In our industry, one of the only guarantees is change. Many of today’s tools, technologies, and business models will soon cease to exist, only to be replaced by newer ones. Architects face the challenge of planning for today’s systems knowing that the problems of tomorrow will be completely different from the problems of today. Evolutionary architecture is an architectural approach that prioritises change as a first principle but balances this need with delivering value early.
Pat is the CTO at N26, the first mobile first bank with a European banking license.
He was formerly a Principal Technical Consultant at ThoughtWorks in London where he played a variety of roles (Developer, Trainer, Technical and Organisational Coach, Tech Lead, Architect) in a variety of organisations from startups (20+ people) to the supremely large organisations (10K+ people). Pat has worked across a variety of industries from retail, travel, industrial production, finance, telecommunications, and government.