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Andrew Gianni

Director Analyst

Andrew Gianni is an analyst on the Enterprise Architecture and Technology Innovation team. He leads research on the the applied architecture practices of solutions and product architecture, enterprise architecture support for agile and product management methodologies and enterprise architecture tools. Andrew focuses on bridging the gap between the Enterprise Architecture practice and the Application Development Organization, ensuring that development teams have the architecture support, skills, and tools they need to support distributed decision making in a resilient digital enterprise.

Previous experience

Mr. Gianni has over twenty-five years of professional technology experience in the higher education, US healthcare payer and non-profit sectors. He spent the early part of his career as a web application developer and as an IT advisor to small non-profit organizations. The second half of his career shifted to enterprise architecture, where he helped create a solutions architecture practice at the University at Buffalo, SUNY and served on the EA teams at two different BlueCross BlueShield affiliates in solutions and enterprise architect roles.

Professional background

Highmark of Western and Northeastern New York

Solution Architect

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

Enterprise Architect

University at Buffalo

Senior Programmer Analyst / Enterprise Solution Architect

Areas of coverage

Enterprise Architecture and Technology Innovation Leaders

Enterprise Architecture

Education

Computer Science - University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Defining architect roles and organizational structure

2Enterprise architecture support for agile methodologies

3Selecting tools to support the enterprise architecture practice

4Creating and managing reference architecture

5Architecture governance and assurance