We just added this NEW ITARC discussing Transformations in IT architecture at the wonderful 1 Wimpole Street in London. Some of our topics are to transforming engineering, architects as business and government leaders, basic building blocks of the digital age, and agility in the cloud era. Speakers confirmed are Tibi Covaci, Barry O’Reilly, Paddy Baxter
Technical Disaster Response presented by Lewis Curtis While not well known, during times of man-made and natural disasters Microsoft provides a reactive technical response capabilities to communities during their time of need. In the last 5 years, MSDR has completed over 154 missions in over 30 countries with over 400 employees to help agencies reduce
Innovate is a Verb by Scott Andersen The thing is, innovation has changed. What once was the purview of large companies with R&D budgets can now be found on web site. The opportunity for innovators to reach out and stretch their innovation dreams to the very edges of the art of the possible lies at our
People Change in Digital Transformation by Andy Ruth Most agree that business capability requires people, process, and technology. Digital transformation requires change across all three. Technology is the most fun and easiest to adopt and adapt. Process is next, easy enough to change but not nearly as fun as technology. Last and hardest is people change.
Guiding Your Digital Transformation by Jim Wilt Digital Transformation is real. Transformations are when bleeding edge technologies and practices transform into mainstream. This discussion is coming from a base of experience in transformations and their uniqueness. It will be pragmatic and tied to a true north in strategic change management.
by Brian Loomis Brian Loomis is an enterprise architect, providing leadership and hands-on consulting experience to a wide variety of customers in multiple industry segments, centered around understanding business value in the context of organizational goals, building team-centric organizations, and aligning innovative technology. He directly advises CIO’s, CFO’s and senior IT staff at both Fortune
by Brice Ominski IT architects need to support the business. Following architectures and frameworks by themselves has led to many failures. The reason is that the architect and the relationships with stakeholders are the focal point for the delivery of new enterprise capabilities. Digital transformation exists at the nexus of Business and IT. However, the
by Paul Preiss Emergent architecture and design have become deeply popular topics in Agile circles. From emergent in the since of coming into being to emergent in the sense of the hidden being made plain, the notion captures the basic principle of making decisions as late as possible. This concept leads to a natural question.
by Eoin Woods An important part of an architect’s work is identifying the priorities and constraints that need to be respected if a system is to maintain its technical integrity and meet its key requirements—particularly its (nonfunctional) quality properties. A common problem is how to capture and communicate these architectural constraints without being excessively prescriptive
by Brice Ominski Overview To achieve true digital transformation for any organization, the IT architecture team works proactively alongside the executive leadership and business stakeholders. This approach leverages both business and technical leadership, to allow the organization’s understanding of business and information technology to evolve. We’ve seen numerous articles pointing out how IT architecture frameworks