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.

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The IT Strategic Plan Step-By-Step

    Deliver An Actionable Plan In A Reasonable Timeframe

    It's April and you are four months into your organization's fiscal year. You know that within six months you'll need to have your operating plan for the upcoming year in fairly solid shape. You also...

    • Downloads: 2142
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Redesigning Your Applications Organization

    Redesigning the applications organization is the next major target for IT restructuring and is particularly attractive when cost reduction is needed. Infrastructure organizations have already gone...

    • Downloads: 1783
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Year-End 2013 IT Budget Benchmarks

    How Forrester's Forrsights Data Can Help CIOs Prepare For 2014

    CIOs often request IT budget benchmarks. In this report, we have provided these benchmarks using data from our Forrsight's IT Budgets And Priorities Survey, Q4 2013. However, it's easy to misuse IT...

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Why Apps, Infrastructure, And PMO Roles Fail

    Part 2 Of A Three-Part Series On Why Key IT Roles Failed

    There are a number of roles in IT that can significantly change the organization for good or bad. Through a combination of surveys, interviews, and consulting engagements, we gathered in-depth...

    • Downloads: 1733
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Structuring The Applications Group

    New Development And App Maintenance Organizational Approaches

    Many CIOs use the same staff to perform applications development and maintenance work. However, dividing these responsibilities into separate groups provides greater oversight, clarity, and...

    • Downloads: 692
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Human-Centric BPMS For Insurance, Q3 2006

    Pegasystems, Fiserv (with Lombardi Software), And IBM Lead

    Forrester evaluated nine leading business process management suites (BPMS) vendors across 215 insurance-specific and BPMS criteria and found that Pegasystems, Fiserv (with Lombardi Software), and IBM...

    • Downloads: 513
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:CIOs: Is Workforce Planning On Your Agenda?

    Global Workforce Planning Through 2016

    Over the next decade, the global workforce will change dramatically. An aging workforce and a shrinking economically active population will affect how organizations hire staff and source skills both...

    • Downloads: 447
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Organization Size Drives Apps Maintenance Behavior

    Big IT Is More Rigorous In Methodology And More Apt To Outsource

    Forrester recently surveyed 277 IT decision-makers about their application maintenance habits and preferences, and we analyzed their responses, looking at the effect of organization size on...

    • Downloads: 410
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:CIOs: Structure Your Tech Management Roles To Balance Local And Enterprise Capabilities

    The First In A Two-Part Series On Defining And Implementing Shared Services Or Local Capabilities

    Many CIOs struggle with this question: Which processes, technologies, organizations, and competencies should be common across the organization (i.e., enterprise), and which should be specific to a...

    • Downloads: 321
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Executing Enterprise-Versus-Local Decisions

    The Second In A Two-Part Series On Defining And Implementing Shared Services Or Local Capabilities

    All CIOs wrestle with which processes, technologies, organizations, and roles should be consistent across the organization (enterprise) and which should be specific to a business unit or geography...

    • Downloads: 212