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.

Education

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

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  • Gene Leganza
  • Past 12 months
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Treat Information As A Strategic Asset

    Business Case: The Information Strategy And Architecture Playbook

    Business cases to fund information capabilities have traditionally characterized data problems in ways that elicit little more than yawns from business executives. But a new era of information...

    • Downloads: 1387
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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

    Continuous Improvement: The Information Strategy And Architecture Playbook

    How effective is your information strategy? You can't answer that question without a comprehensive assessment process and key performance indicator (KPI) reporting mechanism that specifically targets...

    • Downloads: 1093
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Let The Adjacent Possible Guide Your Information Strategy

    Strategic Plan: The Information Strategy And Architecture Playbook

    A new era of information agility is upon us, but many organizations have immature information management capabilities and are not in a position to jump on the business' newfound craving for...

    • Downloads: 1038
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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

    Road Map: The Information Strategy And Architecture Playbook

    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. The architect's best...

    • Downloads: 1093
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Designing Your EA Operating Model And Organization

    Organization: The EA Practice Playbook

    When firms initiate enterprise architecture (EA) programs — or, more commonly, when they relaunch unsuccessful ones — EA leaders must decide what resources they need and how to organize...

    • Downloads: 770
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Drive Coherence Across Your Diverse Information Architecture Landscape

    Landscape: The Information Strategy And Architecture Playbook

    The ability to manage information strategically is becoming a high priority for enterprise architecture (EA) professionals, but a coherent and comprehensive approach to information in the enterprise...

    • Downloads: 792
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Insights-Driven Businesses See Better Results

    Benchmarks: The Information Strategy And Architecture Playbook

    We analyzed over 2,600 responses in Forrester's Global Business Technographics® Data And Analytics Survey, 2015 to uncover the habits of insights-driven cultures. Our insights-driven index shows that...

    • Downloads: 644
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Top Performers Appoint Chief Data Officers

    CIOs Must Partner With Their CDOs To Bridge The Data Maturity Gap

    There's a new kid in town, and it's the chief data officer (CDO). The new position arose from a growing awareness of the value of data and recognition of an inability to take advantage of the...

    • Downloads: 422
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Brief: Apache Spark Ignites The Big Data Landscape

    The First Spark Summit East Showcased Spark's Time-To-Insights Benefits

    Enterprise architecture (EA) professionals who are still unaware of Apache Spark's virtual hijacking of the big data technology agenda should get up to speed: The high-performance platform makes...

    • Downloads: 277
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Information-Related Roles And Processes Are Changing — What Are You Doing About It?

    Organization: The Information Strategy And Architecture Playbook

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

    • Downloads: 252
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:What You Need To Go From Data-Rich To Insights-Driven

    Becoming Customer-Obsessed Requires People, Process, Technology, And Data Changes

    Forrester's research shows a strong correlation between higher rates of revenue growth and two factors: a better customer experience and a concerted effort to be insights-driven. Coincidence? Hardly....

    • Downloads: 185
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Brief: Use Communities Of Practice To Synergize Information Architecture Knowledge

    A subtle but significant shift in responsibility is taking place as line-of-business workers employ self-service analytics tools. Functions, such as data integration and metadata management, that had...

    • Downloads: 139
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:An Interview With The 2014 Turing Award Winner: Dr. Michael Stonebraker

    A Serial DBMS Entrepreneur Looks At Big Data

    The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) honors individuals for "major contributions of lasting importance to computing" with its annual A.M. Turing Award, sometimes referred to as "the Nobel...

    • Downloads: 93