Metaphorum was established in 2003 as an NGO to develop Stafford Beer’s legacy and has organized a series of management cybernetics conferences and workshops over the years. I attended three Metaphorum conferences so far. In Hull, 2015, I shared ideas on how some of the findings of the enactive school of cognitive science can enrich […]
We seem to be in a new age of EA literature, with a growing number of books that really get into the detail of how one can architect. One example is Marc Gewertz and his book Defining Enterprise. Marc wrote a recent LinkedIn post about the need for arc…
Last years Mendix World was centered around Smart Apps. It was the best conference of the year. At least in my opinion, I might be biased… The conference had a great speaker line-up, including keynotes from Geoffrey Moore, Simon Wardley, and Adrian Cockcroft. All slides and videos can be found here. I had the honor to announce Mendix 7, our latest major release. I explored the topic of Smart Apps.
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Software is eating the world! Every company is becoming a software company. If companies don’t, they cease to exist. Just imagine: you are a thermostat maker and suddenly you have Google as a competitor (via its Nest acquisition). This is just one of the many recent examples. Interestingly a lot of the innovations in the software industry are fuelled by abstraction and automation, concepts that are well-known in the Model-Driven.
A couple of weeks ago we had Mendix World, our global community event. I really enjoyed the event! It was inspiring to talk with so many of our users, customers, and partners, and to just feel the vibe. If you missed it you can get a glimpse of the experience from this photo overview as well as all the content on the Mendix World recap page. I opened the second.
A couple of months ago I was keynote speaker at an event about modern application development environments. Here are the slides and a brief abstract. Software is disrupting industries. Startups are changing the playing field. This trend is only speeding up. Existing companies struggle to deal with this. It feels like their IT is stuck in groundhog day. They need to radically change how they manage application lifecycles to get.
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This morning I was part of a panel at the GigaOM Structure:Europe 2012 conference in Amsterdam., titled: The Evolution of Private PaaS solutions. The abstract: Enterprises are starting to take interest in running PaaS solutions virtually, as app developers want to focus on building apps rather than dealing with infrastructure issues. Enterprises that use PaaS solutions almost always go down the private route. In this session we focus on private.
Last week I gave a talk about the lessons learned during the exponential growth of our company the last six years. I was invited to to talk at the Appsterdam meetup in Delft about “growing pains”. In other words: what lessons did we learn when our company grew from 3 to 100 employees. I enjoyed the preparations as much as the actual talk, as it forced me to step back.
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‘The enterprise is the story‘ – my presentation from the recent Integrated-EA enterprise-architecture conference in London – is now online on Slideshare: The enterprise is the story View more PowerPoint from Tetradian Consulting The slidedeck is just under 80 slides, split into five sequences: “What’s the story?” – introducing the idea of story as a […]
I was recently at the MIT Center for Information Systems Research (where PwC is a Patron) for their summer briefings. Andy McAfee, is one of the regular guests and told some stories contrasting the degree of difficulty in finding the information we want in our own organizations with that of searching the public internet – night and day for most. The contrast reminded me of a discussion I had with an insurance CIO about the […]
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I’ve now uploaded to Slideshare my presentation from the excellent AE Rio 2011 enterprise-architecture conference in Rio de Janeiro earlier this week.
Enterprise-architecture beyond IT (AE-Rio 2011)
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The Basics of the Review The review is dealing with Integrated Integrated Governance. Integrated Governance is defined as how corporate strategy, IT strategy, IT governance and Enterprise Architecture are aligned and dealt with. I have chosen to limit the amount of topics to cope with my limited resources. Therefor I selected what I assumed were […]