The Gartner EA Summit in San Diego is only a few days away and it’s packed full of great keynotes, sessions, case studies and roundtables to help organizations better understand and maximize the value of enterprise architecture. As one of the largest gatherings of EA experts, we wanted to take this opportunity to put together a short list of our must see sessions that you won’t want to miss this week!
Gartner Keynote: You’ve Got a Seat at the Table: Now What?
As an architect, one of your hardest challenges is to determine how to focus, position, and communicate the business value of enterprise architecture. In this keynote address, Betsy Burton, VP Distinguished Analyst for Gartner will revisit the value of EA and explore the best practices for how you can deliver, demonstrate and drive true business value across your organization.
United Airlines Flies on Enterprise Architecture
Discover how United Airlines uses Metastorm ProVision to analyze, understand and transform its organizational operations. Diana Krohn, Sr. Enterprise Architect for United Airlines and Diane LeBeau, Director of Business Architecture for United Airlines will discuss how United is leveraging enterprise architecture to establish the foundational elements of a business architecture practice, forge business partnerships, create engagement patterns, and build a durable business model repository.
Effective Enterprise Architecture Governance Plays Several Roles in IT Governance
How do you effectively connect strategy to execution? In this session, Julie Short, Research Director for Gartner, will discuss: why EA governance is a critical component in linking business and IT, what is the nature of EA governance, and the best practices that make EA governance effective.
Rapid-Fire: Architecting for the Unknown
Things happen and if you’re not prepared, change can be detrimental to your organization. Betsy Burton will explain how enterprise architects can better prepare for unexpected change and shift their strategic thinking in a way that allows them to seek, model and adapt to new events by leveraging technology, information, people and processes.
PG&E – The Importance of Business Capability and Process Mapping Maturity
Business capability and process mapping are critical components in building a strong, cohesive infrastructure to support your business processes. Metastorm customer, Matthew Duncan, Senior Project Manager for Pacific Gas and Electric Company, will share PG&E’s vision for creating a customer-centric capability and process architecture enabling projects to deliver holistic enterprise business solutions.
BPM – The Catalyst to Deliver Outcomes
It is becoming increasingly clear that EA and business process management (BPM) are inherently and necessarily linked to one another. In this session, Elise Olding, Research Director for Gartner, will cover everything you need to know about BPM and how successful organizations today are achieving valuable results from leveraging the power combination of EA and BPM.
Transforming Business Process and Technology
To be a successful consumer-driven organization today, you must focus on how you can get customer service, business processes, metrics and technology to work together to achieve a target state roadmap. Hear directly from Metastorm customer, Bill Riordan, Global Business Process Manager for HP, about how HP was able to radically transform its customer service operations. Before you go, check out this short video highlighting how HP was able to identify and analyze over 1,500 disparate global processes and improve and consolidate them into 100 universal processes across 132 different countries!
Enterprise Business Architecture: Uniting Business and IT
Every organization wants to get business and IT on the same page. And, leading organizations know that a critical aspect of uniting these two groups comes from understanding how to leverage enterprise business architecture in a way that engages business leaders. In this session, Betsy Burton will discuss the value of supporting an enterprise business architecture and how organizations can better understand the impact change makes on the people, process, information and technology within their organization.
This year, Gartner is offering tons of valuable opportunities for you to expand your knowledge of enterprise architecture, hear directly from your peers about their success in implementing EA programs and engage in dialogue about the future of EA. Visit their website today to register for any of these sessions or explore other sessions they’re offering.
Be sure to stop by Metastorm’s booth (Booth #1) to view a product demonstration or speak to a representative. If you’d like to schedule a meeting during the conference, stop by the 1:1 scheduling booth or contact Wendy Werve, Director, Analyst Relations for Metastorm at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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