This article is a summary of a whitepaper by Mike Clark and Whynde Kuehn with the same title.
Role of the business architect
The business architect role was envisioned to be a strategic, senior role responsible for architecting new organizations or re-architecting aspects of existing ones in response to change. Because of technology, the volume and rate of change that organizations face has increased so significantly that most are performing enterprise-wide transformation and becoming more agile. Business architecture is a critical enabler of both, which is why there is more demand for the business architect role.