Updated Speaker Lineup for The texas Association of Enterprise Architects Summit

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Space Limited — Register Now!

With the popularity and as we come closer to the event on March 20th seats become more limited. To be sure you have a spot in the audience to listen to luminaries like John Zachman and Jeanne Ross along with our local Enterprise Architects in the Texas area proving thought leadership that you shouldn’t miss. Make sure to RSVP soon. Space is limited and admission is first come first served.

Come join us at the Austin Renaissance in the Arboretum on March 20th, 2014 from 8:00am to 5:00pm with an evening social from approximately 4:30pm –7: 00pm. Costs of the event are highly subsidized by our sponsors for a low cost of $50.00 for members of the AEA and $100.00 for non-members of the AEA.

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Updated Agenda for the Day

We have an action packed agenda!

Mike The Architect Blog: Texas Association of Enterprise Architects Summit Mike Walker

Venue and Lodging Details

The summit will be held at:

RENAISSANCE AUSTIN | 9721 Arboretum Blvd | Austin, TX 78759

www.renaissancehotels.com

Making Reservations

We have negotiated discounted room rates at: $189 per room per night plus applicable tax and service fee. You have until Friday, March 14th before the discount expires. Please make your arrangements before then.

Booking Website:
https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=11150319

Questions?

info@TexasAEA.org

Register Now for the Texas Association of Enterprise Architects | Summit

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1st Texas Association of Enterprise Architects Summit!

Designed by Enterprise Architects, for Enterprise Architects this summit provides an opportunity to discover the latest approaches and innovative ideas in Strategy, Enterprise Architecture and Business Architecture.

This full day event is different than most. Shifting the focus from a speaker only event to a mix of presentations and collaborative sessions with highly relevant and proven practices that are applicable to the issues Enterprise Architects face today.

Featured Speakers

Mike The Architect Blog: Texas Association of Enterprise Architects AEA Summit Mike Walker  Austin Texas Jeanne Ross    Mike The Architect Blog: Texas Association of Enterprise Architects AEA Summit Mike Walker  Austin Texas John Zachman

Jeanne Ross          John Zachman

 

Register

Come join us at the Austin Renaissance in the Arboretum on March 20th, 2014 from 8:00am to 5:00pm with an evening social from 5:00pm – 8:00pm. Costs of the event are highly subsidized by our sponsors for a low cost of $50.00 for members of the AEA and $100.00 for non-members of the AEA.

Mike The Architect Blog: Texas Association of Enterprise Architects AEA Summit Mike Walker  Austin Texas RSVP

 

Agenda

We have an action packed agenda!

Mike The Architect Blog: Texas Association of Enterprise Architects AEA Summit Mike Walker  Austin Texas Agenda

Venue and Lodging Details

The summit will be held at:

RENAISSANCE AUSTIN | 9721 Arboretum Blvd | Austin, TX 78759

www.renaissancehotels.com

We have negotiated discounted room rates at: $189 per room per night plus applicable tax and service fee.

Questions?

info@TexasAEA.org

A Different Open Group Enterprise Architecture Conference in 2013

Mike The Architect Blog: A Different Open Group Enterprise Architecture Conference in 2013

This year the Open Group is doing something very different with their conference from previous years, they are verticalizing. Smart move. With all the talk about business centric Enterprise Architecture this is a smart direction on the Open Group’s part. This get’s us one step past just “talking about the business” generally without any application but to the heart of each set of concerns that businesses have.

The conference will be held in Philadelphia on July 15-17, 2013 with Member Meetings  set post conference on July 18, 2013. If this conference of interest the early bird registration ends May 31, 2013.  To register go here. In line with the conference The Open Group is also giving delegates at our conference in Philadelphia the opportunity to combine the three day conference with some additional training events on Thursday 18 July and Friday 19 July called Professional Days. Looks to be some good deals from partners on training on the following topic areas:

About the Event

The first two days of the summit will focus on Enterprise Transformation issues concerning three core vertical industry sectors: Finance and Commerce, Government & Defense, and Healthcare. Day three will offer more detailed workshops and tutorials on business, professional development and technically focused topics.

Below are the additional topics areas:

Come See Mike Walker Speak on the EA Industry Expert Panel and Present at the Troux Conference 2013

Troux WWC 2013

The Troux Worldwide Conference is returning to Austin, Texas on March 19-20, 2013. If you are a Troux customer, partner, or actively involved in Enterprise Architecture (EA) or Enterprise Portfolio Management (EPM), this is your opportunity to enjoy peer networking and joint learning with a focus on delivering rapid results with Troux EPM solutions.

Mike Walker Troux Conference

I’m flattered and feel very fortunate to be invited back to speak on the EA Industry Expert Panel for a third year in a row! This is certainly an honor and I thank Troux for the opportunity to be invited back to this exclusive event each year. I especially am humbled to be surrounded by a great line up of speakers and EA practitioners. 

It should be a great event!

