Alex Cullen

Vice President, Research Director serving Enterprise Architecture PROFESSIONALS

Alex serves Enterprise Architecture (EA) Professionals. He is a leading expert on IT planning and strategy, governance, enterprise architecture value, and enterprise architecture practices. Alex leads the team responsible for research and advisory services that address the needs, priorities, and concerns of EA Professionals and IT strategists.

Previous Work Experience

Alex joined Forrester in 2005 as a principal analyst, providing clients with insights in the areas of IT strategy and planning, architecture, and process improvement. Prior to joining Forrester, Alex was the director of enterprise architecture and IT process improvement with John Hancock Financial Services. His experience prior to John Hancock includes working with Fortune 500 companies on technology strategy and planning and with various high-tech firms in product management and strategy. Prior to Forrester, Alex published many articles and spoke at conferences on technology strategy, IT planning, and architecture.


Alex holds a B.A. in fine arts from the University of New Hampshire. He has also participated in and lectured at various executive training programs.

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  • Alex Cullen
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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The State Of EA 2015: Some Transformation, But Too Much Business-As-Usual

    The history of enterprise architecture (EA) is of a discipline gradually evolving through better defined methodologies, clarified roles, and increasing scope. We see this gradual evolution, with real...

    • Downloads: 239
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Brief: Venture Capital Inflow To PPM Vendors Indicates Market Growth

    New Investment Means New Opportunities For Companies To Bring Visibility To Planning And Execution

    In 2013 and 2014, three project portfolio management (PPM) vendors, Planview, AtTask, and Changepoint, as well as task management (TM) vendor Wrike announced they were taking on investment from...

    • Downloads: 224
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:BT 2020: IT's Future In The Empowered Era

    An Empowered Report: Sweeping Changes In The Business Landscape Will Topple The IT Status Quo

    Over the next 10 years, three sets of forces will change the relationship of business, technology, and the IT organization. Technologies that are increasingly easy to acquire and use will empower...

    • Downloads: 2901
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The State Of Enterprise Architecture 2010: Drivers, Initiatives, And Technology Priorities

    Enterprise architecture (EA) priorities for 2010 show a continued focus on helping IT reduce costs and get applications out on time and on budget. For the longer term, however, EA will look to enable...

    • Downloads: 1695
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:EA Can Facilitate IT Cost Transparency

    IT is directly tied to most businesses' products and services, but in most cases 100% of IT's cost is allocated to the general and administrative (G&A) portions of the business' financial reports....

    • Downloads: 520
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:CIOs: Must-Read Research In Economic Downturns

    The signs all point to an economic recession having started in 2008 and continuing into 2009, although there is no useful consensus on how long or how deep this recession will be. CEOs, CFOs, and...

    • Downloads: 2199
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Measuring The Effectiveness Of Your PMO

    Program management offices (PMOs) are too frequently viewed as IT management overhead, especially when they focus on portfolio governance and oversight, rather than management of individual projects....

    • Downloads: 1285
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Adjusting Your Project Portfolio For A Tough Economy

    Given the current economic turbulence, the CIO and his or her staff must work with their business counterparts to revisit and revise their portfolio of projects. Necessity may dictate tough decisions...

    • Downloads: 903
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:CIOs: Are You Ready For Business Mobility?

    In order to keep pace with the growth of business mobility without falling prey to its potential risks, IT must be able to efficiently address complex issues ranging from service provisioning, device...

    • Downloads: 534
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:CIOs Should Assess What HP+EDS Means For Their IT Services Strategy

    On May 13, HP announced its planned acquisition of EDS. While this is important news to the technology industry and a cause for questioning by current customers of EDS, it should be understood as...

    • Downloads: 403
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Budget Adjustments For CIOs In Lean Economic Times

    What To Cut And What Not To Cut When The Budget Ax Must Fall

    CIOs have faced lean economic times with regularity over the past four decades, and they will inevitably face lean times again — it isn't a question of whether they will happen but when....

    • Downloads: 922
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Managing IT When Times Get Tough

    Proactive CIOs Will Help Firms Amid Economic Uncertainties

    Macroeconomic conditions, whether they are downturns or boom times, broadly shape the CIO's job, but the firm's own context drives action. The reality is that any business at any time may need to...

    • Downloads: 1615
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Comparing Your IT Shop To Others

    Benchmark The Right Way To Gain Useful Insights

    CIOs should strive to improve organization effectiveness and value. One popular way to focus on IT performance improvement is to compare an IT organization's performance to other firms through...

    • Downloads: 729