September 5, 2013
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|07.00 - 08.00||Delegate Registration | Exhibition & Networking|
|8.00 - 8.30|
OpeningStuart Macgregor, CEO, The Open Group South Africa
Stuart Macgregor, CEO, The Open Group South Africa
Through his personal achievements, Stuart Macgregor has gained the reputation of an Enterprise Architecture and IT Governance specialist, both in South Africa and internationally.
Stuart participated in the development of the Microsoft Enterprise Computing Roadmap in Seattle. He was then invited by John Zachman to Scottsdale Arizona to present a paper on using the Zachman framework to implement ERP systems. In addition, Stuart was selected as a member of both the SAP AG Global Customer Council for Knowledge Management, and of the panel that developed COBIT 3rd Edition Management Guidelines. He has also assisted a global Life Sciences manufacturer to define their IT Governance framework, a major financial institution to define their global, regional and local IT organizational designs and strategy. He was also selected as a core member of the team that developed the South African Breweries (SABMiller) plc global IT strategy.
Stuart, as the lead researcher, assisted the IT Governance Institute map CobiT 4.0 to TOGAF® This mapping document was published by ISACA and The Open Group. More recently, he participated in the COBIT 5 development workshop held in London during May 2010.
|08.30 - 09.15|
An Introduction to The Open Group and Recent Uses of Open Standards to Deliver Business Value Through EAChris Forde, General Manager, The Open Group - Asia Pacific & China
An Introduction to The Open Group and Recent Uses of Open Standards to Deliver Business Value Through EA
Chris Forde, General Manager, The Open Group - Asia Pacific & China
This presentation includes various global case studies that demonstrate how business value is delivered through enterprise architecture. It will focus on the use of open standards such as TOGAF, and will provide a view across industry sectors giving insight into some current, international industry trends. In addition, the key lessons from each case study will be shared.
Chris Forde is based in Shanghai China, as General Manager, The Open Group - Asia Pacific & China, and is responsible for business functions in the region. Chris is an enterprise architect and has held various leadership roles in business architecture, application development, information management and technology operations throughout his career.
Prior to joining The Open Group, Chris worked at American Express as Vice President for Strategy and Architecture for their Customer Servicing Capability. He has deep expertise in enterprise architecture and, as Chair of the Architecture Forum, he was instrumental in driving the successful development and launch of TOGAF™ 9 from 2007 to 2009.
|09.15 - 10.00|
Vitality International - Enabling Global DeliveryNeil Adamson, Development Manager, Discovery Health
Vitality International - Enabling Global Delivery
Neil Adamson, Development Manager, Discovery Health
Vitality is operational in 5 countries across the world and, in accordance with the recent AIA partnership announcement, will be rolled out into a number of new countries in the Asia Pacific region. Since the Vitality product originated as a benefit within Discovery’s health insurance offering, and given the rapid nature of the global expansion and the partnership models, there is a requirement to re-architect the systems environment to enable repeatability and reusability of assets across regions. This presentation will focus on the work the Vitality International team are doing to enable reusability while still allowing the various regions to operate in a way that is best suited to their markets.
Neil Adamson has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry - largely in the Financial Services Sector. He studied information Technology at RAU (now UJ) and started his career at Liberty. While at Liberty, Neil held a variety of different roles including Head of Group Architecture and Research. During this time he also became TOGAF certified. Neil then joined IBM where he qualified as a an IBM Certified Enterprise Architecture. There he worked as a client Architect for IBM’s FSS clients and led the FSS Industry Solutions initiative. In 2011, Neil joined Discovery and was involved in the migration of the Standard Life medical book from Edinburgh to a Pruhealth data centre. He now works in the Vitality International team where he is responsible for enabling repeatability and reusability of assets across the various international Vitality instances.
|10.00 - 10.30||Coffee|
|10.30 - 11.15|
Richer Insights Without More EffortGraham McLeod, Founder/Chief Architect, Inspired
Richer Insights Without More Effort
Graham McLeod, Founder/Chief Architect, Inspired
Business and Enterprise Architects use a wide variety of models and representations to perform analysis and engage business leaders. Often these do not provide new insights which are derivable from the underlying data. This talk introduces a new technique - polymetric modelling, which vastly improves the value of models without increasing the effort. Rich examples are included.
