11 days ago

Wanted: Fintech Expert

Financial services firms are on the hunt. They’re hunting unicorns. As firms like Revolut and TransferWise attain valuations of $1 billion or more, the pressure to find the Stripes of this world before their value skyrockets has never been strong…

1 month, 3 days ago

The State of Artificial Intelligence and Need for Standards: A Conversation with Syed Husain

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has a lot of promise, but it is still in the hype phase. Although strides have been made in machine learning and cognitive computing, most practical applications for AI are still nascent. As such, this is the right time to begin developing AI standards that can address some of the issues that have already been identified with AI, such as potential bias and the ethical concerns behind the technology, so that business value can be maximized.

Syed Husain, Manager Enterprise Architecture for Accenture, examined these topics at The Open Group London event in April 2018. In this far-reaching conversation, we spoke with Husain about where AI stands today, what the ultimate promise of AI is and the value standards may be able to bring to this still-emerging technology.

1 month, 5 days ago

Best Buys’s GreatCall Expands Its Adjacent Industry Disruption

Best Buy has made yet another startup acquisition that enriches its customer value with innovative digital products – GreatCall, a San Diego-based startup offering health and medical-alert devices and services. Most retailers “innovations&#…

1 month, 25 days ago

The Open Group Houston 2018 – Event Highlights

The Open Group hosted its latest event July 23 – 26 in the Lone Star State at Houston’s Westin Oaks at the Galleria. The theme was ‘Digital Transformation in the Energy Industry’. We welcomed over 200 attendees from 13 countries, including Brazil, China, and the Netherlands.

1 month, 29 days ago

Five Myths Of Digital Transformation

Since I first wrote about digital transformation back in 2012, the term has become wildly over-hyped. Since CEOs are now at least asking about digital transformation, and every technology vendor now claims expertise in digital transformation, it’…

2 months, 6 days ago

ArchiMate® Standard and Other Modeling Notations – A Conversation with Marc Lankhorst

This blog, the second in a series with Marc Lankhorst, Managing Consultant for BiZZdesign, looks at how standards can be used together to help organizations better facilitate the transformations and changes they need to make.

2 months, 14 days ago

The Adaptive Enterprise: Using Standards for Transformation – A Conversation with Marc Lankhorst

The rapid pace of change in technology and business today is driving the need for companies to be more adaptive than ever. Standards can help make these transitions easier for companies and aid them in their transformation efforts.

This blog is the first in a series that looks at how standards can be used together to help organizations better facilitate the transformations and changes they need to make. In this first installment, we spoke to Marc Lankhorst, Managing Consultant for BizzDesign, about the business imperatives that are driving enterprises to adopt a more adaptive approach to how they do business. Subsequent blogs in this series will explore the practical use of standards for adaptation and transformation.

3 months ago

Master the Art of Enterprise Architecture with the Game of Tetris

Are you a captain of the corporate ship leading it to sail towards new corporate milestones, to sustain through disruptive technology forces or to manoeuvre swiftly along uncharted business routes?

Then you must consider engaging an advisor who has mastered the game of Tetris to help you accelerate your journey towards desired goals, respond to and capitalise on technology disruptions, and navigate through your strategy map holistically. Yes! You have heard it right. Just for namesake, let’s call this master of Tetris ‘Enterprise Architect’.

4 months, 8 days ago

All Brands Need A Full-Fledged Digital Commerce Strategy

The internet has enabled brands to sell more of their products to an ever-expanding universe of shoppers, but digital distribution has also added complexity to the relationship between brands and retailers and other channel partners. All brands need to…

4 months, 25 days ago

Will your company’s digital transformation end up as a bold decision or a bust?

In digital transformation, there’s a fine line between fearlessness and foolishness. Bad decisions can have all the trappings of a bold new strategy: A costly acquisition, suddenly pivoting to an unexpected new product offering, an ambitious new vision…