Women in Architecture Spotlight – Geeta Pyne

Geeta Pyne is the Chief Enterprise Architect of Intuit. With more than 25 years of industry experience, she is a trusted advisor to CIOs and CTOs. Pyne is a transformation leader and a change agent with an entrepreneurial mindset. To that end, she is an advisor to multiple startups and passionate about growing and coaching the next generation of talents. What follows is a short interview.

Question: How did you get your start in the industry?

Answer: From campus recruitment, while I did undergrad in engineering in Computer Science & Technology at the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur. I started my first job as a scientist/engineer in Indian Space Research Organization.

Q: What is your current responsibility and what is your typical day like?

A: Define mission, vision and 3-year roadmap for Enterprise Architecture that connects Intuit business strategy to technology strategy via the capability map and strategic planning. To provide highest leverage of capabilities, lead a Strategic Planning and Solution Architecture Practice that drive proper roadmapping, use and adoption of capabilities that delivers speed and quality across the platform. Finally, drive the Well Architected Framework that defines best practices and review of architecture / design for runtime architecture.

My typical day starts with cross company op mechs, or review company strategy, key initiatives, provide consulting services and guidelines to product and engineering leaders and also perform design reviews and finally 1:1 with my directs and/or dotted architects/engineers. I spend quite a bit of time in these meetings and finally get time in evenings to do my work.

Q: What do you like most about your job?

A: The dynamic nature of the job and being able to Influence, coach and impact at all levels.

Q: What trends in architecture are you looking out for the rest of 2023 and 2024?

A: Supercloud, modern data, analytics & governance, and Generative AI to enable collaborative, secured, resilient and sustainable world.

Q: What is one thing we can do to support or increase the women in architecture?

A:  Give them a voice and include them in the conversation.