What is a Cloud Architect?

What is a Cloud Architect?

I came across this slide today, and it made me think. “What is a cloud architect, really?”

It says, “A cloud architect is an IT professional who is responsible for overseeing a company’s cloud computing strategy. This includes cloud adoption plans, cloud application design, and cloud management and monitoring.”

Do you agree? Is a cloud architect responsible for strategy? Or does strategy come from management? And is the architect involved in operations too?

How do you define cloud architect? Let me know in the comments.