Today’s enterprise architects are leaders of business transformation, agility, innovation, and growth. They want a seat at the table and won’t take no for an answer. They’re smart, driven, have a desire to provide meaningful and long-lasting contributions, and want to be part of the reason companies succeed when others fail.
Today’s enterprise architects are ready for challenges and are eager to contribute to business strategy and growth. They want to be the expert on new technology and guide their organization on where to invest and what will deliver real business value. Wanting to be trusted Sherpas guiding organizations to digital business success, enterprise architects today have leadership, grit, vision, determination, and a voice to be heard.
There’s so much to say on this topic so let’s continue the conversation at the Gartner Enterprise Architecture & Technology Innovation Summit. Besides sponsoring this event, we’ll be giving product demos, exhibiting on the show floor, hosting a session on technical reference modeling and innovation, and our customer Ford Motor Company is speaking about their journey to digitalizing enterprise architecture. We even have a private meeting space so book your spot today for a personalized discussion about how we can help you achieve your goals.
If you’re ready to lead digital business and enable transformation but need some guidance on building your influence, the Gartner EA Summit is the perfect event for you to network with peers, gain confidence, and use that confidence to bring a digital business strategy to life by aligning EA with your organization’s digital transformation plan.
“Today’s enterprise architects support the work of both IT and non-IT leaders,” states Gartner. “By 2021, 40% of organizations will use enterprise architects to help ideate new business innovations made possible by emerging technologies,” according to Predicts 2019: Enterprise Architecture Evolves Into an Internal Management Consultancy, published by Gartner. A look at the research coming out about EA trends and a glance at up-and-coming enterprise architects, makes it’s obvious the tide has changed, and EA is better positioned than ever to shine bright and its practitioners be trusted business advisors.
Enterprise architects need to step into this new role with confidence but also with humility. To be effective, it’s important to build internal support and be a valuable business consultant that provides insight and direction to all departments across the organization. Business strategy, product roadmaps, customer experience, operations, sales and marketing and more can all benefit from an enterprise architect’s knowledge and visibility into the digital side of business. Staying abreast of all the emerging technologies and which ones to leverage at your organization shouldn’t be a guessing game. Rely on your enterprise architects to help you prepare for the future, keep your competitive edge, and increase your agility as the workplace becomes more digital and automation, analytics and artificial intelligence play an even larger role in business success.