The conference started with an opening keynote on the role of enterprise architecture as a facilitator of change and how it has gained more recognition and importance in organizations across the Philippines.
Luca de Risi, Vice-President Asia Pacific of MEGA International, delivered how enterprise architects can elevate their EA practice from “noisy to influential” stage and move into a collaborative mode with the business where EA is seen as a strategic partner. He stressed the importance of IT rationalization as a prerequisite to strategic planning and presented 3 pragmatic way to do it:
Jocelyn M. Reyes, Chair and Chief Enterprise Architect of DigiLEAF, Inc. then presented how EA is playing an important role in building analytics and discussed the key difference between architecting and solutioning.
Then, Francis Uy, the Co-Founder and CEO of Sinag Solutions, explained how organizations can use EA to organize themselves better and exceed business targets. He discussed how adopting industry standards like APQC, BPMN, and even COBIT or ITIL can speed up the transformation leading to quicker wins.
In the last session, all speakers were invited as panellists with Alberto Reyes moderating the discussion. The momentum continued with the audience engaging actively in a questions and answers session, exchanging insights and views about pragmatic EA applications.
Some interesting discussions include:
Special thanks to all participants, speakers, and the members of the Association of Enterprise Architects, Philippines Chapter, in making the event successful.
Co-organized by MEGA International and the Association of Enterprise Architects (AEA), Philippines Chapter, the summit gathered over 80 enterprise architects and business process teams from relevant sectors such as telco, energy, financial services, and government.