YOUR HOSTS

Editor of the Enterprise Architecture Professional Journal

Darryl Carr

An integration architecture thought leader and CITA-Professional

Brice Ominski

Founder and Managing Director, S2E Transformation Inc.

Whynde Kuehn

CEO and Founder,
Iasa Global

Paul Preiss
Executive in Residence,
DePaul University Innovation Lab
Roman Dumiak

Solution Architect,
Microsoft Services – Azure Cloud & AI

Ben Wright-Jones

THE AGENDA

24 hours of insightful presentations in a virtual meeting space. Click on the speaker names for their bio page and connection details. Click on the topic titles for session replays and access to the PDFs.

All times are shown as US Central time (CST is UTC-06:00).

8:00 am - 9:00 am: “The Future of Enterprise Architecture”

LUCA DE RISI  
Chief Operating Officer, MEGA International 

Enterprise architecture continues to evolve as organizations prioritize being lean, agile, and resilient.  We’ve all seen that academic approaches to EA have failed to demonstrate value.  The modern enterprise architect needs to provide insights and share recommendations on how to build a future-proof enterprise. In this session, learn how to build a business case for connected EA to accelerate EA efforts and gain real agility and resilience.

9:00 am - 10:00 am: "The Business Architecture Iceberg Syndrome"

DANIEL LAMBERT 
VP Business Architecture, Benchmark Consulting

Most well-known and traditional businesses are currently deploying digital technologies on the cloud, using the Internet of things and mobile applications, among others. More and more are testing and starting to deploy artificial intelligence within their operations. Too many of the innovative projects initiated by traditional organisations fail to deliver meaningful business outcomes in a reasonable time frame. Rapid and continuous innovative changes and more informed and fewer loyal customers are pressing businesses to have more fluid business strategies. Time to execution is now shorter and needs that most traditional companies become much more agile and learn to rely less on a solid-organizational structure to carry out their plan. Enterprises need to get better at designing, architecting, prioritizing, and delivering their corporate future successfully. An organization needs much more than technology if it wants to strive in today’s economy. Investing most of your resources strictly in technology is a recipe for failure. To increase the odds of success of your business transformation, you need to make sure that you have executive sponsorship, enterprise and business architects, efficient governance, a more customer-driven approach, coherent strategies & goals, valuable and useful data, capability-based roadmaps, business outcomes for each one of your projects, change management, and in general an agile mindset.

10:00 am - 11:00 am : "The Digital Operating Model of the Future"

JULIE CHOO
Founder and CEO, Stratability

In this session, Julie Choo and Whynde Kuehn will be discussing and educating about "The Digital Operating Model of the Future" in detail.

11 am - 12 pm: "Deploying business architecture to become a thought partner in planning for transformational IT & business outcomes".

GRANT ECKER
VP Global Enterprise Architecture, Walgreens Boots Alliance

Many EA practices struggle with an engagement model that only brings EA into the conversation after the initiatives and program plans have been determined by IT and business leadership. We’ll discuss how you, as an EA leader, can invest in building business architecture competency to influence your organizations to engage EA in their strategy and planning efforts.

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12 pm - 1 pm: [PANEL DISCUSSION] Architecting for response : Emergency services in software

Moderator: STEPHEN COHEN, Chief Architect -  Microsoft Services

Panelists: Chris Kirk, Scott Whitemire, Lewis Curtis 

A panel discussion with the inspiring speakers -

Chris Kirk, Cyber response, is a software engineer, forensic analyst, reverse engineer, data scientist, and incident manager with Microsoft for the last 18 years. As a member of the global Detection and Response Team (DART), Chris has assisted hundreds of companies with incident response and recovery.

Scott Whitmire, Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer for Cubismi, Inc., Business Troubleshooter, Measurement Expert, a senior enterprise architect with over 40 years of system architecture and development experience, including a number of major applications, as well new products and full lines of business

Lewis Curtis, Co-Founder and Director of Microsoft Disaster Response at Microsoft since 2014 to mobilize and empower teams across the company to urgently deliver technical missions to communities after a disaster. With over 90 activations, mobilizing hundreds/sometimes thousands of employees at a time., engaged customers as an enterprise architect advisor, lead the business intelligence tracking team for the Windows Server division documentation team.

