Dear Fellow Practitioners, Colleagues, and Friends

After founding and serving as President of FEAPO since 2010, Dr. Brian Cameron has passed the leadership baton to me as of July 1, 2016. FEAPO is an aegis organization, formed of professional member organizations, providing services that encourage and enable the advancement of the Enterprise Architecture field. I am deeply grateful to Dr. Cameron for his vision and commitment in building FEAPO as a mechanism for the continued collaboration across professional organizations around the globe. Dr. Cameron has agreed to stay engaged with FEAPO, so we will have the benefit of his insight going forward into this 2016-2018 term.

In one of my first exchanges with Dr. Cameron he acknowledged the important role of FEAPO’s Board of Directors. Likewise, I thank the Board Members, the Secretary and Executive Vice Presidents for their dedication to FEAPO. I look forward to working with each of them, along with Dr. Cameron, as a team focused on the continued evolution of FEAPO. 

What lies ahead for FEAPO?

The Enterprise Architecture profession continues to shift accelerated largely due to advances in technology and demand of business transformation. The architect’s role has become multi-faceted and spans the breadth of IT and, to a large degree, the business concerns as well. 

Companies are shifting their IT decision makers in accordance with their priorities as a business.  The alignment between the business and architecture has become essential and architecture stands at the center of most major IT decisions. This realignment naturally shifts the priorities within the profession and Enterprise Architecture has become a real differentiating factor in the business of a company.

The challenges FEAPO face are to implement timely programs that meet the needs of our members in advancing the field of Enterprise Architecture through research, education, and services, and to engage relevant information with our members, their members, companies and academia.

Engaging for the Future

The Board and I look forward to serving you in the term ahead and to continue building quality relationships that will keep FEAPO thriving. We encourage you to engage with us and keep FEAPO germane to your work in the field of Enterprise Architecture.

Best regards,
Jean Gehring
President
Federation of Enterprise Architecture Professional Organizations
1+ (707) 228-8954 | jean.gehring@feapo.org