Amplify Webinar Series Ep. 7 | On-Demand

Building a Modern EA with a Focus on Strategy & Innovation

Discover how Stanley Black & Decker revitalized their architecture practice and unlocked its full potential.

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Empower Impactful Decisions Across Your Organization

While traditional Enterprise Architecture (EA) has often been linked with governance, bureaucracy, and extensive documentation, the progression of EA from the 1980s onward and the increasing digital complexity in today's business landscape have triggered a profound transition from manual diagrams to data-driven collaboration and visualizations.

Through collaborative, contextual insights, you can engage stakeholders at every level.

Optimizing Success Through Strategic Alignment

In the seventh episode of the Amplify Webinar Series, we were excited to welcome Mike Faga, the accomplished Director of Enterprise Architecture at Stanley Black & Decker, Ian Stendera, the innovative Chief Product Officer at Ardoq, and Laurie Kelly, Ardoq's VP of Marketing.

Together, they embarked on a conversation to discuss building a modern architecture with a focus on Strategy & Innovation. This exploration held the key to unveiling how this modern architecture approach could shape the future trajectory of your organization. Join us as we delved into the value you could unlock for your organization!



Watch this 1-hour session to be inspired by big ideas and the latest approach from leading business innovators.

What are the prerequisites for a successful architecture practice?

What are the common challenges EA teams face?

Tactics for aligning EA to business objectives.

Meet the Speakers


Mike Faga

Director of Enterprise Architecture, Stanley Black & Decker

Michael Faga, the Director of Enterprise Architecture at Stanley Black & Decker, brings to the table 23 years of experience in managing and implementing multi-million-dollar software projects and enterprise process improvements. His success stems from his strong technical knowledge and exceptional relationship-building skills with both customers and IT resources. In his current role, Michael continues to drive technological advancements, further solidifying Stanley Black & Decker's position as an industry leader.


Ian Stendera

Chief Product Officer, Ardoq

Ian Stendera, Ardoq's VP of Product, is an essential member of the founding team. He has dedicated his role to collaborating closely with Enterprise Architecture teams and leaders, ensuring they achieve the desired results with their initiatives. Ian played a key role in building Ardoq, starting in commercial roles and transitioning to Product, where he drives strategy and development, specializing in crafting products that exceed customer expectations through a deep understanding of the market, customer, and technology.


Laurie Kelly

VP of Marketing, Ardoq

Laurie's 25 years of marketing experience and her love of learning make her a dynamic leader as Ardoq's acting VP of Marketing. She is committed to building senior-level consensus which creates the momentum to implement strategic initiatives. Laurie spent many years at PwC in marketing leadership and sales strategy positions, curating their pursuit and account relationship strategy. She has additional experience in technology, consulting, and publishing and is a recognized speaker and leader on marketing strategy.