Association of Enterprise Architects Friday October 23, 2015 Meeting Announcement

The California Chapter of the Association of Enterprise Architects invites you to attend our next meeting scheduled for Friday October 23, 2015.

Meeting Date: Friday October 23, 2015

Time: 4:30pm – 6pm PDT

Location: National University, 3678 Aero Court, San Diego, CA 92123

Tentative Agenda:

  1. elections,
  2. possibly updating our charter,
  3. establishing a regular meeting cadence (I suggest we move to quarterly meetings – Ken),
  4. use of web conferencing video/audio
  5. geographical expansion of our chapter
  6. AEA journal featuring chapter activities (Beryl)
  7. TRMC initiative (Claudia)

You may attend in person at National University or on-line via Adobe Connect and via telephone.

For this meeting National University has given us access to Adobe Connect to share slides:

Dial-in Number: 1-302-202-1104
Conference Code: 406307


For those at a distance please do call in to this meeting.

Any updates to meeting details contact me and I will distribute.



Association of Enterprise Architects Friday October 24, 2014 Meeting Announcement

The California Chapter of the Association of Enterprise Architects invites you to attend our next meeting scheduled for Friday October 24, 2014.

Meeting Date: Friday October 24, 2014

Time: 4:30pm – 6pm PDT

Location: National University, 3678 Aero Court, San Diego, CA 92123

Event Title: “Moving the needle: Transforming the Practice of Enterprise Architecture”

Event Description: Please join us for a special co-presentation by John Zachman and Ken Griesi.  How does Enterprise Architecture (EA) distinguish itself from other disciplines?  How is EA used to create real transformation?  What’s next for the practice of EA?  John and Ken will explore the answers to these questions.  Key to the discussion is an explanation of “primitives” as part of the Zachman Framework Ontology.  This presentation promises to challenge and evolve the current thinking around Enterprise Architecture, particularly within the Public Sector.  Will you be part of this movement?  Don’t miss it!

You may attend in person at National University or online via Adobe Connect Link and via telephone. This information will be available soon (email me at to receive that link if you are not on the aEA email reflector)


Biographical Sketch

John A. Zachman is the originator of the “Framework for Enterprise Architecture” (The Zachman Framework™) which has received broad acceptance around the world as an integrative framework, an ontology for descriptive representations for Enterprises. Mr. Zachman is not only known for this work on Enterprise Architecture, but is also known for his early contributions to IBM’s Information Strategy methodology (Business Systems Planning) as well as to their Executive team planning techniques (Intensive Planning).

Mr. Zachman retired from IBM in 1990, having served them for 26 years. He is Chief Executive Officer of his own education and consulting business, Zachman International® and Owner and Executive Director of the Federated Enterprise Architecture Certification Institute in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Zachman serves on the Executive Council for Information Management and Technology (ECIMT) of the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) and on the Advisory Board of the Data Administration Management Association International (DAMA-I) from whom he was awarded the 2002 Lifetime Achievement Award. He was awarded the 2009 Enterprise Architecture Professional Lifetime Achievement Award from the Center for Advancement of the Enterprise Architecture Profession as well as the 2004 Oakland University, Applied Technology in Business (ATIB), Award for IS Excellence and Innovation. In August 2011, he was awarded the Gen. Colin Powell Public Sector Image Award by the Armed Services Alliance Program.  In November 2013 he was acknowledged for Achievement and Excellence for Distinguished Innovative Academic Contribution by the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society Technical Committees on Enterprise Information Systems and on Enterprise Architecture and Engineering.

Mr. Zachman has been focusing on Enterprise Architecture since 1970 and has written extensively on the subject. He has facilitated innumerable executive team planning sessions. He travels nationally and internationally, teaching and consulting, and is a popular conference speaker, known for his motivating messages on Enterprise Architecture issues. He has spoken to many thousands of enterprise managers and information professionals on every continent.

