Dana Bredemeyer is founder and president of Bredemeyer Consulting, a company that focuses on training and consulting in system architecture, including enterprise architecture and software architecture. He is also president of the Global Enterprise Architecture Organisation (GEAO). Mr. Bredemeyer has more than 20 years' experience in the software industry. For nearly 10 of those years, he has focused exclusively on architecture, first at Hewlett-Packard and then at Bredemeyer Consulting. He has taught well over 1,000 architects at top companies around the world and given presentations and tutorials at leading conferences. Mr. Bredemeyer is editor of the Enterprise-Wide IT Architecture website. His writing on software architecture has been very influential, and many of his white papers and other publications are available on the Resources for Software Architects website. You may be especially interested in the work on architect competencies that he has done together with Ruth Malan.