Mark Davis is a Consulting Enterprise Architect at Advanced Technology Group. His specialties include ecommerce, mobile web, enterprise architecture, enterprise transformation, portfolio management and data management.
UnboundID: You have been an IT architect for many years. How has the role changed over the years?
Davis: Architecture as it relates to my career path has been a constant evolution toward higher levels of strategic planning. The earliest work I did in architecture was at the application or system level; then we added systems of systems, domains, and finally the enterprise as a whole. It’s been a migration from coding to enterprise planning and transformation. Over the last 10 years, the need for enterprise architecture has popped up in most companies I worked for where it used to not exist at all. Now it is a well-funded and recognized area.