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.
Take Control of your IT Landscape and Prepare for Digital Transformation
Luca de Risi presenting a slide on common EA clients 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:
Mitigate technology obsolescence
Rationalize the application landscape
EA in Analytics and Case Study in FMCG
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.
Panel Discussion: Pragmatic Enterprise Architecture Application
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. Alberto Reyes, Luca de Risi, Francis Uy and Jocelyn M. Reyes discussing pragmatic EA applications
Some interesting discussions include:
How enterprise architects can effectively deal with increasing business demands,
Skills required as an enterprise architect, like the ability to articulate business insight, negotiation skills or managing the relationship with different stakeholders,
Defining the difference between architecture management and architecture governance,
Raising the importance of culture and communication in EA practice,
Methods and best practices to implement an agile EA, a buzzword that is getting trendy within the enterprise architecture community today.
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.
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As organizations in Philippines continue to reinvent themselves in the pursuit of newer digital challenges, the role of enterprise architecture (EA) as a facilitator of change becomes ever more important. It includes leveraging a rationalized application portfolio to enable rapid technology change, linking business and IT to support new business needs, and defining a collaborative structure for EA to deliver the sustainable proposition. Co-organized by MEGA and Association of Enterprise Architects, Philippines Chapter (AEA-PH), this half-day seminar will address methods and best practices to prepare your EA practice for digital transformation. The event will also cover pragmatic approaches to developing an EA program – from planning to implementation – that focuses on agility, collaboration, and integrating business needs. Agenda Highlights: Positioning EA as a facilitator of change Taking control of your IT landscape Strategic alignment between IT and Business Pragmatic approaches to EA Making EA indispensable and actionable To join us on 4th October in the Philippines, please click here to register.
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