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Chris Forde

Based in Shanghai China, as General Manager Asia Pacific, Chris is responsible for business functions in the region. As Vice President Enterprise Architecture Chris has global responsibility for the Enterprise Architecture activities at The Open Group including TOGAF® and ArchiMate®.

Chris is also an Enterprise Architect and has held various leadership roles throughout his career, including implementing and managing EA practices, application development, information management and technology operations teams.

Prior to joining The Open Group, Chris worked at American Express as Vice President for Strategy and Architecture for their Customer Servicing Capability.

Chris has deep expertise in Enterprise Architecture and, as member representative and Chair of the Architecture Forum, he was instrumental in driving the successful development and launch of TOGAF® 9 from 2007-2009.


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General Manager, Asia Pacific Region & Vice President, Enterprise Architecture