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.


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

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    Report:FAQs About Services Procurement Solutions

    How To Source VMS And MSP Solutions Today

    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 for...

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

    Today's Tool Sets Improve Supplier Management Through Integration And Workflow

    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 believes...

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    Report:The SVM Organization's Future In 2020

    Vision: The SVM Practice Playbook

    Over the next years, Forrester expects IT organizations as we know them today to change dramatically, a result of a new wave of emerging technologies and a shift in the way employees use technology....

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    Report:Unifying Vendor Management Activities

    How Procurement And Vendor Management Organizations Can Work Together To Effectively Manage Suppliers

    Effective vendor management is the combination of two sets of activities that are increasingly performed by two different organizations: procurement and vendor management organizations (VMOs). Both...

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    Report:Accelerate Your Business Objectives With A Professional SVMO

    Executive Overview: The SVM Practice Playbook

    Rapid changes in technology offerings, along with growing demand for technology-driven innovation, are forcing companies to rely much more heavily on their suppliers. More and more companies are...

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    Report:SVM Activities, Roles, And Skills Are Evolving

    Skills And Staffing: The SVM Practice Playbook

    Many sourcing and vendor management organizations (SVMOs) are delivering effectively against their core mandate today, despite resource constraints. However, most SVM professionals are mapping their...

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    Report:Critical Sourcing Decisions Depend On Your Application Portfolio Analysis

    In the realm of IT services sourcing, the strategic decisions and vendor selection process for your company's applications and infrastructures are perhaps the most important. Your service...

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    Report:Cutting SVM's Gordian Knot Of Process Responsibilities

    Processes: The SVM Practice Playbook

    Many sourcing and vendor management (SVM) clients struggle to define the core process responsibilities of their job — and that's no surprise given the number of activities that SVM is...

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    Report:Navigating The Dizzying World Of SVMO Software Tools

    Tools And Technology: The SVM Practice Playbook

    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...

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    Report:Build SVM's Business Case On ROI

    Business Case: The SVM Practice Playbook

    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 most...

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    Report:Categorize Suppliers To Enhance Business Value

    Impact And Relationship Values Are More Important Than Spend When Categorizing Suppliers

    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...

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    Report:Build A Road Map For A Successful SVMO

    Road Map: The SVM Practice Playbook

    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 broad...

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