Iasa Spain Chapter  

¡Bienvenidos a Iasa España! La asociación que promueve la práctica de la arquitectura en las tecnologías de información y representa a los arquitectos TIC que ejercen en España. Adicionalmente, es la única organización acreditada para organizar comités de evaluación para la obtención de las certificaciones de Iasa (ej. CITA-S o CITA-P).  

The Asociación Española de Arquitectos de TI (AEATI - CIF: G86234838) is a voluntary membership association in charge of Iasa Global representation in Spain. The association is open to any individual with a desire to learn about IT Architecture or be connected with other IT Architecture practitioners. The Iasa Spain Chapter seeks to develop IASA in Spain, as the pre-eminent Association for Information, IT, Business, Data, Solution, Infrastructure and Enterprise Architects based in Spain and to support positioning IASA certification as the national industry standard for IT Architecture professionals.  

 Our chapter have the following membership levels:

  • Full Membership (socios de número o de pleno derecho) which provides the most benefits and value to our individual members. Iasa has and will continue increasing benefits to full membership.
  • Corporate Membership (socios empresa), allowing organizations to take the best of Iasa Global and Iasa Communities of Practice into their companies and to interact with the top organizations in the world to develop the standard of practice for enterprise and technology architecture.
  • Basic Free Membership (socios de derecho restringido) allowing people new to the organization to explore a limited selection of benefits and learn more about Iasa, the largest global professional non-profit association for Enterprise and Technology architects. Our chapter consider any member of our Linkedin group as a Basic Membership.

More information and membership benefits can be found here.

The chapter mission is to provide best practices, knowledge and recognition on the IT Architecture profession. The full membership in the Spanish community entitles you to:

  • Free access to member events
  • Discounts on education and training events (organized by Iasa Spain Chapter or partners)
  • Iasa Global Content Library 
  • Local networking and mentoring opportunities
  • Professional development and leadership opportunities
  • Access to the private community web portal
  • 30+ Webinars per year (Iasa Spain Chapter is committed to organize at least 4 webinars per year) 
  • Participation in Iasa Spain Chapter programs and/or working groups (i.e. research, whitepaper creation, etc.) 

Membership in Iasa organization can help enhance your career as an IT architect and provide you opportunities to get involved as a leader or content provider.  


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List of Events for 6/1/2014 to 6/1/2015
Iasa Spain Chapter - Vision General a TOGAF
06/13/2014 4:00 PM To 6:00 PM
Iasa Spain Chapter - Gestion de Atributos de Calidad de Accenture CIO
06/25/2014 10:00 AM To 11:00 AM
Iasa Spain Chapter - CITAP Board
09/08/2014 9:00 AM To 4:00 PM
Iasa Spain Chapter - Congreso del Internet de las Cosas (IoT)
12/03/2014 9:00 AM To 6:45 PM
Iasa Spain Chapter - Gestión del Ciclo de Vida en las organizaciones modernas
12/17/2014 9:00 AM To 3:00 PM
Iasa Spain Chapter - Modelos y Patrones de Diseño Cloud
02/17/2015 12:00 AM To 12:00 AM
Iasa Architect Core: Spain Chapter
04/27/2015 9:00 AM To 04/30/2015 3:00 PM
Iasa Spain Chapter - CITAS Board (Comite Evaluación)
05/25/2015 12:00 AM To 12:00 AM
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(2015-January) Iasa CITA-P had been selected as the second best WW certification for Enterprise Architects. Great! Here is more information

(2014-December) Pablo Junco just published a great summary of our last event dedicated to the ALM at modern enterprise. You can find it here

(2014-December) Here is our last Chapter newsletter  of 2014. Enjoy!

(2014-October) With the Microsoft sponsorship, Iasa Spain will organize an event dedicated to Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) on a Modern Enterprise.Click here for more information

(2014-September) Santos Pardos will represent Iasa Spain as speaker in the upcoming itSMF Spain National Congress. This time, Santos will deliver a session about the STRATEGY EXECUTION but not just from the IT services perspective. 

(2014-September) Iasa Spain is back from vacations, and here is the new release of our Chapter Newsletter. Once again, full of good content and news. Enjoy!  

(2014-September) Iasa Spain wants to congratulate to Guillermo Morales Sanchez to become the third Iasa CITA-P certified architect based in Spain and, to Santos Pardos to become the first Iasa CITA-S certified architect in Spain. Both did a great job preparing their candidate documentation package and delivering their presentation to the last CITA-P Board process organized in Spain.

(2014-July) Today we sent our latest  Newsletter for Summer Break

(2014-June) In May 30th, thanks to the sponsorship of SoftFluent, Iasa Spain was able to organize an onsite event dedicated to the IT Architecture at the Banking Industry

(2014-May) Find out our  MAY release at our Chapter Newsletter.  

