As Chief IT Architect at Allianz, Gregor Hohpe is responsible for driving the digital transformation of the Allianz IT. Gregor draws on 15 years’ experience in Silicon Valley and 5 years in Tokyo where he optimized mobile advertising and connected online and physical worlds for Google. He is widely known as a co-author of the seminal book Enterprise Integration Patterns and as a frequent speaker at conferences around the world. His accessible but technically accurate essays were republished in 97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know and The Best Software Writing. He is an active member of the IEEE Software editorial advisory board.