Ethan Pack

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Ethan Pack is an enterprise architect, digital business strategist and technology executive who brings more than 20 years of experience in management, information systems and technology. Ethan is a respected leader in the financial services industry and has led several work groups to tackle challenges in a rapidly evolving industry. He is also a frequent speaker on enterprise architecture, digital transformation and organizational culture.

Ethan remains focused on building strong business and IT partnerships to fuel organizational change and deliver bottom line results. He is currently very interested in and optimistic about the continued blurring of lines between business operations and IT and how enterprise architecture helps bridge the digital divide.

Ethan has written articles for several print and online publications. He enjoys travel and reading during the small bit of time when he is not busy driving organizational results, launching and maturing enterprise architecture teams or writing.

Ethan lives in the Houston area with his wife, Lyn, and their son.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Ethan Pack and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

The incumbent’s advantage

Reaching the APEX

Reaching the APEX

Describing the enterprise as a pyramid helps reveal the breadth and depth the EA function and helps define the necessary structure for an effective practice.

Form follows function

Form follows function

Should we even care about the “enterprise” and “business” architecture labels?

The possibilities and perils of platforms

The possibilities and perils of platforms

There is a lot of buzz around the notion of platforms. This article communicates how platforms start with evaluating the organization's operating model to identify areas to expose one's firm as a platform. Once the business vision...

TOGAF and defining a digital vision

TOGAF and defining a digital vision

Embracing The Open Group Architecture Framework allows architects and organizations to adopt additional or fewer steps to match the culture and approaches required within the firm. Just don’t expect a tight, holistic view to come out...

The enterprise architecture paradox

The enterprise architecture paradox

When done properly, EA can be instrumental to unlocking the value in all initiatives—digital or otherwise.

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