Gene Leganza

VP, Research Director serving Enterprise Architecture PROFESSIONALS

Gene leads a team of analysts that provides research and advisory services that address the needs of Customer Insights and Enterprise Architecture professionals. His team focuses on data management and governance strategies and technologies, as well as building and optimizing the insights-driven enterprise.

Previously, Gene was a senior analyst on the Enterprise Architecture team, focusing on information strategy and architecture with a particular concentration on the insights-driven cultures and their impact on business processes, organizational structures, and technology strategy. He continues to help clients address their information strategy needs and navigate the data management technology and services landscape.

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.

Education

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

Gene Leganza's Research

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Map Your Way To Your Information Strategy's Business Outcomes

    One of the most difficult aspects of an information architecture (IA) practice is engaging stakeholders to buy into your strategy and contribute to your architecture development. This report exp...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Create KPIs That Show The Effectiveness Of Your Information Strategy

    How effective is your information strategy? You can't answer that question without comprehensive assessment and key performance indicators (KPIs) that specifically target your information capabi...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Align Your Information-Related Roles And Processes With Your Business Goals

    Amid the noise and clamor surrounding big data, and as self-service for business information (BI) and analytics becomes a reality, a major change is happening behind the scenes. Schema-on-read-b...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Let The Adjacent Possible Guide Your Information Strategy

    A new era of information agility is upon us — but many organizations have immature data management capabilities and are not in a position to jump on the newfound craving for analytics-driven ins...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Treat Information As A Strategic Asset

    Business cases to fund information capabilities have traditionally elicited little more than yawns from business executives. But a new era of information agility is upon us, one that promises an...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: The Top 15 Technology Trends EA Should Watch: 2011 To 2013

    Forrester began summarizing technology trends last year to help enterprise architects create their organizations' technology watch lists. For this year's list of top trends, we've used the same ...

  • 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...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Forrester's Data Management Reference Architecture

    The continuing explosion in data volume, increasing numbers of business users, growing data complexity, compliance requirements, need to support global operations, and growing need for real-time...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Enterprise Architecture? What's In It For Me?

    Enterprise architects know that their EA programs provide significant value to their organizations. But communicating EA's value is challenging: As a strategic activity, it doesn't have the imme...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Topic Overview: Enterprise Architecture

    As business technology (BT) becomes integral to organizations' focus on growth, innovation, and flexibility, IT organizations are turning to enterprise architecture (EA) to best advance objectiv...

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