An effective Enterprise Architecture enables the organisation to achieve the right balance between IT efficiency and business innovation. The advent of cloud computing, interoperability, re-use and agility bring new challenges and opportunities which need to be taken into account in producing an overall business architecture that truly matches the needs of the organization for an integrated IT strategy, permitting the closest possible synergy across the extended enterprise.
09.00 Registration and Coffee
09.30 Chairman’s Introduction, Scene Setting Richard Veryard, Next Practice Research Initiative
Each presenter introduces themselves and their organisation and puts their presentation into the context for the day.
09.45 Next Generation Enterprise Architecture Richard Veryard, Next Practice Research Initiative
In his talk, Richard will describe the shifting agenda for enterprise architecture, and illustrate some emerging techniques and practices for managing business complexity.
10.30 Successful Enterprise Architecture with Open Standards Dr. Harmen van den Berg, Partner and Co-founder, BiZZdesign
A complete approach to enterprise architecture (EA) requires a framework describing architectural viewpoints, a language for architectural descriptions and a method for constructing architectures.
The Open Group's TOGAF® 9 standard is the leading method for EA development. Based on a comprehensive case study of application portfolio rationalization in a post-merger insurance company, Harmen shows how ArchiMate makes TOGAF actionable.
11.45 The New Generation of IT Optimisation and Consolidation Platforms Ian McCall, Technology Consultant and Chief Architect, Oracle
In today’s economic climate, standardisation, consolidation, and optimisation have become a top priority. Now is the ideal time to refine and test your strategy for infrastructure optimization. This session will explore architectural principles and IT strategy to address issues such as portfolio complexity, shared service-centre strategies, cloud computing, data canter consolidation, and the latest in database machines.
13.45 Case Study: Herding tigers: Some personal lessons (and scars) from the EA jungle Alan Gardner, Head of EA, Logica
Alan Gardner is head of EA for Logica, a 40k people / 40 country IT service company. The overall strategy is to globalise to improve business performance. Alan leads a number of initiatives that support the strategy. One is the introduction of a new Logica operating model: a process-oriented view of the business to navigate employees to the policies, processes and systems they need to do their job. Implementation is incremental, with the emphasis on building consensus between the two key parties: countries and functions.
Alan will describe his experiences and personal lessons learnt in supporting Logica’s globalisation strategy from an enterprise architecture perspective.
14.30 Designing Effective Systems Grant Rule, SMS Exemplar
In this presentation Grant considers how quantified methods support a disciplined engineering approach to designing effective systems. The role of the enterprise architect is to design systems which integrate people and technology to best support the purpose of the enterprise in which they are engaged. This crucially requires an evidence-based understanding of how the component parts of the enterprise work together to deliver value to its end customers. It also demands effective management focused on ensuring the system delivers, and will continue to deliver, the right results.
15.45 Supporting Social Complexity in Collaborative Enterprises Philip Boxer, formerly Senior Member of the Technical Staff at the Software Engineering Institute of Carnegie Mellon University
Philip explores the need for enterprises to capture new forms of indirect value in ecosystems, and the demand this creates for platform architectures that can support customers within these contexts. 16.30 Discussion and Panel Session A panel of the day’s speakers takes questions from the audience.
17.00 Drinks Reception
Fees in £
End User Organisations - £250.00 + VAT
‘Sell-side’ consultants, product and services providers - £550.00 + VAT