Welcome to Iasa Minnesota
Our chapter is open to any individual with a desire to learn about IT Architecture and connect with individuals in the profession. Membership in your local community entitles you to:
- Free access to monthly member events
- Discounts on full-day educational or training events
- Local networking opportunities
- Professional development and leadership opportunities
- Access to the private community web portal
- Participation in chapter programs
Membership in Iasa's global organization can help enhance your career as an IT architect and provide you opportunities to get involved as a leader or content provider. Enjoy the benefits of international membership.
- Global Networking
- Research and Knowledge Development
The annual fee to join the Minnesota chapter is $50; total annual Iasa dues is $125.
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Johan Wettstrom - Chapter President
Johan Wettstrom has helped companies solve business and technical problems for almost 30 years. He has worked mainly for software and consulting companies. Johan’s specialty is as an IT Solution, Application and Technical Architect on Microsoft Technology stack. He has designed and implemented systems in Banking, Financial, Energy, Retail/e-Commerce, ERP, Device Configuration, and Sales Automation among other segments. Johan is owner of Tech Edge Solutions in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a consulting company specializing in Microsoft Technology stack.
Don Howard - Chapter Board Member
Don Howard is an IT Architect who has been delivering innovative IT solutions for corporations in the Twin Cities for over 20 years. Don works for Deluxe Corporation as Principal Solution Architect. Don graduated with an MS in Software Engineering from the University of St. Thomas and has remained active in local IT professional groups, currently serving the Iasa Minnesota Chapter as Treasurer and Online Marketing Director. Don continues to be fascinated by information technology and its intersection with business and life. In addition to delivering valuable IT architecture to the business, Don counts mobile, social and cloud technology as interest areas and, not satisfied with commercial offerings, has been developing his own smartphone app for planning, executing and recording his speedskating interval sessions.
Rakesh Malakar - Chapter Board Member
Rakesh Malakar is an aspiring architect who has been actively learning IT Architecture practice. He is IASA IFC Certified and his IASA IAC – Software Architecture is in progress. He is currently working as an IT Architect at Green Tree Credit Solutions. He holds Master of Science in Computer Science degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato, and his master's thesis was in "Heterogeneous Distributed Query Processing."
Youssef Haddad - Chapter Board Member
Youssef Haddad is currently serving as the Enterprise Application Architect for the State of Minnesota, and for the last 7 year as a member of the Office of the CTO for the State of Minnesota.
Some of Youssef Duties are overseeing the policy and Architecture standard for the delivery of the State IT services.
Youssef is a thought leader with over 25 years in Information Technology with experience in areas such as leadership, management, enterprise architecture, software engineering, databases design, educational training and consulting. Youssef has extensive IT experience related to intensive computing, e-commerce, travel, health care, and government. He has delivered technology solutions for the top 100 companies such as building tier 2 data centers, and strategies for e-business platforms, search engine optimization, and web content management. As an Adjunct Faculty, he has taught courses for several colleges and has presented papers at worldwide conferences. Some of Youssef accomplishments are the architecting designing and launching of www.mn.gov, website, www.bestbuy.com website, www.careerOneStop.org , and the e-licensing system for the state of Minnesota. Youssef was the recipient of the Minnesota High Tech Association Tekne Awards for the best architecture on the carrerOneStop.org for the 2009.
Ravi Mupkala - Chapter Board Member
Ravi Mupkala is an IT Consultant with over a decade of experience in architecture, design and implementation of solutions in various industry sectors. He has helped many Fortune 500 Clients implement large and complex solutions. Ravi has served in various roles for high-profile clients such as Wells Fargo, The Hartford Financial Services, Pfizer, Barnes & Noble, Penske Logistics, GE Capital, Best Buy Co. and Microsoft Corporation. While he loves to code in C#, his areas of interest include architecture and design. He values people over process and loves the warm people of MN, although he is not a fan of the winters here. While he hopes to live and work in Europe someday, he loves to use technology to make the world a better place!