Charles Betz


Charlie Betz is the founder and CEO of Digital Management Academy LLC, a training, advisory, and consulting firm focused on Lean and empirical approaches to managing the “business of IT.”

He is currently leading the development of an open IT management standard with The Open Group IT4IT Forum.

He has served as a Chief Architect with AT&T, and previously Research Director for IT Portfolio Management at Enterprise Management Associates. He spent 6 years at Wells Fargo as VP and Enterprise Architect for IT Portfolio Management and Systems Management and held product owner and architect positions for Best Buy, Target, and Accenture.

He also serves as an instructor at the University of St. Thomas, currently responsible for the "IT Infrastructure Management" course.

He blogs at and is author of The Architecture of IT Management (formerly Architecture and Patterns for IT) and co-author of several works with Lean collaborators and for ISACA’s COBIT.

Charlie lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with his wife Sue and son Keane.

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