In 2021, traditional IT organizations will continue to wrap their arms around cloud-native computing. In this shift, all roles related to the traditional IT core will change, including security and platform architects, as well as general infrastructure and operations, as the enterprise redefines its approach to software. Indeed, as consumer/end-user privacy regulations grow more prevalent, the voice of the platform architect will have to grow louder in the organization. Architects will have a much stronger, if not direct influence, on the application building process and environment, and will push for common approaches and decouple policy architecture to ease compliance and increase privacy controls. These shifts will impact hiring practices, as enterprises come to favor IT employees who have experience with open source tools, software-defined infrastructure, and the policy-as-code that make these DevOps-centric changes possible.