Architecting the Future: Enterprise Architects as Practical Futurists In every country, all of our enterprises are facing unprecedented levels of challenge and change. To help our organizations not just to weather the storm, but thrive in the new environment, enterprise architects would do well to extend their toolkit with tools from other strategic disciplines. This session provides a practical overview of some of the tools available from the futures/strategic-foresight domains, and shows how to use them in enterprise-architecture practice.
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Complexity in Health IT Brian will lead a discussion on what we have learned about healthcare IT (HIT) through the ongoing nCOVID-19 pandemic, focusing specifically on the changes in business model which have resulted, and changes to systems thinking that leads us to adaptable systems for future challenges. The distributed nature of typical health systems indicates a technology fragility in the face of both operational and inter-organizational stressors. How do we leverage digital transformation as well as antifragile techniques to solve solutions challenges where we do not have an opportunity to plan in advance? Medicine is becoming more patient-centric and the [...]
Why your Integration Strategy will Fail to Achieve Real Digital Advantage Digital transformation means a lot of different things to different organizations. One of the biggest obstacles to creating a real digital advantage is focusing your IT architecture integration strategy into the wrong areas. We will explore some of the common traps and digital integration anti-patterns. If you miss one of these, you could outright fail to get a real digital advantage. These patterns from business, governance, and technology are some of the most common mistakes I have seen. We will discuss several of the IASA prescriptions to avoid failure [...]
Modern EA for Innovation and Resilience Driving change and growth by delivering digital systems (including the people and process) is the modern architects primary purpose. In this talk we will explore systemic innovation and resilience by marrying the often conflicting notions of well-designed and quick to market innovation which ties into a full enterprise level portfolio of value streams. We will see that through the right application of competency both organizational and individual as well as appropriate engagement models the modern enterprise architecture team actually benefits from the different capabilities of its members including business, software, infrastructure and information architects. We [...]
State of Enterprise Architecture I propose to present a State of Enterprise Architecture (EA) from the Perspective of the Covid-19 Pandemic. I will include lessons learned about the existing maturity of EA itself including the lack of understanding of its potentially outstanding role for providing better-informed decisions faster across the dynamic Architecture Landscape. Not only will I highlight its need to be able to contribute to Crisis Management, but also to Healthcare, Supply Chain and Logistics, Financial Services (including Banking and Insurance), but also to Manufacturing. I will illustrate how the low understanding among government and industry captains has led [...]
Leveraging Business Architecture to Build a Resilient and Sustainable Organization What does it really take for an organization to be truly adaptable, able to operate indefinitely, and leverage disruptions as opportunities for innovation and renewal? And what do words like resiliency and sustainability really mean within a business context? This talk will explore key concepts and principles of resilient and sustainable organizations and business ecosystems, using the natural world as our guide. It will then explore how business and enterprise architecture can be leveraged to build resilient and sustainable organizations, focusing on their role in assessment, design and transformation to [...]
GRC and Cybersecurity: Best Practices Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) solutions have been developed to improve the overall information security program for large organizations. Often these tools are not flexible enough for small and medium sized organizations. In addition, they are often detail only one point in time and don’t allow teams to visualize the current state. We’ll discuss the benefits of leveraging off the shelf project portfolio management tools to actively mature security programs and view progress in real-time.
In this far reaching interview, we sit down with Heather E. McGowan In this far reaching interview, we sit down with Heather E. McGowan, LinkedIn Influencer on the Future of Work and author of the new book The Adaptation Advantage. We discuss topics such as what work will look like post Covid-19, what organizations need to do to be able to adapt to future challenges, and how to develop the skilled resources we need to navigate an ever-changing business landscape.
Evaluating Digital Architectures This presentation will explore how architecture analysis can embrace examination of the architecture of digital services using similar techniques to those that have evolved to analyse software systems. But I will suggest that we need to look beyond the traditional Non-Functional Requirements when identifying the architecturally significant requirements that need to be examined. Using a case study drawn from the UK’s leading auto insurer, I’ll show how a quality and capability model, used in conjunction with the Solution Architecture Review Method (SARM), enabled them to evaluate four competing architectures for a transformed insurance claims service supported by [...]
Dealing with Rapid change using Buffet Style Architecture Exponential growth of technology change is happening, and it’s vitally important to react to it before it consumes your technology department and eventually your firm. Mark Greville will present a decision process to assist with managing rapid change. He will propose a method of public self-governance to break up complex governance structures via a modern, decentralized approach. In the process he will discuss Hurricane Katherina, drilling for Oil, Ray Kurzweil, a chessboard and a story about Rochester, New York.