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Diego Lo Giudice

Vice President, Principal Analyst

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With Forrester since July 2005, Diego primarily contributes to and advises on Forrester's offerings for Application Development & Delivery Professionals. He partners with Forrester's global application leaders and is a leading expert on SDLC processes and practices, covering topics such as Agile development, Agile and Lean transformations, Agile development sourcing strategies and services, Agile testing practices and tools, DevOps, and software testing and quality, with a key focus on systems of engagement. Diego also covers software delivery metrics, artificial intelligence, and open source governance.

His 28 years of industry experience, in addition to application development, allow him to give expert advice on change management programs for optimizing the overall modern application delivery process, execute technology management assessments, review technology management strategies, and make comparisons. He also has experience in complex mission-critical project and client engagement management.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to joining Forrester, Diego held international management positions covering various roles, such as director consultant at Meta Group and head of Agile product development for advanced reuse methods and technologies at Quartersoft. He was also regional VP and director for consulting at Genesis/Iona, where he helped many clients transition to distributed applications. He also worked as an enterprise architect and project/product manager, participating in various pan-European projects. He started out as a software engineer, developing AI tools and early graphical user interface technologies at Olivetti.

Diego has also been very active in global open software standards consortia such as OMG, contributing to the early specifications of middleware standards such as CORBA and model-driven architecture. He has been a frequent speaker and panelist at many European conferences on software development.

Diego has published various research reports on open source, software reuse, semantic Web, and object technology, including the AI book Practical Experience in Building Expert Systems.

Education

Diego received a master's degree in computer science from Pisa University in Italy, and he specialized in artificial intelligence through on-site courses at Stanford University and SRI Palo Alto during a two-year working internship with Olivetti in the US.

With Forrester since July 2005, Diego primarily contributes to and advises on Forrester's offerings for Application Development & Delivery Professionals. He partners with Forrester's global application leaders and is a leading expert on SDLC processes and practices, covering topics such as Agile development, Agile and Lean transformations, Agile development sourcing strategies and services, Agile testing practices and tools, DevOps, and software testing and quality, with a key focus on systems of engagement. Diego also covers software delivery metrics, artificial intelligence, and open source governance.

His 28 years of industry experience, in addition to application development, allow him to give expert advice on change management programs for optimizing the overall modern application delivery process, execute technology management assessments, review technology management strategies, and make comparisons. He also has experience in complex mission-critical project and client engagement management.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to joining Forrester, Diego held international management positions covering various roles, such as director consultant at Meta Group and head of Agile product development for advanced reuse methods and technologies at Quartersoft. He was also regional VP and director for consulting at Genesis/Iona, where he helped many clients transition to distributed applications. He also worked as an enterprise architect and project/product manager, participating in various pan-European projects. He started out as a software engineer, developing AI tools and early graphical user interface technologies at Olivetti.

Diego has also been very active in global open software standards consortia such as OMG, contributing to the early specifications of middleware standards such as CORBA and model-driven architecture. He has been a frequent speaker and panelist at many European conferences on software development.

Diego has published various research reports on open source, software reuse, semantic Web, and object technology, including the AI book Practical Experience in Building Expert Systems.

Education

Diego received a master's degree in computer science from Pisa University in Italy, and he specialized in artificial intelligence through on-site courses at Stanford University and SRI Palo Alto during a two-year working internship with Olivetti in the US.

Diego Lo Giudice's Most Recent Research

Research

Now Tech: Continuous Automation And Testing Services Providers, Q1 2021

Forrester's Overview Of 43 Continuous Automation And Testing (CAT) Services Providers
February 23rd, 2021 | Diego Lo Giudice

You can use continuous automation and testing (CAT) services to move from manual to continuous testing, build or augment your testing capabilities, and...

5 min read
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The Forrester Tech Tide™: Continuous Software Delivery, Q1 2021

Tools And Technology: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook
February 12th, 2021 | Diego Lo Giudice , Christopher Condo

Continuous software delivery (CSD) is critical to firms' ability to win, serve, and retain customers. To accelerate their performance in CSD, companies...

18 min read
Research

Digital Transformation Requires Development Transformation

Vision: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook

Most IT organizations don't have the right operational models to develop and deliver great digital experiences. This report makes a case that digital and...

23 min read
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Organize Your App-Dev Teams With Agile And DevOps

Organization: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook
October 9th, 2020 | Diego Lo Giudice

Application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders are embracing modern application delivery practices and taking the steps they need to transform their...

12 min read
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We Must Address Testing In Low-Code Development

Start With Key Areas: Functional, Unit, And Component Testing

The role of low-code platforms is growing in application development. Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals are starting to use these...

6 min read