Leslie Owens

VP, Research Director serving Enterprise Architecture PROFESSIONALS

Leslie serves Enterprise Architecture Professionals. She leads a team of analysts who provide research and advisory services on emerging technology, information strategy and architecture, big data, data management, content management, and cognitive engagement. Leslie provides Forrester's coverage of specific information management topics such as enterprise search, semantic tools, information classification, and taxonomies. She helps enterprises improve access to information through strategic application of technology and guidance on process.

Previous Work Experience

Leslie has more than 14 years of experience in the field of information management. Prior to joining Forrester in 2007, she managed the enterprise search program at Abbott Laboratories. In this role, she developed the enterprise search strategy and guided the selection of ontology management software. In addition, she contributed to enterprise initiatives around records management, collaboration, digital asset management, and web content management systems. Prior to Abbott, Leslie developed taxonomies as an independent consultant for Fortune 500 clients.

Education

Leslie holds a master's degree in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with a focus on cataloging and classification. She holds an undergraduate degree in political science from Duke University.

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:SharePoint 2010: Search Improved, But Think Twice About FAST Search Upgrade

    Microsoft recently unveiled the public beta of SharePoint Server 2010 and the public beta of FAST Search for SharePoint. Information professionals will welcome the new ability to centrally manage...

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Office 2013: A Breakthrough In Productivity

    Highly Integrated With A Risk Of Lock-In

    Microsoft looks to strike three very familiar chords with the release of Office 2013: mobile, social, and cloud. Each has become table stakes for enterprise software, and in order for Microsoft to...

    • Downloads: 605
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:SharePoint Partners Can Plug Taxonomy Gaps

    Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS 2007) has lousy metadata capabilities. If tagging content and managing taxonomies in MOSS 2007 are important to you— and they should be —...

    • Downloads: 570