The discussion:

Bad things happen to good software. In this session you will listen in and hopefully engage as leaders in Cyber response, Disaster recovery, Project recovery debate; the long term impact of current practices as well what and how to change to adapt to various predictions of the future.

1 pm - 2 pm: "Legal issues associated with using biometric identifiers for cybersecurity?"

MIKE SERRA
Product Counsel, Cisco Systems, Inc

This presentation will be adapted from Mr. Serra's article "Face/Off: The Battle to Authenticate with Biometrics," published by the Yale Journal of Law and Technology

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2 pm - 3 pm: "Busy Architect's Guide to Platform-Oriented Development"

TED NEWARD
Director, Technology Culture at Quicken Loans

As the mid-decade mark passed in the 2010s, the software development industry felt itself cross a threshold, but wasn't quite sure what that threshold was. It was clear that traditional Web applications--server-side generated HTML sent back to a browser running on some kind of device--wasn't really "cutting it", not with all the different native mobile applications that need access to the same back-end systems that the web applications had. At first, it felt like all we really needed to do was build "APIs". But as developers tried to do that, barriers kept looming. Issues keep cropping up. Microservices. REST. Containers. Docker. The list of acronyms kept growing and growing, and no end was in sight. And the reasoning for that is pretty simple: We keep focusing on the wrong things. We want to build something different, and yet, something very much similar to what we've always built. We want to build platforms.

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3 pm - 4 pm: "Unifying Analytics – Changing Data Architecture to Unite BI and Data Science"

Paige Roberts 
Open Source Relations Manager 

Technical and spiritual unification of the two opposed camps can make a powerful impact on the effectiveness of analytics for the business overall. - Look at successful data architectures from companies like Philips, Moneysupermarket.com, Simpli.fi, …

- Learn to eliminate duplication of effort between data science and BI data engineering teams

- See a variety of ways companies are getting AI and ML projects into production where they have real impact, without bogging down essential BI

- Study analytics architectures that work, why and how they work, and where they’re going from here

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4 pm - 5 pm: "Lean Agile Architecture in the Scaled Agile Framework"

Nick Malik 
Enterprise Strategic Architect, Infosys Ltd

SAFe got it wrong. Not a surprise. The amount of attention given to architecture in SAFe is miniscule compared to the coverage of software development, missing the critical value that architecture brings to an agile environment. In this talk, we will discuss a working and proven model, based on agile practices, for creating, building, and leveraging architectural practices in a SAFe environment.

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5 pm - 6 pm: "How EAs can help to build a future-proof IT"

Christian Richter 

SVP Customer Success, LeanIX 

“EAM for Everyone” has been the founding principle of LeanIX. Still we see that EA as a discipline is not widely contributing to the business outcomes and key challenges of IT and the enterprise. ERP transformations, post-merger integration projects and turning SaaS sprawl / shadow IT into business-led IT are just some examples where EAs need to demonstrate accountability and drive these initiatives.

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6 pm - 7 pm: "What has to start now to build a recognized and accountable architect role in the shaping of enterprises"

R.M BASTIEN
CHIEF CHANGE ADVOCATE

The architect’s role in most organizations is too often avoided, and too easily usurped.  The absence of true measures of performance covering the work of the architect is the main culprit. If the ones performing the design tasks that shape enterprises want to be legitimized to use best practices and be recognized as indispensable experts, then something has to be measured.  And they must be accountable for the results. For those that want to explore what these measures could be, I provide two guiding principles and one reminder.  First, the measurements should be close enough to what is actually performed by the architect. They should be relatable to daily work.  Second, they must align with the reasons that justify the use of good practices —or the practice itself.  Finally, a reminder that with a bit of imagination, some discipline and a lot of conviction, anything can be measured.

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7 pm - 8 pm: "Scalable Architecture Knowledge Management"

JONATHAN MANGANO

Enterprise Architect, CBH Group

This session will explain how any organisation can scale architecture knowledge management by distributing the responsibility of maintaining this information and making it highly accessible. Architectural knowledge is a term used to define the body of information created to describe different aspects of an organisation and its behaviour. It can take a number of forms, and is often related to concepts such as motivation, strategy, capabilities, processes, applications, data, security and infrastructure.

