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David Jackson David Jackson

Chief Enterprise Architect | Architecting the Enterprise

Albany, New York Area, NY, UNITED STATES

Chief Enterprise Architect at Architecting the Enterprise



I am a talent scout. I help people find their talents and improve them.

I work with leaders and teams - particularly people in technology careers - to leverage what they do best. I know every event is the consequence of a series of thoughts, feelings, and actions, leading to results. I help people stuck in results they don't want to change this cycle and get results they do want.

I link together ideas no one else considered. I bring people together. I form a bond with each individual as I begin to understand his or her circumstances. I naturally identify with someone’s situation. I have a gift for helping people discover what they have in common.

My thoughtful insight for each person allows me to mix and match everyone’s talents, creating a powerful team. The strengths of one person can compensate for the limitations of another person. A group’s strength lies in the diversity of its member's knowledge, experiences, skills, natural abilities, motivations, or thinking styles.

I am innovative, inventive, original, and resourceful. I customarily pinpoint the core problems and identify the best solutions. I artfully and skillfully eliminate distractions, helping people gain a clear understanding of what is happening and why it is happening. I frequently identify ways to transform an obstacle into an opportunity. I make sense out of seemingly unrelated information. I draw clever linkages between facts, events, people, problems, or solutions. My innovative thinking tends to foster ongoing dialogue between and among a group’s participants.

Industry Expertise (1)

Architecture and Planning

Accomplishments (1)

The Open Group Architecture Forum Chair (professional)


The Open Group Architecture Forum creates and maintains The Open Group Architecture Framework. During 2006, I led the Architecture Forum as it restructured its charter and organization to accommodate the rapid growth it had encountered.

Education (1)

The American University: BGS, Education and Psychology 1989

Affiliations (3)

  • The Open Group
  • CAPT

Sample Talks (1)

"How To Train Your Dragon"

The Enterprise Architect you hire can turn from quiet and docile to fire breathing in a few seconds. You know you need them, and at the same time wonder why you keep them around. Are you getting the value out of Enterprise Architecture that you expect? First, I help you understand what makes an Enterprise Architect tick. Then I help you understand three keys to getting value from Enterprise Architecture.



  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Corporate Training


1000 to 4000