Gartner Expert

Philip Allega

VP Analyst

Philip Allega is an analyst, developing research on the role of enterprise architecture (EA) and technology innovation leaders. In 2020, Mr. Allega is delivering research on the forces which are bringing clarity to the role and discipline of EA versus other interpretations of what "architecture" means in the marketplace. The actual value proposition for those who engage the discipline will be clear for both practitioners and consumers of the EA discipline. Strategic casting, innovation, planning, incubator guidance, delivery support, operational assessment, and tech debt management are but a few of the key areas the EA role and discipline will set out clearly in the coming years.

He is the 2020 global chair for Gartner's Enterprise Architecture & Technology Innovation Summits. He is frequently called upon to teach, coach, and critique business and IT leadership concerning EA, technology innovation, cost management, resource allocation, people development, time, financial and risk management. Typical industry discussions include government, financial services, manufacturing, CPG, and retail. Past roles at Gartner included numerous conference chair roles, assigned coach to named accounts, agenda manager of research, and team manager of analysts.

He has worked in EA for 30 years. He is a Freeman of the City of London and a Liveryman in the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists, a City of London livery company.

Previous experience

Mr. Allega has more than 30 years of IT experience in industries as diverse as financial services, consumer products, retail, government and utilities. The first third of his career was spent inside IT organizations, where he did things as diverse management of retail software development for insurance and real-estate professionals, assisting a startup venture that led to a public offering, and serving as director of technology planning for Taco Bell, then a division of PepsiCo. He consulted with small and midsize businesses before joining META Group's Enterprise Architecture Strategies team in November 1998. He joined Gartner as part of the acquisition of META Group in April 2005. He has held direct P&L and cost center manager control as part of his managerial experience. He has also held direct responsibility of up to 65 IT professionals. He has advised and supported organizations with upward of 50,000 IT employees.

Professional background

Taco Bell (then, a PepsiCo Division - today, YUM!)

Director, Technology Planning

Plaza Home Mortgage (now Bank of America)

Assistant Vice President, MIS

Century 21 Real Estate (was MetLife, now Realogy)

Project Leader

Areas of coverage

Enterprise Architecture and Technology Innovation Leaders

Enterprise Architecture

Education

M.B.A., University of California, Irvine

B.S., cum laude, Business Management, University of Phoenix

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1How do I develop and use roadmaps, portfolio management, and other models to engage decision makers?

2How do I architect for industry disruptions, Brexit, cost optimization and innovation?

3How do I help leadership teams take on board technology disruptions and digital business with EA?

4If I'm already successful at EA, what do I do next?

5How do I make governance and assurance actually work?