Mike Walker is a Research Director at Gartner, and an Author of, “Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies. Walker is widely recognized as a strategy and enterprise architecture advisor, industry thought leader, author and mentor. Walker has aided global fortune 100 companies with strategy and enterprise architecture delivery through his mix of unique experience combined with pragmatic approaches. Clients hold him in high regard to deliver advice, out-of-the-box innovative thinking and architectural strategies. He has served in leadership positions in global top 100 organizations delivering IT strategy and enterprise transformation initiatives. Walker serves as a board member at the Open Group, Chairs The Open Group Architecture Forum (TOGAF) and Business Architecture Forums. He has a created industry leading reference architectures that have been published in various books and trade publications.