In addition to his professional activities, Mr. Zachman serves on the Elder Council of the Church on the Way (First Foursquare Church of Van Nuys, California), the Board of Directors of Living Way Ministries, a radio and television ministry of the Church on the Way, the President’s Cabinet of the King’s College University, the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Citywide Children’s Christian Choir, the Board of Directors of Heavenworks, an international ministry to the French-speaking world and on the Board of Directors of Native Hope International, a Los Angeles-based ministry to the Native American people.

Prior to joining IBM, Mr. Zachman served as a line officer in the United States Navy and is a retired Commander in the U. S. Naval Reserve. He chaired a panel on “Planning, Development and Maintenance Tools and Methods Integration” for the U. S. National Institute of Standards and Technology. He holds a degree in Chemistry from Northwestern University, has taught at Tufts University, has served on the Board of Councilors for the School of Library and Information Management at the University of Southern California, as a Special Advisor to the School of Library and Information Management at Emporia State University, on the Advisory Council to the School of Library and Information Management at Dominican University and on the Advisory Board for the Data Resource Management Program at the University of Washington. He has been a Fellow for the College of Business Administration of the University of North Texas and currently is listed in Cambridge Who’s Who.

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Biographical Sketch

Chief Architect, Army Programs

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Ken Griesi is the Chief Architect for Army Programs at Cisco Systems, Inc. In this role he directs the technical execution of projects under the “Army ONE” Enterprise Services Agreement (ESA), Cisco’s largest single contract. Under the sponsorship of the Army Chief Information Offer (CIO), he provides thought leadership to the Army’s most critical IT initiatives: application rationalization and modernization, cloud computing and enterprise services, unified capabilities (UC), data center modernization and design, strategic network integration, NetOps, and cyber security.  Mr. Griesi is also involved in shaping Cisco’s “Internet of Everything” strategic initiative, specifically in the areas of big data analytics and cloud computing.

Prior to joining Cisco, Mr. Griesi served as the Chief Architect to the U.S. Navy’s Consolidated Afloat Networks & Enterprise Services (CANES) program, where he shaped the future of the U.S. Navy’s networks, enterprise services, and future cloud computing environment.

Mr. Griesi also served in a variety of technical leadership roles spanning across many notable DoD programs and initiatives, including: the U.S. Air Force’s Global Hawk Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), Transformational Satellite Management Operations System (TMOS), the National Security Agency’s (NSA) Content Based Information Security (CBIS), various Homeland Security initiatives, and multiple research and development projects.

Mr. Griesi is a strong advocate for both the academic advancement and practical application of the SoSE, SE, and Software Architecting disciplines. He co-developed the Architecture-Based Systems Development (ADSD) methodolody which was used on the CANES program and subsequently endorsed by the Department of Defense CIO. He was instrumental in structuring the Systems and Software Architecting curriculums at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) and teaches Architecting courses as an Adjunct Professor at UCSD,  Fellow of the Federal Enterprise Architecture Certification (FEAC) Institute, and a regular speaker at professional conferences and events. He serves of the Board of Trustees for the Center for the Advancement of Enterprise Architecture (CAEAP) and the Executive Board of the Association of Enterprise Architects (AEA).

Mr. Griesi is a published author, has submitted multiple U.S. Patent proposals, holds several professional certifications (C.E.A., L.Z.A., etc), and is a recognized leader in the fields of Enterprise Architecting, SE, and Software Architecting. He holds a Bachelors and Masters degree from the University of Maryland, and has completed post-graduate work at Johns Hopkins University.  He is currently writing a book for McGraw-Hill entitled “Architecting the Cloud” to be published soon. For additional qualifications, please refer to Mr. Griesi’s public profile on Linkedin®.


The California Chapter of the Association of Enterprise Architects invites you to attend our next meeting scheduled for Friday March 28, 2014.

Meeting Date: Friday March 28, 2014

Time: 4:30pm – 6pm

Location: National University, 3678 Aero Court, San Diego, CA 92123

Topic: Applying Agile Methods to a Systems Engineering Project

Speaker: Mark Bergman, PhD,  MITRE Corporation

Title: Product Owner, Agile Information Systems Architect