Iasa Global Announces Formation of the Chief Architect Forum, First Meeting Set for October 22

Iasa Global, the world’s leading professional association for technology, business, and enterprise architects, announced today the formation of the Chief Architect Forum (CAF), a collaborative community for chief architect executives and thought leaders.

The first quarterly meeting of the CAF will take place on October 22 at 9 a.m. CST. For more information or to apply to join, please visit https://chiefarchitectforum.org/

“The purpose of the Chief Architect Forum is to test, challenge, and support the state of the art and science for Business Technology Body of Knowledge and its evolution over time,” said Paul Preiss, CEO, Iasa Global. “This forum’s membership is passionate about the importance of Business Technology Architecture and their shared ambition is for this to become the preeminent, cross-industry, global meeting place for leaders in Architecture.”

The CAF is currently comprised of approximately 50 founding members primarily across the US and Europe.  The membership extends across several fortune 100 and 500 companies and/or equivalently sized business lines. There is room for growth, according to Grant Ecker, Chairman of CAF and VP Enterprise Architecture at Walgreens Boots Alliance.

“We envision a membership that includes representatives from every corner of the world,” said Ecker. “This a tremendous opportunity for chief architects to learn and grow with the profession.”

Iasa is no stranger to creating community.

“Since its formation Iasa global has embraced the opportunity to network, created a powerful IT Architecture Body of Knowledge, established recognized accreditation programs and continued to advance the professionalism of technology architecture at every opportunity,” said Preiss. “With the introduction and addition of the Chief Architect forum, Iasa global intends to further its mission by facilitating and participating in the industry dialogue among the industry’s architecture thought leaders.”

The CAF has set forth the following objectives:

  • Learning from our peers
  • Developing our talent
  • Advancing our profession
  • Building our networks

Furthermore, Forum members abide by the following simple rules:

  • We are architects
  • Our company badge stays at the door
  • We don’t sell
  • We contribute
  • We don’t delegate our membership seat
  • We follow Chapham House Rules – we leverage the information we share without attribution