PAST EVENTS

2022

The CAF is taking over the well-adopted BIL-T conference in partnership with our newly forming WIA (Women in Architecture) initiative this November. Iasa runs the Business, Innovation, Leadership, and Technology conference three times a year. We generally get around 1500 registrations. The entire basis for BIL-T is to bring the world’s thought leaders together and drive a freely available body of knowledge and techniques which is a great fit for CAF!. With the success of the Chief Architect Forum, and the growing success of Women in Architecture, the leadership we are collaborating together as Chief Architect Forum BIL-T called the Voice of the CAF.

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The digital world is moving at a faster and faster pace and requires more and better software to run it. This conference will focus on the most important elements of creating effective software and application architectures that can both stand the test of time and deliver on the value needed by the business while exploring the latest techniques and tools available in the marketplace. The modern software architect is part craftsperson, part engineer and part business person and functions effectively as a part of a set of scaled teams to deliver complex working software in well-engineered sections. Join the top thought leaders in the software architecture space to find the latest trends and how to implement them.

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BUSINESS ARCHITECTURE: TODAY AND TOMORROW

Business Architecture has been gaining new traction and relevance as a strategic enabler, helping organizations embark on delivering new strategies and transformations, while also building for effectiveness, agility, resiliency, transparency, risk management, and more. This creates new opportunities for architecture to play any even more significant role at the forefront of change, guiding organizations into a digital yet ethical and sustainable future.

As part of the BIL-T Conference Series, this event aims to showcase the discipline of Business Architecture to a broader audience, demonstrating its unique value and outcomes in a wide variety of business scenarios. It will also facilitate conversations on how business and technology architects can work together as co-creators, as part of a cohesive profession. Join us to see Business Architecture in action firsthand, and explore the art of the possible.

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2021

The theme for our 11th March event was Radical Innovation. Radical innovation has always been exciting, but is perhaps moving into the realm of necessary – for organizations and industries to compete and be resilient, for cities and governments to support citizens in a rapidly evolving digital world, and for all of us to address our global, pressing challenges. This conference explored radical innovation across a variety of facets: products and services, business models, technologies, organizational design, industries, governments, cities and more. While we want to think radically and vision our future together, we also want to act practically, so case studies and actionable approaches for making radical innovation a reality were emphasized.

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The theme for our 8th July event was Artificial Intelligence. We explored the possibilities and challenges of artificial intelligence (AI) from multiple facets: business, government, technology, people, governance and ethics, society, and wellbeing. This event took a practical look at AI today, through case studies that showcase how organizations are using artificial intelligence to build business value now.  

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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.

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2020

The April Web Summit topic was Modern EA with a focus on Resilience and Business Continuity.

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The theme for our 30 July 24-hour event was Digital Business: Designing the Future. With the backdrop of the accelerating digital transformation of our world, and as a result of the pandemic, a new ability to question our assumptions, we have an opportunity to step back and reimagine a better future. The intent is to bring together futurists, thought leaders, and architects to explore a vision for how organizations should look and behave in our rapidly changing world.

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The theme for our 19th November 24-hour event was Architecting for Global Good: The Role of Business and Technology. A confluence of events, drivers, trends and shifting perspectives point to new ways of leveraging business and technology for the global good. The coexistence of profit and purpose is proving to be a reality, climate action plans and sustainability concerns have moved up on the business agenda, and with continued shifts from shareholder focus to stakeholder focus, the very purpose of business is being revisited. But make no mistake, these efforts are not all about doing good for the sake of doing good – they have real business benefits. This includes new market opportunities, greater long-run shareholder profits, more customers and increased loyalty, supply chain reliability, better employee retention and attraction, public goodwill, and business longevity to name just a few.

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