Introducing the Cloud Ecosystem Reference Model - Presentation and Panel Discussion
Stephen G. Bennett, Executive Director, Enterprise Architecture, Oracle;
Ed Harrington, Principal Consultant, Architecting the Enterprise;
Kevin Sevigny, Senior Architecture Consultant, Conexiam;
Tejpal Virdi, Senior Enterprise IT Architect, Boeing
This presentation and panel discussion will introduce the Cloud Ecosystem Reference Model. This standard provides the reference model and guidance for usage with TOGAF and Archimate standards to develop, maintain, and govern an Enterprise Architecture for the Cloud Ecosystem.
The approach described in the standard enables practitioners to effectively align business and technical capabilities in creating architectural components, their inter-relationships, and to effectively manage interactions and relationships between the participants of the Cloud Ecosystem in order to minimize the impact of changes in Cloud Services.
The panel members will provide an overview of the standard with focus on where and how to use within your organization.
-- Recognition of the new standard available for consumption.
-- Realization of how this standard can be used to support architectural change.
Stephen G. Bennett is a 28-year experienced architect and works in the Global Oracle Enterprise Architecture Program where he is focused on providing thought leadership, best practices, and architecture guidance around SOA, cloud computing, and information management. Stephen is a frequent speaker at Open Group conferences and customer events. Stephen has co-chaired a number of working groups within the Open Group organization around SOA Governance, TOGAF® and SOA, and TOGAF® and Cloud. He has delivered technology management and enterprise architecture consulting to many enterprise customers. Before becoming a consultant, Stephen was involved in delivering enterprise-wide mission critical systems within the investment banking industry.
Ed Harrington joined Architecting the Enterprise as a Principal Consultant where he provides TOGAF and other Enterprise Architecture (EA) discipline Training and EA Consultancy. Formerly, he was Executive VP and COO for Model Driven Solutions, an Enterprise Architecture, SOA and Model Driven Architecture Consulting and Software Development company. Ed has been an active member of The Open Group since 2000 when the EMA became part of The Open Group and is past chair of various Open Group Forums (including past Vice Chair of the Architecture Forum). Prior to MDS, Ed managed various operations for two UK based companies, Nexor and ICL. Before that, Ed spent 18 years at General Electric in various marketing and financial management positions. Ed is TOGAF 9 certified.
Kevin Sevigny is a practicing enterprise architect - he focuses on enterprise architecture delivery. Kevin is a partner in Conexiam which develops EA roadmaps, leads strategy-driven transformation projects and enhances clients' in-house EA capability. Kevin developed his expertise working in a number of industries, including telecommunications, cable, transportation, oil and gas, retail and energy marketing.
Tejpal (TJ) Virdi works for The Boeing Company as Senior Enterprise IT Architect in Commercial Aviation Services and Global Services & Support IT Architecture group. TJ is primarily responsible for architectural leadership, aligning vision and strategy with enterprise information systems. Prior to joining The Boeing Company, TJ was in Healthcare IT for 15+ years and created and managed innovative healthcare IT solutions. TJ is co-chair of the Open Platform 3.0 and Cloud Computing Work Group. He has co-chaired various Work Groups and contributed in the development of technical publications on Cloud Computing, SOA, and TOGAF® and Cloud Computing. TJ has an MBA, a Bachelor of Science in Technology degree, and a Bachelor of Commerce degree. TJ is TOGAF® 9.0 certified.