Nick Malik is a Senior Consultant with Cutter Consortium's Business & Enterprise Architecture practice. He has more than 33 years' experience in every aspect of high-tech and digital innovation. As a consultant, Mr. Malik has supported organizations as a senior enterprise strategy architect and as an interim CIO. He has worked in a wide array of organizations, including financial services, healthcare, real estate, telecommunications, manufacturing, software, entertainment, hospitality, oil and gas, and government, playing both business and technology roles. Mr. Malik brings an extensive understanding of business strategy, negotiation, leadership, and technical prowess to each consulting engagement.
Combining his deep technical understanding gained from more than a decade spent planning and executing large technology transformations, Mr. Malik has built successful EA programs, has created PMO and program portfolio management processes, and has implemented Agile software development migrations for firms ranging from Fortune 50 to startups. Prior to becoming an independent consultant, he worked for nearly 12 years for Microsoft, first as Director, Enterprise Architecture Segment Services, and then as Executive Consultant, Enterprise Strategy Architect in enterprise strategy and planning for Microsoft Consulting Services. Mr. Malik has also served on the Board of Governors of the Enterprise Architecture Body of Knowledge Consortium, a nonprofit organization that seeks to develop a body of knowledge for the profession and practice of EA.
In 2013, Mr. Malik (author, blogger, speaker, and general troublemaker) coordinated and coauthored a paper describing EA through the Federation of EA Professional Organizations, which established the first published international consensus on the definition and value proposition of EA. In 2012, he coauthored “Stories That Move Mountains,” which describes a step-by-step process for using the techniques of storytelling to promote ideas and innovations in a business and professional setting. In 2009, Mr. Malik created and released a widely acknowledged open source metamodel for enterprise business architecture: the Enterprise Business Motivation Model (EBMM).