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Iasa Opens First German Chapter

AUSTIN, Texas - Aug. 11, 2014 - PRLog -- Iasa, the world’s largest IT Architecture professional association is opening the first German chapter and will be offering local activities this fall.

The vision for the German chapter is to create a distinguished association for all IT architects and position Iasa as the global leader in IT architecture certification, education and community in Germany.  The chapter will also focus on thought leadership, collaboration and a member community that can grow and learn from each other.

Regardless of a member’s architecture background, members will be encouraged to engage in well-rounded architectural based content; content that is evolving with the profession.  Members will be able to participate in local, as well a global educational, training, certification and mentoring opportunities.

The Iasa Germany chapter is also going to cover topics such as Infrastructure Architecture and Enterprise Architecture in future events and therefore would like to engage with all IT architects across Germany and is open to collaborating with anyone who wants to offer new ideas. The Iasa Germany chapter welcomes new members and participation from across the country.

The Iasa German chapter will be having an introductory webinar on September 4, 2014, from 10am-11am.  Please join us to learn more about German membership offerings and programs and to meet the chapter leadership team.  Please visit the German chapter page for more information about this and other upcoming events:http://www.iasaglobal.org/iasa/Germany_Chapter.asp

“The first German chapter is a clear commitment to get established in Germany and to grow in the entire German speaking region” said Damaris Bode, Global Community Director.  We are very excited to finally offer our German members local activities in German through our chapter and our highly capable and passionate leadership team.”

The leadership team consist of Roger Rhoades - Enterprise Architect at DB Systel, Jon Hill, Architect Consultant and Dave Hollembaek, architect at Microsoft.Jennifer King is joining the team in an event and activity coordinating capacity and main point of contact for our local German members.

Heading up the German Iasa chapter is Roger Rhoades, with over 20 years of experience in managing, developing and implementing IT Strategies and Enterprise Architectures.  "I am proud to be a part of the Iasa organization and take an active role in growing a sustainable architecture community within Germany that offers concrete value to our members" Roger says.

Jon Hill, Board member of the Iasa German chapter, brings almost 10 years of IT consulting experience into the fray.  He has seen how architecture is viewed by, and has evolved, within the small, mid-level, and large companies; and commented that, “the lateral support system is often missing”. “IT changes so fast, so developing standards and processes are extremely important”.  He is specifically looking to concentrate on the growth of IT Architecture as a profession.

David Hollembaek, Board member, works in Microsoft Consulting delivering Productivity solutions On-Premise and in the Cloud for clients across Europe with the support of great architecture and development teams. David strives to deliver high-value solutions and simplify the complex with clear and simple empirical methods. David has worked primarily in technical roles in the Finance, Telecommunications, and Software industries over the past 15 years and also brings experience on a Non-profit Board to Iasa Germany. "I am excited to help deliver on Iasa’s vision, and grow Iasa in Germany. I believe there is much interest in our profession across Germany and that this makes a great opportunity to build a community that directly serves its members and supports the global Architecture community. I expect that Iasa Germany grows and builds on the global pool of knowledge with meaningful contributions on Day-1".

Jennifer King-Spoerhase, Group Event Manager for Iasa Germany, comes from an international Project Management background.  “I am committed to making the experience of our collective IT Architects throughout Germany an enlightening one that meets their needs for standardizing and growing”.  Offering the most current information delivered via webinar, trainings, guest speakers & even social events will be her main priority.

Assisting the German chapter on the Board of Advisors is Amit Matharay, a Managing Partner of Archtexx in Frankfurt.  Amit has over 15 years of experience within the IT industry; specifically large scale, global IT Transportation projects, and therefore brings with him a wide array of technological background to our Leadership Team.

He is excited about the networking possibilities and discussions that are sure to take place when you compile a group of IT Architects from all facets and levels within the field, “to be a unified and single source which provides definition, skills, training, a more comprehensive knowledge base and a community for IT Professionals is something very unique!”.  The critical advantage of Iasa is the collaboration of the experienced people, not the platforms or specific technologies.

He also noticed the definition of the job title, IT architect, varied widely according to the Clients interpretation.  “There’s a real need to standardize the role of an IT Architect.  My company began the search to do this and found that Iasa was already doing it; so we decided to collaborate with them in order to have a much larger, qualified resource pool”.

To become involved in the German chapter, please visit http://www.iasaglobal.org/iasa/Germany_Chapter.asp

About Iasa

Iasa is the premier association focused on the IT architecture profession through the advancement of best practices, education and certification.  Established in 2002, Iasa delivers programs and services to IT architects of all levels around the world.  A non-profit business association, Iasa is dedicated to the advancement and sharing of issues related to software, infrastructure, Information, and business architecture in the enterprise, product, education and government sectors.

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, the association is committed to improving the quality of the IT architecture industry by developing and delivering standards, education and accredited certification programs and services that optimize the development of the architecture profession.  Iasa has multiple chapters and interest groups in more than 30 countries, and has a member base and readership of 60,000 worldwide.  For more information, visitwww.iasaglobal.org.

Damaris Bode

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