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IASA “IT Architect Regional Conference” in Austin – George Paras Presenting

“Enterprise Architecture (EA) is an immature discipline and possibly getting even more immature.  As the scope of EA extends beyond the areas that IT-centric efforts are prepared for (data, app, infrastructure), the competency, credibility and effectiveness of an EA team may decrease.  However, there are a variety of ways to increase these characteristics for EA teams, regardless of the stage of maturity in which you may find yourself. ”

That is the theme of a presentation, entitled “EA Profession: What’s Changing and What’s Not?”,  I will deliver at the upcoming IASA ITARC event in Austin on Thursday, February 4.   The discussion will feature a lively discussion about my assessment on the state of the EA profession, what I see going on in the industry that helps and hinders the evolution of the EA profession, and what else to expect in the future.

If you are in Austin and plan to attend, please let me know.  I’m always interested in talking with other enterprise architects, those that aspire to the role, and IT Leaders interested in having an EA function in their organization.   There will be plenty of opportunities for discussion and Q&A, including at an evening reception.

The International Association of Software Architects (IASA) is the premier association focused on the architecture profession through the advancement of best practices and education while delivering programs and services to IT architects of all levels around the world.  The IT Architect Regional Conference is the first event in Minnesota to address the pressing needs of IT architects today. There are 12 seminars and two tracks separated by specialty: Enterprise and Fundamentals. Architects of all levels can take their skills to the next level.

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