Showing posts from July, 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 architectureIAG is using traditional TOGAF domains (Information, Application, Technology Infrastructure and Security) with business architecture being used to better align with the demand from the businessEnterprise Business Motivation Model (EBMM) - Accenture, Nick Malik ( diagram for business architectureusing to understand change impactBake business architecture approaches in early in the architecture journeyUnderstand the business, its priorities and where value can be addedUnderstand architecture capabilities in service to the businessUnderstand key stakeholder needs and communication preferencesBecome involved in the strategy conversationTechnology Strategy - development and ali…

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 DisruptionThemes affecting enterprise agilityCustomer centricProduct centricInternal efficiencyRegulatory requirementsForce for uniqueness vs Force for commonalityQuantifying the impactInnovation impact vs Value potentialDisruptive - disrupt the coreAdjacent - change and expandSustaining - incremental improvementsEY Business Reference Model - Agile (
Agile behavioursResponsiveness to changeValue-drivenPractical experimentationEmpowered, self-…

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 FutureSkynetRemote MonitoringUAV Tour - e.g. rent a UAV and do tour of EgyptAuto-herdingGPS in humansBetter battery lifeSensors inc. in building beams to say if leak problemTrack robberTraffic controlDrone based terrorEvidence-based thinkingData —> InterpretationAuto milk ordering from fridgeMesh networks / Less centralisationConstant …