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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: Now Tech: Continuous Automation And Testing Services Providers, Q1 2021

    Forrester's Overview Of 43 Continuous Automation And Testing (CAT) Services Providers

    February 23, 2021Diego Lo Giudice

    You can use continuous automation and testing (CAT) services to move from manual to continuous testing, build or augment your testing capabilities, and improve overall quality at speed. But to realize these benefits, you'll first have to select from a diverse set of vendors that vary by size, functionality, geography, and vertical market focus. Application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders should use this report to understand the value they can expect from a CAT provider and to select one based on size and functionality.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Tech Tide™: Continuous Software Delivery, Q1 2021

    Tools And Technology: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook

    February 12, 2021Diego Lo Giudice, Christopher Condo

    Continuous software delivery (CSD) is 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 18 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: Digital Transformation Requires Development Transformation

    Vision: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook

    December 29, 2020 Jeffrey Hammond, Diego Lo Giudice, Christopher Condo

    Most IT organizations don't have the right operational models to develop and deliver great digital experiences. This report makes a case that digital and software development leaders should take a customer-focused approach to software development in support of digital transformation efforts. By adopting best practices associated with modern application delivery, application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders can significantly improve the odds of a successful digital transformation. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Organize Your App-Dev Teams With Agile And DevOps

    Organization: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook

    October 9, 2020Diego Lo Giudice

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders are embracing modern application delivery practices and taking the steps they need to transform their organizations. This means changing culture, building agile architectures, adopting new agile processes, automating as many processes as possible, and organizing teams differently. This report helps AD&D professionals understand the dimensions of change for both development and operations and creates a plan that combines agile with DevOps. This is an update of a previously published report, incorporating new research on how firms are using agile and DevOps to transform their organizations, particularly by adopting more agile-aggressive approaches like Spotify.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: We Must Address Testing In Low-Code Development

    Start With Key Areas: Functional, Unit, And Component Testing

    October 2, 2020 John Bratincevic, Diego Lo Giudice, John Rymer, Julia Caldwell

    The role of low-code platforms is growing in application development. Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals are starting to use these platforms to speed delivery of mission-critical high-scale projects and must now address application quality by testing their low-code creations. Testing low-code applications is different from testing traditionally developed apps. Read this report to understand these differences and why they matter.

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