Antifragile: Designing the Systems of the Future


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 O’Reilly is the founder of Black Tulip Technology and creator of ”Antifragile System Design”. He has held Chief Architect roles at Microsoft and IDesign, been Microsoft’s IOT TAP Lead for Western Europe, and Worldwide Lead for Microsoft’s Solution Architecture Community. He has also been a startup CTO, and was a founder of Sweden’s Azure User Group.