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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    REPORT: Predictions 2018: Automation Alters The Global Workforce

    Ten Key Developments In Automation Reshape The Industry In 2018

    November 9, 2017 Chris Gardner, J. P. Gownder, Craig Le Clair, Elinor Klavens, Joseph Blankenship, Tim Sheedy, Robert Stroud, Diego Lo Giudice

    Automation has been one of the most profound and disruptive forces in human history. The market for automation in many forms will accelerate faster in 2018 as firms look to squeeze performance and insights out of previously commodity operations. Companies that master automation will dominate their industries. This report outlines Forrester's 10 key predictions for the evolution of automation in 2018 and prescribes the optimal ways for Infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders to respond.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Predictions 2018: New Technologies Propel Software Development

    Serverless, Low-Code, And Natural Interfaces Emerge To Complement Agile And DevOps Adoption

    November 7, 2017 Christopher Condo, Jeffrey S. Hammond, Randy Heffner, Rob Koplowitz, Diego Lo Giudice, John R. Rymer

    Every company is in the software business. Fast, iterative delivery of high-quality software means better customer engagement and higher satisfaction. Software development leaders face new opportunities and challenges in delivering for the business; read this report to identify the important inflections in software development during 2018.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Build The Right Software Better And Faster With Agile And DevOps Metrics

    Performance Management: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook

    September 18, 2017Diego Lo Giudice

    Customer-obsessed strategies put application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders under tremendous pressure to deliver fast over perfect! But AD&D pros also know that they must deliver high quality and increasing business value. For many, this is a significant shift from the past, when the main points of focus were schedule, cost, and efficiency. This report describes these new business-oriented metrics as well as the practices and tools that help organizations collect, report, and respond to them. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Shift APM Left For Better DevOps Performance

    August 23, 2017 Eveline Oehrlich, Diego Lo Giudice

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) pros hear growing murmurs of "Shift application performance management (APM) left," as APM vendors see in development and operations (DevOps) an opportunity to serve a new market: developers. Most of the activities shifting as teams adopt DevOps go from left to right — developers sharing Agile processes and tools with their slow-and-cautious operations counterparts. But for pieces of the life cycle such as testing and APM, shifting left makes sense, too. Ops' expertise at solving problems in production can help dev-and-test produce better code faster.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: TechRadar™: Continuous Software Delivery, Q3 2016 (Updated)

    Road Map: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook

    August 2, 2017Diego Lo Giudice, Christopher Condo, Amanda LeClair

    Modern software delivery practices use an automated pipeline in which code is delivered, built, tested, and deployed with limited manual intervention. Because the technologies that enable this pipeline have evolved independently, tool integration is complex. This is an update of our previous analysis of continuous delivery tools for application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

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