Diego   Lo Giudice

Diego Lo Giudice

Vice President, Principal Analyst Serving Application Development & Delivery Professionals

With Forrester since July 2005, Diego primarily contributes to and advises on Forrester's offerings for Application Development & Delivery Professionals. He partners with Forrester's global application leaders and is a leading expert on SDLC processes and practices, covering topics such as Agile development, Agile and Lean transformations, Agile development sourcing strategies and services, Agile testing practices and tools, DevOps, and software testing and quality, with a key focus on systems of engagement. Diego also covers software delivery metrics, artificial intelligence, and open source governance.

His 28 years of industry experience, in addition to application development, allow him to give expert advice on change management programs for optimizing the overall modern application delivery process, execute technology management assessments, review technology management strategies, and make comparisons. He also has experience in complex mission-critical project and client engagement management.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to joining Forrester, Diego held international management positions covering various roles, such as director consultant at Meta Group and head of Agile product development for advanced reuse methods and technologies at Quartersoft. He was also regional VP and director for consulting at Genesis/Iona, where he helped many clients transition to distributed applications. He also worked as an enterprise architect and project/product manager, participating in various pan-European projects. He started out as a software engineer, developing AI tools and early graphical user interface technologies at Olivetti.

Diego has also been very active in global open software standards consortia such as OMG, contributing to the early specifications of middleware standards such as CORBA and model-driven architecture. He has been a frequent speaker and panelist at many European conferences on software development.

Diego has published various research reports on open source, software reuse, semantic Web, and object technology, including the AI book Practical Experience in Building Expert Systems.

Education

Diego received a master's degree in computer science from Pisa University in Italy, and he specialized in artificial intelligence through on-site courses at Stanford University and SRI Palo Alto during a two-year working internship with Olivetti in the US.

Diego Lo Giudice

Vice President, Principal Analyst Serving Application Development & Delivery Professionals

With Forrester since July 2005, Diego primarily contributes to and advises on Forrester's offerings for Application Development & Delivery Professionals. He partners with Forrester's global application leaders and is a leading expert on SDLC processes and practices, covering topics such as Agile development, Agile and Lean transformations, Agile development sourcing strategies and services, Agile testing practices and tools, DevOps, and software testing and quality, with a key focus on systems of engagement. Diego also covers software delivery metrics, artificial intelligence, and open source governance.

His 28 years of industry experience, in addition to application development, allow him to give expert advice on change management programs for optimizing the overall modern application delivery process, execute technology management assessments, review technology management strategies, and make comparisons. He also has experience in complex mission-critical project and client engagement management.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to joining Forrester, Diego held international management positions covering various roles, such as director consultant at Meta Group and head of Agile product development for advanced reuse methods and technologies at Quartersoft. He was also regional VP and director for consulting at Genesis/Iona, where he helped many clients transition to distributed applications. He also worked as an enterprise architect and project/product manager, participating in various pan-European projects. He started out as a software engineer, developing AI tools and early graphical user interface technologies at Olivetti.

Diego has also been very active in global open software standards consortia such as OMG, contributing to the early specifications of middleware standards such as CORBA and model-driven architecture. He has been a frequent speaker and panelist at many European conferences on software development.

Diego has published various research reports on open source, software reuse, semantic Web, and object technology, including the AI book Practical Experience in Building Expert Systems.

Education

Diego received a master's degree in computer science from Pisa University in Italy, and he specialized in artificial intelligence through on-site courses at Stanford University and SRI Palo Alto during a two-year working internship with Olivetti in the US.

Diego Lo Giudice's Research

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: How Developers Deploy Test Automation To Enable Continuous Software Delivery

    OFTA Providers' Reference Customers Illuminate The Future Of Test Automation

    September 7, 2018Diego Lo Giudice

    An increasing number of enterprises are adopting omnichannel functional test automation (OFTA) tools to speed up software delivery. Application development and delivery (AD&D) teams appreciate close relationships with providers to help them best use products and innovate test automation processes. As part of our evaluation of OFTA vendors, Forrester conducted an online survey of 45 reference customers using the evaluated vendors' solutions. Read this report to better understand the promise and pitfalls of OFTA tools.

  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    REPORT: Deep Learning: The Start Of An AI Revolution For Customer Insights Professionals

    Continuous Improvement: The Customer Analytics Playbook

    September 6, 2018 Brandon Purcell, Mike Gualtieri, Diego Lo Giudice

    Deep learning is the start of a revolution. A revolution because it allows enterprises to create predictive models with uncanny accuracy on image, voice, and natural language data that was previously impossible to analyze. A revolution because the internet giants have all embraced it as a core part of their go-forward AI strategy. And, finally, a revolution because it has only just begun, but over the next three to five years it will disrupt customer insights (CI) pros in their mission to understand their customers. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Deep Learning: An AI Revolution Started For Courageous Enterprises

    AD&D Pros Can Develop Applications That Can See, Understand, Talk, And Learn

    September 5, 2018 Mike Gualtieri, Diego Lo Giudice, Brandon Purcell

    Deep learning is a revolution started. A revolution because it allows enterprises to create predictive models with uncanny accuracy on previously hard-to-analyze data such as images, voice, and natural language. A revolution because the internet giants have all embraced deep learning as their go-forward AI strategy. And, finally, a revolution because it has only just begun. Once a revolution gets big enough, it disrupts. That's the opportunity for application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals who build enterprise and customer applications. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Tech Tide™: Continuous Software Delivery, Q3 2018

    Tools And Technology: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook

    August 28, 2018Diego Lo Giudice, Bill Seguin

    Continuous software delivery (CD) is increasingly critical to firms' ability to win, serve, and retain customers. To accelerate their performance in CD, companies are evaluating and adopting a range of contributing technologies. This Forrester Tech Tide™ report presents an analysis of the maturity and business value of 19 technology categories that support CD. Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals should read this report to shape their firm's investment approach to these technologies.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Omnichannel Functional Test Automation Tools, Q3 2018

    The 15 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    July 26, 2018Diego Lo Giudice

    In our 26-criteria evaluation of omnichannel functional test automation (OFTA) providers, we identified the 15 most significant ones — Conformiq, Eggplant, Experitest, IBM, Micro Focus Silk, Micro Focus UFT, LogiGear, Microsoft, Parasoft, Perfecto, Ranorex, Sauce Labs, SmartBear Software, Tricentis, and Worksoft — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps application development and delivery (AD&D) and software QA professionals make the right choice.

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