Henry Peyret

Principal Analyst serving Enterprise Architecture PROFESSIONALS

Henry serves Enterprise Architecture (EA) Professionals. His research focuses on the concepts, techniques, and tools required to bring business agility within enterprises. He publishes research on key agility indicators and agile governance and applies these principles to change EA practices to help build a sustainable business agility. Business agility depends highly on the level of enterprise risk that decision-makers can take. He is also researching metadata management as a means to bring agility at the right cost for IT supporting business agility. His research addresses numerous changes to EA practices to support the digital business, the changes toward data governance 2.0, and the integration tooling landscape, particularly in the cloud.

Henry also researches values-driven customers, another potential next step for the age of the customer and how it will interact with companies' privacy concerns.

Previous Work Experience

Henry has done previous work on master data management, enterprise application integration, middleware, adapters, business activity monitoring, enterprise architecture tools, and open source and risks issues.

Henry came to Forrester through its acquisition of Giga Information Group and Giga's affiliation with GigaGroup. He brings more than 30 years of IT experience to his clients. Prior to joining GigaGroup, he was the technical director of Euriware, a French IT services company specializing in industrial IT and related technologies. In addition, Henry was involved as chief architect in strategic projects for large telecommunications, automotive, and marketplace customers.

At earlier stages of his career, he held various technical positions in a knowledge management company and at Alcatel.


Henry is the author or coauthor of many reference articles and books on IT architecture. He has a master's degree in IT from the ESIEE engineering school in Paris. He is fluent in French and English and is based in Paris.

Henry Peyret's Research

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Vendor Landscape: Integration-Platform-As-A-Service

    The need to integrate systems of engagement, the demand for greater agility, and execution in the cloud are driving the disruption of the integration landscape. Enterprise architecture (EA) prof...

    • Downloads: 142
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Brief: Business Services Must Be A Central Artifact For EA

    "Business services" is a much-used term within technology management to describe how technology components are assembled to provide an outcome. Unfortunately, everyone defines and documents busi...

    • Downloads: 135
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Cloud Platforms Will Turn Enterprise Architecture Inside Out

    Firms have adopted cloud services in an ad hoc fashion, driven by opportunity and expediency more than by strategy. Cloud use cases and the architectural decisions surrounding them are different...

    • Downloads: 251
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Designing Your EA Operating Model And Organization

    When firms initiate enterprise architecture (EA) programs — or, more commonly, when they relaunch unsuccessful ones — EA leaders must decide what resources they need and how to organ...

    • Downloads: 646
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: TechRadar™: Integration Technologies, Q2 2015

    Integration technologies are a middleware category of products to develop, maintain, and execute interfaces between applications and databases. The integration domain is a renewed hot topic for ...

    • Downloads: 390
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Architecture Management Suites, Q2 2011

    Forrester evaluated 10 of the leading enterprise architecture management suite (EAMS) vendors across 89 criteria and found that Mega International (Mega), Troux Technologies, Software AG, and al...

    • Downloads: 2410
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: The Forrester Wave™: Business Process Analysis, EA Tools, And IT Planning, Q1 2009

    In this second release of Forrester's assessment of enterprise architecture and business process analysis (BPA) tools, Forrester assessed nine leading vendors in a 93-criteria evaluation. We fou...

    • Downloads: 2647
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Tooling EA Road Maps

    Enterprise architects increasingly use road maps as essential graphics for technology planning and synchronizing business planning with technology strategy. With virtually no option other than t...

    • Downloads: 1758
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Use TOGAF 9 As Your Next EA Framework

    An enterprise architecture (EA) framework describes the deliverables an EA function should produce as well as how to create these deliverables. A framework helps EA leaders organize their effort...

    • Downloads: 1787
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Architecture Tools, Q2 2007

    Forrester evaluated leading enterprise architecture (EA) tools vendors across 120 criteria and found that Casewise, IDS Scheer, MEGA International, Proforma, and Telelogic confirmed their EA too...

    • Downloads: 1405
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