Douglas T. Erickson
Douglas Erickson has been an Information Management and Enterprise Architecture practitioner and consultant for over forty years. Doug has been a career-long advocate for the advancement, improvement, and formalization of the enterprise systems development process.
In 1979, Doug met John A. Zachman. This started a decades-long pursuit, as a student and practitioner, to understand and apply the concepts and principles of Enterprise Architecture. By the early 1980’s, Doug had developed the beginnings of what is known today as the Erickson Methodology for Enterprise Architecture.
The use of the EMEA has been used to deliver implementable Enterprise Architecture, achieve enterprise agility, business process alignment and integration, and data management that has produced results that improve data quality, shareability, and availability, across multiple organization units and applications, cost-effectively.
He has extensive business and information management experience based on his work with enterprises in variety of industries including engineering and manufacturing, insurance, airline, electric utility, natural gas distribution, the U. S. Army, and state government agencies.
Doug has a degree in Business Administration from Black Hills State University, with MBA coursework at Arizona State University.
Donald B. Phillips
Donald Phillips has over 40 years of experience in the IT industry in a variety of roles including applications development and database design in a variety of information technology environments. He has been a consultant as an information systems development facilitator leading to the successful design, development, and implementation efforts on projects based on the Erickson Methodology for Enterprise Architecture. In the course of this work, Don has contributed greatly to the innovations that led to the viability of the EMEA. Don has exceptional skills in leading, teaching, and mentoring people in their professional development. Don graduated from Pepperdine University with a B.A. in 1969. His information systems career started in the U.S. Navy as a Data Processing Technician where he completed programming school in the Navy and worked as a developer and in technical support. After the Navy, he completed graduate level courses in statistics, business, and information systems at Texas Tech University.