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Top Chief Architects in 2021

High degree of business and technical influence and measurable results using Enterprise & IT Architecture

Top Global Chief Architects

ICMG is happy to create a new award category, i.e., "Top 25 Global Chief Architects" to recognize their contribution to the growth of their organization using Enterprise & IT Architecture. 

This award also acknowledges Chief Architect's ability to use architecture practice to prepare organizations for rapid change, support growth initiatives and influence capabilities that serve as "business differentiator." 

The annual listing will be created from the Top 25 Regional Chief Architect list. This year, it will cover 14 countries. 

Furthermore, their efforts supplement the adoption of Enterprise and IT Architecture as an emerging discipline. ICMG Architecture Awards of Excellence are given to companies who have successfully used architecture in achieving their business goals. There are multiple award categories for which nominations are invited every year.


Top Global Chief Architects 2020
Meet The Winners

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Johan van Amersfoort

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ITQ Consultancy, The Netherlands

Abhishek Sakhuja

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everis, Belgium

Gert Helsen

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Capgemini, Belgium

Top Global Chief Architects 2019
Meet The Winners

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Jan Van Zoest

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Royal Philips, Netherlands

Lawrence Fong

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Cathay Pacific Airways.Hong Kong

Gleb Geguine

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Canadian National, Canada

Top Global Chief Architects 2018
Meet The Winners


Huw Morgan

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Economical Mutual Insurance Company, Canada


Andreas Nold

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Coca-Cola European Partner, Germany


Mahmoud AbuFadda

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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, 

Top Global Chief Architects 2017

Key Parameters for Evaluation

There are eight key parameters to identify the winners

1.Measurable Results

Ability to meet the business goal and stakeholder expectations

3.Enterprise & IT Architecture

Contribution to the growth of the discipline (Enterprise & IT Architecture)

2.Decision Making

Leadership in decision making (new thinking, the action plan, etc.)

4.Ground Breaking Projects

M & A, Growing Business in New Territory, New Service Offering etc., IT Product 

5.Efficiency Initiatives

IT Landscape Rationalisation, Business Process Improvements, Architecture Governance, Architecture Methodology, IT Infrastructure, IT Security

7.Change Agent

Business Strategy to Execution, Business Architecture, Business Transformation, Digital Architecture, Enterprise Architecture

6.State of the Art (Technology adoption)

IoT Enabled Solution, Future IT (Emerging Technologies), Cloud Technologies and Solutions, SoA Vision for Enterprise Services, 


Industry Leading Solutions, Customer Oriented Business Models, Supply Chain & Logistics,


Nomination Process







All the Chief Architects who have submitted for project/service/ solution categories automatically qualify for this award 

In case you have not nominated any project this year, still you can nominate self  for this award by downloading the nomination form

You can be nominated by your peers in the industry or by your customers for the excellence.


Award Ceremony

The winners will be announced and felicitated during the Architecture Award ceremony scheduled on 17-18-19 November Online as a part of Architecture World Summit.


Frequently asked questions

Why Top Chief Architects Listing?

ICMG acknowledges Architects and IT Leaders for their contribution to the growth of their organization using Enterprise & IT Architecture skills and application. This award recognizes a professional's ability to use Architecture Practices to deliver solutions, ensuring efficiency, innovation, and measurable results.

Who can submit the nomination? Can I do it, or it should be done by an industry peer?

There are three ways of nomination.

  1. All the Chief Architects who have submitted for project/service/ solution categories automatically qualify for this award
  2. In case you have not nominated any project this year; still, you can nominate self for this award by downloading the nomination form
  3. Your peers can nominate you for excellence.

Is it compulsory to attend the Award function?

No, it's not mandatory to attend the award function.
The Award function will be held in New York as part of the Architecture World Summit.
This year, it is scheduled for 19-21 Nov in New York.

Can I attend the Architecture World Summit?

Yes, you can register for the summit and avail a discount of 20%. Please use the code "toparchitects" You can purchase three days VIP Conference Pass or One Day Conference Pass

How do I attend Award Function?

You need to register for the Award Function. Date : 21 NOV Time : 7 PM to 10.30 PM Venue: COURTYARD NEW YORK MANHATTAN/ CENTRAL PARK, NEW YORK The fee for the Award Function is $675 Note: In addition to the award function, the winners will receive VIP Pass for one of the Keynote and Discussion with The Living Legend John Zachman

What do I receive as a Winner?

This is a global listing of professionals who use Architecture Practices to deliver solutions, ensuring efficiency, innovation, and measurable results.

  1. Winners are invited to attend the Award Function on 21 Nov in New York. The function will be chaired by the living legend John Zachman.
  2. All the winners will be listed in the site, and
  3. A signed certificate (pdf) with unique id will be shared.

Can you courier the certificate to my address?

The hardcopy of the certificate can be couriered to your address for a fee of $65

Is it an Annual listing?

Yes, this list will be updated every year.

What is expected of me?

You need to fill the Nomination Form. That's it.
Please fill out this form, and our team will contact you shortly

Where do I get the nomination form?

Please fill out this form, and our team will contact you shortly

Commemorate Your Accomplishment.

Global Chief Architect Winner's Mug

Coffee Mug Personalized with the Winner's Name


Enjoy every single day with your personalized Coffee mug!


Be sure you keep one at home
You can begin your day with a cup of coffee that reminds you of your accomplishment and happiness.


Another one in the office
Your Winner's mug at the office can help in retaining and attracting new friends by encouraging new behavior

Begin your day with the ideal tableware designed to commemorate your accomplishment.


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