Leslie Owens

Principal Analyst & 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, data management, and content management. 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 12 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.

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Best And Worst Of Site Search 2010

    Forrester reviewed the search functionality on the corporate Web sites of the top 50 US companies according to revenue. Almost all of the search engines executed queries very quickly, but the...

    • Downloads: 971
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Why You Need Enterprise Strategy For Desktop Search

    Information workers waste a lot of time searching for information that they already have. The daily torrent of email, calendar entries, tasks, notifications, and documents means that even the most...

    • Downloads: 487
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Coming Soon: The Need To Search Video In The Enterprise

    Video is not a fringe format anymore. Increasingly, information workers consume video in the workplace for training purposes, technical help, and real-time communication with colleagues and...

    • Downloads: 515