Gene Leganza

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving Enterprise Architecture PROFESSIONALS

Gene provides research and advisory services that address the needs of Enterprise Architecture Professionals. His research focuses on information strategy and architecture with a particular concentration on the data economy and its impact on business processes, organizational structures, and technology strategy. He also provides research on data service providers as partners in improving information capabilities.

Previous Work Experience

Gene has more than 30 years of IT experience, including enterprise architecture planning, infrastructure architecture, IT management, performance management, capacity planning, product strategy, and application development. Gene came to Forrester through its acquisition of Giga Information Group. Prior to joining Giga, he was director of infrastructure architecture and capacity planning at John Hancock Financial Services in Boston. Previously, he held senior IT positions at First Data Corporation and Fidelity Investments and development and marketing management positions at leading software firms.

He has published dozens of papers on various topics and has spoken at a variety of conferences in the US and abroad.


Gene earned a B.A. in psychology and music from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.

Research Coverage

Gene Leganza's Research

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Focus Your Information Strategy On Business Impact

    Enterprise architecture (EA) professionals face the challenge of satisfying business execs' growing hunger for data in the face of historically immature information management practices. The inf...

    • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

      Report: Drive Information Strategy Performance Management With Capability Models

      As capability maps become the prevailing form for modeling business architectures, capability-based planning has become an effective practice to map organizations' general path forward. Performa...

      • Downloads: 716
    • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

      Report: Information Strategies Move Center Stage

      The flood of information coming from widespread digitization has created new opportunities and risks that business executives can't ignore. Forrester is seeing a dramatic uptick in the importanc...

      • Downloads: 698
    • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

      Report: A Framework For Information Management And Consumption Technology

      Enterprise architects carry the heavy responsibility of planning for elaborate implementations of complex technology. They must weigh the implications of the plans for all of the related archite...

      • Downloads: 1547
    • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

      Report: Big Data Architectures Force An Overhaul Of Roles And Responsibilities

      Business intelligence (BI) and analytics investments are not sustaining expected returns, but business decision-makers can expect evolving data management and analytics technology, married to ap...

      • Downloads: 176
    • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

      Report: The Top 15 Technology Trends EA Should Watch: 2011 To 2013

      Forrester began summarizing technology trends last year to help enterprise architects create their organizations' technology watch lists. For this year's list of top trends, we've used the same ...

      • Downloads: 6896
    • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

      Report: Topic Overview: Information Architecture

      Information architecture (IA) is a cornerstone of enterprise architecture (EA), but 43% of the architects we surveyed either have not yet addressed this domain or have only begun to implement wh...

      • Downloads: 7671
    • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

      Report: Forrester's Data Management Reference Architecture

      The continuing explosion in data volume, increasing numbers of business users, growing data complexity, compliance requirements, need to support global operations, and growing need for real-time...

      • Downloads: 3171
    • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

      Report: Enterprise Architecture? What's In It For Me?

      Enterprise architects know that their EA programs provide significant value to their organizations. But communicating EA's value is challenging: As a strategic activity, it doesn't have the imme...

      • Downloads: 2470
    • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

      Report: Topic Overview: Enterprise Architecture

      As business technology (BT) becomes integral to organizations' focus on growth, innovation, and flexibility, IT organizations are turning to enterprise architecture (EA) to best advance objectiv...

      • Downloads: 2861
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