David’s career spans 35 years of technology, business and change. Now as a senior management consultant specializing in change, value and outcomes, David is a recognized, experienced professional with strong leadership skills, noted for designing and building new teams, creativity and innovative thinking, passionate about business performance technology and people. An expert and proven track record in driving outcomes to achieve business and technology value for stakeholders across both change planning and execution.
Location: Bellevue, WA, USA (PST)
David has built multiple Architecture and Consulting teams including a WW team of Business Consultants and an Enterprise Architecture Centre of Excellence for Microsoft. These teams have always been focused on helping customers adopt the latest communication, social and collaboration technologies by working with business teams alongside IT. Working with personas & scenarios, capability and maturity frameworks, and a range of change management tools the teams were able to drive change for both process and unstructured work that can be planned, measured and aligned with business priorities. The interdependencies across people, culture, workplace and technology are highlighted, coordinated and managed to effect and accelerate successful change programs, supported by technology, to drive transformation and to realize benefits and holistic cost savings.
With 18 years at Microsoft, in numerous strategic and consulting roles, David has worked with both Public and Commercial organizations and has direct experience with Pharmaceuticals and large banks in Financial Services. Recently venturing into Facilities Management, David is developing cross-silo strategies for large organizations as the Workplace and approach to work evolves through co-working, virtual teams, remote workers and a new modern approach to workplace design.
Prior to Microsoft, David worked at the Union Bank of Switzerland in IT Strategy for five years, where he was involved in front office, settlement rationalisation and IT re-engineering programmes and before that at Acorn Computers, which became ARM.
During his career, David has built a reputation for understanding the impact and value of technology to business. Speaker topics that David can cover include Outcomes and Accelerating Change, the NEW New-World-of-Work, The End of the IT Department.
David has published articles on Business Value, the future of branch banking, the introduction of technology for Independent Financial Advisors and many years ago, the early use of satellite imagery to track ice-flows.
Capabilities: Executive Relationships, Enterprise Level Strategy Planning, Change Management, Governance, Coaching and Mentoring, Team Forming, Leadership and Benefit Measurement and Management. More at http://www.davidslight.com
Andy started his career in a world where mainframes ruled the earth, working on flight simulators for the US Navy. He was fortunate enough to experience mid-sized and micro-mini computers coming into existence, along with the evolution of TCP/IP, the Internet and cloud-based computing.
During the first octave of his career, Andy strived to gain IT experience in all industries, in as many use cases as possible, and to spend time in each field-based role available. He also worked in organizations as part of the IT staff in order to gain experience in that space.
In the early 2000s, Andy created the Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA) certification program for Microsoft and then joined the Enterprise Services team as role owner for the Architect and Consultant roles at Microsoft. In that position he established the Architect role with the HR team at Microsoft and created the career ladders for the role. He then started his current consultancy and also joined Paul Preiss at Iasa, and with the help of the Iasa Board of Education (BOE) created the certification and training programs currently used at Iasa.
Andy and Paul created and delivered the first versions of the Foundation courses and certification over a six week period and have worked with the community of Iasa architects to evolve the courses into what they are today.
Currently Andy works for Amazon on the AWS solution architecture team. At Amazon, he is delivering the AWS Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) and Cloud Adoption Methodology (CAM). In his spare time Andy focuses his efforts on a new approach to educating and introducing the next generation IT leaders into the workforce, and to bringing apprenticeship to IT.
Andy proudly achieved and holds the Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA) certification as well as the Iasa CITA-P certification. Andy is also the author of several books, courses and whitepapers covering a myriad of topics and has been a speaker at several international technical conferences. If you are in Seattle, consider reaching out as on any given Wednesday he and other architects try to get together to discuss the impossible, the improbable, and the unlikely.
