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 in 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.


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.

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Agile Experts Focus On Downstream Delivery

    The 2015 State Of Agile Development: Agile Experts Have Valuable Lessons To Share In How They Apply DevOps

    There is no doubt that Agile is fueling all major software innovations in all global markets. Agile techniques create more value for the business, and faster, than traditional methods. But you won't...

    • Downloads: 54
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The 2015 State Of Agile Development: Learn From Agile Expert Firms

    Agile Experts Have Valuable Lessons To Share In How They Mix Methodologies, Organize, And Measure Success

    Software is eating the world, and Agile development is fueling it. Since 2013, twice as many companies are using Agile techniques to create more value for their business, faster. Our Q2 2015 Global...

    • Downloads: 285
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The 2015 State Of Agile Development

    Forrester's Q2 2015 Global Agile Software Application Development Online Survey provides application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders with an understanding of how the market is applying...

    • Downloads: 74
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Build The Right Things Better And Faster With Modern Application Delivery Metrics

    Performance Management: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook

    Modern application delivery leaders realize that their primary goal is to deliver value to the business and its customers, faster. For many, this is a significant shift from the past, when they...

    • Downloads: 217
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:When And How To Do Discontinuous Application Innovation

    Continuous Improvement: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook

    Modern application delivery and DevOps practices such as continuous delivery enable AD&D pros to continuously and incrementally fine-tune their applications in response to evolving customer needs....

    • Downloads: 110
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™: Continuous Software Delivery, Q2 2015

    Tools And Technology: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook

    Software's pervasive ability to enrich customer experiences, to enable new business models, and to create competitive advantage has caused rapid evolution of the tools and processes used to create...

    • Downloads: 403
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Modern Application Functional Test Automation Tools, Q2 2015

    Ensure Quality Of Enterprise, Mobile, And Web Applications Without Sacrificing Delivery Speed

    Fast application development and delivery (AD&D) is a must. But, so is quality. The growing architectural complexity of modern applications makes functional test automation (FTA) tools an essential...

    • Downloads: 491