Henry Peyret

Principal Analyst serving Enterprise Architecture PROFESSIONALS

Henry serves Enterprise Architecture Professionals. His research focuses on the concepts, techniques, and tools required to bring business agility within enterprises. He publishes research around key agility indicators and agile governance and applies these principles to change EA practices to help build a sustainable business agility. Business agility depends highly on the level of enterprise risks the decision-makers can take. He is also researching metadata management as a means to bring agility at the right cost for IT supporting business agility. Business-Centered EA (BCEA) is the Forrester method to help build business agility.

Henry also researches the customer reaction component of business agility through the concept of Web4 by studying activists' social computing.

He thinks that collaboration would require a lot of change management to bring not only a productivity increase but the business agility required by large organizations.

Previous Work Experience

Henry has done some previous work on master data management, enterprise application integration, middleware, adapters, business activity monitoring

, enterprise architecture tools, and ppen source and risks issues.

Henry came to Forrester through its acquisition of Giga Information Group and Giga's affiliation with GigaGroup. He brings 21 years of IT experience to his clients. Prior to joining GigaGroup, he was the technical director of Euriware, a French IT services company specializing in industrial IT and related technologies. In addition, Henry was involved as chief architect in strategic projects for large telecommunications, automotive, and marketplace customers.

At earlier stages of his career, Henry held various technical positions in a knowledge management company and at Alcatel CIT.


Henry is the author or co-author of many reference articles and books on IT architecture. He has a master's degree in IT from the ESIEE engineering school in Paris. He is fluent in French and English and is based in Paris.

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    Report:Brief: Prepare Now For Apple's Giant Leap Into Wearables

    Apple Will Regain The Innovator's Crown And Boost The Wearables Market With The iWatch

    The wearables market offers marketers a growing opportunity to build relationships with customers. From Disney's successful MagicBand to the Pebble smartwatch's Yelp app, marketers are already...

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    Report:Start To Build Your Ultimate Customer Relationship

    Digital Platforms Pave The Way For Others To Build Powerful Lifestyle-Enhancing Relationships

    Thanks to digital disruption, consumers have fully embraced a world where they use digital enablers to connect with companies more deeply than ever before. Digital platform providers like Amazon.com,...

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    Blog:Having Faith In Apple Plus Beats

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        Charts & Figures:Amazon Builds Relationships With Consumers Through eBooks

        The eReader Case Study Illustrates How The Next Wave Of Gadgets Will Play Out

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        Charts & Figures:Forecast: US eReader Users, 2010 To 2015

        US eReader Forecast, 2010 To 2015

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        Report:Organizing For Digital Disruption: Where And How To Ignite The Disruption You Need

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        Blog:Your Voice Will Control The Future

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          Report:How To Ride The Rise And Fall Of Digital Devices

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          Our digital era has witnessed the ascent and decline of a stunning number of new devices: The PDA, the digital camera, and the dedicated MP3 player have all risen to prominence only to collapse into...

          • Downloads: 301
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          Charts & Figures:Three Obstacles That Hamper Digital Disruption

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          • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

            Report:Wearables Drive Innovation By Addressing Fundamental Human Needs

            Take An Expansive View Of Wearables To Equip Workers — And Customers — With Wearable Devices

            The wearables market suffers from a hype bubble: The ratio of released products to product sales is currently very high. But wearables are for real. Forrester surveyed 4,566 US online consumers and...

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            Report:Brief: How I&O Leaders Should Prepare For Apple's Leap Into The Wearables Market

            Apple's iWatch Will Become A Critical Tool For Workforce Enablement And Customer Interactions

            Wearables offer enterprises powerful tools for empowering workers and engaging customers. As company-owned devices, devices like Google Glass are already helping employees such as surgeons perform...

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            Blog:Sony Should Fight Fire With Fire And Post "The Interview" Online For Free

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              • For CMO Professionals

                Report:TV's Death Is Widely Exaggerated

                Content Trumps Distribution In TV's Future

                If you believe everything you read, TV is about to die — slowly or quickly, depending on whom you listen to, but its days are numbered. We've been around the block a few times at Forrester, and...

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                Report:Predictions 2015: CMOs Boldly Reach For More Influence In The Enterprise

                More Internal Influence Will Require Marketing Optimization

                It's the middle of the decade, and chief marketing officers (CMOs) find themselves in the middle of a dilemma. The CMO role has yet to emerge fully from its historical communications, promotion, and...

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                Charts & Figures:The Companies Working Their Way Into TV's Future Come From Many Angles

                Content Trumps Distribution In TV's Future

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                Marketers, you are officially on notice: The very idea of brand relationship is going to become irrelevant thanks to digital disruption. If you continue to focus on building a wonderful brand...

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                  Report:The Clash Of The Digital Platforms

                  Why 2014 Will See A Flood Of Innovation From Platform Players And How You Can Profit From It

                  We're only a month into the year and already the digital platforms so necessary to digital disruption are either flexing their muscles or reporting they have the power to do so. Google acquired Nest...

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                  Blog:Digging For Interactive Entertainment With Minecraft

                  Yesterday Microsoft announced it would acquire Mojang along with its massive Minecraft gaming franchise for $2.5 billion. By now we've all seen the coverage, including the gratuitous interviews...

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                    Report:Brief: Microsoft HoloLens Changes Everything With The Next Natural Computing Interface

                    CMOs Will Have To Support The Digital Experiences That Holographic Computing Enables

                    With the launch of its Windows 10 operating system, Microsoft revealed an unexpected aspect of the new Windows 10 platform: a holographic interface that will launch with a dedicated headset called...

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                    Blog:CES 2014 Roundup In Three Bullets

                    The madness that is the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has finally subsided, people are safely home (some never arrived thanks to cancelled flights), and we’ve had sufficient time to read the...

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                      Charts & Figures:Forecast: US eReaders, 2012 To 2017