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Mike Rosen

Vice President of Research, Strategic Architecture

Mike Rosen focuses on strategic architecture. His core research includes leveraging strategic, enterprise, and business architecture to enable and accelerate digital transformation, creating effective architecture programs, and extending the concept of Technical Debt to an enterprise framework for understanding, managing, and avoiding unfunded technical liabilities. Mike has led numerous research efforts in business and enterprise architecture and best practices for architects and executives. Mike has provided guidance about delivering value through architecture for finance and insurance companies and at government agencies, retail, technology, logistic, energy, healthcare, and other organizations in over a dozen countries.


As an independent consultant, Mike focused on practical and effective architecture programs, the development of appropriate architectural work products, and the internal career growth of architects. As CTO at several software start-ups, Mike had first-hand experience in balancing strategic and tactical demands. As a product architect for leading middleware products from Digital Equipment Corporation, BEA Systems, and IONA Technologies, and with 15 years of software development experience, Mike has a thorough understanding of the development process.


  • Founder, VP, and member of the Board of Directors of the Business Architecture Guild
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Federation of Enterprise Architecture Professional Organizations (FEAPO)
  • Author of numerous books, including Applied SOA: Architecture and Design Strategies (2008), and Building eBusiness Systems and Architecture: A Manager’s Guide (2000)
  • Certified in TOGAF9 from the Open Group, and is a Certified Business Architect ®  by the Business Architecture Guild
  • B.S. from the University of Maryland
This IDC Perspective discusses the need for businesses to move to SaaS and cloud-enabled ERP software."The perfect storm has arrived for SaaS and cloud-enabled ERP systems. Large enterprise and midmarket businesses have invested in legacy s...
Implementing an Enterprise Digital Architecture

Mar 2018 - IDC Perspective - Doc # US43291518

by: Mike Rosen

This IDC Perspective discusses how digital transformation (DX) requires organizations to undertake many different activities, changes, and new technologies. IDC has identified key pathways to break through the "digital deadlock," but how do...
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ERP: The Backbone of Digital Transformation

Oct 19, 2017 - Framingham, MA United States

Technical Debt - The Transformation Roadblock

Aug 17, 2017 - Framingham, MA United States