Enterprise Architecture Strategies


Strategies to design and build a business driven Enterprise Architecture.


March 4, 2021


9:00am-5:00pm CST; 10:00am-6:00pm EST


7 CPE / 0.7 CEU / CISSP / 7 PDU Credits Awarded


Conference location: ONLINE




Every decade we see massive changes in the IT industry. In the 80s we saw desktop computing flourish, and progressed to a client server model in the 90s. Mobile computing grew quickly in 2000 and beyond. 2017 presents a variety of technologies that may deliver IT efficiencies on a grand scale. Technologies and trends such as AI and Advanced Machine Learning, Intelligent Apps, Intelligent Things, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Digital Twin, Blockchain and Distributed Ledgers, Conversational System, Mesh App and Service Architecture, Digital Technology Platforms, Adaptive Security Architecture., and others may be game changers. How will you capitalize on these technologies, but more importantly how will your Enterprise Architecture embrace the digital world to support all the changes?

What You Will Learn


In this one day conference attendees will learn:

  • Enterprise Architecture Enabling Digital Business Transformation
  • The Daughter | Mother-in-Law Challenge: A case for Progressive Delivery
  • An Enterprise Architecture Innovation Framework
  • How to Modernize Your Architecture
  • The Future of DevOps is: Modularity
  • Creating a Value Proposition for a Business-Outcome-Driven EA Program

Conference Price: $0.00 per person


Attendance is limited to enterprise IT executives, management and staff in companies with at least 25 employees. Registrants cannot be sales/marketing/business development professionals, nor executives, of companies that provide IT products or services to enterprises.


Each attendee will receive a certificate awarding 7 CPE credits for CISSP continuing education, in addition to 0.7 CEUs and 7 PDUs. CISSP is a registered certification mark of (ISC)², Inc.

8:00am – 9:00am: Open Networking

9:00am-10:00am: Enterprise Architecture Enabling Digital Business Transformation


Dean Sharp, Enterprise Security Architect, Manpower Group


Enterprise Architecture (EA) is the technical framework of an enterprise but it also transcends technology and integrates with the business. Therefore, the discussion and implementation of EA needs to done in an integrated, holistic manner. An integrated EA (business and technical) can provide the necessary support for a business transformation that makes the business ready for the variety of business and technological challenges it will face. For example, technologies such Big Data, mobile and cloud computing are all highly disruptive technologies that require a fine balance between their business and technical aspects as the organization moves forward.


In this session, attendees will learn how to they need to reinvent and/or refine their EA to embrace a digital transformation.


Content that will be covered:

  • How to drive business agility
  • An agile approach to drive business agility
  • How to pull together Cloud, mobile, Agile development, and DevOps to drive rapid product development



10:00am -10:30am: Networking Break

10:30am-11:30am: The Daughter | Mother-in-Law Challenge: A case for Progressive Delivery


Adam Zimman, VP of Platform, LaunchDarkly


The DORA report and books like Accelerate presented the data showing that more frequent deployment of code leads directly to greater stability. However, this often gets confused by folks who believe that deployment is the same as release to all users. Progressive Delivery is the most recent iteration in software development lifecycles. Articulating the need for more granular control of deployment and end-user visibility along with the need for delegating such control to more roles within the company. In this talk Adam describes a scenario when releasing continuously is a detriment to the consumer and builds a case for the progressive release of features is a requirement for all teams building software.



11:30am-12:30pm:  An Enterprise Architecture Innovation Framework


Lee Bogner, Global Enterprise Architect – eCommerce and Innovation, Mars


As Enterprise Architecture (EA) practices balance the mature domain of traditional IT governance, while embracing the dynamically changing worlds and ecosystems of digital innovation – new skills, missions, and methods – will further enable enterprise objectives of capturing emerging and driving mature markets growth. Today’s session showcases an adaptable framework construct for guiding innovation by EA teams and Partner organizations!



12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch Break

1:30pm-2:30pm: Enterprise Architects: Champions of Continuous Transformation and Mergers & Acquisitions Projects


Bob Wamness, Director of Customer Success, LeanIX


In this time of continuous transformation, mergers & acquisitions (M&As) are an indispensable lever to help enterprises innovate and grow revenue. In recent years, there have been upwards of 50k global M&A deals and transaction volumes of more than 3 trillion USD — numbers which are expected to grow in 2021 despite a decline in 2020.


From an IT perspective, integrating, merging, or carving out another company is a complex process requiring the leadership of enterprise architects. In this presentation, Bob Wamness, Director of Customer Success at LeanIX, will discuss what enterprise architects (EAs) must consider when transforming IT and why their role is key to the success of M&A activities.



Key takeaways:
Get useful insights on the role of EAs in M&A deals from the LeanIX M&A survey
Identify the main challenges of post-merger integration (PMI) activities
Receive best practices to a successful PMI



2:30pm – 3:00pm: Networking Break

3:00pm-4:00pm: The Future of DevOps is: Modularity


Nathan Shaw, Principal Director Entando
Chris Lamoureux, Chief Operating Officer Veriday


As software development moves faster and architecture becomes more complex, teams also need to understand what’s happening with their systems more quickly than ever before. Join our session that will explore the strategies for teams to efficiently manage applications and infrastructure monitoring in a containerized, microservices world. Get ready to learn tips that will enable your team to ship better products faster.

You’ll come away with:

  • Why Agile should extend beyond the scope of software development
  • The challenges introduced by just focusing on “product delivery”
  • Why top-performing organizations are exploring value-based product delivery
  • How far is too far?
  • How to overcome organizational inertia and drive business value


Shaw        Lamoureux

4:00pm-5:00pm: Creating a Value Proposition for a Business-Outcome-Driven EA Program 


Annur Sumar, CTO, Maetech
Mallikharjuna Valluri, Sr. Architect, US Cellular
Michael Sisto, Sr. Infrastructure Architect, US Cellular
Ram Ramamoorthy, Enterprise Architecture Evangelist, Mars, Inc.
Adrian Petras, Lead Architect, CellTrak Technologies
Justin McDermott, VP of IT Strategy and Special Projects, Wintrust Financial
and other Enterprise Architecture Executives


Many enterprises are either starting, restarting, refocusing or rebuilding their EA program. But how do you insure that your EA program is business driven? How do you successfully develop and sell a value proposition to their organization?


Valluri         Sisto           Ramamoorthy    Petras         McDermott    Sumar


As is always the case at CAMP IT Conferences events, the talks will not include product presentations.  During the breaks you will have the opportunity to informally meet representatives from the following sponsoring companies, who have solutions in the area of the conference.