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About Paul Preiss

Paul Preiss is the CEO and Founder of the Iasa, one of the largest Enterprise and IT architect associations in the world. Through his time at Iasa, Paul has taken the association from a single user group in Austin Tx to an international organization with chapters in over 25 countries. Paul’s vision is a unified architecture profession with effective education, credentials and ethics which fully supports corporate strategy and delivery. He is a tireless advocate for the field and speaks on topics ranging form architecture ethics to best the best setup and structure for architecture teams. Paul has spoken at hundreds of events as well as held conferences and training for architects all over the world. He is an expert software and enterprise architect in practice and continues to work with companies on optimizing their technology strategy. Prior to developing Iasa, Paul was the chief architect for Dell Pan Asia where he helped to integrate the technology strategy across 14 countries. He also served as the chief architect for the Sears point of sale replacement in North America consisting of 2000 stores and thousands of suppliers as well as the chief architect for a digital asset management firm, Ancept.

An EA Guide to Digital Transformation

An enterprise architecture team has a tall order getting a digital transformation program off the ground. We met up with Gari Garcia, Enterprise Architect IAG GBS, to discuss. We covered a range of great topics including digital strategy formation and development, PMO integration, innovation management, execution and delivery as well as architecture team building.

Business Architecture Best Practices with Whynde Kuehn

I was fortunate enough to catch up with Whynde Kuehn, a major force in Business Architecture practice and professionalism. We discussed the state of the industry and tips and techniques for founding and running a business architecture practice. We also discussed ways IT and business architects can work better together, value management and digital transformation. It

Bang per Buck from Architecture

Keynote Abstract: As CTO of TomTom I believe architecture delivers great bang per buck (business return on invested effort). My challenge and your challenge is to get the politically powerful people in your organization to believe that too. This is not easy to achieve. It requires competencies that are not easy to develop. My advice to […]

A Day in Life of a Digital Leader

Paul Preiss is the CEO and Founder of Iasa Global, one of the largest Enterprise and IT architect associations in the world. Through his time at Iasa, Paul has taken the association from a single user group in Austin Tx to an international organization with chapters in over 25 countries. Paul’s vision is a unified architecture […]

Change and Digital Leadership

The world is at a cross-roads when it comes to technology leadership. And it is time for architects to fill out there place in the new digital age. For most of our history technology has settled into two primary groups; a) fun 'consumer' technology like phones and music players and TVs and Netflix and online

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ITARC Stockholm April 26

Join us for our 10th annual Stockholm ITARC- Politics for Architects. The conference will be carried out over two days with presentations, work-shops and training from some of the greatest minds in technology strategy and innovation. Other great elements to look forward to are peer to peer interaction and networking with unique insights on different

10 Steps to Getting Ahead of Business

Digital Strategy happens close to the customer. And before we go to far, when I say customer I am not talking about your IT customer. I am talking about the Customer, capital C. The one that spends their time and money with your business. Business units that are close to these people have the best […]

Driving a New Generation of Digital Leader at Iasa

One of the most important functions of a profession is to ensure that companies can hire the people they need to lead their organizations. In addition, a profession must help fulfill the requirements of future generations and prepare them for the jobs that will be available. This function is essential to the long term health