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.

Gene Leganza's Research

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Create KPIs That Show The Effectiveness Of Your Information Strategy

    How effective is your information strategy? You can't answer that question without a comprehensive assessment process and key performance indicator (KPI) reporting mechanism that specifically ta...

    • Downloads: 963
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Treat Information As A Strategic Asset

    Business cases to fund information capabilities have traditionally characterized data problems in ways that elicit little more than yawns from business executives. But a new era of information a...

    • Downloads: 1326
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Map Your Way To Your Information Strategy's Business Outcomes

    One of the most difficult aspects of an information architecture (IA) practice is engaging stakeholders to buy into your strategy and contribute to your architecture development. The architect's...

    • Downloads: 1030
  • For CIOs

    Report: Top Performers Appoint Chief Data Officers

    There's a new kid in town, and it's the chief data officer (CDO). The new position arose from a growing awareness of the value of data and recognition of an inability to take advantage of the op...

    • Downloads: 325
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: An Interview With The 2014 Turing Award Winner: Dr. Michael Stonebraker

    The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) honors individuals for "major contributions of lasting importance to computing" with its annual A.M. Turing Award, sometimes referred to as "the Nob...

    • Downloads: 80
  • 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: 6918
  • 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: 7699
  • 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: 3226
  • 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: 2483
  • 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: 2869
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