Antifragile: Designing the Systems of the Future
Barry O'Reilly, CTO Eniga Technologies

Based loosely on the book ‘Anti-fragile’ by Nicholas Nassim Taleb, we look at how his theories on fragility and the ability to withstand shocks can be interpreted to help us design, produce, and manage better systems that can help us deal not only with failures, but also with rapidly changing markets and expectations in modern software development. The workshop will cover

  • The role of Systems Engineering in architecting modern solutions
  • Understanding volatility as the driver of complexity and as the major input to design
  • Why we need to spend more time on System Behaviour and less time on System Functionality
  • The role of architectural decision making in the resulting behaviour of a System


Barry is CTO at Eniga Technology AB. He is a CITA-P certified Architect and  has held Chief Architect roles for IDesign and Microsofts Western Europe Consulting Practice and was global lead of the Worldwide Solutions Architecture Community while at Microsoft. He was a founder of the Swedish Azure User Group and an early adopter of cloud technologies.  His background is in distributed systems, integration, and IoT.