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.

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

    To Communicate EA's Value, Architects Must Relate It To Stakeholders' Goals

    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 immediate...

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    Report:Can EA Drive Business Innovation?

    Point/Counterpoint From Forrester's Enterprise Architecture Forum 2008

    In spite of the existence of many organizational barriers, enterprise architecture (EA) can successfully drive business innovation efforts. However, this must be done through close collaboration with...

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