Alex Cullen

Vice President, Research Director serving Enterprise Architecture PROFESSIONALS

Alex serves Enterprise Architecture Professionals. He is a leading expert on IT planning and strategy, governance, enterprise architecture value, and enterprise architecture practices. Alex leads the team responsible for research and advisory services that address the needs, priorities, and concerns of Enterprise Architecture Professionals and IT strategists.

Previous Work Experience

Alex has been a principal analyst with Forrester, providing clients with insights in the areas of IT strategy and planning, architecture, and process improvement. Prior to joining Forrester, Alex was the director of enterprise architecture and IT process improvement with John Hancock Financial Services. His experience prior to John Hancock includes IT management consultancy, working with Fortune 500 companies on technology strategy and planning and with various high-tech firms in product management and strategy. Alex has published many articles and has spoken at conferences on technology strategy, IT planning, and architecture.

Education

Alex holds a B.A. in fine arts from the University of New Hampshire. He has also participated in and lectured at various executive training programs.

Alex Cullen's Research

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: The State Of EA 2015: Some Transformation, But Too Much Business-As-Usual

    The history of enterprise architecture (EA) is of a discipline gradually evolving through better defined methodologies, clarified roles, and increasing scope. We see this gradual evolution, with...

    • Downloads: 80
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Drive Process Innovation Using BPM Technologies, Methods, And CoEs

    In the midst of continuous change — from customer, technology, and competitive forces — enterprise architecture (EA) professionals must become skilled at transforming processes while...

    • Downloads: 1050
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Track Progress Toward High-Performance EA

    The age of the customer is raising the bar for what businesses need from their enterprise architecture program. Forrester finds enterprise architecture (EA) leaders challenged by the CIO to prov...

    • Downloads: 757
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Getting Ready For High-Performance EA

    As businesses grapple with how to transform into digital businesses, and execute their business technology (BT) agenda, they need an enterprise architecture (EA) practice that is business-focuse...

    • Downloads: 1225
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Focus EA Strategy On Changing Business Expectations

    This report is designed to help enterprise architecture (EA) professionals construct a strategy to become more business-focused, strategic, and pragmatic. Many EA teams strive to be more busines...

    • Downloads: 961
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: The Top 15 Technology Trends EA Should Watch

    IT organizations need to inform their annual and longer-term plans with an understanding of how changes in technology will enable business outcomes. EA groups are the logical leaders for this ef...

    • Downloads: 3858
  • For CIOs

    Report: Shaping The IT Organization For Today And Tomorrow

    Business expectations of IT continually change, driven by business context and needs and the embedding of technology in their strategy and operations. CIOs realize that with these changing busin...

    • Downloads: 2285
  • For CIOs

    Report: BT 2020: IT's Future In The Empowered Era

    Over the next 10 years, three sets of forces will change the relationship of business, technology, and the IT organization. Technologies that are increasingly easy to acquire and use will empowe...

    • Downloads: 2828
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Sample Business Capability Map: Insurance

    Business capability maps provide a framework for capturing key characteristics of a firm's business model and core functions that can then be used to assess business needs, understand IT costs, ...

    • Downloads: 2612
  • For CIOs

    Report: CIOs: Must-Read Research In Economic Downturns

    The signs all point to an economic recession having started in 2008 and continuing into 2009, although there is no useful consensus on how long or how deep this recession will be. CEOs, CFOs, an...

    • Downloads: 2192
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