Henry Peyret

Principal Analyst serving Enterprise Architecture PROFESSIONALS

Henry serves Enterprise Architecture (EA) Professionals. His research focuses on the concepts, techniques, and tools required to bring business agility within enterprises. He publishes research on 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 risk that 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. His research addresses numerous changes to EA practices to support the digital business, the changes toward data governance 2.0, and the integration tooling landscape, particularly in the cloud.

Henry also researches values-driven customers, another potential next step for the age of the customer and how it will interact with companies' privacy concerns.

Previous Work Experience

Henry has done previous work on master data management, enterprise application integration, middleware, adapters, business activity monitoring, enterprise architecture tools, and open source and risks issues.

Henry came to Forrester through its acquisition of Giga Information Group and Giga's affiliation with GigaGroup. He brings more than 30 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, he held various technical positions in a knowledge management company and at Alcatel.


Henry is the author or coauthor 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
  • Organization
  • 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: 685
  • 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: 238
  • 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: 466
  • 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: 820
  • 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: 478
  • 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: 582