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Dr John Gøtze is an independent consultant and writer, and the former Chief Editor of the Journal of Enterprise Architecture, the "pracademic" (combining practitioner and academic papers) publication of the AEA, the Association of Enterprise Architects. He is a co-founder of EA Fellows, a group of Danish enterprise architecture professionals. John has worked with government technology, enterprise architecture and open standards for more than 15 years. He is also a non-tenured associate professor at Copenhagen Business School and at the Danish IT University, where he has been teaching an enterprise architecture masters class for three years. He is also a staff member of OASIS, the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards. He is also a member of the Open Policy Group.
As chief consultant and enterprise architect at the National IT and Telecom Agency in Copenhagen from early 2001 to late 2005, Dr Gøtze was involved with developing the Danish national policy for a government-wide enterprise architecture. He was responsible for the Danish interoperability framework, which recommends government to adopt a service-oriented architecture and open standards. In the EU, he has been involved with developing the European Interoperability Framework under the Europe 2005 programme. From 1997-2001, he worked for the Swedish government as head of section in the Swedish Agency for Public Management, and helped launch the Swedish e-government strategy. He holds a M.Sc. in Engineering and a Ph.D. in participatory design, both from the Technical University of Denmark.
Dr. Gøtze has lectured and written extensively about standards, e-government and enterprise architecture over the years. As a civil servant, he has co-authored several Danish and Swedish official policy documents, for example, White Paper on Enterprise Architecture in Government (2003, see www.oio.dk) and The 24/7 Agency: Criteria for 24/7 Agencies in the Networked Public Administration (2000, see www.statskontoret.se). As a member of the Open Policy Group, he is co-author of "Roadmap for Open ICT Ecosystems" (Harvard, 2005, see www.openization.org).
John is also the co-author of the brandnew book "Beyond Alignment: Applying Systems Thinking in Architecting Enterprises" and the book "Coherency Management: Architecting the Enterprise for Alignment, Agility and Assurance".
John has a blog at http://gotze.eu, and he can also be found on twitter.