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.

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

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Master DevOps For Faster Delivery Of Software Innovation

    Organizations of all sizes and in every industry face opportunities and threats caused by digitally empowered customers. Acquiring new customers — or losing existing ones — has never been easier...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Use Modern Benchmarking For Modern Application Delivery

    As firms face growing competition for customers, they naturally seek to compare themselves to their peers and competitors, but there is a trap: Leaders don't compare their firms with competitors...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: The Forrester Wave™: Modern Application Functional Test Automation Tools, Q4 2016

    In our 33-criteria evaluation of functional test automation (FTA) providers, we identified the 11 most significant ones — Conformiq, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), IBM, LogiGear, Micro Focus,...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: When To Stop Improving And Start Innovating

    Modern application delivery and DevOps practices help application development and delivery (AD&D) pros to continuously fine-tune their applications in response to evolving customer needs, but ev...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Use DevOps And Supply Chain Principles To Automate Application Delivery Governance

    Today's application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders need speed and quality at a low cost to create software that competes for customers. Agile and DevOps practices enable companies to ac...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Transforming Application Delivery

    Application development and delivery organizations are at the heart of the shift to business technology. But while coupling app delivery more directly with the business brings the opportunity to...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Boost Application Delivery Speed And Quality With Agile DevOps Practices

    Driven by customer demands and competitive pressures, application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders have an imperative to deliver applications faster, yet many struggle with where to start...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Agile And DevOps Adoption Drives Digital Business Success

    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) organizatio...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Justify Agile With Shorter, Faster Development

    This report outlines the business impact of Forrester's solution for application development and delivery (AD&D) executives looking to implement Agile and Lean. It is designed to help AD&D execs...

  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report: Assessing Which Applications To Offshore

    Outsourcing application development and support offshore in a more strategic way is an increasingly important agenda item for IT organizations. Companies have come to realize that they can get m...

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