Chief Architect Forum Will Be Held October 5-6 in Saint Paul, Minnesota

The annual Chief Architect Forum (CAF), a gathering of some of the world’s leading IT architects, will be held October 5-6 at Thomson Reuters in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Interested Chief Architects can apply join our membership and our event here:

Founded in October 2021 by Grant Ecker, Board Chair and Chief Enterprise Architect at Danaher, and Paul Preiss, CEO and Founder of IASA Global, the CAF will also feature visits from CIOs and industry IT leaders.

Each Day there will be a Chief Architect Spotlight. In these Live interview sessions, CAF hosts as well as board members will interview selected attendees and broadcast live to attendees and on the CAF podcast.

Day 1, Thursday October 5th

  • 9 am-noon:
    • Networking Breakfast
    • Podcast Recordings (contact Kervia to arrange)
    • Iasa Deep Dive – The BTABoK as a chief architect practice tool, Competency and Career Path adoption
    • The Chief Architect Fellowship Program (awarded to distinguished Chief Architects)
  • Day 1 Official Event Start
  • 12pm: Lunch and Keynote – Opening words and Keynote from our Founders
  • 1-1:30: Executive Welcome
  • 1:30-2:30: CAF Member Keynotes 
  • 2:30-4:00: Member Practice Overview – We’ll create a template, and ask each member to share their focus for 2024
  • 5-6pm: CAF Unconference – member-controlled topics and times, what’s working, what isn’t, topics/speakers open – submit your topic in the form below
  • 6-9pm: ‘Night at the Prairie’ Networking: BBQ, Music, BIG RANCH, just a ton of fun, bring your ranch clothes!

Day 2, Friday October 6th

  • 8 am-9am: Networking Breakfast 
  • 9 am-11: Live Online and In-Person Quarterly Meeting – the same live conference you have come to love and expect
  • 12-1 pm: Closing Lunch and Final Words
  • Close Ideas for next quarter (virtual)

Interested Chief Architects can apply join our membership and our event here: