About the Author

Three Decades of Success

Julian Moore has been an engineering and architecture thought-leader addressing the problems of advanced and complex IT systems in high-tech, mission-critical and life-critical applications for public and private sector enterprises for over thirty years, with a track record of success in delivering complex turnkey systems right first time, on time and on budget – and sophisticated frameworks and methodologies for EA.

Having been involved in all key aspects of high-tech enterprises1Business, technical and operational management; requirements analysis, bidding, solutions architecture & design, quality, usw. usw. und so fort. he is a highly-experienced generalist2Quoth the author, “I do Stuff,” and “I see no box.” who employs multi-disciplinary best-practice in synthesising solutions to challenging problems.

As a generalist he makes no claim to be the expert in anything in particular3Though in some things probably I am., but his diverse knowledge and experience allows him to engage effectively and productively with the real experts and to challenge the expert-pretenders.

The Beginnings of Quality

His initial experience was in the design and development of bespoke hardware and software systems for the defence, nuclear power and aviation industries where the performance of the system was not merely mission-critical but often life-critical on a large scale.

Concern that design, coding, or manufacturing errors might result in widespread loss of life tending to concentrate the mind wonderfully led to a lifelong commitment to quality. Such a commitment to quality – and the means required to deliver it – is nowadays equally vital to IT security and its increasing influence over the privacy, financial and existential interests of individuals, enterprises and nation states.

He spent the first twelve years of his career working for a system integrator with the highest specific quality approvals for both the design and manufacture4Variously, in order of decreasing antiquity, UK Defence Standards 05-21 (Design) and 05-24 (Manufacture), AQAP 1, and ISO 9000, to name a few. of systems for the defence and nuclear power industries.

Big Data Before Big Data

In the late 80’s he conceived and architected “industrial multi-media” systems for recording and instant playback of communications, radar, flight data and workstation displays for aviation control centres, developing state-of-the-art networking5e.g. a custom protocol for dual-ring, contra-rotating 100Mb/s fibre-optic networking, now equivalent to 1Tb/s., processing6One system, deployed circa 1990 deployed about 2Tflops of processing – although not general purpose; equivalent to high peta-scale computing 2015. and storage solutions7e.g. real-time access via tiered storage to what would now be petabytes of data..

With subsequent experience in operational and strategic business management as a senior executive of both UK and US entities (with responsibilities at various times for marketing, sales, bid management, contracts, project delivery and profitability) he has a unique combination of technical and business competences.

The Focus on EA

For more than a decade now he has been involved in architecture, particularly enterprise architecture. He was a thought-leader and core practitioner at the UK MOD’s Integrated Architecture group in Malvern, England where, in addition to developing specific architectures for defence projects, he was also responsible for the development of the so-called Malvern Meta-model which first elucidated the Capability-Approach-Component, and for significantly extending the data visualisation capabilities of the architecture tools then in use.

Best Practice Architecture at the Highest Levels

His specific architecture for Project                 , which dealt with the ability to do real-time               against            was presented to the MOD’s Chief Scientist as an exemplar of best practice and demonstration of the power of architectures.

Since then, he has worked on system-of-systems modelling approaches and tools for the European Space Agency and was most recently Enterprise Architect for the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market in Alicante, Spain.

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1.Business, technical and operational management; requirements analysis, bidding, solutions architecture & design, quality, usw. usw. und so fort.
2.Quoth the author, “I do Stuff,” and “I see no box.”
3.Though in some things probably I am.
4.Variously, in order of decreasing antiquity, UK Defence Standards 05-21 (Design) and 05-24 (Manufacture), AQAP 1, and ISO 9000, to name a few.
5.e.g. a custom protocol for dual-ring, contra-rotating 100Mb/s fibre-optic networking, now equivalent to 1Tb/s.
6.One system, deployed circa 1990 deployed about 2Tflops of processing – although not general purpose; equivalent to high peta-scale computing 2015.
7.e.g. real-time access via tiered storage to what would now be petabytes of data.

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