Enterprise Architecture Strategies – Strategies That Enable Technology Trends


For businesses to adopt cloud computing in a way that aligns with their business strategy, enterprise architecture (EA) is an absolute necessity.


June 17, 2020




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


Conference location: Online




For businesses to adopt cloud computing in a way that aligns with their business strategy, enterprise architecture (EA) is an absolute necessity.

What You Will Learn


In this one day conference, content that will be covered includes:

  • Creation of a strategy for the consumption and management of cloud services
  • Identify who owns cloud in the business from a user perspective and a service provider management perspective
  • Consider a Cloud reference model
  • Relocation of Business processes, applications, data, technical services
  • Implement security
  • Determine data and privacy classi­cation
  • Provide operational expenditure outlines
  • Identify candidate services in the Cloud
  • Building a World Class Enterprise Architecture
  • Enterprise Architecture In The Digital Landscape: The 5 Components Of Digital Strategy
  • Effectively Translating Business Requirements Into Technological Architecture Roadmaps
  • Owning “The What” – The Responsibilities Of Architects In A Digital Transformation
  • Machine Learning by Example: How to Use ML in Your Business
  • The Role of Business Architecture in Enterprise Architecture
  • The Enterprise Architect as the Role of the Pilot in Digital Transformation
  • What We Learned from our Cloud Migration
  • Employing TOGAF When Moving Away From a Traditional On-Premise Solution and Into the Cloud
  • I Was Promised I Could Put 70% of My Workloads in the Cloud….. Now what?
  • How to Modernize Your Architecture
  • Architectures for Advanced Data Analytics
  • Cultivating Business Capabilities To Weave EA Effectively Across The Business As A Value Added Service
  • Driving Innovation Through Enterprise Architecture


Conference Price: $0.00 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)², Inc.

Conference Program

8:30am-9:15am: COVID-19, Pandemics and the Accelerated Need for Digital Business Transformation


Tom McKowen, Cloud Computing Architect, US Signal


Given the Covid-19 crisis, many organizations are rapidly speeding up digital transformation. This session will focus on providing guidance and answering the following:


  • What have been the critical areas of focus for innovation and transformation?
  • How can we be ready?
  • What are the first steps you should take?
  • How will this affect architecture planning



9:15am-10:00am: Swap Jet Engines Mid-Flight: Change Everything Without Users Noticing


Michael Labriola, Principal Consultant, Founding Member, Digital Primates


Got too many systems? Are employees having trouble doing their jobs? Do you spend too much time planning, coordinating, and negotiating changes? What if you could change, update, and consolidate systems without disrupting users?


Upgrades, vendor changes, consolidation, and even deprecation create IT work. Often you are left with multiple systems on different technology, but containing crucial data, a key service, or important workflow that you can neither eliminate nor immediately migrate. Users struggle in these environments costing your company money.


With the proper architecture you could offer a single, consistent front-end system that lets you change, and remove systems at will without business interruption. In this talk, you’ll get our lessons learned working on many large, complex, enterprise system projects. You can immediately use these techniques and new architecture ideas in your own projects.



10:00am-10:30am: Networking Break

10:30am-11:15am: A Mainframe Modernization Maturity Model


Stuart McGill, Chief Technology Officer, Application Modernization and Connectivity, Micro Focus


The Mainframe applications that are critical to many of the businesses and governmental functions that support everyday lives require significant enhancement to meet the need for flexible and cost effective deployment, on the mainframe, on distributed systems, in the Cloud.


Application Modernization has become an increasingly important model to drive the level of change. To make the transition from the current monolithic, tightly coupled architectures to modern containerized services requires a combination of technologies and skills in high demand. This presentation will highlight these requirements within the context of a Maturity Model supporting the Modernization journey for all mainframe applications.



11:15am – 12:00pm:  Architecture Function Transformation


Alun Champion, Enterprise Architect, Grainger


Here to share the journey in Grainger’s transformation of the architecture function, wow we are transforming from a Project-based architecture function to Direction-setting architecture function. Hoping to provide some practical insights for others that may be on a similar journey.



12:00pm – 12:45pm: Lunch Break

12:45pm-1:30pm: Enterprise Solution Architecture in Hybrid Cloud Environment


Karthik Kandamuri, Enterprise Architecture, AbbVie


As enterprises evolve from an On-Prem/Single Cloud model to Hybrid Cloud Environment, architecture teams have to deal with more complexity as follows:


  1. SaaS based Marketing and CRM systems,
  2. SaaS based office productivity systems,
  3. IoT/Wearables based streaming data and systems,
  4. On-Prem infrastructure for back office and legacy systems,
  5. Multiple cloud environments for Data integration and Analytics,
  6. Multiple cloud environments for infrastructure (internal and business partner ecosystem),
  7. Emerging capability and technology landscape and
  8. Complexity in design, development, deployment and operations.


What are some of the aspects and approaches to consider in envisioning solutions in this changed landscape of hybrid business/infrastructure and system environments?”



1:30pm – 2:15pm: Starting with Solution Architecture from the Ground Up


Claude Scher, Director Applications Development and Maintenance, Charter Manufacturing


Larger organizations have had Enterprise architecture and a multitude of other Architecture type positions established for a while. But this is not necessarily the case for midsize companies. Usually as part of a transformation or intense IT strategy work, the needs to establish some of those key roles surface. Not that they were not covered before but not necessarily formalized with someone established in the role.


The objective of this presentation would be to discuss specifically about the Solution architecture side and to get started when that function is not present in your organization and represented in your SDLC.


  • The WHY for the position – Some of the signs you need it.
  • What to look for when looking at hiring a Solution architect?
  • What are the main activities a Solution architect is responsible?
  • Why it is important to make the distinction between Enterprise and Solution architecture?
  • What would the 90-120-180 days for a Solution architect look like?
  • Some challenges to avoid.
  • Next steps.



2:15pm – 2:45pm: Networking Break

2:45pm – 3:30pm:  Data Portability and Developing a Flexible, Cost-Conscious Cloud Strategy


John Capello, Vice President, Product Strategy, Nasuni


When building a cloud strategy, enterprises need to first understand their requirements for data portability. Answering a few key questions about how and where data is accessed can simplify the decision making around hybrid deployments, regional resiliency within a cloud provider and whether or not to pursue a multi-cloud strategy. We will talk through a framework that helps enterprises evaluate different cloud deployment models and show how cloud-agnostic technologies provide needed flexibility for a secure, cost-conscious cloud strategy.



3:30pm-4:15pm: Pandemic Through the Eyes of Enterprise and Business Architecture (Panel discussion)


Melissa Reed, RSD, Forward Networks
Pavi Agrawal, Chief Applications Architect, Mars
Sergey Chernov, VP, Information Technology & Enterprise Architecture, Ensono
David J. Kueffner, Vice President of IT Infrastructure, Clover Imaging Group
and other professionals from IT departments sharing strategies, tactics and lessons learned


In this panel discussion, attendees will learn from Enterprise Architects as to how they are adapting and shifting priorities.



Agrawal     Chernov      Kueffner

4:15pm-5:00pm: Enterprise Architecture & Cloud- How Organizations are Leveraging for Business Value (Panel discussion)


Ben Green, Central Region, VP, CoreSite
Scott Nolan, Sr. Principal, Enterprise Architect, Kellogg Company
Tom Brooks, Enterprise Systems Architect, Molex
Narendar Sundaram, CISSP, Senior Director, Chief Architect, Technology, National Restaurant Association
and other EAs sharing their experiences and lessons learned


Sundaram  Brooks

Conference Price: $0.00 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)², 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.