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Please describe your chief architect, architect management or chief technology officer experience along with the number of direct/indirect architect FTEs you lead or led
This field is necessary to determine if you are a leader of architecture organizations and how many architects you directly manage either now or in the past.
The number of architects who participate as a member of the architecture practice you lead
What topics are you interested in hearing about? What value do you hope to achieve?
What topics can you speak about? What contributions excite you that you can share with other chief architects?

We believe that, like us, you are passionate about the importance of Business Technology Architecture and we would be honoured if you would join us at the kick-off meeting of the Chief Architect Forum. Our ambition is that this will become the preeminent, cross-industry, global meeting place for leaders in Architecture.

When Iasa Global was founded in 2002 we had a simple mission and driving passion to improve the quality of the Technology Architecture industry. We have created the opportunity to network, created a powerful Book of Knowledge, established recognized accreditation programs and continued to advance the professionalism of technology architecture at every opportunity.

The purpose of the Chief Architect Forum is to test, challenge and support the state of the art and science for Business and Technology Architecture and its evolution over time.

The group was founded, in part, from an observation that a community of peer chief architects did not exist. A dialog is needed across those with a shared accountability for an EA practice’s outcomes, the need to build support for architecture across their organizations and the obligation to drive results for their CIOs at a larger scale. The forum has membership criteria to create a resonant environment where similar span and scope can serve as a baseline for it s discussions.

Membership is open by invitation to Chief Architects meeting the following criteria:

  • Leading or having led an EA practice at a Fortune 500 sized company, equivalent business line or sub domain
  • Leading the equivalent of 10 direct architect FTEs (or 20 indirect architect FTEs)
  • Interested in active participation and sharing in a forum of their peers (not just listening)

* An unexhaustive list of related titles often include Enterprise Architecture Leader, Head of Business Technology, Strategy and Innovation and other variations.

The CAF invitation is by nomination and application only. A CAF member may nominate prospective members but invitations must come from the CAF leadership.

The CAF is only open to chief architects with no sales agenda.
While architects from vendor organizations may be invited, only those who have no sales or marketing basis in technology will be admitted.

Vendors may be invited to speak, train or participate in some CAF activities, but will not be admitted as vendors. This includes consultants and other individuals with potential conflicts of interest.