Vector Ltd NZ provides critical electricity and gas services to over one third of NZ GDP and is New Zealand’s number one providers of electricity and gas metering. At the beginning of 2020, Vector was in its final stages of a 3 year long transformation journey across the business, and more specifically advance their Fibre Optic Cable Network. COVID-19 disrupted the process entirely and forced Vector to pivot their strategy and identify Which business capabilities were critical to running of key services using core frameworks for identifying capabilities. Robert Sang will discuss Deliver on transformation and maintain direction of transformation within a hugely disruptive event.
The acceleration of digital transformation across enterprises is lending the perfect opportunity for Architects to re-define their practice in line with corresponding business counterparts. With increased reliance on the guidance they can provide for IT design and implementation choices, unlocking these benefits can unlock the potential for EA to bring IT and Business transformation up to speed across the wider business. In this presentation, Yandong Fan from Department of Transport VIC will focus on the convergence of EA and other disciplines to coordinate business transformation in a merged and changing organisational environment.
To be competitive, organisations must be able to realise business value at ‘high speed, low cost that are fit for purpose’. Executive management sets the expectation by providing high level aspirational requirements, and the architect is charged to deliver. Current methods, tools and techniques offer partial answers but where does the architect start? In this session you will learn how through the synthesis of existing reference models we can discover relationships between strategy, sustainable business value creation, architecture, and technology solutions. Drawing on engagements with forward looking organisations, and backed by thought leading research as an Industry Fellow at The University of Melbourne, Rod shares his insights on:
The role of the EA is hands on, and predominately face-to-face. However, with the shift to remote working environments, it is important for EA’s to learn how to implement their role and function into the organisation from remote environments. This presentation will look into how an EA can connect with their organisations in a disconnected world, particularly when connection is such a critical element to the role. In this presentation, Brenton Seager will discuss how SA’s largest power network provider maintain business as usual standards through working from home environments and how the EA function played a pivotal role in ensuring the success of the technology transformation initiative that took place in order to
Machine learning, AI and automation functions have the ability to streamline processes and create top-tier efficiency for orgasnaitions; however, EA’s are experience significant pushback from investment in these spaces due to the technological nature of these solutions. Andrew Bain from New Zealand Defence Force has been working with his team to introduce automation technology that will best suit
the organisation and drive efficiencies across the board. Andrew will focus on how the EA function can be leveraged to drive data driven capabilities in the business and create more efficient business processes.
Do Enterprise Architects need to become design thinkers? Is this an essential skill in the arsenal, or is this best left to other business units? This panel discussion will provide attendees an opportunity to hear from EA’s about how they attempt to identify how design thinking can be leveraged within EA to direct customer-led business outcomes: