Who We Are

Understanding And Advancing The Enterprise Architecture Profession

The mission of the Enterprise Architecture Center of Excellence (EACOE) is to be the definitive source for all aspects of Enterprise Architecture, for the purpose of advancing the implementation and understanding of Enterprise Architecture.


Our Mission: to advance understanding and implementation of Enterprise Architecture


  1. The profession of Enterprise Architecture requires a source of understanding that is based on actual practitioner experience and successes.

  2. Enterprise Architecture is fundamental for the successful participation of enterprises in the “new” world, and the body of knowledge of Enterprise Architecture that these Enterprises rely upon requires professional administration, skills verification, and continuous professional development.

  3. Enterprise Architecture is the principle structural mechanism for:

    1. Addressing continuing and accelerating rates of change through the use of Architecture Models

    2. Explicitly Visualizing, Developing, Presenting, and Understanding Business Strategy

    3. Aligning Technology and Application Strategy with Business Strategy

    4. Providing Technology and Application Implementation Models, based on Architecture Models, for Enterprise Management and Systems Management

    5. Reuse of Data, Processes, and Technologies

    6. Managing the Knowledge-Base of the Enterprise

  4. Enterprise Architecture best practices have been proven to be best developed by looking at the past “ages” (Nomadic, Agrarian, Mercantile, and Industrial), and understanding the similarities and differences. The “Information Age / Knowledge Age” can gain significant insights from these past learnings, as it matures. There is no proven “special privilege” of the Information Age / Knowledge Age that would suggest otherwise.

  5. An understanding of Enterprise Architecture requires the following components to be considered to be complete:

    1. A Process

    2. A Classification, Taxonomy, and Framework

    3. A Work Breakdown Structure and Methodology

    4. An Enterprise Architect Maturity Model

    5. An Organization Change Model, Process, Methodology and Work Breakdown Structure

    6. A Set of Business Understanding Components

    7. A Set of Technology Understanding Components

    8. An Understanding of Architecture Models

    9. An Understanding of Implementation Models

    10. Components geared toward “short term value”, that can be built upon to provide “long term value”

    11. Templates and tools to provide immediate practitioner guidance

    12. Criteria to allow practitioners to be recognized for growing competencies, as their experience grows, based on actual Enterprise Architecture enablement activities

 EACOE Board of Directors


Mike Boeselager

Director, Enterprise Architecture
Briggs and Stratton

James F. Rudisill

Director, IT Architecture

Michael DeChambeau

Vice President
Fidelity Investments


Hong Zhang

Chief Architect
General Motors Corporation

Peter Milligan

Director, Enterprise Architecture

Carol A. Delbene

Technology Director, Global Technology Solutions – Architecture
Information Technology Services
Johnson & Johnson


Joshua Stalker

Director Strategic Management
Lockheed Martin

Kaz Okada


Mohammad Dadashzadeh

Professor of Management Information Systems
Director of ATiB – Applied Technology in Business
Oakland University


Rolf Siegers

Architecture Institutionalization and Sustainment Lead
Engineering Fellow
Raytheon Company

Steven I. Cooper

Former CIO American Red Cross, Federal aviation authority, Department of Commerce & Department of Homeland Security
Partner, Strativest

Gary E. Rivord

Deputy Director, Computer Systems and Technologies
Sandia National Labs


Ed Rybicki

Enterprise Information Services Leader
Delphi automotive

John Roach

Enterprise Strategy and Architecture

Jeff Gades

Manager Architecture
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts


Jon Myklebust

Vice President, Management Information Systems
Sony Entertainment

Thomas (Tom) F. Signor

Team Leader, Systems Architecture – Information
Systems Architect, Enterprise Architecture Team
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield