Farewell and Focus on Thought Leadership
It’s been more than 5 years since we launched Architecture and Governance Magazine, and the time has come for me to align my thought leadership efforts more closely with my day job(s). A&G has grown into a great thought leadership publication and user community and under George Paras’ guidance A&G will continue to provide you some of the best thought leadership and best practices articles in the strategic IT planning and Enterprise Architecture space.
Our industry has changed much in the past decade, and more dramatic change is ahead. Many Experts, Models, Processes and Tools have come and gone, while others have endured. An overarching consistency though, is a continued need to focus on solving real business problems with innovative yet credible solutions. My only advice – keep the thought leadership flowing. Progress is only made by creating new ways of doing things that others have not tried.
As a parting note, I’d like to thank three different constituencies for their ongoing support of A&G. First I would like to recognize our readership. From its humble first issue to today, A&G has been read by literally hundreds of thousands of IT and strategy professionals. Your involvement, contributions and feedback have made the journey worthwhile.
Secondly, I would like to thank the Enterprise Architecture industry analyst teams at Gartner and Forrester. It has been a pleasure working with you all over the past decade. I’ll never forget some of the most memorable briefings and events: Taking a floatplane into Saranac Lake, NY to meet with a Gartner VP. Late night discussions on the boardwalk in Cannes. Several trips to Sydney to spend time with the estimable (and now retired) Greta James. A lovely long lunch with Henry Peyret in Paris. Briefings in Barcelona, San Diego, Singapore, and San Antonio… those analysts do seem to know how to travel. Thanks for your involvement in A&G. I look forward to future opportunities.
Lastly, I would like to thank the team at Troux Technologies for their continued underwriting of Architecture and Governance. Their insight in letting A&G grow as a neutral thought leadership platform has been a wise decision that has help expand the market and in turn driven awareness back to Troux. I would encourage all vendors to be so forward thinking.
And so for me, I am officially hanging up my Enterprise Architecture credentials and moving on to different projects. For the past 2 years, I have been mentoring technology startups through my affiliation with Tech Ranch Austin. More recently, I have devoted much of my blogging time to my own branded video blog: JonasLamis.com. I’ve taken several board roles recently, and am rolling up my sleeves as an executive with a startup named Piryx.
Good luck to all. Feel free to let me know if I can be of future service.