Graham McLeod is a strong academic and business leader. He has been active in the IT industry as a developer, project manager, consultant, general manager and strategic adviser for over 30 years. He taught at UCT for over 12 years. Graham has developed leading EA methods, frameworks and practice since 1989, is a thought leader in business architecture and a sought after international and keynote speaker. He has advised over 70 major organizations in SA, UK, USA, Germany, Middle East and Africa.
|11.15 - 12.00|
Information Architecture Positioning in a Modern EA PracticeShannon Naidoo, Business, Information and Data Architecture Manager, Eskom
Information Architecture Positioning in a Modern EA Practice
Shannon Naidoo, Business, Information and Data Architecture Manager, Eskom
Enterprise Architecture is fast becoming a primary contributor to a company's broader technology strategy. Centralising EA gives it unique opportunities to participate in corporate strategy development, non-IT technology roadmaps and advisory services. It also allows for a more differentiated practice that gives rise to new focus areas like Information Architecture. Navigating these opportunities will provide for a more cohesive organisation-wide response to large external challenges as well as assist in transforming the organisation within. However, centralising EA generates new internal challenges in the development of a new EA practice. Building these new mini practices alongside broad organisational change gives us insight into the resilience required of EA practitioners and their value in this process.
Shannon Naidoo is an Enterprise Architecture (EA) practitioner with 13 years experience in establishing, running and transforming EA teams within the utility sector. Currently he is Business, Information & Data Architecture Manager at Eskom, and has also worked as Chief Integration Architect and EA manager there for several years. Shannon serves on the Global Advisory Council of the Smart Energy Reference Architecture (SERA) group.
|12.00 - 13.00||Lunch|
|Track 1 EA Frameworks||Track 2 Value Realization from EA||Track 3 EA Practice|
|13.00 - 13.45|
Implementation of GWEA : Case Study of KZN Provincial GovernmentIrshad Abdulla, Senior Specialist: Architecture, SITA
Implementation of GWEA : Case Study of KZN Provincial Government
Irshad Abdulla, Senior Specialist: Architecture, SITA
This presentation is a case study of a South African provincial government department. It focusses on how the Government-Wide-Enterprise Architecture (GWEA) framework was applied to develop a strategic architecture. The case study includes a look at the business, data, application and technology architectures, as well as the opportunities, solutions and migration plan. Also highlighted in the presentation are some of the tools and techniques used, and the key lessons learnt.
Irshad Abdulla is a Senior Specialist: Architecture in SITA. He is responsible for EA and IT Strategy Planning in the KZN Province, and has lead a number of EA and IT Strategy projects in the province using the GWEA Framework. In addition, Irshad has experience with developing and implementing IT Governance frameworks, IT Security planning and implementation, Business Continuity Planning, and Disaster Recovery Planning. He has a strong systems background, and has previously worked for Eskom and Accenture. Irshad holds a BSc degree in Computer Science and Information Systems (summa cum laude), a BSc Hons degree in IS (summa cum laude) and is currently busy with a Master degree in IS. His research focus is on implementing e-Gov in Provincial Government. Irshad is TOGAF 9 certified.
3 Quick Routes to Business Benefit RT @EMMM @HealthcareStandards //tinyurl.com/nzms9bpSarina Viljoen, Senior Consultant, Real IRM Solutions
3 Quick Routes to Business Benefit RT @EMMM @HealthcareStandards //tinyurl.com/nzms9bp
Sarina Viljoen, Senior Consultant, Real IRM Solutions
This presentation will focus on the benefits that are being achieved in healthcare and mining with the use of standard industry models. The speaker will share experiences from two ongoing projects in these industries and provide a glimpse at the value and the learning.