(2014-April) Thanks the partnership of Iasa Spain Chapter with iiR Spain, our community members can benefit of a 15% discount in the IT related events organized by iiR Spain.

(2014-April) We are please to announce the new edition of the Iasa Spain Chapter Newsletter. Click here to read the Abril Newsletter. 

(2014-March) We would like to announce that softfluent will sponsor the Iasa Spain Chapter event dedicated to the IT in the financial industry. The event will take place in May 30th, 2014 at Madrid. We will count with great speakers such as Jesus Freire (IBM) or Ismail CHAIB from the Open Bank Project. More information here.

(2014-March) Iasa Spain Chapter is preparing two sessions for the upcoming itSMF Spain event "IX Congreso Académico Internacional en Gobierno y Gestión del Servicio de TI". This time we will speak about Business Strategy Technology  and methodologies to manage the people side of the IT change. See you there!

(2014-March) Don't miss our latest news!!  Here you can access our March Newsletter

(2014-January) We are please to announce that in September we will have the first CITA-P Board in Spain and in Spanish. Don't miss this great opportunity to get this important worldwide recognition. This vendor-neutral Certification assess  individuals who are qualified to lead large projects and initiatives within their specialization on a global level. CITA-P candidates generally have over seven years of experience as an architect in one of the four architect specializations: Business, Infrastructure, Information or Software Architecture. More information here

(2013-December) Iasa Global had announced a new leadership team for the Spanish Chapter lead by Pablo Junco (Enterprise Architect at Microsoft) and Gabriel Martin (Spanish Delivery Centers Director at Accenture CIO).

(2013-July) Today, after passing the CITA-P Board organized by the Iasa Puget Sound Chapter, we can announce a new Iasa Certified IT Architect based in Spain: Pablo Junco a Microsoft Enterprise Architect with over 15 years of experience in the IT industry. The board conveyed that Pablo had stellar documentation and his Pattern documentation is some of the best they have seen. Pablo, congratulations and welcome to the CITA-Professional Club. 

(2012-December) Don't miss another onsite event of Iasa in Spain, this time dedicated to a hot topic: Privacy by Design  Interested to know what happen? Click here to read the article published by Pablo Garcia Mexia about this event.  

(2012-November) During four days, Iasa had organized a Master dedicated to the Distributed Systems Architecture.

(2012-April/May) Iasa Spain together with NServiceBus had organized two events dedicated to Distribuited Systems Architecture and Design focused -but limited- Enterprise Service Bus (ESB)    

(2011-December) Here you can find an Iasa Spain overview by Cesar de la Torre 

(2011-November) Here is a summary of the first event of Iasa in Spain It was a remarkable DDD (Domain Driven Design) event in Madrid, Spain. We got around 150 attendees!!, and taking into account that this is the inaugural event from the Iasa Spain.


(2011 - February) Iasa is pleased to inform that Pietro Romano just passed the CITA-P Board organized in Seattle (US) and is the first Iasa certified IT architect based in Spain. Pietro is an IT Architecture & Planning (ITAP) Advisor working at Microsoft Spain. Congrats Pietro!


Francisco PABLO Junco (President of Iasa Spain Chapter)

Pablo is an Enterprise Architecture advocate and practitioner working in Spain with over 15 years of professional experience in the IT industry and an Iasa Certified Information Technology Architect Professional (CITA-P). Since 2005, he works for Microsoft Spain as Enterprise Architect and as Enterprise Strategy Community Lead for Western Europe. Prior to Microsoft, during 7 years he used to work at EDS as Senior Consultant and Team Leader.

Gabriel Martin (Vice-President of Iasa Spain Chapter)

Gabriel is an C-level executive with more than twenty years of experience in the IT business. Currently, he is the CIO Spain Centers Lead at Accenture. Prior to his current role, Gabriel was a senior managing director responsible for Accenture’s business local applications and applications lifecycle management at worldwide level. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in the Universidad de Valladolid and his MBA degree from the IEDE Business School.

Jorge Villarino  (Secretary & Treasurer of Iasa Spain Chapter)

Jorge is the International Relations Director of the Spanish Congress of Representatives, Legal Advisor of the Committee on Justice and Legal Advisor at Spanish Parliament. He received his Law Degree from the University of Saragossa (Spain). Author of more than twenty articles in specialized reviews on constitutional, parliamentary, administrative and information society law.  He has taught in several courses and seminars about Internet law (e-commerce, data protection, cloud computing, intellectual and industrial property), in public and private institutions such BBVA Innovation Center, Microsoft and Iasa.

