Changing the Perception of Enterprise Architecture
There is a golden rule in change, to change others you first have to change yourself. Never has this been truer than in the case Enterprise Architecture. Current events have highlighted the need for holistic approaches to responding to unexpected business challenges. But, the pure IT centric approaches to Enterprise Architecture have been found lacking. In order to stay relevant and keep your Enterprise Architecture alive, you need to change people’s perception, and that starts by rethinking and reinventing yourself as an Enterprise Architect.
In this keynote session Mark will explore several key areas of change for you to consider, along with the rationale and value of making those changes. Topics to be addressed include:
- Switch from Artefacts to Outcomes to Better Engage Business Teams.
- Increasing Business Architecture and Innovation Efforts for Greater Relevance.
- Moving from Governance to Guiderails in Order to Avoid Conflict.
- Questioning the type, use and value of Enterprise Architecture Tooling.
- Collaboration and Consumption Beats Creation Hands Down.
Enterprise Architects: The Champions of IT
The global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic caught the world unawares. Not only did the pandemic tax our healthcare systems in ways we couldn’t imagine, it forced businesses to adjust to a largely remote workforce, cut costs, and make very difficult decisions to stay afloat.
This unprecedented time elevated the role of enterprise architects into the champions of IT as they quickly assessed their companies’ business capabilities, determined how to provide moreself-service abilities to employees, cut IT costs, and ensure business continuity throughout an organization.
Driven by the IT needs during the pandemic, Hylton Southey, Managing Director of LeanIX, Inc.will discuss what organizations need to consider as they transform their IT and leverage enterprise architecture for business continuity.
Key takeaways from this presentation:
- Learn how the global pandemic forced companies to rethink their IT transformation to accommodate a remote workforce
- Understand the issues enterprise architects need to address to ensure business continuity
- Gain insight into the steps EAs can take to keep IT running while balancing the needs of the business
- Learn how the Government of Yukon ensured business continuity using enterprise architecture
Accelerating Value Creation: Maximizing Hybrid Cloud Outcomes Through Platforms
Organizations across the spectrum have looked to leverage both public and private clouds to accelerate value creation either through cost optimization and or reducing time to address market conditions.
The actual results of these efforts have mostly produced mixed and or negative company and organizational outcomes. In this session we will discuss root causes and lessons learned from these efforts.
Also, we will share examples of strategies and tactics that have been utilized by our clients that have proven to create positive IT and balance sheet outcomes.
Enterprise Architecture: Enabler for Enterprise Strategy & Planning
Enterprise Architecture may be a struggling practice in your enterprise or it can be the one driving your future strategy. It is the right context for your enterprise architecture that sets the path for future failure or success. In this presentation, we will explore Enterprise Architecture as an enabler for your enterprise’s successful strategy and planning.
Key take aways from this presentation
- Why Enterprise Architecture sometimes struggle
- Why & how Enterprise Architecture enables strategy & planning
- Gearing EA to develop your strategic roadmap and what to expect
- Avoid falling into the traps
Challenges in realising AI use cases for enterprises and the way forward
As we know the success rate for AI projects are very low, many use cases reach till successful PoC phase by creating ML model and desirable outcomes based on sample data; BUT moving them to production with real data starts coming from various sources ex, S3, ERP , Social media etc, and then the challenges start.
With changes in the model during training, accuracy in Inference goes down, versioning of dataset, model explain ability becomes important. This session discuss systematic approaches to take for scaling AI use cases.
Enterprise Architecture in Mondelēz, one of the largest snack companies in the world
Identifying risk extremely early in the project business processes was the key target to develop the intelligent tender document screening approach.
Currently the systematics are used in a broader and more holistic way to enhance proposal processes and get much more speed while reducing reading time of large or many documents
- Intelligent tender document screening approach
- Most interesting use cases and benefits
- How to implement it
- Results and outcomes of different usages and scenarios
Scale Agile effectively with strategic portfolio management
Organizations such as yours are pursuing Agile development of products and services to get a continuous stream of digital innovation out the door. Yet not without challenges. Agile demands big changes to the way we plan, make decisions and deliver results.
It demands that we embrace the spirit of independence and entrepreneurialism for the benefit of working software, customer collaboration, and speed-to-market. But proliferation of autonomous development across the enterprise can bring with it serious consequences such as autonomous and non-aligned Agile development teams, an exploding inventory of IT assets, and no coherence with overall business and IT strategy.
Find out in this webinar how you can use strategic portfolio management to ensure Agile teams remain connected to the whole. When you start strategically managing your Agile portfolio, you’ll align Agile activities to business strategy. You’ll avoid wasteful investment by consolidating and maximizing the potential of existing assets. And you’ll accelerate digital product delivery by eliminating any deployment hurdles.
Ownership & Accountability - The Functional Linkages to your Enterprise Operating System
The architectural design and implementation of the enterprise operating system is complex and critical to the success and flexibility of any company. The outcome should be predictability of performance and optimum speed resulting in customer loyalty and growth.
During this discussion, Thom will cover the critical components of the construction of your Enterprise Operating System focusing on:
- Determining the Operating Model that your business flows through
- Construction of the Core Processes/Competencies that belong to each function
- Creating the appropriate Maturity Model which is in line with the capabilities of your company and people
- Setting up the ownership & accountability through visibility and transparency of measurable linkages
- Designing the right Balanced Scorecard to insure all functions are connected and operating in tandem
Building a business-enabling “digital backbone” requires a modern EA approach
Meeting increasing customer & employee expectations for new data and digital products requires the need to drive innovations to market more quickly and cheaply. Commonplace in large global organizations is the strategy for individual lines of business to feverishly yet independently pursue this goal through siloed efforts that lead to fragmentation and missed opportunities to leverage economies of scale and cross-pollination of innovative ideas. Companies with modern enterprise architecture groups are creating a digital foundation (the “digital backbone”) to meet individual business functions’ needs while accomplishing enterprise goals and digital ambitions.
In this session Gustav will share an architectural approach that combines the use-case and foundation building strategies employed by many companies to attain their data and digital ambitions. He will share how to engage with both business and technology leaders to crate a organizational movement to build and sustain the digital backbone of the company.
Gustav has researched extensively on the topic of the Digital Backbone (https://www.cutter.com/experts/gustav-toppenberg) and as an enterprise architecture leader has implemented the concepts and strategies in his roles at BCG, Catalina, Aon and Cisco.
Holistic, consistent and sustainable EAs: “Systemic Transformation Coaching” for bionic systems
Companies are complex bionic systems containing human, social and technical subsystems.
Though we know that changes in one of these sub systems may have an impact on surrounding and/or related sub systems, EA activities are often exclusively technical- or KPI-oriented
and forget about goals and motives of human and social systems.
In this session, Jennifer will explain:
- Composition of different system types and the process of system differentiation
- Mind set and responsibilities of “Systemic Transformation Coaches” inside EA teams
- Pragmatic and easy to use methods for all types of EA professionals to contribute to holistic, consistent and sustainable architectures
- Risks and challenges of non-holistic EA approaches
Enterprise Architecture - What Business Really Needs
All's well from an IT perspective, but what's the reality in the business itself?
In this session Peter will provide insights on how Enterprise Architecture works in the 'real world' and what it really should be doing for your business.