As the landscape of technology evolves at a breakneck pace, with many hyped technologies such as Generative AI, Cloud to the Edge for IoT devices, Digital Twins and Quantum Computing grabbing headlines, architects and tech leaders must distinguish between fleeting trends and game-changing innovations. In this focused BIL-T session, we delve into the world’s most hyped technologies, providing concrete examples of where the noise is loudest. We’ll equip you with practical strategies and tools to cut through this hype, ensuring you have a future-proof architecture that is both innovative and grounded in real-world applicability. Join us for an engaging exploration of how to harness these emerging technologies in a way  addresses current challenges and paves the way for tangible, impactful advancements in your organization.

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Decoding Generative AI in Architecture: Understanding its Real-World Applications and Limitations.

From Cloud to Edge: Integrating IoT Devices in Modern Architectural Designs.

The Role of Digital Twins in Building Design and Construction: Separating Fact from Fiction.

Quantum Computing in Architecture: A Future Perspective or a Present Reality?

Evaluating Tech Trends in Architecture: How to Identify and Adopt Sustainable Innovations.

Join us to explore the “Navigating the Hype: Practical Strategies for Emerging Tech in Architecture”


24 hours of insightful presentations in a virtual meeting space.

9:00am – 10:00am: Emerging Technology and Evaluating Impact

Paul Preiss

CEO & Founder of Iasa: The Global Architect Profession

In this session, we will discuss using the BTABoK structured canvas approach to evaluate technology for its impact on our business and technology landscape.

Tools under discussion
– Using sensing and future casting in understanding emerging technology
– Using business cases and OKRs to evaluate investment prioritization
– Using Decision Records to understand product and pattern application in solution design

10:00am – 11:00am: CTO Insights: Taming the AI Beast with a Doctor’s Mindset

Anandan Kumaran

CTO – TinyMagiq

In this talk, Kumaran will explore the pivotal shift in AI development from an “Engineer’s Mindset” to a “Doctor’s Mindset.” This change is vital for technical leadership, focusing on adaptive, probabilistic thinking rather than deterministic methods. Kumaran will discuss the importance of embracing uncertainty in AI systems, choosing the right use cases, and ensuring data quality. Through personal and industry examples, he will show how these elements influence AI project success and guide technology leaders in navigating this dynamic field with a medical-like decision-making approach.

11:00am – 12:00pm: A Cautiously Optimistic Journey to GenAI

James Wilt

Voraciously Curious Distinguished Architect

How you approach disruptive & emerging technologies will directly affect the level of benefit/reward once engaged with it. It is far too easy to engage early only to be burned by either trusting too soon in its maturity or missing out on its abilities. On the Technology axis, we’ll journey down a unique path of Drink-the-Kool Aid – Break-the-Mold – Engage Optimally. On the Human Dynamics axis, we’ll leverage learnings to navigate skeptics, opposers, and fanatics and then choose those who are best to lead innovative initiatives.
Finally, we wrap it in an approach framework that establishes the ability to make directional decisions with confidence through inside to outside prioritization.

12:00pm – 01:00pm: Multi-Cloud Intelligence: A Multi-Dimensional AI Architecture

Ayisha Tabbassum

Certified Multi-Cloud Architecture Enthusiast

Embark on a transformative journey through the cosmos of technology with “Multi-Cloud Intelligence: A Multi-Dimensional AI Architecture.” This captivating exploration unveils a symphony of possibilities where artificial intelligence meets the dynamic realms of multiple cloud environments. Imagine a landscape where AI evolves in multi-dimensions, seamlessly navigating diverse cloud providers to orchestrate an intelligent ecosystem. It’s more than an architecture; it’s a dynamic fusion of computational dimensions, propelling us into a future where AI adapts, collaborates, and thrives across the interconnected horizons of the multi-cloud universe. Join us in unraveling the multi-dimensional tapestry of innovation, where intelligence knows no bounds and the potential for transformative breakthroughs is limitless.

01:00pm – 02:00pm: The Morning After: Managing Sprawl And Debt

Charles Betz

VP Principal Analyst

As the tech boom slows and economic challenges rise, it’s crucial to reassess and streamline your tech portfolio. Complexities in supply chains, reduced leverage, and security risks grow as products diversify, making rationalization key in tight financial times. Achieving this isn’t straightforward due to data management difficulties and underestimated risks from even minor or open-source solutions. Charles Betz, Forrester Analyst with extensive experience, offers insights into navigating these complexities.

2:00pm – 3:00pm: LLM, Graph Databases and the RAG pattern and their role in future architecture

Zach Gardner

Chief Architect, Keyhole Software

Brice Ominski

An integration architecture thought leader and CITA-Distinguished

James Wilt

Voraciously Curious Distinguished Architect

Terry Room

Global Cloud CTO, Senior Director, Capgemini

Panel Discussion between Brice Ominski and Zach Gardner on LLM, Graph Databases, the RAG pattern, and their role in future architecture.

3:00pm – 4:00pm: Knowledge-Centered Design for Generative AI in Enterprise Solutions

Walson Lee

Recently retired from Microsoft

In this session, I will introduce a Knowledge-Centered Design (KCD) pattern, an extension of Human-Centered Design (HCD). KCD emphasizes various forms of human and enterprise knowledge, such as institutional know-how and intellectual property, in conjunction with artificial knowledge produced by GenAI. To ensure the effectiveness of this proposed KCD design pattern for GenAI-based solutions, I will introduce two crucial design concepts: the knowledge life cycle process and the feedback loop process. These concepts aim to enhance the continuous self-learning and improvement of GenAI solutions.

04:00pm – 05:00pm: Architectural Observability: Paving the Way to Fast Engineering Velocity and 10x Scale

Amir Rapson

CTO and Co-Founder at vFunction

Adam Safran Turo,

Senior Manager, Engineering

The push to continually modernize applications is causing organizations to accumulate technical debt, resulting in reduced engineering velocity, limited performance at scale and poor application resiliency. The race to modernize combined with architecture drifts and poor architecture choices make applications fragile and rigid. Join vFunction with Turo, who’s putting the world’s 1.5B cars to better use, as we explore how architectural observability helps engineering leaders, IT executives and software architects accelerate engineering velocity and scalability by unraveling monolithic architectures to deliver increased performance and resiliency while supporting growth in a rapidly-moving market.

05:00pm – 06:00pm: Riding the Wave: Ensuring Your Workforce is Ready for the Exponential Change of Emerging Tech

Fran Mether

Co-founder & Design Lead at Arteri

James McPhillips

Co-Founder / Strategy Lead at Arteri

In today’s fast-changing business and tech environment, organizations need to align workforce development with strategic goals to navigate disruptions caused by emerging technologies. This presentation will outline practical strategies to cut through the hype of new technologies, focusing on organizational readiness, human-centered design thinking, and business architecture to drive change. We’ll share case studies demonstrating successful technology integration and enhanced collaboration. Attendees will gain insights on evaluating their current state, identifying skill gaps, and creating a workforce development roadmap to leverage emerging technologies for organizational success.


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. –



An integration architecture thought leader and CITA-Professional

Brice Ominski

CEO and Founder,
Iasa Global

Paul Preiss

Executive in Residence,
DePaul University Innovation Lab

Roman Dumiak

Global Cloud CTO, Senior Director,

Terry Room