Information architecture (IA) is the structural design of shared information environments; the art and science of organizing and labelling websites, intranets, online communities and software to support usability and findability; and an emerging community of practice focused on bringing principles of design and architecture to the digital landscape. Typically, it involves a model or concept of information that is used and applied to activities which require explicit details of complex information systems. These activities include library systems and database development.
ITB's Chief Architect is a highly qualified technical architect with over 30 years in the industry. He has the ability to deal with high-level architectural design or hands on complex technical problems. His wide range of knowledge and skill is invaluable to any software development projects dealing with cutting edge distributed and Internet based technologies. Besides being the consummate software engineer, he is an accomplished educator and course author dealing primarily in the area of advanced technologies.
ITB's Chief Architect is equally at home, providing high-level briefings to the Executive Team regarding Enterprise-wide strategies or leading a development team tasked with delivering Enterprise Applications. Having been a CTO of a public and private company as well as an educator, he is aware of the differing perspectives necessary to achieve the common corporate goal. ITB's Chief Architect has worked on a variety of systems and operating systems ranging from the tiny embedded devices to the corporate mainframes and with technologies based on assembler and C code to COBOL on MVS.
ITB's Chief Architect has been an early adopter of mobile technologies, dating back to 1998, including industry leading features and technologies across many platforms.