About the Author
A leading innovator, practitioner/consultant, lecturer, educator, and trainer in Enterprise Architecture (EA) and related topics for nearly two decades, Dr. Steve Else has many roles in the global strategic transformation community. The Founder and CEO of EA Principals, Inc. (EAP) (see http://eaprincipals.com), Steve is one of the leading 10 TOGAF® trainers in the world, having trained about 1750 people himself. He is author of the book, Organization Theory and Transformation of Large, Complex Organizations. In addition to running EAP, he has established and leads the Enterprise and Solution Architecture Institute (ESAII) at (see http://esaii.org), under the Center for Public-Private Enterprise (CPPE) (see http://cppe.org), which he founded in 1998). ESAII expands his professional outreach globally and will also allow for bringing together experts to mentor students on complex, innovative enterprise solutions approaches (going beyond just the enterprise architecture part of value delivery. Bringing a wealth of practical and academic experience to his EA and TOGAF® and ArchiMate® 2 Certification Training, (certified in both and having trained over 1750 professionals), he is also an ISEB Certified Enterprise and Solutions Architect, a Project Management Professional (PMP®), and a FEAC Certified Enterprise Architect (CEA). Clients have included the U.S. government, the Dubai government, the Portuguese Government; U.S. State governments in Pennsylvania, California, Colorado, and Virginia; GE, HP, Oracle, IBM, American Express, Cap Gemini, Cisco, Master Card, Nokia Siemens Networks, Verizon, Boeing; Fannie Mae, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, among many others. ESAII offers 3 levels of certification in EA and/or Enterprise Solutions Architecture (ESA) through its global offerings that EAP runs: Associate Certified Enterprise Architect, Certified Enterprise Architect and Master Certified Enterprise Architect or Master Certified Enterprise Solution Architect. In addition, ESAII is the Founder and Executive Editor of the Enterprise Architecture Professional Journal (see http://eapj.org).