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Unicom Seminars

20 Nov London

Richard Veryard, Senior Consultant - Glue Reply

Our regular chair, Richard Veryard, has recently joined Glue Reply as a senior consultant in the retail sector. Richard is a business architect and author, specializing in capability-led planning, systems thinking and organizational intelligence. His book on Next Practice Enterprise Architecture is available via LeanPub.

Oliver Bossert, Senior Knowledge Expert - McKinsey & Company

Oliver Bossert is a Senior Knowledge Expert within the Business Technology Office of McKinsey and Company based in Frankfurt. He primarily serves clients in the field of Enterprise Architecture, digital transformations, IT strategy and IT governance.

Most of his projects are at the intersection between business and technology and how to align the IT perspective with the boardroom perspective. He holds a doctors degree from the University of Frankfurt.

Richard Dealtry, Executive Chairman - Global Association of Corporate Universities and Enterprise Academies (G-ACUA)

Richard has extensive international executive experience in organisational transitions. He is dedicated to helping organisations achieve competitive management environments for change and development and the nurturing of talented people by means of inspirational and dynamic new learning management processes. His work is widely applied and published and he has pioneered a number of major demand-led management and quantum business value enhancing process innovations and is retained as visiting professor by companies and university business schools to advise on the design and delivery of high business value corporate management programmes.

Jorma Myyryläinen, Senior Enterprise Architect - Tietokarhu Ltd (part of Tieto group)

Myyryläinen works as Senior Enterprise Architect at Tieto Group.  He has 35 years of experience in different roles in ITC and architectures.  Customers have mainly been public sector organizations. Last eight years he has consulted the Finnish Tax Authority (FTA) as ICT and EA architect.

Myyryläinen was one of team members when FTA produced their organization wide enterprise architecture during 2010 – 11.  After that he has consulted FTA in several EA fields. 

Myyryläinen has excellent knowledge on several architecture methods and frameworks, e.g. Zachman, TOGAF and finnish public sector standards (JulkICT).  He also contributes to develop JulkICT standards further.  He is both TOGAF and Zachman certified.

Balbir Barn, Professor of Software Engineering, School of Science and Technology - Middlesex University

Professor Balbir S. Barn, BSc, PhD is Professor of Software Engineering at Middlesex University, UK.  Balbir has over 15 years commercial research experience working in research labs for Texas Instruments and Sterling Software where he was involved in the research and design of leading software products such as the IEF™.  Currently, his research interests include the use of models as abstractions and execution/simulation environments for enterprise architecture.  He is also investigating research questions on the incorporation of value sensitive issues in Enterprise Architecture through theory building practices. He has led numerous externally funded projects applying modeling practice to these areas.

Daniel Phelps, Innovation Lead – VocaLink

Dan is an Innovation Lead at VocaLink, working in the Strategy and Business Development team. Previously, his role was located in the IT Department. He has over fourteen years’ experience in architecture, development, service operations and designing innovative payment systems. He is a father of one, a lover of architecture of all kinds, gamer, digital evangelist, futurist and neophile.

Kai Schlüter, Director of Enterprise IT Architecture and IT Process Management - Danfoss A/S

Kai Schlüter is Director of Enterprise IT Architecture and IT Process Management at Danfoss A/S. He is running Enterprise IT Architecture virtual by using Solution Architects from the different Solution Areas to deliver a Business driven Enterprise IT Architecture. The current main focus lies on an Application Overhaul by adopting current state of the art solutions. IT Process Management is also driven completely virtual by using Process Owners from the different areas and the current focus lies on process optimization by adopting current state of the art IT Processes.

Claus Thorsen, Director, Enterprise Architecture & Information Management – Pandora

Claus Thorsen, Director, Enterprise Architecture and Information Management, Group IT, PANDORA.

Three years ago Claus joined PANDORA to establish the EA function. The EA initiative was honored by Danish IT, EA-Award 2013 for through systematic usage of EA and limited staffing to ensure focus on the alignment of business and IT.

20+ years of IT experience from Retail, Health Care, Finance and Business Services building strong knowledge of IT Strategy, IT Management, Enterprise Architecture, IT Architecture, Project Management and IT Development. Educated Master of Science, Electronic Engineering with top marks from the Technical University of Denmark in 1993 and later Enterprise Architecture education from the IT-University and Carnegie Mellon.

John Estdale, Chief Architect - IT Architecture Specialists

John Estdale is Chief Architect at IT Architecture Specialists Ltd. He is particularly interested in software as a real object that can be observed and analysed, yet still surprise. John was with Vodafone UK for 16 years in architecture, test management, and quality improvement roles. Previously he was responsible for software engineering at Lloyd’s Register, providing independent assurance of safety-critical systems. He was Chief Architect of the EU-funded €11 million project REDO, researching into reverse engineering and software maintenance.

John is TOGAF 9 Certified and holds the ISEB Certificate in IT Architecture and IRCA registration for auditing to ISO 9001/TickIT.



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