8:30 – 10:00
Enterprise Architecture – The Issue of the Century
John A. Zachman, Chairman, Zachman International
Enterprise Architecture has everything to do with managing Enterprise complexity and change. In his 1999 article, “Enterprise Architecture: The Issue of the Century”, Zachman argued that the Enterprise that can accommodate the concepts of Enterprise Architecture will have the opportunity to stay in the game… and the Enterprise that cannot will not. In recent history we have seen a lot of enterprises falling out of the game: small and large; private and public.
The Future of Business: Are you ready for the third industrial revolution?
Robin Teigland, Associate Professor and Director of PhD Business Administration Program at Stockholm School of Economics
Within just the past five years, social media, smartphones, and tablets have rapidly become a part of our everyday life. But these technologies are only the beginning of a greater wave of change. On the surface established firms can increase their efficiency and gain a deeper understanding of their customers. However, under the surface, there are indications that greater forces are at work - forces challenging our basic assumptions of industrialized society and work, as we know them today. Are you prepared?
11:00 – 11:30
42030 – an ISO/IEC standard on Architecture evaluation
Johan Bendz, convener of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 7/WG 42 – Architecture – responsible for the development of ISO/IEC 42030
42030 is an international standard on Architecture evaluation (AE) currently under development by ISO/IEC, with planned publication in 2016. The standard provides a framework for performing a state-of-the-art AE, with the goal of evaluating the ”goodness of an architecture for its intended purpose”. Is there a generic way by which architecture quality can be measured or assessed?
11:30 – 12:00
ATAM: A method for evaluation of architectures
Even-André Karlsson, Consultant, Addalot
For many years ATAM has helped organizations to understand their architectures. In this talk Even-André will go through the ATAM method and his experience with the method. In particular he will focus on ATAM’s role in making the architecture work more visible and understandable for the rest of the organization.
Afternoon – choose your track
The time has come for you to decide which track to pursuit – Tech or Business?
OMG kids coming 2 “wrk” soon!
Amit Marathey, Managing Partner, Archtexx
Meet my global, social, visual, technological kids suffering from ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder). I used to believe we as adults define the global future for our kids, boy, but am I wrong. My kids are not just influencing the future, they are creating it. Will they just come and join the enterprise we have been perfecting since the industrial revolution? Amit looks at how the global demographic, technological and social shifts become key driving factors for enterprise architecture of tomorrow.
13:00 – 13:45
The Agile Architecture Revolution
Jason Bloomberg, President, Intellyx
Both within the world of technology as well as the broader business environment, change is all around us – and accelerating at a blistering pace. Today, this broad-based change goes by the name digital transformation — where the transformation really means business transformation. To drive business value, enterprises need an approach for dealing with change as the central paradigm. This new Agile Architecture brings together the business and technology domains to achieve business goals in an environment of constant change. Jason explains the digital transformation priorities that are driving a need for better architecture.
13:45 – 14:15
Requirements analysis for time-to-market
Chris Hofstetter, Thought Leader and CEO, Konsultbolag1 Utbildning
What new challenges do we face within requirements analysis and quality assurance when shorter delivery cycles and more mature architectures are setting the agenda? What trends do we see as a result of these driving forces? What conclusions can we draw as we look toward the near future?
13:45 – 14:15
The Milky Way – A New Space for Designing and Understanding your Enterprise
Annika Klyver, Senior Consultant, IRM
The Milky Way is a new Space for Designing and Understanding your enterprise. The model helps architects finding the architectural story of their business and visualizing the business in a new way. All business capabilities are presented around a business circle. By working in iterations in analysis, discussions and planning a shared view and understanding evolves.
14:15 – 14:45
Quality Attributes of Software Architecture
Peer Törngren, Software Architect, IBM
Peer will present different aspects of what quality means in a software system, sometimes referred to as “non-functional requirements.” What attributes are important, how do we set quantifiable targets and limits, and how do we balance them? How can we as architects assert that a particular architecture or system is better than another? How do we evaluate and select components that we want in our system?
14:15 – 14:45
Flow and Lean thinking at scale
Martin Burns, Consultant, Avega Group
In recent years, the division between technology and business has become increasingly blurred. Businesses have understood that their success is intimately linked to technical capability and many traditional industries are entirely transformed into providing technical solutions to human needs. Martin weaves perspectives of product development flow and Lean thinking into the Agile story to construct some better ideas into an approach that goes beyond software development-centric thinking to help deliver business value at scale.
15:15 – 15:45
Starting Software Security Assurance program
Max Poliashenko, Chief Enterprise Architect, Wolters Kluwer Tax and Accounting
Securing cloud applications should start in the early stages of the software development process, or even before – with a security governance of the SDLC, such as the Software Security Assurance (SSA). This presentation will discuss what goes into such a program, what tools, roles and activities you would need.
15:15 – 15:45
The making of a Business Map with a little help from Cybernetics
Greger Hagström, Business Architect, Folksam
Capability modeling is a popular way to create a map of the business to use as a shared base among all stakeholders. But since there is very little rigor in the approach, we have seen a need for guidance in how to actually capture the structure of the business. At the same time, from another direction, Stafford Beers meta-model of organizations, the Viable System Model, VSM, originating in System Theory and Cybernetics, has been appointed by thought leaders as the future of Enterprise Architecture.
15:45 – 16:15
What Jurassic Park can teach us about technical leadership
Technical leadership is complex. Technical leaders are always looking for inspiration and innovative approaches on how to better align their teams with the organizational goals. This is particularly important for startups. Jurassic Park is a great movie on technology entrepreneurship. What can we learn from it regarding technical leadership? One thing is how to prevent a technology project can go wild … literally.
15:45 – 16:15
Architecture in the API Era
Mark Sigda, Sr Principal Consultant, CA Technologies
The use of APIs is exploding, with success stories all around us. While we often hear about public APIs, they are increasingly used to power new devices, connect with partners, and integrate internal systems. API’s impact the role of the architect in many ways. Mark will talk about how APIs support an agile approach to architecture and how they can be a new way to reach customers and to connect with partners.
16:30 – 17:00
On the sofa with Damaris Bode and Daniel Akenine
17:00 – 17:45
The Value of Architects
Paul Preiss, CEO and Founder, Iasa Global
At every conference, on every website, in every marketing or sales pitch, we hear the term ‘business value’. And yet, very few organizations talk about what real business value means, how difficult it is to achieve and most importantly how to measure it to know you succeeded. Too many architects are focused on documentation as value. We must begin considering that value is not just about facilitation, communication, documentation or helping others decide. Value contribution in business, as in life, is about ownership, innovation, and ideas. In this presentation Paul Preiss will review how architects achieve value both through design decisions as well as strategic involvement.