Sarina Viljoen is a business and IT professional; consulting, advising and training on Enterprise Architecture and methods. She holds the position of Forum Director to The Open Group Exploration, Mining, Metals and Minerals forum (EMMM) which focuses on delivering a standard reference model set for the Exploration and Mining sector. She is also currently active in establishing standards in the Healthcare industry in Norway. In addition, Sarina has experience in various other industries including: Telecommunications, Transport, Research, Defense, Software development and Consulting. She is TOGAF 9 certified and holds an MSc (Management of Technology and Innovation) from the Da Vinci Institute for Technology Management.
A Counting Frame for ApplicationsLamont Theron, Systems Architect, South African Breweries
A Counting Frame for Applications
Lamont Theron, Systems Architect, South African Breweries
SABMiller introduced Avolution’s ABACUS as a tool in support of enterprise architecture 13 months ago. The architecture practice in the South African business however is still in its infancy. This paper discusses some of the experiences in maturing this practice. We look at the extent to which ABACUS has aided our learning and development, and conversely, the extent to which our (im)maturity allows elementary use of ABACUS albeit not mastery.
Beyond simply the tooling, the paper also describes the challenge a frugal IT shop poses on enterprise architecture and how it shapes our capability building – the people, process and content - needed to deliver a service relevant to the bottom-line. In particular, the challenges found in accounting for applications (existing, new and old) will be shared together with some cartoon architectures used to paint a picture of a shifting landscape.
Lamont Theron is the System Architect for South African Breweries Pty Ltd - the South African hub of global SABMiller Plc. This is a new role within the IT Strategy and Architecture team focusing on the application domain. Prior to this, Lamont was Management Information Systems Manager for four years during which time the Business Intelligence and Data Management capabilities were established. Lamont has 19 years of experience in information systems management - specifically manufacturing execution systems. He holds a BSc (Electrical & Electronic Engineering) from the University of Cape Town, is TOGAF 8 certified and is an Associate Member of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling, London.
|13.45 - 14.30|
Enterprise Security Architecture for Cyber SecurityMaganathin Veeraragaloo, Solutions Architect - Security, T-Systems
Enterprise Security Architecture for Cyber Security
Maganathin Veeraragaloo, Solutions Architect - Security, T-Systems
Cyber Security is one of the major challenges facing organisations within all industries. This presentation will examine the integration of an Enterprise Architecture approach with an Enterprise Security Architecture approach (TOGAF and SABSA) and propose a generic framework. The objectives of integrating these approaches include; the creation of an overall architectural view of the organisation, the mitigation of security risks (Cyber Security) using Enterprise Security Architecture, and the maintenance of a secure business environment.
Maganathin Veeraragaloo is a proactive, analytical and conscientious Enterprise Security Architect with over seventeen years IT experience in the Education, Insurance, Banking, Telecommunications and FMCG industries. He overcomes challenges through a tenacious and systematic approach - drawing on wide-ranging technical expertise and standardised methodologies and frameworks such as TOGAF and SABSA. Maganathin is TOGAF 8 certified and holds a BSc Honours degree in Computer Science from the University of KwaZulu Natal.
TM Forum Frameworx as an Enabler for Communication and Prioritization in Telkom SASanta Scheepers, Senior Manager, Enterprise Architecture, Telkom SA
TM Forum Frameworx as an Enabler for Communication and Prioritization in Telkom SA
Santa Scheepers, Senior Manager, Enterprise Architecture, Telkom SA
• Supporting new technologies, products and services as well as elevated levels of automation, bundling and self-service
Santa Scheepers holds B.Sc. Honours degrees in both Computer Science and Botany. She has been with Telkom for 14 years in various IT roles. Currently she is a senior specialist in Enterprise Architecture leading the application architecture team, and also responsible for internal IT tools.
Unlocking Enterprise Architecture Information for Maximum Business ValueBelinda Fivaz, Product Manager, SSA
Unlocking Enterprise Architecture Information for Maximum Business Value
Belinda Fivaz, Product Manager, SSA
EA practices across the globe face a similar challenge...what to make of all of the information gathered.
EA will deliver value when a single repository exists, with information sets being maintained by stakeholders with a vested interest in the accuracy.
