Gene Leganza

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving Enterprise Architecture PROFESSIONALS

Gene provides research and advisory services that address the needs of Enterprise Architecture Professionals. Gene has been researching best practices in making enterprise architecture programs effective since 1999 and focuses on helping clients implement a pragmatic approach to EA that has clear value to business and IT leaders.

Previous Work Experience

Gene has more than 25 years of IT experience, including enterprise architecture planning, infrastructure architecture, IT management, performance management, capacity planning, product strategy, and application development. Gene came to Forrester through its acquisition of Giga Information Group. Prior to joining Giga, he was director of infrastructure architecture and capacity planning at John Hancock Financial Services in Boston. Previously, he held senior IT positions at First Data Corporation and Fidelity Investments and development and marketing management positions at leading software firms.

He has published dozens of papers on various topics and has spoken at a variety of conferences in the US and abroad.

Education

Gene earned a B.A. in psychology and music from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.

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  • Gene Leganza
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: A Data Services Taxonomy

    A Quick Guide To Forrester's Definitions For Data Services

    A broad range of traditional and new, emerging data services, combined with the use of various different terms for such services, results in confusion for buyers. This report outlines Forrester's...

    • Downloads: 111
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Five Things EAs Should Do To Prepare For The Data Economy

    Expand Your Firm's Use Of Data And Change The Game

    The data economy is upon us and it's changing application and enterprise architectures. But enterprise architects are seldom asked "Get us ready for the data economy." Rather, data management...

    • Downloads: 247
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Focus Your Information Strategy On Business Impact

    Executive Overview: The Information Strategy And Architecture Playbook

    Enterprise architecture (EA) professionals face the challenge of satisfying business execs' growing interest in data in the face of immature information management practices. This report replaces...

    • Downloads: 209
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Navigating The New Data Market Landscape

    New Data Sources And Players Offer Richer, Easier-To-Use Data For Better Business Decisions

    Organizations across industries are experiencing a data explosion that is doing nothing short of revolutionizing business practices. The availability of new data sources and delivery models provides...

    • Downloads: 296
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Things We Do For… Data

    Many Apps Give You Something For Nothing — Well, Not Quite Nothing

    Forrester has noted the growing presence of applications and websites that provide free services just to capture consumer data and market it to third parties. This report reviews examples of the...

    • Downloads: 189
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Let The Adjacent Possible Guide Your Information Strategy

    Strategic Plan: The Information Strategy And Architecture Playbook

    A new era of information agility is upon us that carries opportunities similar to that of the dot-com boom. But these opportunities depend upon an organization's ability to optimize internal...

    • Downloads: 806
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Data Management Services: Spending Trends For 2014

    Forrester's Q3 2013 Data Management Services Survey Shows Organizations Will Significantly Increase Spending In 2014

    Unsure about the new world of data services and the types of data services companies are buying? This report outlines key spending information to provide an overview of organizations' current and...

    • Downloads: 152
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Best Practices For Engaging Data Service Providers

    Forrester's Q3 2013 Data Management Services Survey Shows A Complex Landscape

    As organizations prioritize the use of internal and external data, Forrester is seeing a surge of interest in improving data capabilities. But expanding or accelerating data capabilities requires a...

    • Downloads: 101
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Upgrade Your Data Capabilities Rapidly With Data Services Providers

    Market Overview: Data Services

    This report, originally written for sourcing and vendor management professionals, includes content relevant to enterprise architecture (EA) professionals. Organizations are faced with a flood of...

    • Downloads: 206
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Data Services

    The New Data Economy Cultivates An Eclectic New Market Of Data Services

    Organizations are faced with a flood of data. Capturing and effectively utilizing this data for business insights is a critical priority. However, in many cases, organizations lack the skills,...

    • Downloads: 386
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Eliminate Confusion In Data Management Roles And Responsibilities

    Organization: The Data Management Playbook

    As enterprise architecture (EA) leaders prioritize information architecture, they're looking broadly at how data management (DM) resources are spread across the organization. What's the right...

    • Downloads: 431
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Changing Your Approach To Information Strategy? You're Not Alone

    Benchmarks: The Information Strategy And Architecture Playbook

    Until recently, information architects have labored in vain to get traction with business subject matter experts to participate in information architecture (IA) definition and governance activities....

    • Downloads: 369
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Delivering Enterprise Information Architecture One Project At A Time

      This toolkit provides general guidance for using business-capability-specific information architecture definitions and associated information architecture road maps to define the projects...

    • Downloads: 59
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Drive Coherence Across Your Diverse Information Architecture Landscape

    Landscape: The Information Strategy And Architecture Playbook

    The enterprise's ability to manage information strategically is becoming a high priority, but a coherent and comprehensive approach to information in the enterprise is a pipe dream for most...

    • Downloads: 389
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Information Strategies Move Center Stage

    Vision: The Information Strategy And Architecture Playbook

    A veritable flood of information coming from widespread digitization has created new opportunities and risks that business executives can't ignore. Forrester is seeing a dramatic uptick in the...

    • Downloads: 518
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Create KPIs That Show The Effectiveness Of Your Information Strategy

    Continuous Improvement: The Information Strategy And Architecture Playbook

    How effective is your information strategy? You can't answer that question without a comprehensive assessment process and key performance indicator (KPI) reporting mechanism that specifically targets...

    • Downloads: 620
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Drive Information Strategy Performance Management With Capability Models

    Performance Management: The Information Strategy And Architecture Playbook

    As capability maps become the prevailing form for modeling business architectures, capability-based planning is growing into an effective practice to map organizations' general path forward....

    • Downloads: 493
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Information Architecture Planning Toolkit

    As business executives develop an appreciation for the potential value in their information assets, they're looking to architects to help them dramatically improve their information management and...

    • Downloads: 73
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Map Your Way To Your Information Strategy's Business Outcomes

    Road Map: The Information Strategy And Architecture Playbook

    One of the most difficult aspects of an information architecture (IA) practice is engaging stakeholders to buy into your strategy and contribute to your architecture development. The architect's best...

    • Downloads: 697
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Readiness Assessment For Information Strategy And Architecture Toolkit

    Developing a cohesive information strategy that can deliver on current and future business needs is challenging. Building an information architecture is a highly collaborative endeavor, and to...

    • Downloads: 86
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Define The Shifting Responsibilities Of The Information Architect

    Organization: The Information Strategy And Architecture Playbook

    This report outlines the organization element of the information strategy and architecture playbook for enterprise architecture (EA) professionals. The definition of the information architect role...

    • Downloads: 833
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:A Framework For Information Management And Consumption Technology

    Tools And Technology: The Information Strategy And Architecture Playbook

    Enterprise architects carry the heavy responsibility of planning for elaborate implementations of complex technology. They must weigh the implications of the plans for all of the related architecture...

    • Downloads: 1335
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Assess Your Readiness For A Cohesive Information Strategy And Architecture Program

    Assessment: The Information Strategy And Architecture Playbook

    Information workers thrive or falter depending on their ability to get the information they need quickly and easily, with high confidence that it's the right information. Enterprises need to protect...

    • Downloads: 613
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Treat Information As A Strategic Asset

    Business Case: The Information Strategy And Architecture Playbook

    Business cases to fund information management capabilities traditionally characterize information problems in ways that elicit little more than yawns from business executives. Data redundancy and...

    • Downloads: 987
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Develop Business-Focused And Strategic EA Organizations

    Organization: The EA Practice Playbook

    This report outlines the organizational structures, roles, and skills you'll need to make sure that your enterprise architecture (EA) program is strategic, business-focused, and pragmatic. Building a...

    • Downloads: 1126