Eltjo R. Poort

The founder and owner of CGI’s agile architecture approach Responsive, Collaborative Digital Architecture (RCDA) and leads CGI’s community of architects

Eltjo R. Poort

Eltjo R. Poort leads the architecture practice at CGI in the Netherlands. In his 30-year career in the software industry, he has fulfilled many engineering and project management roles. In the 1990s, he oversaw the implementation of the first SMS text messaging systems in the United States. In the last decade, he produced various publications on improving architecting practices, including his PhD thesis in 2012.

Eltjo is best known for his work on risk- and cost-driven architecture, a set of principles and practices for agile architecting, for which he received the Linda Northrop Software Architecture Award in 2016.

In his spare time, Eltjo plays the violin in Symfonieorkest Nijmegen.

Topic focus: Architecture

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