A leading innovator, practitioner/consultant, lecturer, educator, and trainer in Enterprise Architecture (EA) and related topics for nearly two decades, Dr. Steve Else has many roles in the global strategic transformation community. The Founder and CEO of EA Principals, Inc. (EAP) (see http://eaprincipals.com). Steve is one of the leading 10 TOGAF® trainers in the world, having trained about 1750 people himself. He is author of the book, “Organization Theory and Transformation of Large, Complex Organizations."
In addition to running EAP, he has established and leads the Enterprise and Solution Architecture Institute (ESAII) at (see http://esaii.org) , under the Center for Public-Private Enterprise (CPPE) (see http://cppe.org) , which he founded in 1998). ESAII expands his professional outreach globally and will also allow for bringing together experts to mentor students on complex, innovative enterprise solutions approaches (going beyond just the enterprise architecture part of value delivery.
Bringing a wealth of practical and academic experience to his EA and TOGAF® and ArchiMate® 2 Certification Training, (certified in both and having trained over 1500 professionals), he is also an ISEB Certified Enterprise and Solutions Architect, a Project Management Professional (PMP®), and a FEAC Certified Enterprise Architect (CEA). Clients have included the U.S. government, the Dubai government, the Portuguese Government; U.S. State governments in Pennsylvania, California, Colorado, and Virginia; GE, HP, Oracle, IBM, American Express, Cap Gemini, Cisco, Master Card, Nokia, Siemens, Boeing; Fannie Mae, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, among many others. ESAII offers 3 levels of certification in EA and/or Enterprise Solutions Architecture (ESA) through its global offerings that EAP runs: Associate Certified Enterprise Architect, Certified Enterprise Architect and Master Certified Enterprise Architect or Master Certified Enterprise Solution Architect. In addition, ESAII is the owner of the Enterprise Architecture Professional Journal (see http://eapj.org).
Steve is committed to helping cross-pollinate best business and technology practices as well as innovation across the government and between the government and the private sector, and other organizations. As part of his work at CPPE, he founded and is executive editor for The Government Transformation Journal (see http://cppe.org) and was the founder and first executive editor of The EA Zone Journal.
Steve has served in key EA consulting/practitioner roles in both the private and public sectors, including BAE Systems, CSC, Dynamics Research Corporation, and Synectics for Management Decisions in the private sector; and the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Transportation, and Health and Human Services in the public sector.
Teaching Enterprise Architecture, Business Intelligence, Information Systems Engineering Management, and Systems Engineering at the graduate level is a way Steve also contributes his knowledge and insights. He has also taught Systems Analysis and Design, Technology Forecasting and Assessments, Knowledge Management, and Project and Change Management over the span of several years.
A passionate participant in EA, IT and systems engineering professional communities, Steve is the Founder and Chair of the Washington DC Chapter of the Association of Enterprise Architects, and Assistant Director of Knowledge on the Technical Operations Board of the International Council on Systems Engineering (see http://INCOSE.org).
Steve is married and lives in Alexandria, VA. At the time he began Enterprise Architecture about 20 years ago, he was still a career Air Force officer, retiring soon afterwards. In the Air Force, among many exciting missions and tours of duties, he also served as an Assistant Air Attaché in Paris, France, where he won a special medal for his work in the first Iraq War, also receiving a high medal from the French government. In his final assignment at the Pentagon, he was Program Architect for Air Force business transformation, working in the Office of the Chief of Staff. Steve was also an Air Force pilot in numerous aircraft (having started flying when he was 16 and being an instructor pilot at age 19). As an Air Force pilot, he was part of the mission to attempt to free U.S. hostages held in Iran in1979. He also holds an Airline Transport Rating in the Lear Jet and Boeing 717.