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Legacy and Enterprise Modeling in an Agile Environment

Presented by:Alain Knechtli, Data Architect, Gap Inc.


Many organizations are stuck with a plethora of disparate systems. This presentation will address GAP Inc.’s response to the challenge of bringing together metadata under a common framework for reporting and management. It will also include a forward looking strategy for incorporating new or narrowly technologies into the metadata framework.

  • Agile Logical modeling?
  • What’s left to model? Measuring the metadata backlog
  • When is a model just barely good enough?
  • Ubiquitous language - Dealing with synonyms, and dialects
  • Managing technical debt when there are discrepancies across applications and domains
  • Modeling services
  • Modeling new technologies
How do legacy systems implement the Enterprise Logical Model?

Speaker Bio:














Alain Knechtli


Alain Knechtli is a seasoned data architect with over 30 years of experience across many facets of information technology. In the data architecture and metadata sphere, a partial list of Alain's clients includes GE, Cisco, Netflix, and Gap Inc. Alain is currently playing a key role in Gap Inc.'s endeavor to expand the traditional modeling paradigm to include non-traditional sources and environments. His leadership has enabled the creation of a modeling framework that includes legacy and new applications in an agile environment. He has facilitated the evolution of data architecture from a 'bottleneck' to a 'facilitator' of rapid, incremental development.



Event Details


May 19, 2015


8:00 - 8:30 am - Sign In
8:30 - 9:45 am - Presentation
9:45 - 10:00 am - Break, Chapter Announcements
10:00 - 11:00 am - Presentation continued


Standard Insurance Building

900 SW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97204

(Take the escalator at the entry down one level to the meeting room)


Free for members!
$15 for guests
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