As architects, you know the challenges and complexity of staying across an increasingly diverse business and IT landscape. Over the past decade or so, this has become even harder with accelerating adoption of cloud technologies and platforms, the rise of SaaS, IoT, Edge Computing, DLT and more. So how do you maintain a sense of how everything hangs together, in an environment where your IT is literally happening everywhere else! Come and hear from leading practitioners on how they face these challenges, and bring insight and value to their organizations.

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.

Cloud technologies and multi-cloud architecture

Integration across multiple SaaS and/or host environments


Edge and Fog Computing

Blockchain and DLT

Impact of 5G networks on Architecture

Join us to explore the “Pushing Values to the Edges”


24 hours of insightful presentations in a virtual meeting space. Agenda to be determined.

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

9:00AM – 10:00AM: “Enterprise Architecture vs Enterprise Security Architecture: Same Difference


Chief Information Security Office at Ardoq


Team Leader GRC at mnemonic

Organizations can often be challenged by new security threats, added complexity, and changing regulatory requirements, in addition to resources constraints – both when it comes to people and budgets. Being confident that all your investments are justifiable and effective requires a level of visibility and situational awareness that can be hard to achieve. In this session we’ll discuss how to achieve this and how Enterprise Architects and Security Teams can build great partnerships by applying an Enterprise Security Architecture framework that aligns with an organization’s existing Enterprise Architecture.

10:00AM – 11:00AM: “Delivering value as a Citizen Developer


With the measuring capability of, Lo code and No code platforms, the ability to deliver value has increased significantly. This new capability has the potential to decrease the gap between the business and technology, which has been a challenge, for decades for the architects designing enterprise solutions.

This new capability has the potential to decrease the gap between the business and technology, which has been a challenge, for decades for the architects designing enterprise solutions. With the LCNC capabilities the architects can be armed with a new capability to enable the business users to solve the problem for themselves.

This means moving a lot of tech solutions into the hands of the business users themselves, and how can the architect manage this transition, because till now the IT solutions where with the IT department.

11:00AM – 12:00PM: “Innovation – Unlocking Value through a Systems Approach


Taking a systems approach to innovation management has helped organizations improve performance and deliver superior organizational value. This session captures the insights and benefits of a systems approach from sixteen diverse case studies in the book, Changing the Dynamics and Impact of Innovation Management – A Systems Approach and the ISO Standard. It also makes the case as to why a systemic and systematic approach to innovation is not simply an option for organizations to consider but a responsibility for them to embrace for a better world.

12:00PM – 01:00PM: “Who owns this code? Examing Ownership Concepts for Collaborative Development


Executive Director, InnerSource Commons

Code ownership is an important concept in software development practices, and many developer portals now have a field where they require every project to have a “code owner”. But problems arise when everyone has a different definition of what being a code owner means. Not knowing who the owner is can cause confusion and friction in projects that are being collaboratively developed across organizations. Questions that need answers are: Who is making architecture decisions for this project? Whose budget pays for this feature enhancement? Who do I call at 2am if the project is down? Who should get the credit for that amazing feature enhancement, achieved through a code contribution from another team? Each case can be a different way of looking at code ownership. This talk will examine what we mean when we talk about a “code owner” and will cover some of the many problems that inconsistent definitions within an organization can result in when you are trying to collaborate on code.

01:00PM – 02:00PM: “Edge & Fog Computing


Head of Enterprise Architecture at Guardian Life

Understand the data collection & compute and their importance

02:00PM – 03:00PM: “Unlocking the potential of modern enterprise architecture: Achieving business value and future-proofing your organization


Chief Strategy Officer, MEGA International

In today’s rapidly changing digital landscape, the ability to adapt and evolve is crucial for the success of any business. A well-designed enterprise architecture can provide the foundation for agility, resilience, and innovation. In this session, we will explore the role of enterprise architects in creating a modern, forward-thinking architecture that delivers real business value and positions organizations for long-term success. Through a combination of theoretical insights and practical strategies, you will learn how to design and implement an adaptive, lean, and future-proof enterprise architecture. Join us as we delve into the challenges and opportunities of modern enterprise architecture practices.

04:00PM – 05:00PM: “Modern Trade-off Analysis for Software Architecture


Director / Architect / Meme Wrangler @ ThoughtWorks


Independent Consultant, Founder of DeveloperToArchitect.com

One distinguishing feature of software architecture is that every decision features significant trade-offs. This example-driven talk uncovers modern tools for software architecture trade-off analysis, taken from the best-selling book Software Architecture: The Hard Parts.

05:00PM – 06:00: “Save our Species for a Sustainable World, driven by an Enterprise Architecture approach.

Principal Enterprise Architect at CloudTechInfo

Digital Transformation is inevitable for private or public organizations, and it’s accelerated due to COVID-19. Due to innovation, technology is a commodity affordable, and the procurement model changed from upfront cost to pay-as-you-go, contributing to the wastage of resources.
Due to Global warming, one-third of the Earth’s animal and plant species may be extinct by 2050 if current greenhouse gas emissions trajectories continue.
The presentation gives an awareness of sustainability and an approach where the reduced wastage contributes to reducing Species (humans too) extinction.


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 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/



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