Max’s career spans 28 years of science, technology, business and IT architecture. Max leads Enterprise Product Architecture across Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting Division. He defines its Technology Strategy as well as Enterprise Architecture governance of its software products across 16 business units on 5 continents. Prior positions included: Chief Software Architect at Sage and Enterprise Architect at Bank of America. Max is active in IT Architecture community. He has served for many years on Iasa Architect Education and Certification committees, and on Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA) steering board. Max is Iasa Fellow since 2009, holds MCA (2007) and CITA-P (2010) certifications, and served on multiple CITA-P and MCA boards. Max speaks 10 languages and is a world traveller. Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA (EST)
Max started working at Wolters Kluwer in 2010 as a Chief Enterprise Architect of its CCH US business unit. He has built an EA team from scratch there which tried to align BU’s technology strategy with business goals. His team also became responsible for defining the Cloud architecture of company’s flagship product suite, and then driving Scalability, Performance, High Availability architecture improvements its customer-facing Cloud applications. In this capacity, Max set up Enterprise Architecture governance, chaired Architecture Review Board, drove Technology due diligence of M&A projects and organized Software Architect training and education across the company.
Two years ago, his responsibilities expanded globally across the entire Wolters Kluwer T&A division with 16 business units on 5 continents. Besides driving adoption of EA processes and activities from US to the Global Division, he also started a Software Security Assurance program, whose goal is to dramatically improve security quality of company’s Cloud software products. He has created a dedicated SSA team within EA, armed with corresponding tools and experts, which in collaboration with product development teams drive security improvements in the software products.
Prior to Wolters Kluwer, Max worked at Strategic Architecture Management team in Small Business and Consumer Division of Bank of America, performing EA functions at the division level, then representing his division at Bank’s CoEs, as well as leading the architecture of its several strategic projects. On behalf of the Bank, Max participated in several industry technology advisory boards.
During his career, Max has built a reputation and expertise in Software and Enterprise Architecture. He has actively participated in definition of MCA certification requirements, as well as Iasa’s architect skillset and certification requirements. He has served as reviewer on dozens of certification boards and successfully mentored architects to achieve certifications. Max also regularly teaches Iasa’s Architecture courses internationally.
Max has published articles in scientific and IT magazines, and has a US patent on SSO technology. Speaker topics that Max can cover include Enterprise Product Architecture, Solutions Architecture, Software Security, High Availability, IT Architect Skillset, and Architectural Quality Attributes.
Capabilities: Business and Technology Alignment; Technology Strategy; Enterprise Product Architecture; Security Assurance; Architecture and Security review; Coaching, Mentoring, and Teaching Architects; Leadership and Change Management skills. More at https://www.linkedin.com/in/maxpoliashenko
In 25+ years of work experience, Mr. Vinu Jade, a practicing Enterprise Architect at jDruids presently, has held leadership roles including Technology Advisor, and Chief Architect & Technology Officer at Major Automotives in United States as well as India. He presently heads the IASA India Operations as its Chapter Lead and Ambassador. He is involved in Strategic directions to Banks and regulatory boards in APAC.
In recent past, he was Chief Enterprise Architect at Asia’s Largest Banks in China, and Malaysia. He has worked as Head of Corporate Technology Group, leading Enterprise Architecture, in Asia’s Largest IT Systems Integrator. He has worked an Advisor to CIO at South Africa’s Large transport Enterprise. He has experience in working in Telecommunication, Hospitality & Hi tech industries in a strategic role for driving IT organization.
He is an expert in providing corporate level practical Enterprise Architecture Orientation to large number of senior architects at major System Integrators, Banks and Automotive organizations in India, United States and APAC, adopting IASA Methodology and leading EA frameworks. He has been a part of Academic Advisory council for Computer & Software Architecture in universities in United States and India.
Highlights: Enterprise Architecture & Strategy, Business Transformation, Legacy Modernization, IoT / Mobile strategy and Business Process Modeling. He is focused on aligning IT Strategy Roadmap for Business value. He is an expert in Core Banking, Supply Chain, BigData Analytics and CRM domain modeling.
