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.

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  • Henry Peyret
  • Past 12 months
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Brief: Build An Ecosystem Architecture For Digital Business

    Ecosystem Architecture Models Bring More Visibility To Internal And External Stakeholders

    Digital businesses operate in multiple ecosystems of value — their customers' and their own. Executives developing digital business strategies must understand the participants and relationships...

    • Downloads: 173
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Vendor Landscape: Data Governance Stewardship Applications

    Data Governance 2.0 Triggers A New Application Category

    In 2013, Forrester identified an emerging market of data stewardship tools to give data stewards and governance teams a workbench to support data management and data governance. While workflows,...

    • Downloads: 95
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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

    For Now, Most Enterprises Will Need To Make A Tactical Choice

    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)...

    • Downloads: 224
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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

    Use Business Service Reference Models To Support Digital Transformation

    "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 business...

    • Downloads: 173
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Cloud Platforms Will Turn Enterprise Architecture Inside Out

    Enterprise Architects Need New Practices, And Changes To Existing Ones, For The Digital Business Era

    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 from...

    • Downloads: 328
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Designing Your EA Operating Model And Organization

    Organization: The EA Practice Playbook

    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 organize...

    • Downloads: 685
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™: Integration Technologies, Q2 2015

    The Range Of Integration Technologies Is Diversifying

    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: 467
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Brief: The "Systems Of X" Concept Drives Architecture Zoning

    Systems Of Engagement, The First Use Case Requiring A Different Architecture Practice, Will Be Followed By Many More

    At large enterprises, enterprise architecture (EA) leaders and their sponsors too often strive for "one EA": a single approach to the standardization, governance, and guiding principles of enterprise...

    • Downloads: 186
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Architecture Service Providers, Q1 2015

    The 10 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 25-criteria evaluation of enterprise architecture (EA) service providers, we identified the 10 most significant service providers — Capgemini, Cognizant, Deloitte, EY, HCL...

    • Downloads: 445
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Data Governance Equals Business Opportunity. No, Really

    Forrester clients describe their data governance work as long on effort but limited in success. Clients describe an inability to sustain data governance beyond a project or to show its business...

    • Downloads: 935
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Age Of The Customer Is Shaking Up Integration Technologies And Practices

    It's Time To Renew Your Integration Strategy And Architecture

    Application integration, the replication of operational data and data warehouses, and integration between trading partners all have a long history. While firms have established practices to achieve...

    • Downloads: 294
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Brief: Data Stewardship Workbenches Instrument Data Value

    Valuing Data Helps To Drive More Effective Data Governance

    Data governance is hot. Despite the uncertainty around what data governance should cover, enterprise architecture (EA) professionals are recognizing that the practice is mandatory to succeed in the...

    • Downloads: 119
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Enterprise Architecture Services 2014

    Navigating A Confusing EA Service Providers Landscape

    Digital business transformation is increasing the demands on enterprise architecture programs. The need to respond to this demand, but not through permanent hiring, is leading some enterprise...

    • Downloads: 219