Greetings and Salutations,
Well, I’ve booked my flights, the conference tickets and am currently making hotel reservations for the upcoming 2005 Enterprise Architecture Conference being held by Btell at Star City from August 8-10.
As far as I’m aware, the conference is the only one (in Australia) that is dedicated exclusively to Enterprise Architecture.
For those interested in the field of Enterprise Architecture, the conference will have offer the opportunity to hear world renowned EA experts and Australian IT professionals alike speak on the subject. They’ll speak on both the theoretical and practical aspects of the architecture, as well as case studies of real world implementations from both the public and private sector.
Enterprise Architecture is definitely maturing. This conference helps to forge the transformation of Enterprise Architecture from a pure technology focus to one of overall integration inclusive of business processes and core information assets.
The value of this conference is different to everyone, for me, it’s in this statement from the brochure itself:
The aim is to impart real insights into how each organisation has undertaken their individual projects plus deliver some leading edge theory in developing areas of architecture. You will also have a unique opportunity to mix with peers from around Australia, New Zealand and further afield.
The highlights I’m looking forward to (and funnily enough my agenda for the conference):
- Day 1
- The Keynote : THE ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE STRATEGIST by Jeff Scott, Principal Strategist, Logical Leap (USA)
- DEMYSTIFYING ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE TO YOUR ORGANISATION by Samuel Holcman, President, Zachman Institute for Framework Advancement (USA)
- ARCHITECTURE MODELLING TOOLS FOR BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION by Chris Tisseverasinghe, Enterprise Architecture Manager, Coles Myer
- AN IT DRIVEN APPROACH TO PROCESS ARCHITECTURE by Jamie Cornes, Team Leader, Business Process Architecture, Strategy Architecture and Security, Information Technology, Suncorp
- VISANET: ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE FOR THE WORLD’S LARGEST PAYMENT NETWORK by Michael Gonella, Vice President, Enterprise Architecture, Visa (USA)
- SECURITY ARCHITECTURE Panel moderated by John Gigacz, Chief Architect, Enterprise Architects Australia
- REDUCING TECHNICAL RISK – EIGHT BUSINESS DRIVERS FOR TECHNOLOGY AND ARCHITECTURE DECISION MAKING by Mark Carroll, Architect Adviser, Microsoft
- THE ROLE OF SERVICE ORIENTED ARCHITECTURE WITHIN AN ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE by Chris Tham, Head of Architecture, Technology Distribution, National Australia Bank
- ALIGNING EA INITIATIVES WITH BUSINESS STRATEGY by Richard Taggart, Chief Architect, General Motors (USA)
- INFORMATION GOVERNANCE AND BUSINESS ALIGNMENT by Geoff Vitlin, Director, Doll Martin
- PRAGMATIC APPROACHES TO TECHNOLOGY, DESIGN PRINCIPLES AND METHODOLOGIES by Associate Professor Peter Bernus, Enterprise Integration Group, School of Computing and Information Technology, Faculty of Engineering and New Technologies for EA Practitioners, Information Technology, Griffith University
- ASK THE EXPERTS Panel moderated by John Gigacz, Chief Architect, Enterprise Architects Australia
- SEMINAR B : The Business Process Management Framework : Architecting & designing enterprise processes & aligning enterprise capabilities Presented by Roger Burlton, Founder, Process Renewal Group (Canada) and Author of Business Process Management: Profiting from Process
To read more on this (and other) amazing conference(s), go to the Btell conferences website, or download the PDF brochure The Enterprise Architecture Conference 2005. As an additional bonus, members of GEAO receive a 10% discount … effectively creating a 100% ROI in the membership costs!