Keynotes 12 & 13 June 2013

Wednesday
12 June
09:30-10:30 PLENARY KEYNOTE Big Data and Analytics - Technology or Business Architecture?
Rick van der Lans, R20/Consultancy
Wednesday
12 June
14:15-15:15 EA KEYNOTE High-Impact Enterprise Architects
Chris Potts, Corporate Strategist, Dominic Barrow
Thursday
13 June
09:00-10:00 PLENARY KEYNOTE Business Architecture: At the Cross-Roads
Jim Chapman, Director, Business Architecture for Investment Bank, Credit Suisse

Wednesday 12 June
09:30-10:30

PLENARY KEYNOTE: Big Data and Analytics - Technology or Business Architecture?

Rick van der Lans Rick van der Lans
R20/Consultancy

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Keynote Outline

Big data is without any doubt one of the hottest trends in the IT industry. Big data is all about analytics. Big data systems create new opportunities for organisations to optimize their business processes, to increase customer loyalty, to reduce costs, and so on. But how? This keynote explains the business advantages of big data. Deploying big data technology has an impact on current architectures. Some of the issues addressed are:

  • How do we embed these systems in current architectures?
  • How do we integrate big data in existing architectures?
  • What is the relationship with BPM?
  • How does big data analytics influence business processes?

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Wednesday 12 June
14:15-15:15

EA KEYNOTE: High-Impact Enterprise Architects

Chris Potts Chris Potts
Corporate Strategist
Dominic Barrow

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Keynote Outline

What makes a high-impact Enterprise Architect?  Is it what they know about Enterprise Architecture itself, about how to design great enterprises, about how their enterprise works, or who to influence?  In this look at the architect rather than the architecture, and based on his mentoring work with people around the world, Chris will explore how some Enterprise Architects have more impact than others,  and how they achieve it.  How can all of us involved in Enterprise Architecture best grow our collective and individual impacts, by learning from each other's achievements?  

  • Why enterprises need architects
  • Your impact as an Enterprise Architect - how can you tell what it is?
  • Common characteristics of high-impact Enterprise Architects
  • How you can grow your impact (and what not to do)
  • Enterprise Architecture - challenging, learning and growing together

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Thursday 13 June
09:00-10:00

PLENARY KEYNOTE: Business Architecture: At the Cross-Roads
Jim Chapman Jim Chapman
Director, Business Architecture for Investment Bank
Credit Suisse 

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Keynote Outline

Jim Chapman will explore the theme of Business Architecture, standing at the cross-roads between Enterprise Architecture and Business Process Management.  No matter where you draw the lines between these various disciplines (and that can be a controversial question), there are practical things you can do to ensure they deliver value to your enterprise.  Jim will discuss some themes emerging from his experience of applying business architecture ideas at Credit Suisse, including:

  • Principles: Why it helps to ground your architecture in a small number of fundamental principles, and how to tell a good principle from a bad one.
  • Why Principles Are Not Enough: What organisational constructs and behaviours you should layer on top of your fundamental  principles, so they are actually effective.
  • What to Govern: How to establish cohesive stakeholder groupings, empowered to make real decisions and focused on areas where they can have a real impact – which typically means operating at the cross-roads between the ‘process’ view and the ‘data’ view of the enterprise.
  • Building the Right Team: The profile of a typical business architecture team and the people in it – and the considerations around managing a high-performing business architecture function.
  • Making the Case: What executive stakeholders might expect business architecture to deliver to them, and how to avoid disappointing them.

At Credit Suisse, business architecture also stands at the cross-roads between various visions of the future ‘New Normal’ for banking enterprises.  The responses of governments and markets to the banking crisis of 2007 are still working their way through, and these will have pervasive consequences, cutting across the traditional lines of accountability and ownership within the banks.  We will review some examples of these challenges, and see how a well-conceived business architecture approach is helping Credit Suisse to address them.

Finally, aside of his day job in investment banking technology, Jim is involved in software development for Windows mobile platforms.  He will share some read-across insights, showing how our architectural principles are equally applicable in the ‘mobile app’ world.

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