I am a researcher and practitioner in the field of digital architecture – one who likes to occasionally share insights and experiences with other workers in the digital world. This website is one of the platforms I use to share serious, work-related stuff.


Eltjo R. Poort leads the architecture practice at CGI in The Netherlands. In his 30-year career in the software industry, he has fulfilled many engineering and project management roles. In the 1990s, he oversaw the implementation of the first SMS text messaging systems in the United States. In the last decade, he produced various publications on improving architecting practices, including his PhD thesis in 2012. Eltjo is best known for his work on Risk- and Cost-Driven Architecture, a set of principles and practices for agile architecting, for which he received the Linda Northrop Software Architecture Award in 2016 . His digital architecture blog can be found at eltjopoort.nl. In his spare time, Eltjo plays the violin in Symfonieorkest Nijmegen.

Eltjo is a member of IFIP Working Group 2.11 on Software Architecture.