4–7 Nov 2019
Gregor Hohpe

Gregor Hohpe
Advisor, ArchitectElevator.com


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.


9:00 - 17:00 Monday, 4 November & Tuesday, 5 November
Location: M8
Gregor Hohpe (ArchitectElevator.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
As the digital economy changes the rules for enterprises, the role of architects also changes. You must connect the penthouse, where the business strategy is set, with the engine room, where the enabling technologies are implemented. Gregor Hohpe explains why making this connection by going from floor to floor won’t work. Architects bypass existing structures by taking the architect elevator. Read more.
Location: M8
15:0015:45 Wednesday, 6 November 2019
Location: M4/M5
Secondary topics:  Overview
Gregor Hohpe (ArchitectElevator.com)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 5 ratings)
Organizations these days try many things to move faster, from adopting lean and DevOps approaches to moving to the cloud to working weekends. Many organizations realize that increasing velocity is about more than just moving a bit faster. Gregor Hohpe explores the fundamentally different mind-set it takes—one that looks at the first derivative. Read more.
15:5516:40 Wednesday, 6 November 2019
Location: Hall A5
Secondary topics:  Best Practice
Gregor Hohpe (ArchitectElevator.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.29, 7 ratings)
Architects in the enterprise are often seen as ivory-tower residents far detached from reality. Large-scale IT transformation across hundreds or thousands of applications and processes puts a whole different, and much more exciting, spin on enterprise architecture. Gregor Hohpe takes you on a serious but light-hearted tour of the role of enterprise architects in modern IT organizations. Read more.
  • AXA
  • Contentful
  • Datadog
  • HERE Technologies
  • QAware
  • SIG
  • Zara Tech
  • GitLab
  • NearForm
  • WhiteSource
  • Cloud Native Computing Foundation

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