JAMES BERGIN

Chief Architect, ASB

James is currently the Chief Architect for ASB Bank in New Zealand. Based in the Technology & Innovation division.

He is accountable for owning and driving the delivery of enterprise-wide architecture and technology strategy outcomes, and for owning the creation and on-going performance of an Architecture centre of excellence. His department contains all the domain, strategic and solution architects within the organisation, and his role involves setting the direction for the practice of architecture at ASB.

Additionally, James role involves working with other GMs to ensure the architecture outputs align with strategic company objectives, and driving an innovation and research agenda that identifies strategic options from the latest developments in technology and business practice.

In addition to managing the team of solution architects and architecture analysts for ASB, James’s role involves setting the direction for the practice of architecture at ASB, as well as working with other architects and senior leaders to ensure alignment between the strategies of the business and the architectures that are implemented.