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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  • Henry Peyret
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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Designing Your EA Operating Model And Organization

    Organization: The EA Practice Playbook

    Enterprise architecture (EA) leaders must decide what resources they need and how to organize them when EA programs are first initiated — or more commonly, when unsuccessful programs are...

    • Downloads: 329
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Brief: Digital Business Requires Different Organizational Ways Of Working

    EA Professionals Must Leverage Networks To Help Their Business In Digital Transformation

    We're in the era of digital business, where technology-empowered customers and business relationships require new operating models. Because customers are in charge, businesses must become more agile....

    • Downloads: 201
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Updated Q2 2011: Assess Your Enterprise Agility

    Agree On Agility Objectives With Business Units

    Since Forrester published the original version of this report in 2007, few firms have adopted a strict definition of agility. Given the recent uncertainty, CEOs are talking even more about agility,...

    • Downloads: 459
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:What's Next For The IT-To-BT Transformation: The Contractualization Trend

    The combination of the current economic climate and business globalization is accelerating the evolution of business models toward a networked model, where businesses focus on their core competencies...

    • Downloads: 814
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Case Study: BNP Paribas Improves Service, Reduces Delays With A BAM Center Of Excellence

    Faced with numerous business changes in its retail bank operations, such as regulatory changes and an increased need for risk assessment, BNP Paribas decided to extend its existing business service...

    • Downloads: 473
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Assess Your Enterprise Agility

    Agree On Agility Objectives With Your Internal Peers

    Firms and government organizations are constantly buffeted by changes in their business environment — from changing customer tastes to economic changes affecting raw material prices to...

    • Downloads: 577