The Roles of Architects in Innovation

Complimentary On-Demand Webinar


Most large organizations have become pretty complex beasts and innovating there is not always easy. Lots of moving parts need to be coordinated but not many people have the necessary overview. To deal with this complexity, an architectural perspective is crucial. We see three key roles for architects in innovation:

  1. Architecting for innovation
  2. Coordinating innovation investments
  3. Initiating innovation

In this webinar, Marc Lankhorst will explore these different roles of architecture and discuss in more detail how architects can contribute to innovation in their organization. 

About Marc Lankhorst:


Marc Lankhorst is managing consultant and chief technology evangelist at BiZZdesign. He is responsible for BiZZdesign’s vision, market development, consulting and coaching on digital business design and enterprise architecture, and for spreading the word on the ArchiMate® language for enterprise architecture modeling,  the Open Group standard of which he has managed the development. His expertise and interests range from enterprise and IT architecture and business process management to agile methods, portfolio management and digital business design.

Marc has written numerous scientific and business publications and he is the primary author of two books, “Enterprise Architecture at Work”, which describes the ArchiMate language, and “Agile Service Development”. Marc is a certified TOGAF9 enterprise architect, and holds an MSc in Computer Science from the University of Twente and a PhD from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.