The Facebook Phenomena: A Fireside Chat Facebook represents the controversies around Architecture for Global Good: The Role of Business and Technology. In this BILT opening fireside chat, Brice Ominski and Steven Levy (author of Facebook the Inside Story) will discuss “one of the most complicated, dramatic and polarizing stories” in our time: Facebook. Its unprecedented reach as a truly global platform, its idealism and audacious terrifying mission provide lessons for every aspiring organization. There is no story that is more central to everyone today: through the recent US election, the pandemic and almost every socially relevant issue we are facing. So [...]
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Cloud Different In this presentation, Michael will take a look at 15 years of cloud computing, what has worked, what hasn’t worked, and what needs to be different going forward for Enterprises to extract the most value out of the cloud in support of their digital transformations.
The Future Role of IT Architects Join Paul Preiss and Brice Ominski for an informal survey of radical innovation and the IT architect’s role. They discuss the importance of business model innovation and the increasingly important role IT architects need to play in decision making. Being a successful IT architect means being able to understand the business from a technology perspective. They look at the changing roles of the architect: from order taker to business colleague. Several key technologies, along with business modeling, will shape our future. 5G will enable new ways of connecting. IoT provides vastly more sensory [...]
Using Crowdsourcing to Drive Radical Innovation This moderated panel discussion features innovation leaders from the public and the private sector who are leveraging the power of the crowd in order to identify opportunities for radical change, whether it's how autonomous vehicles will impact infrastructure or how blockchain can be applied at an organization. Speakers from Graybar, IOHK, and the Virginia Department of Transportation will talk about the challenges of collaborating with the crowd and share best practices about how to engage and act on ideas at scale.
Innovating for the Next Phase of Industry and Society Business has historically been seen as predictable, iterative movements, keeping pace with shareholders and market demands. The advent of digital pushed the focus back to the customer, innovation became a critical component, yet was often still seen as a nice to have or something perceived as being seen to exist in an organization. Fast forward to today and organizations no longer have the benefit of a 3-5 year rhythm, new business models and society are driving a new era of change. As we move out of a global pandemic and [...]
Leading Change as an Architect Traditionally, architects decide on the architecture and conformance of solutions to enterprise architecture. Projects often start with a comprehensive architecture document, but project managers and leads rarely perform a transparent evaluation of the project's value to the customer. This dynamic has shifted in the digital era. Most organizations now apply agile, and design thinking approaches in translating user requirements into working software. The focus in autonomous teams is often on the frequent delivery of working software to enable the business to adapt quickly to its environment. Although this aligns with the principles of Agile, [...]
Become Indispensable: Strengthen your EA Practice by Producing Valuable Business Outcomes by Dan Hebdazillah2021-03-22T13:03:30+00:00
Become Indispensable: Strengthen your EA Practice by Producing Valuable Business Outcomes Organizations have spent the past years focusing on efficiency, which meant when hit with a major disruption like COVID-19, many business processes were too brittle to quickly adapt and simply broke. During the rebuilding process, Gartner indicates that leaders must design an architecture that: enables better access to information; can augment that information with new insights; and is composable, modular, and can change and respond more quickly as decisions are made. But how do you do that? A good first step is to add a business architecture top [...]
People Centric Innovation How do we bring people rather than process at the center of Innovation ? If empathy is key to defining powerful problems human emotions, people should be leading the innovation while processes support the innovation cycle. Dr. Koushik will discuss his research on this and case studies, while using the succinct points raised as a part of my TEDx talk on how to become world class Innovators. View Dr. Koushiks PDF
Organizational Transformation through Strategic Innovation Strategic innovation, the umbrella term for radical innovation, is a key driver of organizational transformation and culture change. A systematic approach for scoping emerging opportunities and reducing uncertainty is required to enable this transformation. The purpose of this presentation will be to make the case for why strategic innovation changes the game for organizations seeking growth and corporate renewal. It will also present what the building blocks and seven principles are for building an innovative organization. These building blocks, of three competency areas (Discovery, Incubation and Acceleration) and four uncertainty categories (Technical, Market or [...]
Improving the Lives of Indigenous Australians How can technology and organizational transformation improve the lives of Indigenous Australians and what role does Business Architecture and Human-Centred Design play in supporting this transformation? Evolve & Amplify partnered with the Australian Commonwealth Agency, the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA), to deliver an ICT strategy that was achievable, provided actionable direction and was aligned with the agency’s strategic direction and corporate plan. The multi-disciplinary approach incorporated journey maps and personas to tell a rich story and help staff see themselves and their customers within the broader strategic plans. Using these combined disciplines [...]