Last month, the founder of Architecture & Governance Magazine, James Rogers, passed away.
Rogers was the Chief Marketing Officer of Troux Technologies in the early 2000s, when Rogers and his Vice President of Marketing Jonas Lamis decided they wanted to create a publication that would build a community around enterprise architects, which was Troux’s customer base. Rogers had the foresight to enlist an industry analyst, George Paras, as Editor-in-Chief.
Rogers was 60.
His obituary reads, in part, as follows:
“James was a remarkable individual who embraced the joys of life, particularly his passion for his family, career and sports. As an adult, he enjoyed travel and playing golf with friends.
“From a young age, James dedicated himself to various athletic endeavors, and his enthusiasm for tennis, golf, and snow and water skiing shaped his character throughout his life. James approached each sport with a zest for competition and a true appreciation for the physical and mental challenges they presented.
“James graduated from UC Sacramento with a degree in Government and was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He was an accomplished marketing executive who made significant contributions throughout his distinguished career. His unwavering passion took him around the world for his work, and that love of travel filled his spirit. James’ visionary approach to product marketing set him apart, and his innovative ideas reshaped the industry he held dear to his heart. He was dedicated to mentoring others and empowering them to reach their full potential.”