Showing posts from 2015

IT & Enterprise Architecture Conference 2015 - Day 2

Today was the second and final day of the IT & Enterprise Architecture Conference 2015. Below is a summary of my key notes. Going beyond IT. What EA can really mean for your organisation John Pearson, Business Architect, IAG Consider the Demand vs Supply side of architecture IAG is using traditional TOGAF domains (Information, Application, Technology Infrastructure and Security) with business architecture being used to better align with the demand from the business Enterprise Business Motivation Model (EBMM) - Accenture, Nick Malik ( ) anchor diagram for business architecture using to understand change impact Bake business architecture approaches in early in the architecture journey Understand the business, its priorities and where value can be added Understand architecture capabilities in service to the business Understand key stakeholder needs and communication preferences Become involved in the strategy conversation Technol

IT & Enterprise Architecture Conference 2015 - Day 1

Today I attended the first day of the  IT & Enterprise Architecture Conference  2015 at the Crowne Plaza in Auckland. This was my first time at the event and it was a good opportunity to network with the wider IT & Enterprise Architecture community. Below is a summary of my key notes. Setting the scene: Enterprise Architecture 2015-2025 Craig Pitout, Senior Manager IT Advisory, EY ( @CraigPitout ) Cloud, Mobility, Big Data and Social Media are key forces of Digital Disruption Themes affecting enterprise agility Customer centric Product centric Internal efficiency Regulatory requirements Force for uniqueness vs Force for commonality Quantifying the impact Innovation impact vs Value potential Disruptive - disrupt the core Adjacent - change and expand Sustaining - incremental improvements EY Business Reference Model - Agile ( ) Agile behaviours Responsiveness to change

Gather 2015

I attended the inspirational  Gather 2015 unconference today. As described on the website for the event “It is the digital, technical and creative community’s big day out”. There were several sessions running simultaneously and it was hard to choose what to go to since there were so many interesting topics. Below is a summary of my key takeaways (or interpretations thereof) from the sessions I attended. UAVs, Internet of Things, 3DVR: What are we going to do with these things? How do we get us/our companies/NZ to lead the way? What can we do to take advantage? These are the questions - does the room have the answers? MAKER CHANGE BUSINESS @lancewiggs Future Skynet Remote Monitoring UAV Tour - e.g. rent a UAV and do tour of Egypt Auto-herding GPS in humans Better battery life Sensors inc. in building beams to say if leak problem Track robber Traffic control Drone based terror Evidence-based thinking Data —> Interpretation Auto milk ordering from fridge Mesh

Book Review: ArchiMate 2.1 Specification

Having used ArchiMate for the past few months (with guidance from an ArchiMate guru) I decided to read the specification . The specification is fairly dry reading, quite academic at times and is more of a reference guide. I found myself wanting a more practical book so have subsequently ordered what has been highly recommended to me; " Mastering ArchiMate - Edition II " by Gerben Wierda.