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Theo Elzinga

Expert in Analytics Modernization, Industrial IoT
  • Over the past 25 years I have acquired a broad IT and business background in architecture as well as consulting roles within SAP dominated IT landscapes.  
  • In recent years I did a lot of research into Digital architectures, Distributed (IoT) architectures and Cloud Computing. This has resulted in the development of a “Digital Strategy Framework” which includes a practical digital reference architecture and a set of architecture guardrails to ease the planning and implementation of digital capabilities. 
  • I am the co-inventor of the Common Reference Architecture mode or CORA model, which helps in getting control over the IT landscape in a Hybrid environment and delivers a predictable, repeatable and risk-aware solution design (
  • I am a member within the Open Group Big Data forum in which he contributes by developing standards like the Open Business Data Lake standard (O-BDL).  
  • I am one of the few IAF level 3 certified Enterprise Architects within the Netherlands. In this role I am currently working for Unilever within different business functions in which I assess and design (cloud based) data driven target architectures and road maps.
  • I regularly share my opinion on the Capgemini Expert Forum with regards to architecture related topics.
Theo Elzinga

My experience

Principal Enterprise Architect​ @ Capgemini

2011 - Present

SAP Consultant @ Information Technology and Services

05/04/1999 to 01/03/2006

Consultant @ Computer Software

05/10/1994 to 05/04/1999