Rod Dilnutt

Industry Fellow – Information Systems Group University of Melbourne

Conference Day One: 20 April 2021

11:30 AM Evaluating Critical Concepts To Retain And Translate From Traditional Frameworks Into Modern Architecture

Only a small percentage of Enterprise Architecture frameworks are currently used on a practical day-to-day basis. With usage at an all-time low, our panel of Chief Architects will discuss whether the idea of a an EA framework needs to be dropped or evolved, and provide next-step solutions to move past this central issue:

·        Do Enterprise Architects need a Framework, or are there new undervalued approaches?

·        How can traditional frameworks stand up in current and future operating environments?

·        How do we adapt the likes of TOGAF to the requirements of Agile Business?

·        Which supplementary processes offer added flexibility and practical benefits?

Conference Day Two: 21 April 2021

12:20 PM Value-Focussed Architecture - Identifying Requisite Technologies And Business Value Through Synthesis Of Architectural Reference Model Viewpoints

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:

  • Articulating sustainable busines value in economic, environmental and social terms.
  • How existing business reference models assist discovery of requisite architectural and technology enablement solutions derived from high-level strategic aims.
  • Combining architectural viewpoints to provide the link between aspiration and deployment.

3:40 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 Rod.

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