Vishal Choksy

Chief Information Officer & Enterprise Architect Natures Organic

Interactive Workshop Day

9:00 AM WORKSHOP A: How To Effectively Translate Business Requirements Into Emerging Technology Architecture Plans That Underpin Business Innovation And Transformation

In order to bridge the gap between objectives and real business value, EAs need to construct the road to get there. At the top level however, it can feel like architecture is one-step removed, and since the emergence of COVID-19, EA’s are feeling disengaged from their business now more than ever due to the nature of remote working.

 

Vishal Choksy from Natures Organic has been working tirelessly over the last 12 months to address current market challenges through ERP & CRM solutions to enable actionable insights and transform people and business operations. Vishal will draw from his experiences and share his insights on how emerging technology can address future business requirements and create space for innovation and transformation.

 

  • Elements of a successful architecture blueprint, and how this couples with a navigable roadmap
  • Measuring progression through target state definition and milestone metrics
  • Assessing value chains for transformation planning on a holistic level
  • How to engage in strategic planning and investments in support of business innovation

Conference Day One: 20 April 2021

11:10 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?

1:40 PM Accelerate Business Transformation And Customer Value With EA, Agile Operating Model and Emerging Technology Capabilities

Digitally transforming organisations are unanimously onboarding agile practices to become more adaptable in the face of industry and global change and as such, Enterprise Architecture has to refresh and realign to these new ways of working. Natures Organic has adopted a number of methodologies such as Agile thinking to change the business landscape for the better and utilising the role of the EA to introduce technical change into the organisation. This session will speak to how changes in architecture services are powering outcomes at greater velocity and setting up to enable more cross functional teams:


  • Role of EA in Decentralised Operating Model
  • Customer -Centric Approach – Improve Customer Obsession and Reduce Time To Value
  • Applying Product Management & Agile Principles With Emerging Technology Capabilities To Empower Teams and Foster Experimentation.

Conference Day Two: 21 April 2021

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 Vishal.

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