Lutz Peichert

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving Sourcing & Vendor Management PROFESSIONALS

Lutz is a vice president, supporting S&VM Professionals. His prime areas of expertise are sourcing strategies and designing sourcing organizations as well as various vendor management activities. He focuses on the European IT services market and has delivered work to clients around benchmarking and various aspects of sourcing operations like IT service and SLA design and management. He has specific expertise in IT value management, IT portfolio management, as well as governance and general organizational issues. He is an experienced speaker about all areas of IT operations and outsourcing.

Previous Work Experience

Before joining the research team, Lutz led the European S&VM activities, including the European FLB S&VM Council; prior to that, he was responsible for Forrester's IT client group consulting business in Europe. He came to Forrester from Gartner, where he acted as a client partner for strategic accounts in Germany. Prior to this, he spent 10 years working for META Group, where he led the Central European IT ops and benchmarking consulting practice before META Group was acquired by Gartner. A 30-year veteran of the IT industry, Lutz has extensive experience in sourcing, IT operations, and benchmarking. Prior to joining META, he served as branch manager for the southern region at ComConsult Kommunikationstechnik, Germany. Additionally, he was the CEO for Multinet Technologies GmbH, a software and consulting company based in Munich, Germany. Lutz has held national and international marketing and management positions in various companies. During his 10 years of employment at Digital Equipment Germany, he worked as country marketing manager networks and communications for Germany. Prior to joining Digital Equipment in 1981, he worked for the German Navy as a system manager for IT systems. Lutz is a well-known speaker at national and international conferences, with engagements at the "IT meets Business" Forum of Germany's Computerwoche, Aprisma's European User Conference, and Marcus Evans's CIO Conference in Montreux, Switzerland.

Education

Lutz has an advanced technical college certification and a certificate of apprenticeship in television engineering.

Lutz Peichert's Research

  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report: Categorize Suppliers To Enhance Business Value

    As companies shift their technology spend into areas that attract, serve, and retain customers, sourcing and vendor management (SVM) professionals find themselves in the crosshairs of digital di...

    • Downloads: 149
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report: Build A Road Map For A Successful SVMO

    We work with many companies seeking to build more structured and effective sourcing and vendor management organizations (SVMOs), but they often struggle to start the implementation. Given the br...

    • Downloads: 160
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report: Build SVM's Business Case On ROI

    Sourcing and vendor management (SVM) professionals who are not operating under unified processes, governance, tools, and even goals will fail to deliver the maximum value to the business. Yet mo...

    • Downloads: 194
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report: Navigating The Dizzying World Of SVMO Software Tools

    Sourcing and vendor management (SVM) organizations are constantly called upon to increase the value they provide to businesses. To do this effectively, while focusing attention on the digital di...

    • Downloads: 203
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report: The Forrester Wave™: SVM Tool Set, Q1 2013

    Sourcing organizations have matured, and sourcing and vendor management's integration with internal and external stakeholders will be the key to delivering value going forward. Forrester believe...

    • Downloads: 608
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report: FAQs About Services Procurement Solutions

    Forrester clients ask us many questions about services procurement software tools such as dedicated vendor management systems (VMSes) for contingent labor and broader services procurement tools ...

    • Downloads: 1027
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report: The Forrester Wave™: SVM Tool Set, Q1 2013

    Sourcing organizations have matured, and sourcing and vendor management's integration with internal and external stakeholders will be the key to delivering value going forward. Forrester believe...

    • Downloads: 608
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report: Building — Or Re-Invigorating — A Shared Service Center

    In the mid-1990s companies tried to combine some of the advantages of outsourcing with the benefits of keeping important internal know-how and key resources. As a result, the shared service cent...

    • Downloads: 769
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report: Strong Vendor Management Requires New Performance Measurements

    The increasing importance of innovation and strong vendor management to most sourcing and vendor management (SVM) professionals is having a major effect on the dynamics of sourcing strategy. In ...

    • Downloads: 624
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report: Create An Effective Sourcing Strategy

    As more and more companies rely on external suppliers to facilitate core business operations, the need for a clearly defined sourcing strategy is more important than ever. Successful companies h...

    • Downloads: 612
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