Panel Session: Looking to the Future
Moderator: Hugh Evans, Group CEO, Enterprise Architects pty, Australia
Panelists: Len Fehskens, Chief Edtor, Journal of Enterprise Architecture, The Association of Enterprise Architects, US; Craig Martin, Chief Architect, Enterprise Architects pty, Australia; Adam Thilthorpe, Director of BCS Policy, Professionalism and Public Affairs at BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, UK; and Mike Walker, Enterprise Architect, Hewlett Packard, US
This panel session will discuss some of the key issues facing the future development of EA as a discipline:
How will the practise of architecture be materially different in 5 years?
Will enterprise architecture ever achieve a professional status - similar to medicine or law?
Are universities the right place to teach enterprise architecture?
Are there any other disciplines that threaten to supersede EA? If so - what are they?
Len Fehskens is responsible for all activities relating to enterprise architecture at The Open Group. Prior to joining The Open Group, Len led the Worldwide Architecture Profession Office for HP Services at Hewlett-Packard. He majored in Computer Science at MIT, and has almost 40 years of experience in the IT business as both an individual contributor and a manager, within both product engineering and services business units. Len has worked for Digital Equipment Corporation, Data General Corporation, Prime Computer, Compaq and Hewlett Packard. He is the lead inventor on six software patents on the object oriented management of distributed systems and is TOGAF® 8 certified. Len is also Chief Edtor of the Journal of Enterprise Architecture.
Craig Martin is the Chief Architect of Enterprise Architects (www.enterprisearchitects.com), an international Strategy & Architecture services firm providing strategic architecture delivery and support services to Fortune 500's globally. Craig has been involved in the delivery of architecture outcomes across the globe and has a diverse range of experience around large and small transformation exercises across a variety of challenges. As Chief Architect at Enterprise Architects he is responsible for the development of enterprise architecture thought leadership including innovation in method, technique and frameworks. Additionally Craig is founder of the GamePlann startup, designed to focus on the understanding of human behavior and how best to make businesses more effective through the correct mixing of the people capability through techniques such as game theory and performance support. Craig has spoken at a variety of conferences as a plenary speaker, workshop facilitator and stream lead.
Adam Thilthorpe is Director of BCS Policy, Professionalism and Public Affairs at BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. He speaks regularly at BCS, public sector and industry seminars and conferences engaging with companies and organisations that employ IT practitioners. He raises awareness of the changes in the IT profession; the challenges and the opportunities. Adam gained his early experience in the City of London with financial institutions JP Morgan Chase and Co and Georgeson Shareholder.
Mike Walker is widely recognized as a Strategy and Enterprise Architecture thought leader, advisor, author and mentor. Mr. Walker has evolved mainstream architectural approaches and styles through his efforts in standards bodies, books, trade publications and published reference architectures. Mr. Walker is a Senior Enterprise Architecture Advisor and Strategist at HP where he is responsible for aiding fortune 100 companies with their strategy and enterprise architecture delivery. Through his mix of unique experience and pragmatic approaches his clients hold him in high regard to deliver advice, out-of-the-box innovative thinking and architectural strategies.