The Open Group Conference - San Diego 2011

Emerging Information Technology (EIT) Strategic Analysis Framework Leading, Not Just Supporting, Business
Xijia (Frank) Chen
Senior Manager & Principal Enterprise Architect, Cognizant Technology Solutions, USA

Emerging Information Technology (EIT) Strategic Analysis Framework enables a company’s leadership (e.g. CIO/CXO) and enterprise architects to systematically:

  • Analyze the strategic impact of an EIT on a business
  • Identify industry discontinuities/threats created by an EIT
  • Create a strategic agenda to lead (rather than follow) industry changes caused by an EIT
  • Identify a competitive position benefiting the company most in a new business landscape
  • Create a new business model that would not be possible without the EIT

Thus, companies may win the present and create the future. Without realizing the strategic impact of an EIT, a company may only use the EIT as a support tool to follow EIT-caused change into a new landscape that benefits competitors/newcomers more. The framework contains components for industry/company analysis and strategic agenda creation. A business case discussion is included to show how a CIO/CXO/EA can use the framework effectively.

Frank ChenXijia (Frank) Chen

CognizantXijia (Frank) Chen is a value-driven principal enterprise architect, strategist, and senior manager in Cognizant Technology Solutions. He provides technology and strategy thought leadership and solutions through consulting services for Fortune 500 companies. He has extensive experience and a proven track record in developing business-driven enterprise architecture and strategic solutions for a broad range of companies across various industries internationally. Utilizing emerging technologies and business/management skills, he architected creative strategic enterprise solutions, which have enabled companies to create new business models or regenerate industry winning strategies to win in the present competition and lead to the future.

Frank is a TOGAF Certified Architect, a Sun Certified Enterprise Architect, and a Sun Certified Java Programmer, and a Principal Consultant when he worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Frank earned MBA from University of Southern California , and Masters in Computer Science from Louisiana Tech University.

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