Extensive business experience
Mike was one of the pioneers of TOGAF®. As Chief Technical Officer for The Open Group, he was the Technical Editor for the IEEE 1003.0 architecture standard in the late 1980s and responsible for the development of TOGAF with The Open Group until the publication of TOGAF 8.
Mike joined X/Open Company Limited (the predecessor of The Open Group) in 1994 from ICL, where he had a variety of roles leading up to Chief Architect for OMAC 29, ICL's flagship product for the Manufacturing Industry and Design Authority for all ICL's vertical application products.
As Chief Technical Officer, Mike was responsible for The Open Group's technical strategy and presided over the standardisation of UNIX.
On his retirement from The Open Group in April 2003, Mike was appointed as the first Fellow of The Open Group, in recognition of his extensive contribution to the development of Open Systems and Architecture.
In addition to his work for Architecting the Enterprise, Mike has two other long term assignments:
Director of The Open Group Messaging Forum
This is a membership consortium with a mission to maintain and enhance the effectiveness of e-mail for inter-personal communication and as a backbone for e-business.
Lecturer at the University of Reading
Since September 2003, Mike has been a part time lecturer at the University of Reading in the UK, lecturing on a number of subjects at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level including:
- Enterprise IT Architecture
- Network Security
In 2005, Mike was given an award for Excellence in Teaching by the University of Reading.