Pietro N. Romano  (Spain Chapter Board Member and Certifications Lead)

Pietro has some twenty years’ experience in the IT industry, working successfully at international level across the full lifecycle of IT Solutions, from initial value proposition, through delivery and operation. Pietro also has great commercial acumen, with extensive experience and great results in sales pipeline planning and opportunity management. In his current role as Cloud Delivery Executive at Microsoft, he works with customers across EMEA to help them realize their full potential, through accelerated adoption and productive use of Microsoft cloud technologies. Pietro was the first architect in Spain to be CITA-P board certified by IASA.

Santos Pardos Gotor (Spain Chapter Board Member and Education Lead)

Santos is an Enterprise Architect working in the Spanish public sector at CARTV (Corporación Aragonesa de Radio y TV). He had worked for many important companies like Prisa, El Corte Ingles, Telefonica and Dell (in Dublin). Santos is a well-known IT architecture expert matter and collaborator of organizations such as  itSMF, The Open Group and IIR.
He is certified in TOGAF 9.1, COBIT 5, ISO 22301, 27001, 20000,PRINCE2, Six sigma, ITIL and Iasa CITA-S. He works in the fields of Business Architecture, Business Transformation Management and Business Models.


Edurne Gavela (Iasa Global, Event Manager for Iasa Spain Chapter)

Telecommunications Engineer with over fourteen years’ experience in Telecom industry. Edurne has strong solid understanding of the interconnection and roaming business. She help key positions in Spanish companies such as Telefonica, Orange and Lleida.net. 


Cesar de la Torre (Spain Chapter Honour Founder Member)

Cesar was the founder of the Iasa Spain Chapter and our first president. He has been working in the Software industry since 1994, for consultancy and IT companies like AT&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 Visual Studio Product Manager. He has written technical articles in magazines like The Architecture Journal and DotNetMania and is also the main author of the DDD .NET Architecture Guide & Sample Application.

Pablo Garcia Mexia (Spain Chapter Honour Founder Member)

Pablo Garcia Mexia, J.D., Ph.D. (Complutense University, Madrid-Spain) was the first Vice-President of the Iasa Spain Chapter (role he hold until March 2014). Pablo is a Visiting Professor of Law at The College of William and Mary, where he regularly teaches European Internet Law. He also teaches the subject at Madrid's Carlos III University and a number on public and private institutions all over the country. Dr. Garcia Mexia has been a Visiting Researcher at Harvard University. He serves as Legal Adviser to the Spanish Parliament (Letrado de las Cortes Generales) and practices law at the Madrid Bar and as an Arbitrator for the World Bank. He is co-Founder of Syntagma, Center of Strategic Studies (a think-tank on legal and governance issues, www.syntagma.org). Author of Historias de Internet, Valencia: Tirant (2012), European Internet Law, Netbiblo: Coruña-Spain (2009) and of an extensive record of books, review, newspaper and blog articles on Internet legal and political topics. A regular speaker on the subject at government, corporate, educational and professional institutions both in Europe and in the U.S..


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More events: 

Onsite Event: Arquitectura de TIC en el sector financiero - Location: Gran Hotel Las Rozas (Madrid) 

Webinar: Como aprovechar los beneficios de Iasa (incl. los de España) en tu carrera profesional by Edurne Gavela- April 29, 2014 

Webinar:  Internet Legal Aspects, current problems and future challengues by Pablo Garcia Mexia - April 23, 2014

Webinar:  Business Technology Strategy Foundation Pillar by Pietro Romano - March 19, 2014

Webinar: Repaso al proceso de certificación de CITAP by Pablo Junco - February 19,  2014

Onsite Event: PRIVACY BY DESIGN - December 12th 2012 - Location: AC Hotel La Finca (Madrid) - Summary here

Onsite Event: NServiceBus & Distributed Systems - Microsoft Spain Office (Madrid)

Onsite Event: Big Data and No-SQL - March 29th, 2012 - Location: Universidad Politecnica Madrid, Facultad Informatica (Madrid)

Onsite Event:  Domain Driven Design (DDD) IASA-Spain Conference -  November 7th, 2011 -  Universidad Politecnica Madrid, Facultad Informatica (Madrid).




Because Iasa is a non-profit organization, we rely on the financial support of our members and sponsors to build and maintain the IT architecture community.  We have developed an innovative sponsorship structure that allows organizations to determine which focus best meets their needs. 

Currently, Iasa Spain Chapter is looking for sponsor and is offering several sponsorship opportunities options to accommodate organizations of all sizes and budgets. Including sponsoring our webinars or onsite activities such as events. See our Sponsor Packet Here.

We would like to thanks SoftFluent for sponsoring our last onsite event dedicated to the IT Architecture at the Banking Industry.

In addition, we also appreciate the Bernan Comunicación contribution for helping us to design and execute our communication plan. Thanks!

For additional details, please contact us at spainchapter@iasaglobal.org