Marc Cecere

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving CIOs

Marc serves CIOs. He is a leading expert in the design of IT organizations, focusing on their structures, processes, governance, and culture, and has helped redesign more than 200 IT shops. In addition, Marc tracks how services firms help transform IT organizations. The scope of Marc's research includes the design of IT organizations, governance and processes, IT planning, metrics, and M&A.

Previous Work Experience

Marc came to Forrester through the acquisition of Giga Information Group, where he was a manager and analyst with his groups focusing on IT management and IT services.

Marc has more than 20 years of IT management experience. Prior to joining Giga, he was director of IT at Sun Life of Canada, where he was responsible for the project office, executing a Y2K readiness plan and technology strategy. At Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (HPHC), Marc was director of MIS, responsible for the introduction of new information technologies, including groupware, object-oriented development, the Web, and videoconferencing. Before joining HPHC, he was at CSC Consulting, where he performed numerous re-engineering projects.


Marc earned a B.S. in electrical engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and an M.B.A. from Babson College, where he is an adjunct professor.

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  • Marc Cecere
  • Business Technographics
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The Evolving Infrastructure And Operations Organization

    Recent data shows that more than half of infrastructure and operations (I&O) departments are in a state of flux and are either considering or actively moving to a new organizational model. For many,...

    • Downloads: 2570
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Pros And Cons Of Future IT Models

    Several new IT models are emerging from the experiments by IT shops and the innovative thinking of management consulting firms. These models attempt to overcome the silos both within IT and between...

    • Downloads: 2568
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Industry Essential: The US Insurance Market

    The US insurance industry is the fifth largest industry sector in the country. The industry generated almost $1.4 trillion in revenues in 2002, yet, on average, it earns less than a penny for every...

    • Downloads: 1808
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:New IT Models Will Focus On Service Improvement And Cost Reduction

    The recession gave CIOs the opportunity to consider new models for IT. But what new models and what parts of IT are they considering? And which models will stand the test of time? To answer this...

    • Downloads: 1640
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The State Of IT Governance In North American And European Enterprises

    More so in 2007 than in recent years, IT departments and their business partners in North America and Europe are generally in sync on strategic priorities. From our survey of more than 500 IT...

    • Downloads: 1445
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Motivating IT Employees -- Part 1

    Survey Analysis On Motivators Of IT Staff

    What motivates IT people? To answer this question, Forrester first identified 12 core factors that influence motivation, and then we surveyed 129 IT leaders to determine the impact of each factor....

    • Downloads: 1252
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Year-End 2013 IT Budget Benchmarks

    How Forrester's Forrsights Data Can Help CIOs Prepare For 2014

    CIOs often request IT budget benchmarks. In this report, we have provided these benchmarks using data from our Forrsight's IT Budgets And Priorities Survey, Q4 2013. However, it's easy to misuse IT...

    • Downloads: 1134
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Why Strategic Functions Fail

    Part 3 Of A Three-Part Series On Why Key IT Roles Fail

    Certain roles in IT can significantly change the organization for good or bad. Through a combination of surveys, interviews, and consulting engagements, we gathered in-depth information on the common...

    • Downloads: 1110
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Empowered Business Technology Defined

    The Future IT Organization And Its Implications For CIOs

    The empowered era has brought about a paradigm shift for IT organizations. Employees and customers are no longer relying on IT to provision and manage technology. They are using social, mobile,...

    • Downloads: 902
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Industry IT Spending Profile 2007: Insurance

    With the 2007 business environment for North American insurance carriers looking relatively good for the second year in a row, insurance carriers have become slightly more generous in their IT...

    • Downloads: 757
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:What's Driving Demand For Key IT Roles?

    Execution, Consistency, And Business Growth Drive Increased Demand

    What factors are changing the demand for roles in IT? To help answer this question, Forrester surveyed 140 IT decision-makers about why demand for some roles in IT is decreasing while for others it's...

    • Downloads: 571
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:What Drives The Size Of IT Functions?

    Benchmark data such as the percentage of IT people in an organization or IT spending compared to revenue is useful, but it won't determine how much to spend or what the appropriate size of a specific...

    • Downloads: 683
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The State Of IT Governance And Sourcing In North American Enterprises

    Business Technographics North America

    IT spending in North American enterprises will remain constant at 4% to 5% of total company revenue. However, spending on new investments (versus ongoing operations and maintenance) increased from...

    • Downloads: 361
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:IT's Major Technology Themes For 2007 By Industry

    This data chart examines the importance of six technology themes in 2007 across eight key industries.

    • Downloads: 4
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:How Company Size and Geographic Location Influence Vendor Selection

    This data chart looks at how company size and geographic location influence vendor selection.

    • Downloads: 12
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:2007 Business Outlook By Industry And Geography

    This data chart provides the business outlook for 2007 across key industries and major geographies.

    • Downloads: 4
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:IT's Major Business Themes For 2007 By Industry

    This data chart examines IT's major business themes for 2007 by industry.

    • Downloads: 3
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:IT's Major Business Themes For 2007 By Company Size

    This data chart examines four business themes in 2007 by different company sizes.

    • Downloads: 5