To provide participants with hands-on, practical skills to use in addressing a provided
business problem end-to-end, from definition to solution, using the architectural tools
available. The Arch-a-thon workshop: defining, designing, and mapping the Business Capabilities
and developing a solution from different architecture point of views.
Using architectural skills, experience and tools you will develop a solution model to a
defined Business Requirement.
To involve participants in delivering the practical value of architecture, and to engage in
learning as part of a competitive team environment.
To provide participants with knowledge and practical skills in understanding a business
requirement from definition to solution using the architectural tools available.
- End to end understanding of the architecture process
- Multiple architecture expert areas and motivational viewpoints explored.
Tools and Materials Needed:
David Ching is an entrepreneur with a reputation for integrity and innovation. An Engineer
by education, he has brought a systems perspective to the development of software products
for different markets. He has founded or co-founded companies in the software industry. His
first products provided real-time process control and plant management software to the
manufacturing and public utilities markets. With his engineering and systems background,
he took those concepts to managing middleware technology in IT environments, looking at
middleware as a system rather than a technology silo. His products have been recognized as
the best-of-breed by many analysts in the software industry and are used by many of the
Fortune 500 companies in financial, insurance, federal government, telecom and manufacturing
industries. He is currently employed at Prime Therapeutics LLC, delivering SaaS solutions
for the healthcare industry. David has a BS, MCE and PhD degrees in Civil Engineering from
the University of Minnesota.
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, education and training.
Youssef is currently serving as the Enterprise
Application Architect 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 the cofounder of the Midwest
Architecture Community Collaboration (MACC) and serve as board member for the AEA and IASA.
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.
Johan Wettstrom has helped companies solve business and technical problem for 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
architected 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. He is also a member of the Iasa Minnesota Chapter Board
since the inception of the chapter.
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