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.


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

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  • Gene Leganza
  • Public Sector
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Software Is Strategic, SIs Tactical

    Saskatchewan's Social Services Ministry's Path To Modernization

    Saskatchewan is the latest Canadian province to implement comprehensive modernization and automation of its social services case management technology. It took advantage of other organizations'...

    • Downloads: 250
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Trends In Information Architecture Practices

    IA Engages The Business But Is Slow To Show Value

    Over the next several years, businesses will look to developments in technology to enable powerful new views into markets, populations, business processes, and supply chains. But will they be in a...

    • Downloads: 1121
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The State Of Enterprise Architecture 2010: Organization, Priorities, And Support

    The EA team of 2009 reports high into the IT organization (either to the CIO or senior planning roles beneath the CIO), has broad acceptance and support, and spends about half its time on strategic...

    • Downloads: 1910
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Market Update: Human And Social Services Enterprise Software

    The Large Enterprise Market Is Down To Cúram Software, Oracle, And SAP

    Forrester last reviewed enterprise software offerings in human and social services in 2006 — what's changed? The shift to installing commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) software rather than...

    • Downloads: 468
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Effective High-Level Architecture Principles Spoon-Feed Business Implications To Stakeholders

    US Government's Architecture Principles Illustrate Right Form And Content

    High-level architecture principles encapsulate and communicate an enterprise's goals, vision, and values. They are key constructs that provide guidance to governance bodies and individuals for making...

    • Downloads: 682
  • Report:The Forrester Wave™: Human And Social Services Enterprise Frameworks, Q3 2006

    Cúram Software Leads In Our Product Evaluation

    Forrester evaluated leading human and social services enterprise framework vendors across 93 criteria and found that Cúram Software has established early human and social services enterprise...

    • Downloads: 302