About Us0

Business architecture is still a relatively new and growing discipline, whose practitioners help to ensure that the alignment of capabilities and enablers within public and private organizations is optimized to deliver value to consumers in the most effective, efficient, and nimble manner.

Founded in 2010, the Twin Cities Business Architecture Forum (TCBAF) is a Minnesota-based organization dedicated to the understanding and advancement of the role and professional practice of business architecture. We exists to promote common definitions and standards, share ideas, and connect like-minded professionals with networking through meetings, activities, presentations, and educational development opportunities at the local and regional level.

The twin cities metro area of Minneapolis and St Paul in Minnesota is a bright spot within the nation for business architecture.  We are delighted to have broad awareness, understanding, and adoption of this important discipline, and we believe it strengthens the Minnesota business community overall. With an average attendance of 75 people at each of our meetings, the TCBAF is the largest known regularly occurring gathering around business architecture in the world.

Our Mission

The Twin Cities Business Architecture Forum is dedicated to education, collegiality, and support for the understanding and advancement of the role and organizational benefits of the fundamentals offered through the practice of Business Architecture.

We accomplish our mission by

  • Promoting the effective use of common definitions, standards, and resources
  • Facilitating opportunities to share ideas and build professional relationships
  • Sponsoring education sessions and networking meeting to help connect like-minded people

Community Sponsors

Founding sponsors of the TCBAF include Target, Cargill, Express Scripts, Thrivent Financial, Metropolitan State University, and Trissential, and we’ve recently welcomed our newest member, Medtronic. It’s through the non-financial contributions and support of these corporations that we are able to continue to offer no-fee membership in our professional community, and we are grateful.