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Gene Leganza

VP, Research Director Serving Enterprise Architecture Professionals

Gene leads a team of analysts that provides research and advisory services that address the needs of Customer Insights and Enterprise Architecture professionals. His team focuses on data management and governance strategies and technologies, as well as building and optimizing the insights-driven enterprise.

Previously, Gene was a senior analyst on the Enterprise Architecture team, focusing on information strategy and architecture with a particular concentration on the insights-driven cultures and their impact on business processes, organizational structures, and technology strategy. He continues to help clients address their information strategy needs and navigate the data management technology and services landscape.

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.

Education

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

Gene Leganza

VP, Research Director Serving Enterprise Architecture Professionals

Gene leads a team of analysts that provides research and advisory services that address the needs of Customer Insights and Enterprise Architecture professionals. His team focuses on data management and governance strategies and technologies, as well as building and optimizing the insights-driven enterprise.

Previously, Gene was a senior analyst on the Enterprise Architecture team, focusing on information strategy and architecture with a particular concentration on the insights-driven cultures and their impact on business processes, organizational structures, and technology strategy. He continues to help clients address their information strategy needs and navigate the data management technology and services landscape.

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.

Education

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

Gene Leganza's Research

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: Eliminate Confusion In Data Management Roles And Responsibilities

    Organization: The Data Management Playbook

    January 26, 2017 Gene Leganza

    As enterprise architecture (EA) leaders prioritize data capabilities, they're looking broadly at how data management (DM) resources are spread across the organization. Where can they consolidate their scattered resources? What's the right resource model to meet the business demand for improved access to data and insights? This report provides a framework to understand how DM capabilities map to your organizational resources. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy. We are now updating it to include our most recent research data on DM organizations.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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

    Road Map: The Information Strategy And Architecture Playbook

    December 29, 2016 Gene Leganza

    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. This report explains how to design a road map for your information strategy that will clearly show the impact on business outcomes while laying out the interdependent people-, process-, and technology-related activities needed to make it all happen. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy. We are now updating it to include our latest thinking on information strategy.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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

    Continuous Improvement: The Information Strategy And Architecture Playbook

    December 16, 2016 Gene Leganza

    How effective is your information strategy? You can't answer that question without comprehensive assessment and key performance indicators (KPIs) that specifically target your information capabilities. This report integrates with Forrester's framework for a capability-based performance management program to track the success of an information strategy. The approach creates metrics linked to business outcomes in enterprise architecture professionals' strategies. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: Align Your Information-Related Roles And Processes With Your Business Goals

    Organization: The Information Strategy And Architecture Playbook

    December 15, 2016 Gene Leganza

    Amid the noise and clamor surrounding big data, and as self-service for business information (BI) and analytics becomes a reality, a major change is happening behind the scenes. Schema-on-read-based data exploration is key to removing the expertise bottleneck that has plagued data warehouses (DWs) and centralized BI efforts since DWs began. These tech-driven changes also mean profound disruption to roles like information architect and data manager. This report helps guide enterprise architects through these changes and prepare for a data-driven future. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: Let The Adjacent Possible Guide Your Information Strategy

    Strategic Plan: The Information Strategy And Architecture Playbook

    December 13, 2016 Gene Leganza

    A new era of information agility is upon us — but many organizations have immature data management capabilities and are not in a position to jump on the newfound craving for analytics-driven insights. This report shows enterprise architects how to build a strategy to evolve their information management capabilities and define improvements to their information architecture, information management technology, and information-related organizational structures and processes to attain specific business goals. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

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