Leslie Owens

VP, Research Director serving Enterprise Architecture PROFESSIONALS

Leslie serves Enterprise Architecture Professionals. She leads a team of analysts who provide research and advisory services on emerging technology, information strategy and architecture, big data, data management, content management, and cognitive engagement. Leslie provides Forrester's coverage of specific information management topics such as enterprise search, semantic tools, information classification, and taxonomies. She helps enterprises improve access to information through strategic application of technology and guidance on process.

Previous Work Experience

Leslie has more than 14 years of experience in the field of information management. Prior to joining Forrester in 2007, she managed the enterprise search program at Abbott Laboratories. In this role, she developed the enterprise search strategy and guided the selection of ontology management software. In addition, she contributed to enterprise initiatives around records management, collaboration, digital asset management, and web content management systems. Prior to Abbott, Leslie developed taxonomies as an independent consultant for Fortune 500 clients.

Education

Leslie holds a master's degree in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with a focus on cataloging and classification. She holds an undergraduate degree in political science from Duke University.

Leslie Owens's Research

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Search, Q2 2008

    Forrester evaluated enterprise search vendors against 147 criteria and found that Autonomy, Endeca, FAST (a Microsoft subsidiary), and Vivisimo lead the market with impressive technical capabili...

    • Downloads: 3183
  • 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: 3089
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: The Critical Role Of A SharePoint Information Architecture

    SharePoint buyers expect intuitive navigation, contextual search, and easy administration out of the box. But such benefits depend on how content is structured, labeled, and categorized, and the...

    • Downloads: 1827
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: How To Build A High-Octane Taxonomy For ECM And Enterprise Search Systems

    Enterprises invest in big-ticket information management software such as search, portal, and enterprise content management (ECM) systems, in an effort to eliminate information silos and increase...

    • Downloads: 1954
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Market Overview: Enterprise Search

    Forrester evaluated 12 enterprise search vendors that vary widely in their brand awareness, cost, and ease of use. Google, Autonomy, and Microsoft are the most well-known names; they own a large...

    • Downloads: 1647
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