Giles Marino

Power Objects

Giles Marino

Giles Marino is a Senior Software Engineer, Microsoft Certified Professional and an IASA Foundation Certified IT Architect with 20+ years’ experience developing enterprise and commercial business applications. He earned his computer science degree abroad and completed his professional internship in 1992 at Control Data Systems, a worldwide leader in manufacturing scientific computer systems. Giles currently works in the role of Technical Architect for Power Objects one of the largest Dynamics 365 development, sales and support providers in the U.S.

Defining the Role of an Architect

Room 228
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

This course presents the 5 pillars of IT architecture as defined by IASA ( and how they impact the role of a Solution Architect. This session will also present the “ITABok” (The IT Architects Body of Knowledge), “IEEE-1471” architectural approaches, and the importance of non-functional requirements from which successful design is based upon. An overview of architectural tools along with a discussion of activities an architect should engage in prior to solution design will be reviewed. A principled architect’s mindset of reducing technical debt and creating value across the enterprise the are the cornerstones of this session.