Mike J. Walker is an accomplished architect with a vast amount of experience as a leader, innovator and technology expert. In his 13 year IT career he has been responsible for development, architecture, project management, and strategy. As the Editor-in-Chief of Microsoft’s Enterprise Architecture Portal and contributing editor to the Architecture Journal, he is internationally known as an expert in enterprise architecture. Walker’s insights are sought-after at major events worldwide and have delivered keynote speeches for conferences and events on five continents.
Walker is skilled at solving complex problems with innovative solutions through full life cycle implementations of mission critical solutions. He has also evolved many of the concepts behind mainstream architectural approaches and styles. Walker has delivered his works in books, trade publications, authoritative architecture guidance, articles and standardized frameworks. As an expert in architecture, IT luminaries have published his quotes and referenced his ideas in articles and books such as, “Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft Plans to Stay Relevant in the Post- Gates Era”, where he is named as a key thought leader at the Microsoft Corporation. His works have been featured in media outlets such as: InfoWorld.com, CNN.com, eWeek.com, ComputerWorld.com, and has been demonstrated in keynotes by Bill Gates at industry events.