The challenge is to have the right tools to elegantly serve and support the business.
Belinda Fivaz has worked in the IT and Telecommunications industry for the past 13 years and has found her passion in the field of Enterprise Architecture (EA). She started started her career as a work study officer and then moved into business analysis, and eventually into EA. Belinda worked at Telkom for a number of years, the last two of which she spent implementing a solution for IT planning and management. Belinda recently joined SSA (Strategic Solution Architects) as a Product Manager. She holds an Honours degree in Industrial Psychology from RAU (now UJ).
|14.30 - 15.00||Coffee|
|15.00 - 15.45|
Creating the Corporate Future By DesignDr Roy Marcus, Chairman, Da Vinci Institute
Creating the Corporate Future By Design
Dr Roy Marcus, Chairman, Da Vinci Institute
In the “Design Thinking” approach, it is assumed that the organisation is a multi-purpose system, and that the thinking, designing and planning process should take into account the objectives of all stakeholders, including customers, providers, suppliers, employees, management, business partners, competitors, the containing whole, and society in general. The planning process must accommodate these diverse objectives and offer an approach to resolving the conflicts that are inevitable in a multi-purpose system.
Roy Marcus graduated with a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg in 1972. In 1974 and 1978 he was awarded the degrees of MSc and PhD for research work conducted in the field of pipeline transportation of solids. In 2004 he was awarded the degree Doctor Technologiae honoris causa from the Technikon Witwatersrand.
|15.45 - 16.30|
Bonfire Chats Between the HR Director and Enterprise Architect – the Emergence of a People ArchitectureDr Hanlie Smuts, GM, Customer Experience Integration & Enablement, MTN SA (Pty) Ltd.
Bonfire Chats Between the HR Director and Enterprise Architect – the Emergence of a People Architecture
Dr Hanlie Smuts, GM, Customer Experience Integration & Enablement, MTN SA (Pty) Ltd.
Whether large-scale system implementations, cultural changes, operating model optimisation or new business models are considered, the success of such an intervention is dependent on best option management decisions, swift execution, the buy-in from employees and users’ adoption of the new processes and procedures. Poor assessment, planning and execution gaps in such instances will impact the company bottom line negatively. Furthermore, line managers do not necessarily have the skill or the time to enable and facilitate such significant change in companies. So the question is: how does one ensure that a business model change, operating model change or the launch of a new revenue stream are assessed, designed and implemented successfully – without losing sight of the people in the equation and the optimal application of skill in the organisation?
In this presentation we will share some EA principles, organisational interpretation and functional area designs in order to facilitate and enable such organisational prerogatives. These principles will be illustrated with feedback from a case study conducted in MTN SA.
Hanlie Smuts joined MTN in 1994 at inception and has held various roles there including Head of MTN SP programme office (consisting of business analysis, project management, data analysis and training) and Head of Learning and Organisational Development in HR. Her current role is General Manager: Customer Experience Integration and Enablement. This role aims to place the customer at the centre of everything the company does so as to offer a uniquely differentiated customer experience across the entire customer-base by enabling optimized processes, systems and desired behaviours. Hanlie is actively involved in developing young leaders in the community and promotes leadership skills through seminars, coaching and mentoring. She has published several papers in the knowledge management field and a book chapter in Innovative Knowledge Management (Hershey, PA: IGI Global).
|16.30 - 16.45|
ClosingChris Forde, General Manager, The Open Group - Asia Pacific & China
Chris Forde, General Manager, The Open Group - Asia Pacific & China
Based in Shanghai China, as GMAPAC, Chris is responsible for business functions in the region. Chris is an enterprise architect and has held various leadership roles in business architecture, application development, information management and technology operations throughout his career.
Prior to joining The Open Group, Chris worked at American Express as Vice President for Strategy and Architecture for their Customer Servicing Capability. Chris has deep expertise in enterprise architecture and, as Chair of the Architecture Forum, he was instrumental in driving the successful development and launch of TOGAF™ 9 from 20072009.
|16.45 - 19.00||Networking Function|