Gene Leganza

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving Enterprise Architecture PROFESSIONALS

Gene provides research and advisory services that address the needs of Enterprise Architecture Professionals. His research focuses on information strategy and architecture with a particular concentration on the data economy and its impact on business processes, organizational structures, and technology strategy. He also provides research on data service providers as partners in improving information capabilities.

Previous Work Experience

Gene has more than 30 years of IT experience, including enterprise architecture planning, infrastructure architecture, IT management, performance management, capacity planning, product strategy, and application development. Gene came to Forrester through its acquisition of Giga Information Group. Prior to joining Giga, he was director of infrastructure architecture and capacity planning at John Hancock Financial Services in Boston. Previously, he held senior IT positions at First Data Corporation and Fidelity Investments and development and marketing management positions at leading software firms.

He has published dozens of papers on various topics and has spoken at a variety of conferences in the US and abroad.


Gene earned a B.A. in psychology and music from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.

Gene Leganza's Research

  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report: Define Data Responsibilities To Boost Enterprise Intelligence

    As firms try to ramp up their data capabilities to make the best use of customer data, they are finding a lot wrong with the state of their organization. They lack the skills and knowledge they ...

    • Downloads: 178
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Changing Your Approach To Information Strategy? You're Not Alone

    Until recently, information architects have labored in vain to get business subject matter experts to participate in information architecture (IA) definition and governance activities. But now t...

    • Downloads: 535
  • For CIOs

    Report: It's Time To Take Your Data To Market

    Data is exploding — some statistics claim 90% of the world's data has been generated in the past two years. This environment has resulted in companies starting to examine the commercial po...

    • Downloads: 339
  • For CIOs

    Report: Navigating The New Data Market Landscape

    Organizations across industries are experiencing a data explosion that is doing nothing short of revolutionizing business practices. The availability of new data sources and delivery models prov...

    • Downloads: 530
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report: Market Overview: Data Services

    Organizations are faced with a flood of data. Capturing and effectively utilizing this data for business insights is a critical priority. However, in many cases, organizations lack the skills, c...

    • Downloads: 498
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Topic Overview: Information Architecture

    Information architecture (IA) is a cornerstone of enterprise architecture (EA), but 43% of the architects we surveyed either have not yet addressed this domain or have only begun to implement wh...

    • Downloads: 7699
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: TechRadar™ For Enterprise Architecture Professionals: Technologies For Empowered Employees, Q4 2011

    Your employees — like your customers — have more power than ever before. Mobile, social, video, and cloud technologies give individuals tremendous access to information and resources...

    • Downloads: 1486
  • For CIOs

    Report: Industry Innovation: Insurance

    Today's insurance CIOs are shifting their focus away from cost reduction to speed, flexibility, and innovation. As insurance buyers' habits change from face-to-face interactions with agents to W...

    • Downloads: 1707
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Information Architecture Deliverables: What Matters Most?

    Architects in any domain have no time to waste creating deliverables that wind up collecting dust on a shelf. Information architects, who have historically had a particularly difficult time enga...

    • Downloads: 1533
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Case Study: Deutsche Bank Turns To Business Architecture To Transform Business-IT Alignment

    Enterprise architecture (EA) programs are becoming more business focused, helping IT deliver greater value to the business. Business-focused EA teams are developing the "next practices" for inte...

    • Downloads: 1356
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