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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  • Gene Leganza
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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Information Strategies Move Center Stage

    Vision: The Information Strategy And Architecture Playbook

    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 importance of...

    • Downloads: 669
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Eliminate Confusion In Data Management Roles And Responsibilities

    Organization: The Data Management Playbook

    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...

    • Downloads: 695
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2015: The Data Economy Goes Mainstream

    CIOs Will Race To Unlock Marketable Data Insights

    The data economy — the market system of buyers and sellers exchanging data to create insights and value — will dramatically expand in 2015. New data sources and new data analytics tools...

    • Downloads: 259
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:It's Time To Take Your Data To Market

    Your Data May Have Tremendous Commercial Potential

    Data is exploding — some statistics claim 90% of the world's data has been generated in the past two years. This environment has resulted in companies starting to examine the commercial...

    • Downloads: 254
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Integrated BA And IA Artifacts Are Valuable — And Hard To Find

    Forrester's survey data shows that both business and information architecture practices are currently far less mature than enterprise architecture (EA) teams' technology and application architecture...

    • Downloads: 378
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Metadata Architecture — EA's Key Contribution To The Industrialization Of IT

    Business pressures have forced IT management to begin applying formal management disciplines to the delivery of IT services. In the past decade we have seen the rise of portfolio and project...

    • Downloads: 1346
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:EAs Are Seeing The Beginning Of Cloud's Impact On IT

    Cloud-based IT deployments are accelerating what Forrester refers to as the IT-to-BT transition: Business leaders have an increased interest in technology to enhance business capabilities, but they...

    • Downloads: 709