Hold the Date! – George Paras Keynote at Denver IASA ITARC on May 6, 2010

In a keynote presentation at the upcoming IASA ITARC Denver Event I will be discussing  the leadership challenges that many current and aspiring IT leaders face in their organizations, and how they can overcome those challenges by applying selected enterprise architecture concepts to their decision-making framework.  Not surprisingly, I advocate moving EA “upstream” within the management structure and expanding the context to make it more relevant to the business.   Doing so isn’t easy.  It requires a combination of skills in leadership, process integration within the Office of the CIO, and appropriate content in business and information architecture.   In this session attendees will learn how to get started on this journey.

If you are in Denver and plan to attend, please let us know.  We’ll be available to discuss  ideas with any organization interested in expanding the scope and reach of their EA practice into business-oriented EA.

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.