Program

  • 2 October
  • 3 October
    08:10
    OPENING
    8:30-12:30
    John A. Zachman
    "Thoughts on Enterprise Architecture "
    If someone asks those of us from the IT community what we do for a living, we tend to say, “we build and run systems.” We don’t say, “we Design Enterprises,” that is, we don’t design the Enterprise, we build what the Enterprise wants us to build. And, our resulting system(s) are literally, THE ENTERPRISE. There are 30 unique descriptive representations required for designing any object and further, these descriptions must be “designed for change” as CHANGE is the constant demand. If you are struggling to manage a non-adaptive enterprise and dysfunctional systems, this will be an essential experience!
    12:30
    Q&A, John Zachman
    12:50
    CLOSING OF DAY 1
    13:40
    OPENING
    14:00
    TBA
    15:00
    Q&A
    15:20
    TBA
    Jared Gorai
    Crossing the Chasm to the New Digital World
    Digital is the future of business, and by extension the future of business analysis. It will alter the way in which corporations and businesses function and will blur the lines between the traditional business roles. In this presentation, Jared will explain how digital is an approach rather than a technology while explaining what it means to the future of the profession. He’ll demonstrate how practitioners need to augment their skills and specialize in specific technologies to remain relevant in the digital age. The convergence of technology, customer experience and domain knowledge puts the business analysis professional on their way across the chasm and into the digital world.
    16:30
    Q&A, Jared Gorai
    17:00
    Ronald G. Ross
    "Engineering for Business Agility under Digital Transformation"
    Business agility doesn’t happen by accident. Tinkering with organizational schemes can be helpful, but will not be sufficient. Rapid software development can’t get you there either. You must engineer for change – and your solutions must be scalable and sustainable.

    Challenges abound. Organizations are undergoing rapid digital transformation. Most processes and entire industries are being disrupted. How do you survive and thrive in these challenging times?

    The Knowledge Age requires major adjustments. Professionals need a laser focus on the knowledge assets that make the company smart – rules, vocabularies, decisions, and strategy. Business agility can be engineered under digital transformation!
    • How you should think about business agility
    • Why data quality is more of a problem – and a different problem – than you think
    • Policy busting – key to business transformation
    18:00
    Q&A, Ronald Ross
    18:30
    CLOSING