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Tuesday, April 28 • 1:00pm - 1:30pm
The Value of Architecture and Architects

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IT departments and architects are increasingly called on to drive real business value. Frequently architects work hard on delivering the design of a solution, details of an infrastructure, usage of information, and goals and capabilities of an enterprise. During this process, they use frameworks, appropriate tools, and patterns. However, the majority of software, solution, and enterprise architects are constantly challenged in industry to prove the value of architecture to business.

In this presentation, we review how architects can achieve value through both design decisions and strategic involvement. We will discuss the value contribution categories, or roles that architects can play, to make architecture and architects successful. I will focus on sharing techniques and lessons learned from being part of and managing large teams of architects. Ultimately these techniques will enable immediate and long-term impact as we wear the hats of Evangelist, Collaborator, Counselor, and Subject-Matter Expert.


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avatar for Shrikant Palkar

Shrikant Palkar

Director, Enterprise Architect, Costco Wholesale
In his role as enterprise architect, Shrikant Palkar develops strategies to support Costco’s business needs, focusing on application architecture, infrastructure, business process management, and IT process improvement. Shrikant has a passion for education and has taught in more than 20 institutes in three countries; he was a visiting scholar at Carnegie Mellon University and is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Washington in... Read More →
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Paul Preiss

Iasa Global
Paul Preiss is the CEO and founder of Iasa Global, the world’s largest IT architect association. Prior to Iasa, Paul was director of engineering and chief architect of a large digital asset management company and the chief architect at Dell Pan Asia, Japan. He has also worked on many large projects for DHL, Sears, IBM, and others. Through his experience with the architecture profession, Paul has provided insight into the workings of the... Read More →

Tuesday April 28, 2015 1:00pm - 1:30pm
3. Salon E

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