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.


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:A Snapshot Of Today's Content And Collaboration Professional

    Putting senior managers in place to lead content and collaboration initiatives for their organizations is a growing imperative. Our ongoing work with Forrester clients indicates that the skills mix...

    • Downloads: 670
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Search And eDiscovery: Current Trends, Attitudes, And Challenges

    The data highlighted here will include key findings from Forrester's December 2008 Global Role Of Search In eDiscovery Strategy Online Survey.

    • Downloads: 8
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Site Search Evolves From Technical Feature To Customer Touchpoint

    Results From Forrester's Q1 2011 Site Search Online Survey

    Search on many corporate websites is an understaffed, IT-funded afterthought. But watch for the status quo to change. Two-thirds of the decision-makers Forrester surveyed will expand website search...

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