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Using TOGAF to Architect a Company´s Strategy and Execution : A Business and IT Perspective

Leonardo Ramírez
Director Dux Diligens, Colombia

This presentation will show techniques used to align strategy with execution using TOGAF. It´s a story about success cases where companies (such as retail, financial, gas and oil, banking) were able to track business portfolio and initiatives from business goals to IT infrastructure. With this model, companies are able to align projects like Lean, Six Sigma, BPM, BSC with IT initiatives like SOA, ITIL, ISO 20k among others.

This presentation will also discuss how the Association of Enterprise Architects (AEA) Chapter Colombia is working with local governments to improve companies...then industries...then sectors...then a nation...and finally the Latin American Region using best practices and well aligned business and IT organizations

Highlights include:

  • Business and IT techniques to change the conversation with business
  • TOGAF as the core key framework to manage IT Portfolio with business
  • Enterprise Architecture and social economic Impact
  • Aligning business and IT: the importance of goverment support

Leonardo RamirezLeonardo is a trusted Enterprise Architect with 15 years of successful experience applying enterprise architecture, industry reference models, SOA and ontology coaching to develop effective Business-IT alignment projects.

Leonardo leads end-to-end implementations, defines customer business directions, creates solutions, integrates market trends and industry point of view on the customer environment. He goes from assesments and business cases to final executive presentations to articulate an IT portfolio into business strategy. His experience includes: defining IT strategies and roadmaps, application portfolio analysis, SOA strategies and roadmaps, process mapping using industry reference models, enterprise architecture and cost-benefit cases for business-it converging conversations.

Leonardo has been traveling around the world sharing a vision of changing the conversation with business by getting IT teams to focus on business value, instead of working isolated high-tech projects. He has been working and developing a retail and banking model that improves Business IT alignment using TOGAF, ARTS and SOA.

Leonardo is also Chair of AOGEA Chapter Colombia

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