839
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Topic Overview: Information Architecture

    Information architecture (IA) is a cornerstone of enterprise architecture (EA), but 43% of the architects we surveyed either have not yet addressed this domain or have only begun to implement wh...

    • Downloads: 7631
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Enterprise Architecture? What's In It For Me?

    Enterprise architects know that their EA programs provide significant value to their organizations. But communicating EA's value is challenging: As a strategic activity, it doesn't have the imme...

    • Downloads: 2461
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Forrester's Data Management Reference Architecture

    The continuing explosion in data volume, increasing numbers of business users, growing data complexity, compliance requirements, need to support global operations, and growing need for real-time...

    • Downloads: 3080
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Topic Overview: Enterprise Architecture

    As business technology (BT) becomes integral to organizations' focus on growth, innovation, and flexibility, IT organizations are turning to enterprise architecture (EA) to best advance objectiv...

    • Downloads: 2847
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