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Enterprise Architecture Strategies

Strategies to design and build and business driven IT Architecture

March 8, 2017


7 CPE / 0.7 CEU / CISSP / 7 PDU Credits Awarded


Conference location: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Rosemont (O'Hare) Illinois


Every decade we see massive changes in the IT industry. In the 80s we saw desktop computing flourish, and progressed to a client server model in the 90s. Mobile computing grew quickly in 2000 and beyond. 2017 presents a variety of technologies that may deliver IT efficiencies on a grand scale. Technologies and trends such as AI and Advanced Machine Learning, Intelligent Apps, Intelligent Things, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Digital Twin, Blockchain and Distributed Ledgers, Conversational System, Mesh App and Service Architecture, Digital Technology Platforms, Adaptive Security Architecture., and others may be game changers. How will you capitalize on these technologies, but more importantly how will your Enterprise Architecture embrace the digital world to support all the changes?

What You Will Learn

In this one day conference attendees will learn:

  • Starting or Restarting EA The Key to Rapid EA Startups Delivering Value in the First 6 Months

  • Reinventing Enterprise Architecture in a Digital World

  • Roadmaps in Enterprise Architecture: Current vs. Future State Architectures

  • Enterprise Architecture and IT Portfolio Management

  • How to Derive and Implement Metrics to Achieve EA Governance Objectives

  • Enterprise Architecture & Technology Innovation

  • Business Outcome Driven EA and Alignment: Lessons Learned from the Field

Conference Program

8:00am - 9:00am - Registration and Continental Breakfast



Starting or Restarting EA The Key to Rapid EA Startups Delivering Value in the First 6 Months

Brian Hoffman, Chief Enterprise Architect, Kellogg Company

Building a business oriented EA program can be a daunting task. Many IT organizations struggle to get it off the ground.
In this thought provoking session, Brian Hoffman, Chief Enterprise Architect from Kellogg will provide you with a framework you can use to build and/or refine you Enterprise Architecture.

This presentation will share practical content with the attendees. Brian will:

  • Review the steps, challenges and decisions that all EA practices go through when starting up.
  • Showcase Kellogg's EA journey as a case study through this process.
  • Share a proven path to accelerating your EA launch, demonstrating value and increasing your chance for success.

9:50am - 10:20am - Refreshment Break



Reinventing Enterprise Architecture in a Digital World

Jean-Patrick Ascenci (JP), Senior Solution Specialist, CAST Software

Enterprise Architecture (EA) is the technical framework of an enterprise but it also transcends technology and integrates with the business. Therefore, the discussion and implementation of EA needs to done in an integrated, holistic manner. An integrated EA (business and technical) can provide the necessary support for a business transformation that makes the business ready for the variety of business and technological challenges it will face. For example, technologies such Big Data, mobile and cloud computing are all highly disruptive technologies that require a fine balance between their business and technical aspects as the organization moves forward.

In this session, attendees will learn how to they need to reinvent and/or refine their EA to embrace a digital transformation.

Content that will be covered:

  • How to drive business agility
  • An agile approach to drive business agility
  • How to pull together Cloud, mobile, Agile development, and DevOps to drive rapid product development



Roadmaps in Enterprise Architecture: Current vs. Future State Architectures

Josh Davidson, Principal Partner, Silent IT 

Roadmaps are a fundamental part of strategic planning and enterprise architecture. It allows businesses to map out a set of actions that are required to move from where it is today, to where it wants to go; those actions turn into plans. Roadmapping enables organizations to tie strategy to deliverables using enterprise architecture, crucial for delivering on initiatives that have been prioritized.


12:00pm - 1:00pm Luncheon


Enterprise Architecture and IT Portfolio Management

Anita Bateman, Director, Enterprise Architecture, TransCanada (F/K/A COLUMBIA PIPELINE GROUP)

Enterprise Architecture (EA) and Program Management office many times are at odds with each other. But in reality - both teams are tasked with making projects successful. In this presentation Anita Bateman will detail how their IT team works together to deliver projects on time, budget and with technical accuracy needed to ensure long term architectural integrity of the environment.



How to Derive and Implement Metrics to Achieve EA Governance Objectives

David Chapa, CTO, Elovate 

After you have designed and/or refined your EA governance framework, it is best to design easy-to-use metrics to help maximize the effectiveness of the governance process.

Implementing EA metrics can help simplify and validate architecture decisions and can then be used to articulate the value of the architecture to the business.

In this session, attendees will learn:

  • How to identify metrics that can be used by both the business and IT
  • How to assess and evaluate IT assets and their value
  • How to measure alignment with business objectives
  • How to measure risks inherent in planning for legacy modernization business transformation, or application rationalization initiatives
  • A series of steps for leveraging EA metrics

2:40pm - 3:10pm - Refreshment Break



Enterprise Architecture & Technology Innovation

Patrick Emmons, CEO, DragonSpears 

Digital enterprises require revolutionary architectures. Enterprise Architecture & Technology Innovation practitioners must strengthen legacy capabilities and facilitate disruptive technologies.

Learn which tactics, technologies and techniques will help you monetize information assets, shrewdly deploy smart machines and deliver other critical business outcomes.

In this session, attendees will learn how to successfully link emerging technologies to business use cases to drive innovation








Business Outcome Driven EA and Alignment: Lessons Learned from the Field

Annur Sumar, CTO, Maetech; Microsoft MVP, Former Vice President of IT D&P 
Roman Dumiak, Director, Technology Innovation, Allstate Insurance
Brian Hoffman, Chief Enterprise Architect, Kellogg Company
Mir Ali, Director, IT Product Development & DevOps, FitchRatings
Deepak Kaimal, Sr. Director, Enterprise Architecture,
Krysia Jacobs, Senior Enterprise Architect, Fermilab
and other professionals from IT departments

Old EA architectures focused on the needs of enterprise architects. To move the business forward, IT organizations must focus on creating a business outcome driven EA.

In this session, experienced EAs will shared their experiences adopting a business driven Enterprise Architecture.

Areas that will be covered include:

  • How this will improve business processes
  • Addressing specific business outcomes
  • How to work with other business and IT disciplines such as PPM, BI, Finance and HR
  • What is the ROI?
  • How to balance the right amount of resource investment

Conference Price: $289.00 per person

Each attendee will receive a certificate awarding 7 CPE credits for CISSP continuing education, in addition to 0.7 CEUs and 7 PDUs. CISSP is a registered certification mark of (ISC), Inc.


As is always the case at CAMP IT Conferences events, the talks will not include product presentations.  During the continental breakfast, coffee breaks, and the luncheon break you will have the opportunity to informally meet representatives from the following sponsoring companies, who have solutions in the area of the conference.