Connecting penthouse and engine room
Many large enterprises are feeling pressure from digital disruptors who attack with brand-new business models and aren’t held back by legacy or infrastructure assets. Transforming successful enterprises that are built around traditional technology and organizational structures to compete in the digital world requires a direct connection between the penthouse, where the business strategy is set, and the engine room, where the enabling technology is implemented. I call this connection the Architect Elevator.
Spending five years as chief architect in a large enterprise transformation plus advising numerous CTOs ranging from unicorns to established enterprises taught me the challenges and rewards of changing an organization’s way of working. My book 37 Things One Architect Knows About IT Transformation documents my insights as light-hearted anecdotes with serious content.
Ride the Architect Elevator with me
Lastly, watch my Architect Elevator Talk from TNG’s BigTechDay to get the whole story in an action-packed 50 minutes!