Essential Track Day 2: 16 September 2020

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Darryl Carr

Editor, Founding Member, Enterprise Architect
Enterprise Architecture Professional Journal, Architectural Thinking Association & ABN Group

9:10 am - 9:40 am EA in a VUCA World: From Collaborative to Actionable EA

Andre Christ - CEO & Co-Founder, LeanIX

The global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic caught the world unawares. Not only did the pandemic tax our healthcare systems in ways we couldn’t imagine, it forced businesses to adjust to a largely remote workforce, cut costs, and make very difficult decisions to stay afloat. This unprecedented time elevated the role of enterprise architects into the champions of IT as they quickly assessed their companies’ business capabilities, determined how to provide more self-service abilities to employees, cut IT costs, and ensure business continuity throughout an organization. By stepping up during this testing time EA has proven that it has the potential to engineer both future and immediate advantages for organizations.

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Andre Christ

CEO & Co-Founder
LeanIX

9:40 am - 10:10 am Panel Debate: Governance or Strategy? Weighing Up The Role of EA In Centralised Governance Versus Strategic Advisory Models

Vishal Choksi - Executive Advisor (CIO) & Enterprise Architect, Natures Organic
Heidi Beets - Enterprise Architect, Advisory Board Member, Flight Centre Travel Group & Architectural Thinking Association

The formal position of EA within the business is not well understood across all organisations, and variance in the control and guidance disparate teams direct clearly shows there is now a divergence in how EAs are viewing their role alongside agile business practices. This debate will move towards a consensus on the future of EA governance:

  • Developing strategic alignment: what role do EAs need to play in informing, shaping, and executing strategy?
  • Govern or guide; influence or control? What is the most effective path for EA enabling business action in line with its goals?
  • Competing disciplines and agreement over the role and purpose of EA within the business
  • Assigning ownership & accountability
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Vishal Choksi

Executive Advisor (CIO) & Enterprise Architect
Natures Organic

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Heidi Beets

Enterprise Architect, Advisory Board Member
Flight Centre Travel Group & Architectural Thinking Association

10:10 am - 10:10 am Break / End of Essential Track

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