Aaron Tan Dani has a strong passion for the IT Architecture and IT Architecture related fields. He firmly believes that only with the proper practice of this IT discipline that maximum value can be realized by the business. With this keen passion and selfless contribution, he has been actively involved as the Founder and the Chairman of International Association of Software Architects (IASA) Asia Pacific since 2004 and was actively involved in setting up and leading IASA Chapters across the Asia Pacific countries. Aaron close connection with the industry leaders and government bodies in the respective APAC countries gives him the edge in the latest technology landscape.
Aaron is an Accredited Trainer for TOGAF 9.1 and ArchiMate 3.0 and he is also an IASA Accredited Trainer in the field of IT Architecture and is the Co-Author of the IASA IT Architecture Body of Knowledge (ITABoK). He was part of the core team to define the world's first 256 IT Architect's skill set in 2004 in the Seattle, WA, USA. Aaron is also the co-author of 2 popular training courses which are part of the IASA Official Curriculum i.e. 2-Days on Business Requirement Architecture and 3-days on Architecting Software with Object Oriented Analysis and Design. In addition, Aaron is also the Co-author of IASA IT Architect Certification training courses i.e. the 3-Days IT Architecture Bootcamp and the 5-Days IT Architecture Core that both courses lead to the global professional certifications for IT Architects. Since December 2009, Aaron has been actively delivering these courses in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan and Indonesia, with roadmap to deliver this program across the rest of the Asia Pacific region.
As an industry thought leader in the IT Architecture arena, Aaron is a frequent public speaker and he speaks with passion and charisma and has been consistently ranked in the top 10% in speaker ratings in most of the international IT events. He has been public speaking frequently since 2004 in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Vietnam, United Arab of Emirates, USA, Korea, Japan and Indonesia, presenting various IT & Business related topics across Asia Pacific region. His charismatic, passionate and entertaining presentation style has been well received. In April 2013, Aaron has been officially appointed as an expert in the Community of Practice Enterprise Architecture (COP EA) for Malaysian public sector by MAMPU (Malaysia Administrative Modernization & Management Planning Unit under Prime Minister Office to assist in the formation of National Enterprise Architecture Frameworks and Practices.