There are as many definitions of the role of the Architect as there are organisations, and current shifts in approaches like Agile are further pushing the boundaries. Do we even need Architects? Many would suggest not. In this talk, long-time Architect and Solutions Architect MVP Kevin Francis from Object Consulting will challenge the audience with his views on Architecture and Architects, covering areas such as: The role of the Architect in a project context, the relationship between Architects and other roles in a project and professional context, and the skills and knowledge required by an Architect. In addressing the above Kevin will consider both iterative and agile types of projects.