Marc Cecere

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving CIOs

Marc primarily contributes to Forrester's offerings for the CIOs. As an analyst, he is a leading expert in the design of IT organizations, focusing on their structures, processes, governance, and culture, and has helped redesign more than 120 IT shops. In addition, Marc tracks how services firms help transform IT organizations and businesses. The scope of Marc's research includes the design of IT organizations, governance and processes, IT planning, metrics, management consultancies, organizational change management, and M&A. Marc has been with Forrester for 12 years.

Previous Work Experience

Marc came to Forrester through the acquisition of Giga Information Group, where he was a manager and analyst with his groups focusing on IT management and IT services.

Marc has more than 20 years of IT management experience. Prior to joining Giga, he was director of IT at Sun Life of Canada, where he was responsible for the project office, executing a Y2K readiness plan and technology strategy. At Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (HPHC), Marc was director of MIS, responsible for the introduction of new information technologies, including groupware, object-oriented development, the Web, and videoconferencing. Before joining HPHC, he was at CSC Consulting, where he performed numerous re-engineering projects.


Marc earned a B.S. in electrical engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and an M.B.A. from Babson College, where he is an adjunct professor.

Marc Cecere's Research

  • For CIOs

    Report: Brief: People Analytics Will Digitize Staffing

    There is a conundrum in the tech talent market: CIOs cannot find enough of the right talent and have difficulty retaining the staff they have. The age of the customer is making the problem even ...

    • Downloads: 87
  • For CIOs

    Report: Brief: Master Change Management And Upgrade Skills To Transform

    Most companies are transforming in ways that require wrenching changes to business models and technology and that stretch their ability to execute. The increased need for speed and customer obse...

    • Downloads: 138
  • For CIOs

    Report: Asset-Based Consulting Will Gradually Change The Consulting Revenue Model

    The days of consultants relying on individual experience to execute complex projects are waning. The best consultancies are increasingly using reusable assets in the form of templates, best prac...

    • Downloads: 133
  • For CIOs

    Report: Brief: Lessons From The Business Transformation Trenches

    Business transformations are top of mind for most firms. Many involved in these large-scale projects are treading deep into unfamiliar territory. Choosing the right consulting partner is therefo...

    • Downloads: 132
  • For CIOs

    Report: The Forrester Wave™: Business Transformation Consultancies, Q3 2015

    In Forrester's 23-criteria evaluation of business transformation consultancies, we identified the 10 most significant service providers — Accenture, Capgemini, Cognizant, Deloitte, EY, IBM...

    • Downloads: 467
  • For CIOs

    Report: Five Steps To Transform An IT Organization

    Transforming an IT organization typically requires dramatic changes to processes, structure, governance, and culture. To determine how best to do this, Forrester reviewed the results of several ...

    • Downloads: 3888
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: IT Infrastructure And Operations: The Next Five Years

    Interest in cloud technology and cloud economics abounds. While the technology delivers immediate reductions in capital costs, Forrester believes that cloud computing's greatest benefits will co...

    • Downloads: 3486
  • For CIOs

    Report: Gross Mistakes In The Designs Of IT Organizations

    CIOs frequently change the structure of the IT organization to reduce costs, improve services, or increase responsiveness. Getting the organization design right is essential; the wrong design ca...

    • Downloads: 2972
  • For CIOs

    Report: Shaping The IT Organization For Today And Tomorrow

    Business expectations of IT continually change, driven by business context and needs and the embedding of technology in their strategy and operations. CIOs realize that with these changing busin...

    • Downloads: 2307
  • For CIOs

    Report: What Are The Hot Roles In IT?

    Near-term demand for hot roles in IT will be driven by the need for local and cross-discipline knowledge, changes in technology, greater emphasis on managing risk and the enterprise, and a limit...

    • Downloads: 1978
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