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Eltjo Poort

CGI
Solution Architect
Malden, Gelderland, Netherlands
Eltjo R. Poort is Distinguished Solution Architect at CGI in The Netherlands. In his 30-year career in the software industry, he has fulfilled many engineering and project management roles. In the 1990s, he oversaw the implementation of the first SMS text messaging systems in the United States. In the last decade, he produced various publications on improving architecting practices, including his PhD thesis in 2012. Eltjo is best known for his work on Risk- and Cost-Driven Architecture, a set of principles and practices for agile solution architecting, for which he received the Linda Northrop Software Architecture Award in 2016. Eltjo is a member of IFIP Working Group 2.11 on Software Architecture. His solution architecture blog can be found at eltjopoort.nl. In his spare time, Eltjo plays the violin in Symfonieorkest Nijmegen.