Dr Yandong Fan

Chief Architect Department of Transport

Conference Day Two: 21 April 2021

11:40 AM How To Coordinate Your Architecture Team With The Business To Facilitate Efficient And Incremental Benefit Delivery Via Reusable Architectures Across Business Units

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.


  • Formalising EA structures to determine organisational change and prioritisation management
  • Aligning architecture to CX deliverables to ensure objective customer-centric decision making
  • Communicating value upstream to secure buy-in and influence a coordinated technology strategy for enterprise

3:20 PM PANEL: Embedding Design Thinking Principles Into Enterprise Architecture Teams To Re-Imagine The Role Of The EA In Your Organisation

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:


  • The strengths of Design Thinking to excel customer understanding and HCD principles within EA practices
  • How EAs can practically apply Design Thinking to steer business strategy and translate customer needs into a relevant component of a digital strategy
  • Benefits for the business of aligning architecture ‘outside-in’ to customer needs to remain relevant, respond and predict external changes in consumer behaviour

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Yandong.

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