Dean Heltemes

Expert Areas:

  • Business Architecture | Enterprise Architecture | Business Process Management
  • IT and Business Strategy Development | Strategy to Execution Planning | Collaboration with C-Level Executives
  • Global Team Building and Leadership | Large-Scale Budget Creation and Management
  • IT Infrastructure and Operations Leadership | ERP Modernization | IT Contract Negotiation
  • Program and Project Management | Sales Enablement
  • Industry Experience in Financial Services, Agribusiness, Commodity Trading, Energy, & Food Processing


Education/Professional Certificates:

  • Business Architecture Certificate from Metropolitan State University -St. Paul, MN
  • MBA from Carlson School of Management at University of MN
  • Bachelor of Science – Computer Science from St. Cloud State University


Relevant experience to topic areas:

  • Writer for the Business Architecture Institute
  • Builder of business architecture teams and programs
  • Practitioner of business architecture
  • Solution architecture
  • Enterprise architecture


Philosophy of training in a nutshell:

I believe that a blend of different teaching techniques is the best way to help people of different learning styles understand and apply new concepts.  I like to use storytelling and interactive group discussions to stimulate learning, coupled with hands on exercises to let people apply what they have learned.


Why instructor is excited about teaching at Metro State:

I am passionate about what business architecture can do and am thrilled at the opportunity to help people learn this exciting discipline at Metro State.  I love sharing my experiences and helping people to learn, and I know I will gain new insights from the class.