This blog is about ArchiMate®, the visual enterprise architecture language and its use. This blog accompanies the book Mastering ArchiMate. The musings here are a personal opinion and are not connected to any institution, other than that experiences and developments there may end up becoming musings here, though never explicitly referring to the organisation.
Gerben Wierda was, amongst other things, Lead Architect of the Judiciary in The Netherlands, Lead Architect of APG Asset Management, and is now Team Coordinator Architecture & Design at APG. APG manages (Spring 2015) around €425 billion in pension assets for approximately 5 million participants in various pension schemes. APG also includes a separate insurance company (Loyalis) and an nimble small-pension-fund administration company (InAdmin).
He holds an M.Sc in Physics from the University of Groningen and an MBA from RSM Erasmus, Rotterdam. See also Gerben Wierda (LinkedIn).
If you want to stay up to date about his exploits, he announces them on the Twitter account @RnA_EA.
ArchiMate® is a Registered Trademark of The Open Group.
Almost all diagrams in the Mastering ArchiMate book and on this blog (and in other blogs where ArchiMate diagrams are used) have been created with (originally) BiZZdesign Architect and its successor BiZZdesign Enterprise Studio.