Svyatoslav Kotusev is an independent researcher, educator, and consultant. Currently, he focuses on the study of enterprise architecture (EA) practices in organizations. Dr. Kotusev is the author of The Practice of Enterprise Architecture: A Modern Approach to Business and IT Alignment, along with many articles on EA in various academic journals and conference proceedings, industry magazines, and websites. Prior to his research career, he held various software development and architecture positions. Dr. Kotusev earned a PhD in information systems from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University, Australia. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or via http://kotusev.com.