Executive Level Technology Architect, Trusted Advisor.
Brenda M. Michelson works with enterprise technology owners and senior staff to shape ideas, strategies, programs and communications at the intersection of business, technology, information and society.
In addition to client work, Brenda is investigating (hands-on) the interplay of technology, art and information to make technology knowledge and participation more inclusive.
Brenda M. Michelson has been providing advisory and consulting services through Elemental Links, Inc. since 2004.
Michelson has an integrative point-of-view, which combines the connective thinking of an architect, the strategic concerns of an executive, and the execution pragmatism of a practitioner.
Consulting projects have included developing digital products, defining organizational programs and capacities, leading technology knowledge and strategy workshops, guiding (enterprise, product and project) architecture actions and establishing community programs.
From 2007 – 2009, Elemental Links was under contract with the Object Management Group (OMG) to develop and lead the community programs of the SOA Consortium. During this tenure, Brenda held the additional title of SOA Consortium Program Director.
Prior to pursuing Elemental Links full time, Brenda was a Senior Vice President and Senior Consultant/Analyst with the Patricia Seybold Group.
Brenda spent 19 years in corporate IT, culminating in 2004 as Chief Enterprise Architect for L.L. Bean. At L.L. Bean, Brenda was responsible for the articulation and execution of the enterprise architecture strategy (J2EE transformation, enterprise integration, service-oriented architecture (SOA) and event-driven architecture (EDA)), strategic planning, portfolio management and talent development.
Previous to L.L. Bean, over the span of 10 years, Brenda provided development services for Insurance, Banking, a Chip Manufacturer and a world leader in Aircraft Engine Design & Manufacturing.
Brenda holds a B.S. from Bryant College, from which she graduated summa cum laude.
email: brenda at elementallinks dot com
phone: +1 207 956 0396