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Puget Sound Chapter

This Iasa community is open to any individual with a desire to learn about IT Architecture and connect within the individuals profession. Membership in your local community entitles you to:

  • Discounts for monthly meetings
  • Discounts on full-day educational or training events
  • Local networking opportunities
  • Professional development and leadership opportunities
  • Access to the private community web portal


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The Technologist’s Dilemma – Re-Thinking Growth and Innovation…

June 26, 2014

Speaker: Todd Ray

Main Topic Takeaways: 

How architects can help develop "innovation" capabilities in there respective organizations through:Business contextInnovation todayinnovation mandate

To view the presentation slide click HERE 



Again Thank you to our Event Sponsor Blue Rooster. 


Seattle Chapter: Zookeepers Guide Through Architectural Frameworks 

May 29, 2013

Speaker: Miha Kralj


We saw many frameworks and methodologies come and go through evolution of architectural profession, up to the point of questioning why we need any of them. This will be a very subjective review of frameworks that architects use (or used to use) to define structure, ontology, process or governance in their architectural work, followed by observed trends in methodologies and frameworks. Speaker Presentation

Your Career and Linkedin...the Vision and Technology for Career Mobility

April 30, 2014

Speakers: Tobi Lytle, Teresa Dahl and David Waldrop

Main Topic Takeaways

Remember to add your current Company to your List of Emails (located in you Settings Menu under Add Change Email). Let your company email address remain in your email forever. Create a Custom LinkedIn URL. List your URL in your: email signature, business cards, and resumes) View profiles of recruiters of your target companies. They will notice you looked at them. Notice the Groups listed in Recruiters and Hiring Managers profiles. What does this tell you? Remember all activity on LinkedIn goes toward your A.I. profile. Recruiter Pro members can see what you are viewing, searching, and saying on LinkedIn. Manage your state of mind, develop resiliency, optimism, passion and curiosity Research individuals who are employed in roles similar to your targeted role. Review their Profiles for language that can be useful, Groups to join, opportunities for informational/'not' networking meetings Ensure that your linkedIn profile aligns with your resume submitted for a role, while adding more personalization. Recommendations are valuable when provided by senior individuals/managers, not just peers; consider providing your recommenders with points you'd like highlighted, given your career target. Develop a relationship with Recruiters in your target companies, asking for their advice. Link to Video

Speaker Handouts:

Build.Optimize.Linkedin.Profile.4.2014 (1).docx

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Ramesh Ganesh- Chapter President

Ramesh is the Director of IT enterprise architecture at Starbucks Coffee Company, Seattle. Prior to Starbucks, Ramesh had worked at Nike (1996-98) and MCI. Ramesh is accomplishedSenior IT Architecture leader with outstanding record of achievements in retail and distributions business. He is an innovative, results-oriented management professional with over 20 years of visible experience providing leading edge technological solutions.


Extensive qualification in all aspects of architecture, development and implementation of enterprise-level ERP/EAI/Custom applications and Infrastructure environments.Ramesh recently completed Executive MBA from the USC Marshall School of Business and has a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics and Masters in Computer Science from the National Institute of Technology, India

Travis Clayton - Chapter Vice President

Travis is an IT Executive with over 15 years of proven leadership, industry, business and architecture experience. As Strategy & Architecture Director at Microsoft, Clayton is responsible for developing and driving large IT transformations and strategic, technical initiatives for Microsoft’s largest enterprise customers. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2008, Clayton held several positions at partners, SIs and ISVs. Clayton founded and leda successful Microsoft Certified Partner where he established and retained relationships with enterprise customers in the financial services, gaming,hospitality, home building and healthcare industries. 


Prior to that, as CTO of an ISV, Clayton drove technical strategy, developed technical talent and was instrumental in expanding the business globally. Previously, Clayton held positions as an Enterprise Architect in financial services, independent consultant and lead developer at Sage and Sales Logix. Clayton is passionate about developing people and fostering technical communities. Clayton holds multiple certifications including IASA Foundation, ITIL v3, SharePoint 2007 and 2010 MCITP and MCPD as well as a B.S in Computer Science.

Tom Thomas - Chapter Board Member

Tom has been a professional IT architect with over 15 years experience conceptualizing, designing, building, deploying and maintaining customer focused enterprise data driven applications and systems. Experience working directly with Government,Financial, Real Estate, Hospitality and Retail segments. Expertise in Software Architecture, Information Architecture, project management, team building, database design, SOA, agile development, collaborative development environments,data driven applications, UI/UX design and rapid prototyping.

Specialties include: online voting systems, bridging the gap between technical and non-technical stakeholders, cross department initiatives, extracting requirements, simple elegant solutions to complex problems, managing teams and projects for success under tight constraints. Knowledge and experience designing and implementing products and services for both Public and Private sector customers. Thomas is passionate about continuing education and mentoring those with an interest in IT Architecture.

Cesar de la Torre - Chapter Board Member

Cesar has been working in the Software industry since 1994, for consultancy and IT companies likeAT&T, Renacimiento (Co-Founder and Principal Architect) and Microsoft, delivering projects, designing and implementing enterprise applications for many customers (Industry, Public Sector, etc.). Cesar currently works for Microsoft as Architect Advisor. He has written technical articlesin magazines like The Architecture Journal and DotNetMania and is also the main author of the DDD .NET Architecture Guide & Sample Application.

Sabrina Sieger- Chapter Coordinator

Sabrina has worked most of her professional career in events, memberships, management and project development in both the for profit and non profit sectors. She joined IASA as Chapter Coordinator in 2013. Not only does she coordinate speaker events and webinars, she also assists chapter member or those interested in participating in Puget Sound chapter as a member,speaker or sponsor with any membership/program questions they may have. Please feel free to reach out to her any time with your questions or comments.


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