Forethought: The Unspoken Foundation of Evolution

Architecture is more than high level design. While high-level design defines what something is, architecture constrains future evolution. This has been underappreciated for decades. We show how mathematical concepts can be used to illuminate approaches that reduce schedule and code, while at the same time increasing correctness and future expandability.


Robert Gezelter, CDP, CSA, CSE, Software Consultant, guest lecturer and technical facilitator has more than 29 years of international consulting experience in private and public sectors. His work with architectures spans his entire career, starting as a systems programmer. His work includes operating systems, file systems, device drivers, portable software, translation, and cross compilers.

Mr. Gezelter received his BA and MS degrees in Computer Science from New York University.

Mr. Gezelter is a regular guest speaker at technical conferences worldwide such as the HP Technology Forum and Encompass (formerly DECUS) events. His articles have appeared in the Network World, Open Systems Today, Digital Systems Journal, Digital News, and Hardcopy. He is also a Contributing Editor to the Computer Security Handbook, 5th Edition (Wiley, 2009) and the author of two chapters in the Handbook of Information Security (Wiley, 2005). Many of his publications and speeches are available through his firm’s www site at

He is a Director of the New York City chapter of IASA, a Senior Member of the IEEE, and a member of Infragard, and Encompass. He is also an alumnus of the IEEE Computer Society’s Distinguished Visitors Program (2004-2006).

His firm's consulting practice emphasizes in-depth technical expertise in computer architectures, operating systems, networks, security, APIs, and related matters.

His clients range from the Fortune 10 to small businesses, locally, nationally, and internationally on matters spanning the range from individual questions to major projects.

He can be reached via his firm’s www site at

Sponsors: New York City Chapter, International Association of Software Architects
Venue: Lighthouse Conference Center
111 East 59th Street
New York, New York
Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Time: 10:40 AM
Admission: Conference Registration Required. Event Registration at:
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