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8 pm - 9 pm: "The Anatomy of a Digitally Transformed Organisation"

GLENN SMYTH 

CEO, Fragile to Agile (Asia Pac) Pty Ltd

Leveraging experience on numerous digital transformation programs, including the multi-award-winning ME Bank transformation, Glenn will describe the key features of an agile, or Digitally Transformed organisation from an architecture perspective. This will describe the target architectural state for a digitally transformed organisation by covering each of these features and the critical success factors for each. The presentation will also cover how this target state supports the design for the SA Government Citizen portal and cross departmental citizen journeys. Finally, he will describe a critical supporting design paradigm for an agile organisation, exceptions based straight-through-processing (STP). When implemented correctly it greatly simplifies the adoption of Minimal Viable Product delivery, and materially speeds up the delivery of cross business unit boundary stakeholder experience improvements

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9 pm - 10 pm: Panel Discussion - Architecting Adaptability and Resiliency

Moderator: DARRYL CARR, Editor of the Enterprise Architecture Professional Journal       

Panelists: Dr. Christine Stephenson, Heldi Alison, Tom Graves 

A panel discussion with the three amazing speakers -

Heldi Beets, CXM Business Architect, an Independent Transformation Consultant, focused on aligning business and technology to customers through business transformation leadership, enterprise architecture and business design.

Dr. Christine Stephenson, Enterprise Architecture Practice Advisor

Tom Graves, Business/Enterprise - Architecture and Strategy Consultant, has careered across industries and around the globe for the last fifty years or so, helping people reinvent their ideas, organisations and more.

The discussion:

If there's anything the past 18 months has taught us, it's that unexpected things will happen. As an Architect, how should you think about your organisation's need to adapt to unplanned circumstances? How can your plans take into account the need to continue operating, whilst balancing the cost of resilient solutions against the potential risks? Join this panel discussion with a group of practitioners with over 100 years of combined experience, and get some insights into how to discuss the value proposition of building resiliency and adaptability into your enterprise.

10 pm - 11 pm: AI for social good - uplifting smallholder farmers

VASUDHA KHARE
Product and Innovation Fellow, Wadhwani AI 

AI has reached only 5% of the world's population today. If AI can help enterprises make smarter decisions and optimise profit, can it also help farmers reduce risk from pest attacks, weather, and help push them above poverty line? Let's find out.

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11 pm - 12 am: "Architecting & Engineering Enterprise Data for Digital Transformation"

Sunila Gollapudi

Managing Director, Enterprise Architect, Accenture 

Historically, data was simply an outcome of business activity or process and had no value after the activity or process was completed. Today's business environment is markedly different, and both the importance of data and the outcomes of reporting the knowledge derived from it are recognized. Enterprise Data, which includes internal, client, and third-party data, is at the heart of a growing number of new business initiatives. A well-thought-out framework for acquiring, mapping, processing, storing, analyzing, and consuming data effectively and efficiently is, in fact, the essence of Architecting & Engineering Enterprise Data.

12 am - 1 am: "Revitalizing the Enterprise Core for sustaining in the Platform Economy"

VIDYA SAGAR UDDAGIRI
Technology Practice leader in the Automotive and Industrials Business Unit - TCS.

One of the significant development triggered by the Digital Transformation paradigm is the Platform Economy. In a span of just few years we are all surrounded by platforms and everyone's lives are touched by the influence platforms many times a day. However the success of an enterprise in platform centric business ecosystem depends on how well they can play well the Platform Economy game. This depends on an enterprise's readiness on pespectives like culture, systems agility and adaptability. Entities like start ups without the baggage of legacy core are catching up faster giving a run for the money for traditional enterprises irrespective of their size and scale. How traditional enterprises need to revitalize their Enterprise Core for sustaining themselves in the Platform Economy will be the key agenda of discussion in this talk.

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1 am - 2 am: "Future Ready Skills"

JIBRAN ALI KHAN
Executive Director, Socio Engineering Technologies

In this session, Mr. Khan will be discussing the skills needed to drive the future technologies such as IOT.

