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: Master Your SDLC For Modern Application Delivery

    Landscape: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook

    November 9, 2018 Christopher Condo, Diego Lo Giudice, Bill Seguin

    The software development life cycle (SDLC) is a complex set of processes, people, and technologies. To truly master modern application delivery (MAD), application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders take a multidisciplinary approach to running and refining it. Read this report for a survey of the modern development life cycle and its future evolution. 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: Predictions 2019: Software

    Software Innovation Builds Upon Cloud, Collaboration, AI, And More

    November 8, 2018 Christopher Condo, Randy Heffner, Duncan Jones, Rob Koplowitz, Diego Lo Giudice, John R. Rymer, Margo Visitacion

    Making predictions is hazardous, particularly about the future. Nevertheless, our intrepid software analyst team offers a handful of predictions about important changes in development tools and processes, software pricing policies, and more. Application development and delivery (AD&D) pros should read this report to prepare for inflection points coming in 2019.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Predictions 2019: Artificial Intelligence

    No Pain, No Gain With Enterprise AI

    November 6, 2018 Michele Goetz, Brandon Purcell, Craig Le Clair, Diego Lo Giudice, Mike Gualtieri

    Your enterprise AI journey is going to be a rollercoaster. You want immediate rewards from AI but realize the risks. You will overcome your cautious cynicism by overplanning. You'll dive in anyway and dabble. You'll make rookie mistakes. You will think of quitting. But you'll strive on to reap tangible benefits and bragging rights. In the last couple of years, we've seen firms learn to fail fast with AI initiatives, but 2019 will bring a more refined approach to going after the AI opportunity. CIOs: Read the five predictions that will guide your data, talent, automation, governance, and machine learning (ML) decisions.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Agile And DevOps Adoption Drives Digital Business Success

    Executive Overview: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook

    October 23, 2018 Christopher Condo, Diego Lo Giudice

    Every business is now a digital business. Companies are scrambling to respond to higher consumer expectations and more nimble competitors. Application development and delivery (AD&D) organizations are leading this response, transforming to deliver high-quality, innovative software solutions that delight customers and outpace competitors. This report introduces Forrester's modern application delivery playbook, which lays out the crucial imperatives for AD&D leaders navigating this transition. 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: Use Modern Benchmarking For Modern Application Delivery

    Benchmarks: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook

    October 16, 2018 Christopher Condo, Diego Lo Giudice

    As firms face growing competition for customers, they naturally want to compare themselves to their peers and competitors, but beware: Leaders don't compare their firms with competitors but with themselves — assessing how well they meet their business and user needs. Application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders no longer use industry-standard benchmarks to assess performance. Instead, they compare their current performance with where they need to be as a leader. This report shows AD&D pros how leading organizations benchmark app delivery. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy. We updated this report to incorporate new data.

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