Analyst Profile

Mike J. Walker

Mike J. Walker

Research Director

3 years at Gartner ,  20 years industry experience
OH USA


Roles and Responsibilities

Mike J. Walker is a Research Director responsible for conducting research in the Enterprise Architecture and Technology Innovation areas. Mr. Walker is specifically focused on how organizations can use business-outcome-driven EA to respond to disruptive trends, such as digital business, emerging technologies and smart machines. Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Walker was a seasoned Chief Architect both working as an advisor with the top global 100 companies on business transformation, strategy and enterprise architecture, along with also leading and establishing internal enterprise architecture programs within major organizations. As an enterprise architecture thought leader, Mr. Walker published numerous books, publications, authoritative architecture guidance, white papers, publication of international standards and standardized frameworks.

Areas of Coverage

  • Emerging Trends & Technologies
  • Enterprise Architecture

Background

Previous Experience

Mr. Walker is an accomplished senior IT leader and has held a variety of positions in leadership, enterprise architecture and deep technology subject matter expert roles. He has spent his career across many discipline areas, such as strategy, enterprise architecture, project management and application development, combined with varying industry verticals, such as financial services, healthcare and high technology. His works can be found through book publications, trade publications, authoritative architecture guidance, white papers, publication of international standards and standardized frameworks. This guidance was frequently delivered on his blog (www.MikeTheArchitect.com) and in keynotes at industry and vendor conferences around the world.

Professional Background

HP, Chief Architect - Strategic Advisory Services, 2 years
Intellectual Ventures, Chief Architect, 1 year
Microsoft, Chief Architect - Microsoft Services, 5 years

Education

Chief Architect Certification - Open CA Level 3
EACOE Certified
TOGAF Certification
University of Cincinnati - 2001

Languages

English