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2 am - 3 am: "Developing the next generation of architects"

Whynde Kuehn and Paul Preiss
Event Hosts

Learning how to facilitate change effectively in organisations is a skill that takes time to develop. It's a skill that Architects need, and requires a combination of real-world experience, along with guidance from those that have already travelled the path. Join an engaging and insightful discussion with Whynde Kuehn and Paul Preiss, as we discuss how the combined experience of thousands of practitioners can be used to help inform the next generation of Architects as they take on an accelerating pace of change.

3 am - 4 am: Architecture Tomorrow - What does the future Architecture hold?

ZACK WARREN
Executive Cybersecurity Advisor 

&

OLIVER CRONK
Chief IT Architect, EMEA at Tanium 

Join Zack Warren, Oliver Cronk, and Paul Preiss as they kick off the BILT Architecture of Tomorrow conference. Presenting and discussing the conversations from the past year on the Architect Tomorrow video podcast series which
have included hybrid working, pivoting in uncertain times and security architecture, experiences from working with customers and partners. This session will cover a wide range of points on the following topics:

- Will Ecosystem Architecture replacing enterprise architecture?
- The rise of Security Architecture and Security Architects
- Thoughts on reference architecture for IT Operations, IT Risk and Cybersecurity
- How the future of security architecture is also about the past

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4 am - 5 am: "The Raise (again) of Professional Architecture Skills in the Age of Accelerated Digital Transformation""

TERRY ROOM
Industry Digital Leader at Microsoft

Digital transformation at pace and scale will continue to accelerate for the foreseeable future, providing opportunity and disruption across all industries. Digital technologies of the present and near future, such as AI, quantum and mixed reality offer the potential to disrupt, revolutionise and create entirely new value chains.Yet how do we discover where the emerging value potential lies? And how do we do this quickly and with the right approach to risk versus opportunity? How do we prioritize the need to modernize versus the imperative to innovate? And how do we realize value from opportunities with the right risk appetite and approach? In this session we will deal with these questions and more, and how this all points to the Rise (again) of Professional Architecture Skills in the Age of Digital Transformation.

5 am - 6 am: "How we can make sure that tomorrow’s architects, and architecture, can be even more valuable than today’s"

CHRIS POTTS
Work and Career Mentor for Enterprise Architects

The future of architecture continually emerges from the work we architects do, and that other people choose to invest in. What’s valuable and at the right time, catches-on, multiplies and positively impacts the outcomes that matter. What isn’t fades away, sooner or later. Being an architect is a wonderfully diverse and rewarding career. We get to innovate, inspire and lead architectural change. There’s always more work than architects to do it, so we’re bound to choose carefully and be highly productive, as well as having the right skills for every new challenge. Each generation of architects builds a legacy for the ones that follow. Their future careers, capabilities, opportunities and constraints will be influenced by how we are dealing with ours. What will the architects of tomorrow most thank us for, and what might they wish we had done differently

6 am - 7 am: "Emerging Enterprise Architecture Trends"

JASON BARAGRY
Chief Enterprise Architect, Ardoq

Keeping up to date with the newest ways of implementing change can be overwhelming, especially because new enterprise architecture trends continuously vie for your attention.
This talk will point out explain Agile, data-driven EA; Digital Twin of the Organization; and Socio-Technical Architecture. It will highlight which trends will escalate as organizations expand their business transformation efforts.

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 7 am - 8am: "Connecting value streams and feature sets: how to keep multi-million dollar software developments from getting out of control"

Brian Loomis

Founder, chief architect, Princeton Digital Advisors

CIO’s and CTO’s struggle with development efforts that keep going months or even years after the expected ship date either through a series of small schedule slips, missed customer expectations, or programs that just never seem to be done. How many times have we heard “it will be done next Friday” or look at a budget justification for the next year that includes the same deliverables as this year, a development in free-fall? Many projects use “value streams” to identify the relative value contribution of different backlog stories or elements of an application to the overall opportunity. When the stories are actually costed – in agile, assigning points – some programs are adding a value component to prioritize the backlog. This improves project decision making from the business or product owner perspective, since it is no longer the development team picking the backlog tasks that are easiest, or “coolest”; instead, we have a system of value points assigned by the customer (or proxy) and a set of costs estimated by the implementation team. This can drive a better discussion in the agile cycle and change backlog planning from an “all-or-nothing” approach with high amounts of internal investment to one which is transparent with value delivered. This new, more granular approach reduces non-value-added feature development and overall project cost by identifying when the team should ship and move to maintenance mode.

