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Wednesday, May 9 • 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Panel: Death of the Architect

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For a long time, various architect titles have been used across the industry, but the roles and responsibilities of the architect have never been very clear. In several places, architects have moved away from engineering responsibilities, forcing some of the brightest engineers to perform tasks that didn't quite require engineering skills or the appetite to learn new technologies. More recently, in many organizations, architecture is becoming a shared concern. In this panel, we'll debate what's happening to the role of software architect and how teams should make important crosscutting design decisions.
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Paulo Merson

Brazilian Federal Court of Accounts (TCU)
Paulo Merson has been programming in the small and programming in the large for over 30 years. Paulo is a software developer at the Brazilian Federal Court of Accounts. He is a Visiting Scientist with the Software Engineering Institute (SEI), a certified instructor for Arcitura, and... Read More →

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Tracy Bannon

Senior Principal - Software Architect & Dev*Ops Advisor, The MITRE Corporation
Passionate Architect!!! Tracy (Trac) Bannon is a Senior Principal in MITRE Corporation’s Advanced Software Innovation Center. She is an accomplished software architect, engineer, and DevSecOps advisor having worked across commercial and government clients.She is a passionate architect... Read More →
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George Fairbanks

George Fairbanks is a software engineer with academic leanings. His formative years were in the object-oriented world of Smalltalk, UML, and design patterns. He received a PhD in software engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, where he learned software architecture from David... Read More →
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Yogeshwar Srikrishnan

Homeaway (Expedia)
Yogeshwar Srikrishnan is a seasoned engineer and enterprise architect with significant experience in design and delivery of business-critical solutions. Srikrishnan, who enjoys working with business and technical teams in solving challenges, specializes in service-oriented architecture... Read More →
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Eoin Woods

Eoin Woods is the CTO of Endava, a technology company that delivers projects in the areas of digital, agile and automation. Prior to joining Endava, Eoin has worked in the software engineering industry for 20 years developing system software products and complex applications in the... Read More →

Wednesday May 9, 2018 1:45pm - 2:30pm CDT
Prairie B Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park