Vinu holds a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India in 1989, and Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering from Bangalore University, Bengaluru, 1984-85, India
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Mick is an experienced IT Architect having worked in IT for 20 years years since graduating with a Degree in Computer Applications from Dublin City University. A seasoned IT professional with a wealth of experience in the strategic selection, design and delivery of complex systems, he is a passionate exponent of the role Enterprise Architecture can play in delivering benefits to organizations through business and IT alignment.
Mick works for EirGrid, the Grid Operator in Ireland in a role encompassing Business, Technology and security Architecture. He has developed key corporate strategies around cloud and mobile computing and is currently working to enhance the security landscape of EirGrid.
Mick is leading the profession of IT Architecture in Ireland as president of IASA Ireland. With a growing team of senior IT professionals onboard, the Irish chapter of IASA is driving the IASA message in Europe with yearly conferences of international speakers, regular events and engagement with the architecture community.
Mick has developed proven strategic, business engagement and technical skills throughout his career include delivering an onsite warning system to monitor high precision machines for a Swiss tooling company, delivery of the innovative EirGrid Winter Peak Demand Reduction Scheme cloud application and the design of the award winning EirGrid iPhone application.
Along with well-developed leadership, communication and planning skills, he has displayed strong strategic and innovation skills in the selection and integration of cornerstone technical solutions involving enterprise file sharing and mobile device management. Mick’s enthusiasm for technology is supplemented by qualifications in Enterprise Architecture (TOFAF 9.1, IASA), IT Strategy (IMI Diploma in Cloud Strategy), ITIL and Prince2.
Gar Mac Críosta is Chief Adventurer and Founder of Business Model Adventures (www.businessmodeladventures.com). Over the past 18 years, he has facilitated over a hundred workshops with C-level executives, senior managers, technology leaders and executives in areas of business model innovation, digital strategy, architecture and organizational effectiveness (lean/agile) across a variety of industries. His work as a digital architect, instructor and speaker has taken him around the world.
Gar Mac Críosta is a certified architect professional (IASA CITAP), a Fellow of the Irish Computer Society. Gar serves on the board of the Irish Computer Society and the Board of Iasa Global. Gar is active in the development of Open Data Ireland and Code for Ireland.
Location: Dublin, Ireland (GMT)
Gar has a track record of delivering complex change programs, successfully leading people, navigating complex political environments and delivering value for money. Gar brings a wealth of experience with him with specific expertise in the public sector arena. Gar now works closely with leadership teams helping them to develop strategy & innovate with digital technologies. As an IVI Senior Advisor Gar work with organizations across a broad range of industries to help them understand their capability and to develop improvement and breakthrough programs. In addition Gar has founded several tech startups bring to life his desire for desire for innovation & disruption in everything. Gar continues his search for ways to hack the enterprise, tame complexity and surf extreme changes.
Gar was one of the first 25 architects in the world to attain the CITA-P Iasa’s premiere Professional Architect Certification in 2010. As a certified Iasa instructor Gar has delivered and developed architect education programs internationally to a wide audience.
Gar sits on the Board of the Irish Computer Society (ICS) as Iasa’s representative with a focus on Architect professionalization in Ireland & Europe. Gar represents Iasa in a number of industry forums including; Open Data Ireland, Open Government Partnership and since it’s launch in December 2013 Code for Ireland. In all cases his goal is to support these initiatives that will fulfil his desire to live in a digitally enabled society.
Gar is currently working on CODA (Customer Outcome Driven Architectures) or as he describes it Keyhole Surgery for the Enterprise. A constant search for new and better ways of adapting and learning have always been features of Gar’s practice.
Gar has published articles and delivered keynotes on Strategy, Business Architecture, Lean Change & Complexity.
Capabilities: Enterprise Architecture, Building Teams, Exploring Complex Problems, Enterprise Level Strategy Planning, Lean Change Management, Governance, Coaching and Mentoring, Leadership and Benefit Assessment and Management.