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.

Education

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

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12 results in Reports

  • Gene Leganza
  • Application Development
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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

    An Empowered Report: High-Impact Technologies That You Should Track

    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: 6890
  • 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 what...

    • Downloads: 7663
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Forrester's Data Management Reference Architecture

    Align Data Management Roles To Create Stronger Business Value

    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: 3159
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The State Of Enterprise Architecture 2010: Organization, Priorities, And Support

    The EA team of 2009 reports high into the IT organization (either to the CIO or senior planning roles beneath the CIO), has broad acceptance and support, and spends about half its time on strategic...

    • Downloads: 1894
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:EA Pros: Must-Read Research In An Economic Downturn

    Economists are debating the length and depth of the economic impact of the credit crunch and the October market meltdown. What can enterprise architects do to survive or — dare we think it...

    • Downloads: 1464
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Five Trends That Will Shape The EA Profession In 2008

    In 2008, enterprise architects will find themselves at the center of a struggle to change their organizations into significantly more agile enterprises. As solution delivery morphs from traditional...

    • Downloads: 1099
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Let The Adjacent Possible Guide Your Information Strategy

    Strategic Plan: The Information Strategy And Architecture Playbook

    A new era of information agility is upon us that carries opportunities similar to that of the dot-com boom. But these opportunities depend upon an organization's ability to optimize internal...

    • Downloads: 871
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:EA Governance Provides Traction

    Ensuring That Plans And Road Maps Turn Into Reality

    Enterprise architecture (EA) governance links EA plans to IT action, ensuring that IT planning, project portfolio management, and project execution align with enterprise goals. Two major approaches...

    • Downloads: 545
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Logistics Company Aligns The Application Portfolio With Business Strategy

    A logistics company had grown through acquisition, and due to a narrow enterprise architecture (EA) focus, weak governance, and troublesome politics, its former EA practice was largely ineffective....

    • Downloads: 496
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Freescale Semiconductor Uses Data Services To Analyze Real-Time Data

    Advances in technology that enable real-time data integration and analysis raise the bar for organizations' in-house information management capabilities, but they can provide significant advances in...

    • Downloads: 347
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Information And Data Architecture Initiatives Are On The Rise

    Only half of the 157 respondents in Forrester's first enterprise architecture (EA) home page poll say that they have had a formal information or data architecture program in place for more than two...

    • Downloads: 286
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Delivering Enterprise Information Architecture One Project At A Time

      This toolkit provides general guidance for using business-capability-specific information architecture definitions and associated information architecture road maps to define the projects...

    • Downloads: 72