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: No Testing Means No Trust In AI: Part 1

    Ensure Testing Of Your AI-Infused Applications

    November 12, 2019Diego Lo Giudice

    AI is being infused into new and classic software everywhere. However, only one-third of developers claim to know how to test AI-based systems. This report is a call to action for application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals in enterprise organizations to apply testing disciplines and practices to AI-infused applications and address the testing of AI-based autonomous software, which will open up a new world for software testers and their tools. This is the first in a series of documents on testing AI-based software. Read the second in the series, "No Testing Means No Trust In AI: Part 2," next.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Predictions 2020: Software Development

    November 4, 2019 Jeffrey S. Hammond, Randy Heffner, Rob Koplowitz, Diego Lo Giudice, John R. Rymer

    AD&D pros: Read this report to learn about five market-shifting events that will punctuate the world of software development in 2020.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Predictions 2020: DevOps

    Firms Will Embrace New Customer-Centric Approaches As DevOps Speeds Falter

    November 4, 2019 Charles Betz, Diego Lo Giudice, Christopher Condo, Chris Gardner, Jeffrey S. Hammond, Will McKeon-White

    DevOps continues to capture hearts and minds. However, with release speeds slowing, it's experiencing an inflection point. To succeed, integrated DevOps teams must perceive this inflection point as an opportunity to approach DevOps differently. In the next 12 months, DevOps adoption will change, teams will implement different metrics, testing will pivot to include previously radical methods, and technology with help developers learn new skills. This report guides integrated product teams through five DevOps predictions for 2020.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Tech Tide™: Continuous Software Delivery, Q4 2019

    Tools And Technology: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook

    October 25, 2019Diego Lo Giudice

    Continuous software delivery (CSD) is increasingly critical to firms' ability to win, serve, and retain customers. To accelerate their performance in CSD, 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 CSD. 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: Assess And Enhance Your Modern Application Delivery Journey

    Assessment: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook

    October 16, 2019Diego Lo Giudice

    Customer-obsessed organizations increasingly expect application leaders to speed and scale software delivery. Many application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders know they need to improve, but they struggle with what to do and where to start. Different teams face different challenges, but the patterns are consistent across organizations. Forrester's modern application delivery (MAD) assessment helps app development leaders determine where they are in the journey and take the appropriate next steps.

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