David Frankel

Business & Enterprise Architecture

David S. Frankel is a Senior Consultant with Cutter Consortium’s Business & Enterprise Architecture practice. He has more than 30 years’ experience as a programmer, architect, and technical strategist. Mr. Frankel is a recognized pioneer and international authority on the subjects of model-driven systems and semantic information modeling. He is known for his ability to help articulate strategy succinctly and powerfully. Mr. Frankel’s architecture work focuses on maximizing system flexibility by rigorously separating areas of concern in complex systems. He has given special attention in recent years on breaking down barriers to the integration of applications and data. Other IT domains in which he has worked include enterprise architecture, SOA, model-driven systems, UML modeling and profiling, domain-specific languages, business vocabularies, and XBRL reporting. His business experience includes ERP financials, banking, electronic payments, and financial reporting.

Mr. Frankel is the author of two books and dozens of articles and is coauthor of several industry standards, including UML, ISO 20022, Banking Industry Architecture Network (BIAN), and the XBRL Abstract Model. In particular, he was the driving force in setting up the architecture and tooling for BIAN's standardized SOA and spent seven years working with SAP on standards strategy. He can be reached at consulting@cutter.com.