Meet our Consultants

Nigel Schmalkuche

Dr Christine Stephenson

Dr Christine Stephenson

Nigel Schmalkuche
Principal Consultant
CEO
Strategic Architects
Strategic Architecture

Principal Consultant


Nigel is a competent TOGAF 9.2 Certified Enterprise Architect with 17 years’ experience in implementing architecture to achieve business outcomes. This has been in the positions of Director, Manager and Chief Architect providing strategy and architecture leadership across Cloud, AI, Data and technology enablement programs of work.


Over the last five years, he has achieved transformational change as the Principal Enterprise Architect Consultant in government and private organisations.


Nigel is a results-orientated business and ICT professional with 25 years’ experience in the fields of housing and public works (including racing), emergency services, elections, health, mining, water, local government, pharmacy, police, and financial institutions. 


  • Nigel has exceptional strategic level skills, a sound knowledge of emerging technologies and apply this knowledge by developing strategies and roadmaps and architecting digital innovative programs in organisations to achieve positive business outcomes. 

Dr Christine Stephenson

Dr Christine Stephenson

Dr Christine Stephenson

Christine Stephenson
Strategic Architects
Principal Consultant

Principal Consultant

 

Christine is a highly experienced enterprise architect specialising in the fields of Enterprise Architecture and IT Strategy & Management. 


With industry sector expertise that includes strength in mining, airline, travel, tourism, health and government she has managed a broad spectrum of projects, for global organisations and government agencies. 


She has delivered effective architecture outcomes as well as building and managing architecture teams. 


Her strengths lie in communicating complex concepts in simple, easy to understand ways, based on the audience she is working with and the outcome being sought.


She is a professionally certified Enterprise Architect (TOGAF®), and holds a Bachelor of Information Technology, Master of Business Administration and a Doctor of IT Management. 

Bard Papegaaij

Dr Christine Stephenson

Bard Papegaaij

Bard Papegaaij
Principal Coach / Trainer
Strategic Architects
Coaching Enterprise Architects

Senior Consultant


Bard combines more than 30 years of experience in roles ranging from Research, Software Engineering to Enterprise Architecture, (Interim) Management, Coaching, Consulting and Public Speaking with a life-long personal journey into Emotional Intelligence and Human Potential Development. After a successful career in The Netherlands, Bard decided in 1998 to start a new adventure in Australia. 


Bard provides consulting and coaching and has a pragmatic approach to helping people (individually and in teams) to become the best they could be. 


For 9 years, Bard has had a successful career in Gartner as Research Director, Executive Partner and Research Vice President, leading Gartner’s research in Enterprise Architecture and the people-side of work and management, as well developing Gartner’s current focus on organisational culture and change.


Bard is a strategic thinker and able to implement Enterprise Architecture in organisations and coach Enterprise Architects to have a complete set of skills to communicate with Business and ICT stakeholders.

 

Rekha Swamy

Martin Platt

Bard Papegaaij

Rekha Swamy
Coaching Enterprise Architects

Senior Consultant


Rekha is a professional with over 16 years of experience in the areas of IT Enterprise Architecture and IT Infrastructure Management (Cloud).


Rekha is a Certified TOGAF architect, Certified Cloud Architect (Arcitura & AWS), Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) and ITIL V3 Expert with progressive experience in various domains of Airline, Retail, Transport and Government agencies


She specialises in cloud strategy & IT business transformation roadmaps, cloud assessments, cloud assurance, global enterprise cloud architecture, cloud brokerage, and cloud management solutions.


Rekha has substantial knowledge of Big Data, IoT and Artificial Intelligence to invoke Business Capabilities.


She has had a number of strategic roles with Queensland Government in various Strategic roles. Previously associated with world’s fastest growing airline Emirates in many pivotal roles.


Rekha enjoys learning, has a passion for new and innovative solution. Use technology to solve business challenges.

Martin Platt

Martin Platt

Martin Platt

Martin Platt
Senior Consultant
Strategic Architects
Integration Architect

Senior Consultant

  

Martin is a highly skilled, all round IT consultant - skilled architect and manager who aspires to organisational excellence through continuous improvement and desire to work collaboratively with other people who value quality, innovation and excellence themselves.


Martin has a pragmatic approach, using his broad range of skills, to get the desired outcomes drawing on experiences from many industries, and exposure to many platforms and technologies.


Martin is has run many large projects, as well as being an architect and developer, with a focus on software integration.


Martin is particularly interested in projects that make the world a better place or really improve people's lives. His goal is to be able to run his own business, and it fund humanitarian projects where he can directly participate in affecting change in people’s lives.


Martin is a competent TOGAF 9 Certified Architect that specialises in Solution and Integration Architecture.

Kevin Davies

Martin Platt

Martin Platt

Kevin Davies
Senior Consultant
Strategic Architects

Senior Consultant


Kevin is a seasoned IT strategist and innovator with a breadth of knowledge across the ICT function, encompassing Enterprise Architecture, Business Architecture, Strategy, Project, Program and Portfolio Management, and IT Governance and Security.


Transformational Senior Manager, with a verifiable track record of managing complex IT projects/ programmes internationally. Flexible, certified and qualified professional - not bound or constrained to a set methodology or single way of working. 


Able to flex style and approach to employer standards, methods and requirements, I have consistently engendered support and respect across the organisations in which I have worked throughout all its levels. 


Kevin is competent TOGAF 9 qualified practitioner with certifications across governance, project and service management.