4–7 Nov 2019
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Enterprise architecture: Architecting the enterprise?

Gregor Hohpe (ArchitectElevator.com)
15:5516:40 Wednesday, 6 November 2019
Location: Hall A5
Secondary topics:  Best Practice
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Who is this presentation for?

  • Architects




Architects in the enterprise are often regarded as ivory-tower residents who bestow their utopian plans upon project teams in the form of colorful diagrams that bear little to no resemblance to reality. The most suspicious in this group are often the “enterprise architects” who are perceived as being furthest from actual technical problems.

Gregor Hohpe takes you on a serious but light-hearted tour of the role of enterprise architects in modern IT organizations. Large-scale IT operation and transformation require transparency across hundreds or thousands of applications running on all sorts of middleware in data centers around the globe. The very enterprise architects are likely the only ones who stand a chance to bring transparency into such an environment and who can direct IT investments in the hundreds of millions of euros toward modernization and run-cost reduction. This sounds a lot more exciting and valuable than drawing pictures.

What you'll learn

  • Understand the role of enterprise architecture and the enterprise architecture value chain
  • Learn to think like an enterprise architect
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Gregor Hohpe


Gregor Hohpe advises CTOs and technology leaders in the transformation of their organization and IT infrastructure. Riding the architect elevator from the engine room to the penthouse, he connects corporate strategy with technical implementation by making complex topics engaging and approachable without compromising technical accuracy. Gregor is a Singapore Government Smart Nation Fellow and held positions as technical director at Google Cloud’s Office of the CTO and chief architect at Allianz, one of world’s largest insurance companies. Having established accelerated innovation and complexity and cost reduction as architecture goals, he oversaw a global data center consolidation and deployed the first on-premises cloud and software delivery platform. He’s a coauthor of the seminal book Enterprise Integration Patterns, which is widely cited as the reference vocabulary for asynchronous messaging solutions. His book 37 Things One Architect Knows about IT Transformation tells stories from the trenches of IT transformation, while his articles have been featured in Best Software Writing by Joel Spolsky and 97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know. He’s an active member of the IEEE Software advisory board.

  • AXA
  • Contentful
  • Datadog
  • HERE Technologies
  • QAware
  • SIG
  • Zara Tech
  • GitLab
  • NearForm
  • WhiteSource
  • Cloud Native Computing Foundation

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