Ardoq Tech Fest 2019

This was a networking forum for people interested in learning about Ardoq and how we work with organizations towards driving change.

The event brought together more than 100 experts and change agents; ranging from Enterprise Architects, CIOs, and IT leaders, with an arena for knowledge sharing and networking.


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Gordon Barnett

Principal analyst Forrester serving CIO professionals 
Trends in Enterprise Architecture

Gordon serves CIOs, focusing on the best practices for business, technology, and enterprise architecture transformation. He is a recognized expert in helping companies use enterprise architecture, strategy, governance, and organizational design to address their current and future business challenges in the age of the customer.

Erik Bakstad

CTO, Ardoq
Ardoq Product News

Erik Bakstad is Co-founder and CTO at Ardoq. Through his 10-year professional careers as developer, SaaS product architect, and technology evangelist and practitioner, he has experience from various industries including biology, banking/finance, and telecoms. Erik is recognized for his deep and broad technological experience. He is also passionate about information security and data privacy, and how these are applied to deliver operational excellence at customer experience obsessed technology companies.


Simon Wilkes

Customer Success Manager, Ardoq
Meet your stakeholders where they work

Simon is an adviser, solution architect, presenter, and senior consultant. For 15 years, Simon has been helping businesses understand how to develop and optimize integrated digital processes using automation. Simon works with many multinational companies in the area of digital change and digital risk process automation. Simon has three citizenships (EU-US-AUS). His recent experiences include training programs and consultancies in the United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, Germany, India, Italy, Kuwait, Norway, Portugal, UAE, and the USA. Simon currently is a Customer Success Manager covering EMEA and APAC, based out of Norway

Rasmus Ulfsnes

Enterprise Architect, Schibsted
The cloud journey at Schibsted

Rasmus is responsible for Enterprise Architecture at Schibsted Media Group, with an expansive technology background covering electrical engineering, hardware design, software, infrastructure, and web development. He is recognized for his expertise in translating technical concepts into everyday language that are easily understandable by the business.

Edward Granger

Product Strategist, Ardoq

Emerging missions for EA tooling

Ed Granger is an Enterprise Architect, Writer and Innovator. His role at Ardoq is simply to help bring the New EA to life. While he has a strong background in EA Frameworks and Processes, like the rest of the Ardoq Team Ed believes EA's future lies in Collaboration, Data and Analytics.

Robert Nystad

Enterprise Architect, Statens vegvesen (Norwegian Public Roads Administration)

Creating NPRA's Digital Twin of the Organization

Robert Nystad works as an Enterprise Architect for the Norwegian Public Roads Administration where his focus is on the transport area. He has 25 years of experience in IT operations, development and architecture.

John Ole Norlemann

Senior Advisor Entreprise Architecture, Acando

Creating NPRA's Digital Twin of the Organization

John Ole Norlemann works for Acando and  is hired as a business architect, a mentor for business architects and consultant for IT leaders. He has more than ten years of experience in various organizations and is passionate about employee's knowledge on how they  are connected within organization. His work also expands to the establishment and active use of a digital twin of the organization (DTO)

Jan Fredrik Stoveland-Alfsen

Director, PwC Consulting
When IT is stopping your business from changing: Best practices in creating an agile enterprise architecture

Jan Fredrik is a Director at PwC Consulting Norway with extensive experience as CIO advisor, enterprise architect and project manager for large private and public organizations across industries. He specializes in linking business strategy to enterprise architecture and IT solutions within multiple domains, and currently leads several projects on defining target state architectures, running digital transformation initiatives and IT strategy & sourcing. Jan Fredrik is head of the Enterprise Architecture practice in PwC Norway and educated in Technology, Organization and Change from the University of Oslo.

Svein Gunnar Hjorteset

Customer Success Manager, Ardoq
Municipality track

Svein Gunnar has 15 years experience in the IT industry and has had different roles including pre-sales, consulting and technical system owner in companies like DNB, EMC Computer systems and Arrow ECS. Currently Svein Gunnar is Customer Success Manager in Ardoq and is handling all the municipalities in Norway. Svein Gunnar is passionate about generating value for our customers and thinks collaboration is key for doing this.

Ian Stendera

VP of Customer Success, Ardoq
The Future of EA Does Not Depend on EAs

Ian has worked closely with Ardoq's largest customers on GDPR projects to develop personalized compliance documentation strategies, automate analysis, and develop a foundation for all other change processes.

Magnus Valmont

CEO Ardoq
Our growth journey and what we’re here to do

Magnus has a leadership background from the Norwegian Armed Forces, has a MSc in Engineering, he is a former Management Consultant and is an experienced SaaS leader. He’s is passionate about delivering tangible value, building great teams, and making a real difference to both customers as well as the people he works with.


Key outcomes:


What is Ardoq and what we are trying to achieve as a company


How organizations are using Ardoq today


Getting started with Application Portfolio Mangement

To deliver on the value proposition of enterprise architecture programs in 2019 we need to provide Insight On Demand that are easily accessible to our creators and consumers."

From the presentation, "The Future of EA Does Not Depend on EAs."