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OUR SPONSORS

About MEGA International

MEGA is a global software company and recognized market leader. MEGA has had demonstrated success implementing “next generation” enterprise architecture solutions and use cases at over 2000 companies and has 340,000 users worldwide. Building upon the functionality of enterprise architecture, MEGA has enriched its solutions over the last few years by adding risk management, data governance, and data privacy use cases. Having all these solutions under one platform enables companies to connect these perspectives under one single source of truth. With this broader, connected view, companies get a better understanding of how their business works, uses technology, governs data, which ultimately helps the company realize long-term transformation success. Get up and running quickly with open APIs, instant out-of-the-box reports, and customizable dashboards to share insights across your organization to make smarter decisions. – www.mega.com

About Tanium’s Architect Tomorrow

Architect Tomorrow is a community for Enterprise, Security, Solution and Infrastructure Architects to discuss and debate topics from the profession itself, diving into infrastructures, looking at sustainability in business and more. As a member of the community, you gain access to the content we create with our guest speakers, panellists and content contributors. Join us and get involved! – https://www.youtube.com/ArchitectTomorrow

About LEANIX 

LeanIX was founded in 2012 by Jörg Beyer and André Christ. The company’s headquarter is in Bonn, Germany with offices in Boston, Denver & San Francisco, USA, Ljubljana, Slovenia and Hyderabad, India.  A wide network of partners provide support in America, Europe and Australia. LeanIX’s Continuous Transformation Platform® offers SaaS solutions to help IT architects, IT asset managers, business leaders, and DevOps teams achieve transparency and control over their enterprise architecture, SaaS, and microservices landscapes. https://www.leanix.net/en/

About Ardoq 

Ardoq is a SaaS company reinventing how companies drive continuous change. Enterprise Architecture tool enables IT and business managers to understand the impact of what they want to do and the impact of their decisions for today’s digital enterprise. The company’s dynamic, data-driven EA platform is designed to plan and execute change initiatives. With Ardoq, IT and business stakeholders can confidently drive change initiatives. Ardoq connects information about an organisation’s people, processes, and technologies to allow you confidently drive change initiatives. With Ardoq, CIOs can confidently deliver digital transformations; IT leaders can make better technology decisions based on timely information; and EAs can serve as change agents, supporting business and IT collaboration for better outcomes! – https://www.ardoq.com/

OUR PARTNERS

ARCHITECTURE OF TOMORROW EVENT

“They say the best way to predict the future, is to create it.”

The theme for our 11th of November event is The Architecture of Tomorrow. We have many hints at what the future will look like, but what will it mean with smartphones, IoT sensors and 5G everywhere? Can we truly exploit all of the data and technologies we are developing today?

This conference will fast forward to envision what the future might hold for organizations and individuals, across different industries and technologies. We will then explore what it means to the workforce and the Architects of Tomorrow, as organizations look to these professionals to turn their visions into reality.

Join us to explore how to deliver tomorrow’s world.

If you’d like to share your vision of tomorrow, please be as specific as possible when you send in your submission. Submission entries can be done here.

Deadline submission: July 1st.

  • Perspectives, visions, trends, examples, and evidence for the future of
    • Specific industries
    • Government and the citizen experience
    • Smart devices and cities
    • Business models and ecosystems
  • Future technologies and their impacts on industries and our lives
  • Reference models and the types of architecture and governance needed to support the future of business
  • Perspectives and solutions on critical issues such as digital democracy, identity management, and security
  • Rethinking the purpose and responsibility of business
  • What it means to future business and technology leaders, and the workforce
  • The future of the business and technology architecture and design disciplines: awareness, professional development, value propositions, and building the next generation of these essential professionals

Join us to explore how to deliver tomorrow’s world. Register Here