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Eltjo R. Poort is a Distinguished Solution Architect at CGI, working in the Netherlands. Throughout his 30-year career in the software industry, he has held many engineering and project management roles. In the 1990s, he oversaw the implementation of the first SMS text messaging systems in the U.S. Over the last decade, he has produced various publications on improving architecting practices, including his PhD thesis in 2012. Eltjo is best known for his work on risk- and cost-driven architecture, a set of principles and practices for agile solution architecting for which he received the Linda Northrop Software Architecture Award in 2016. Eltjo is a member of IFIP Working Group 2.11 on software architecture, and his solution architecture blog can be found at eltjopoort.nl.