The Open Group Conference - San Diego 2011

Inter-Enterprise Architecture
Yan Zhao, PhD
President, ArchiTech Consulting LLC, USA

This presentation will introduce the notion of Inter-Enterprise Architecture, as a response to the growing trend of service collaboration and social networking. The public cloud provides technical means for businesses to achieve inter-enterprise service sharing and collaborations. Also, we can see the forming trend in the enterprise adoption of social networking platforms: LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, etc. However, the dynamic nature of collaborations and the autonomy of current enterprise structure, culture, and operation environment create challenges. It is necessary to explore how business should be architected to take advantage from these collaborative environments, since it is becoming essential for business to be agile and collaborative across organization boundaries.

This presentation will discuss the possible subjects for the Inter-Enterprise Architecture to address. Also, it will discuss the impacts to enterprises from public cloud and social networking media. It will also discuss the challenges, the possible transitions, and examples.

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Dr. Zhao is an enterprise level chief architect, strategist, thought leader ATCand technical adviser, with over 20 years broad work experience across academia, corporate research, software industry, and consulting services, and 16 years in architectural leadership positions. She is skilledin strategizing and architecting IT enabled enterprises and businesses, to help business achieve dynamics by design. She was the Director of Enterprise and Solution Architecture for CGI Federal, a Chief Engineer/Architect for SAIC, a Principal Consultant for MITRE and PwC, a Corporate Principal Architect for Aspect Communications, and an architect, project lead, and computer scientist for IBM.

She was also an adjunct professor for University of Maryland, and a guest professor for Beijing University of Posts & Telecommunications. She has 6 patents granted, 4 patents pending, and a number of invention disclosures, technical publications, and professional presentations. She received a Ph.D in computer science and a master in mathematics from Arizona State University.

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