7 years, 22 days ago

Make Enterprise Architecture Great Again!

Link: http://blogs.gartner.com/james-mcgovern/2017/03/31/make-enterprise-architecture-great-again/

I am proud to join the Gartner Blog network. This is my first blog post. I recently joined Gartner as a Research Director (February 2017) and will focus on Enterprise Architecture and Technology Innovation. My research interests include:

  • Driving Digital Transformation
  • Solution Architecture best practices
  • Algorithmic Business
  • Agile Architecture Governance
  • Delivering better roadmaps

My near three decades of IT experiences working for a variety of Fortune 100 enterprises (e.g. MassMutual, Cigna, The Hartford, and Hewlett Packard) have provided me with a profound sense of how industry research is in advancing the profession of enterprise architecture, empowering business to take control of their economic future and transform their utilization of technology from good to great. This is something I have been passionate about for a very long time. You can count on me to not just write about technology for technology sake but rather to provide innovative ways to leverage technology to deliver better business outcomes.

How often does one get to work on a team where every member is wickedly smart and literally no one is mediocre? The aphorism “a rising tide lifts all boats” rings true in that I will rise and grow in ways I cannot fully anticipate.

Gartner is a corporation that is truly global and operates in more than 90 countries. The Enterprise Architecture and Technology Innovation team I am a proud member of reflects this global view. My teammates are from countries such New Zealand, United Kingdom and even Andorra (Yes, I had too to look this up on the map). Shirking my US centricity and transforming into a global citizen where I will have frequent interactions with people all over the planet can only make me a better person.

Shortly, you will also have the opportunity to read some of the game-changing research I will be publishing. In the meantime, I am available for inquiries so if you have any questions in my areas of focus, please do not hesitate to reach out.

There you have it. Looking forward to the many frequent opportunities to help Gartner clients to improve their approach to delivering better outcomes.

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