Reference architectures have been around for a long time and usually provided a good foundation for most companies starting an architecture project. These reference architectures had some assumptions baked into them: a certain level of control over the entire solution; limited external channels and touch points; internal integrations; and a hard structure with little or no ability to adapt. With cloud, mobile, social, big data and IoT revolutions going on simultane- ously, those previous assumptions are no longer valid. This tectonic shift has changed the way companies connect with their employees, customers and partners which mandates a new industry reference architecture. This session will highlight Financial Services, Healthcare and Government reference architectures that take advantage of these new trends that are re-defining how people and systems interact.
Werner Watschke is an Enterprise Architect focusing on the success of Salesforce customers by helping them digitally transform their business by adopting cloud technologies. Mr. Watschke is TOGAF 9 Certified and has presented at Sales- force’s Dreamforce and Oracle’s OpenWorld. Werner has over 25 years experience in the IT industry and has MS & BS degrees in Computer Engineering.