Alex Cullen

Vice President, Research Director serving Enterprise Architecture PROFESSIONALS

Alex serves enterprise architecture (EA) professionals. He leads the team responsible for research and advisory services that address the needs, priorities, and concerns of EA professionals and technology strategists in the age of the customer. Alex is a leading expert on technology planning and strategy, governance, enterprise architecture value, and enterprise architecture practices.

Previous Work Experience

Alex joined Forrester in 2005 as a principal analyst, 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 working with Fortune 500 companies on technology strategy and planning and with various high-tech firms in product management and strategy. Prior to Forrester, Alex published many articles and spoke at conferences on technology strategy, IT planning, and architecture.


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 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...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Build A Business-Centered EA Practice

    The ability to nimbly navigate change in business environments and effectively leverage technology makes the difference between an industry-leading enterprise and one that always seems a beat be...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Understand EA Stakeholders And Their Needs

    Today's enterprise architecture (EA) organizations are engaging more with the front end of the business: sales, marketing, and product management. Understanding their needs and goals is challeng...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Develop An Enterprise Architecture Strategy Aligned With Business Challenges

    Many enterprise architecture (EA) teams strive to be more business-focused and strategically engaged — but getting there isn't easy. It may require a resetting of stakeholder perceptions as well...

  • 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...

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