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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 explains that distributed computing has recently seen dramatic changes that both are parallel to and support digital transformation, driven by the need for real-time engagements and decisions, the order of magnitude inc...
IDC MeasureScape: KPIs for Strategic Architecture

Dec 2017 - IDC Perspective - Doc # US43310717

by: Mike RosenSuya Xiong

This IDC MeasureScape focuses on how to design a new set of KPIs that can evaluate the effectiveness and influence of strategic architecture within today's DX-centric enterprise. Also, there is an accompanying Excel file that includes a sel...
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