If there are folks that are the conference or in the Austin area that want to meet up to discuss EA please let me know either through the comments on this post or through Twitter. 

 You can see me in two sessions:

  1. Presentation – Highly Impactful EA Organizations Make Value Driven Decisions
  2. EA Industry Expert Panel – Success in the Connected Enterprise
 
Below I have provided the descriptions of each:

Highly Impactful EA Organizations Make Value Driven Decisions
Enterprise Architects are faced with a rapidly changing business climate, competitive pressures and a shifting technology landscape that is forcing the enterprise to evolve. With this acceleration of change in the market it requires faster decisions that are well informed to maximize value. Enterprise Architects are at the tip of the spear to enable this change but need the tools.

In this session I will explore one of the proven practices that I have found from highly impactful Enterprise Architecture (EA) organizations, namely enterprise portfolios. Enterprise portfolios extend past the traditional project and program discipline to cover all aspects of the enterprise. Moving from disconnected, static and context-less pieces of data to a governed portfolio of enterprise knowledge that can maximize value and mitigate risk to our businesses.

Success in the Connected Enterprise

Success in the connected enterprise requires that executives understand the cause-effect relationships that exist across their organization. They must know what can and should change, when to change it, and where to take risks, all while avoiding unintended consequences. Transforming people, product and processes is difficult, but it is even harder without having access to detailed and reliable knowledge about how the parts of their organizations fit together, operate and evolve. In this session our panelists will share their personal insights, and answer your questions, on how they use various portfolio concepts to navigate and guide critical decision-making in their organizations

The Open Group Conference in Newport Beach

The next Open Group Conference will be held in Newport Beach California taking place January 28 through 31st. Looks to be a lot of great speakers. The conference theme is “Big Data – The Transformation We Need to Embrace Today” and will bring together leading minds in technology to discuss the challenges and solutions facing Enterprise Architecture around the growth of Big Data.

I will also be attending and speaking at the event. For all that would like to meet up over the networking event or for lunch I would love to catch up!

If you are interested in going, act quickly. The Open Group  early bird discount expires on January 4th. 

Register Here

 

For more infomration see the details below: 

In addition to tutorial sessions on TOGAF® and ArchiMate®, the conference offers roughly 60 sessions on a varied of topics including:

  • The ways that Cloud Computing is transforming the possibilities for collecting, storing, and processing big data.
  • How to contend with Big Data in your Enterprise?
  • How does Big Data enable your Business Architecture?
  • What does the Big Data revolution mean for the Enterprise Architect?
  • Real-time analysis of Big Data in the Cloud.
  • Security challenges in the world of outsourced data.
  • What is an architectural view of Security for the Cloud?

Plenary speakers include:

  • Christian Verstraete, Chief Technologist – Cloud Strategy, HP
  • Mary Ann Mezzapelle, Strategist – Security Services, HP
  • Michael Cavaretta, Ph.D, Technical Leader, Predictive Analytics / Data Mining Research and Advanced Engineering, Ford Motor Company
  • Adrian Lane, Analyst and Chief Technical Officer, Securosis
  • David Potter, Chief Technical Officer, Promise Innovation Oy
  • Ron Schuldt, Senior Partner, UDEF-IT, LLC

 

IASA World Summit 2012 Conference

Mike The Architect Blog - IASA_World_Summit LogoI wanted to let my readers know that I will be attending and preseting at the The Iasa World Summit taking place December 6th
– 7th in Austin, TX. For those that are going or thinking of going and would like to meet up I will be attedning all of the sessions and events so please feel free to grab me to chat.

The event provides an opportunity for architect
practitioners and business leaders to share the skills and best practices that
drive growth and value for today’s enterprise.

Join your fellow practitioners for a series of interactive
courses and presentations featuring the most current learning, proven practices
and futures in architecture:

  • Industry Case Studies & Best Practices
  • Woman in IT
  • Software Architecture
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Business Architecture
  • Infomration Architecture

All of my readers are invited to attend the summit at a 25%
discount through the following link: http://bit.ly/TC7gxF
.

Speaking at the Troux EA Conference

Mike Walker's Blog: Speaking at the Troux EA ConferenceAs some of you know, there will be another Troux Worldwide Conference in Austin, Texas on March 28-29, 2012. As some of you may of noticed from my blog and my tweets, I really enjoyed listening to the customer sessions and talking to the Enterprise Architects at the event. Since there was a ton of value last year I decided that I will be attending this year. Additionally, I was humbled to be asked to be on the industry panel again for the second year in a row.

If you are in the Austin area or coming to the conference and want to meet up please reach out.

 

Below is the panel session description and speakers.

Unifying Business & IT: Pragmatic Application of EPM as the Next Management Discipline
Panelists: Warren Ritchie, former CIO – VW Group of America,  Mike Walker, Chief Architect – Microsoft, Angela Yochem, CTO – AstraZeneca, Henry Peyret, Principal Analyst – Forrester Research, Bill Cason, CTO – Troux

 

For more information:

http://www.troux.com/resources/events/conference2012/