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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  • Marc Cecere
  • Sourcing & Procurement
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Defining The New Vendor Management Organization

    Procurement-Based Approaches To Strategic Suppliers Won't Work In Light Of Business Technology Requirements

    CIOs need to raise the game of vendor management. To date, they've been too focused on procurement, cost savings, and managing existing relationships. To support the need for greater innovation,...

    • Downloads: 307
  • 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
  • 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:Why Strategic Functions Fail

    Part 3 Of A Three-Part Series On Why Key IT Roles Fail

    Certain roles in IT can significantly change the organization for good or bad. Through a combination of surveys, interviews, and consulting engagements, we gathered in-depth information on the common...

    • Downloads: 1193
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Reducing The Costs Of IT — Views From Consultancies

    How do you reduce the costs of IT? To answer this question, Forrester interviewed 21 consultancies that provide cost-reduction services. What did we find? Nearly all consultancies suggested upgrading...

    • Downloads: 1833
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Role Descriptions For The Office Of The CIO

    Key Roles Support The CIO In Driving IT's Success

    Forrester has assembled job descriptions for several roles within the Office of the CIO — the group of IT leaders who report to the CIO and provide services outside of applications and...

    • Downloads: 2591
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Financial Services Firm Uses Vendor Management To Reduce Costs

    Reducing vendor costs requires a strong vendor management function. The problem in many firms is that vendor management is fragmented, resulting in little consistency in the selection and management...

    • Downloads: 653
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Redesign IT Roles To Drive IT Cost Reduction

    Today's economy requires most IT organizations to reduce their costs. Ironically, the roles most essential to this process are also viewed as overhead. Several strategic roles, including...

    • Downloads: 1983
  • For CIO Professionals

    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 limited...

    • Downloads: 1977
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The State Of IT Governance And Sourcing In North American Enterprises

    Business Technographics North America

    IT spending in North American enterprises will remain constant at 4% to 5% of total company revenue. However, spending on new investments (versus ongoing operations and maintenance) increased from...

    • Downloads: 363