Andrew S. Townley

andrew.s.townley_profile_123x146Andrew Townley is an international speaker, published author and thought leader on Information Security, Security Architecture, SABSA, Risk Management, Enterprise Architecture, SOA and Technology Strategy who also has extensive practical, hands-on experience working in the US, Europe, Africa and Brazil. He is also a former Management Consultant with Deloitte and Bearing Point after starting his career over 20 years ago as a Software Engineer with Informix.

Andrew’s Enterprise and Security Architecture experience includes being the Enterprise Architect and Technical Design Authority for Ireland’s e-Government SOA project using a TOGAF-based methodology where he developed the Security Architecture and technology implementation for cross-department Single Sign-on (SSO) for Public Sector customers. He also developed and implemented the Security Architecture for the BPO division of a large Irish company serving international customers including Avaya US and Nestlé France.

Andrew has been personally mentored by two of SABSA’s principal authors, David Lynas and John Sherwood, and is an active participant in the annual SABSA Open Forum which provides input and practitioner feedback to the SABSA Institute. He is also one of only 9 people world-wide officially authorized to teach the SABSA methodology, and has participated in numerous SABSA consulting and Fast-Track engagements. In 2012, Andrew was selected by the SABSA Institute to develop the official SABSA-TOGAF integration training materials based on the 2011 White Paper published by The Open Group.

As an experienced Enterprise and Security Architect and Management Consultant on multi-million dollar projects for the public and private sectors on four continents, Andrew offers a unique blend of technology theory, practical experience and international, multi-cultural business execution.