Characteristics of a Great Architect

Session Abstract:

What Makes a Great Architect? Enterprise Architects, Solutions Architects, Business Architects: it seems like architects are everywhere. But are there common traits that can make any architect great? After working with and managing architects for over a decade,  I believe there are. In this presentation I'll share my observations, and ask for your thoughts  as well.

Speaker Bio:

About Anthony Meyer: As the Enterprise Architecture Leader (Director of EA) for Westfield Group, Anthony is responsible for aligning IT investments with business strategies across the company - including business focused IT investment planning, corporate IT strategy, and project governance. With more than 13 year of financial services experience, Anthony has held various leadership roles at companies ranging in size from a small start-up to a large Fortune 500 Bank.

About Westfield Group:Founded in 1848, Westfield Insurance is a super regional insurance company headquartered in Northeast Ohio and serving customers in 21 states for commercial and personal insurance and in 31 states for surety services.  With more than $1.6 billion in written premium, Westfield is one of the nation’s 50 largest property & casualty insurance companies.  Westfield’s record of stability and dependability is affirmed by the independent rating firm A.M. Best, which has awarded our company their rating of “A” Excellent or better over 77 consecutive years. Westfield also provides banking solutions for businesses and individuals through Westfield Bank, and service and training support for independent insurance agencies through Westfield Services.


3 Summit Park Drive
Lower Level Auditorium
Independence, OH

Meeting starts at 5:30PM (networking, food, drink), with the discussion beginning at 6:00PM.

Hope to see you there!







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  • Bernie C.

    Great. The presenter was great....I think it was a great preview of the topics to discuss in this meetup group.

    1 · May 15, 2013

    • Kitty

      R u an architect

      March 8, 2014

  • Kendall S.

    Would like to participate, but need to go out of town

    May 14, 2013

  • Bernie C.

    I will try to make it!

    May 13, 2013

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