Distinguished Solution Architect, CGI
Eltjo R. Poort is a distinguished solution architect at CGI in the Netherlands, where he leads the architecture practice. In his 30-year career in the software industry, he’s fulfilled many engineering and project management roles. Previously, in the 1990s, he oversaw the implementation of the first SMS text messaging systems in the United States, and in the last decade, he produced various publications on improving architecting practices, including his PhD thesis. Eltjo is best known for his work on risk- and cost-driven architecture, a set of principles and practices for agile solution architecting, for which he received the Linda Northrop Software Architecture Award in 2016. His solution architecture blog can be found at Eltjopoort.nl. In his spare time, Eltjo plays the violin in Symfonieorkest Nijmegen. Eltjo is a member of IFIP Working Group 2.11 on Software Architecture.
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