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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 provides an overarching vision for the technology architecture that organizations need to strive toward to scale digital transformation (DX) initiatives across the enterprise. It will form the basis for a series of foll...
Critical External Drivers Shaping Global IT and Business Planning, 2018

Oct 2017 - Tech Buyer Presentation - Doc # US43103817

by: Mike RosenSuya Xiong

This IDC Presentation describes 12 critical drivers — important external forces — that are driving change in the global business ecosystem and that will shape enterprise IT and business strategies for the next 12–24 months. IDC uses the par...
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