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IASA Chicago Chapter Inaugural Event April 7- George Paras Featured Speaker

Thursday evening, April 7, marks the inaugural event for the new IASA Chicago Chapter.  The meeting will be from 6:00pm-7:30pm at Illinois Technology Association (ITA), 200 S. Wacker, 15th Floor, Chicago.  The new chapter provides a networking and educational forum for IT and Enterprise Architects from across the Chicago area.  I will be leading a session on “Changing…
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Top-Performing EA Teams – A Panel Discussion

I had the opportunity last week to moderate two panels at the Troux Worldwide Conference. The first panel included EAdirections’ Tim Westbrock along with Mike Walker from Microsoft, Aleks Buterman from SenseAgility and Paul Preiss from IASA. The theme of the panel was a general discussion on characteristics of top-performing EA Teams. To begin the conversation, I asked each panelist to…
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EAdirections’ Views on Business Architecture at Troux Worldwide Conference

Tim Westbrock will be sharing his views on Business Architecture with attendees at the upcoming Troux Worldwide Conference in Austin on March 23rd and 24th.  For those able to attend, you will be intrigued by Tim’s perspectives on Enterprise Architecture as it is commonly practiced today and on his thoughts on how the discipline of EA is fundamentally altered…
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Architect Roles and Relationship with EA

During the IASA World Summit in New York City last week, George and I were asked to speak about the different levels of architecture and the roles of the architects that work in those levels. The presentation is below. Slide 18 seemed to generate the most discussion with the participants. Remember that we are not…
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Reminder – Join us at IASA World Summit NY for “Variations on the Architecture Theme”

Most organizations that claim to be practicing “enterprise” architecture are really just doing “IT” architecture (ITA), and many of those are primarily focused on “solution” architecture. If they are all “architecture”, do the distinctions matter? Absolutely! What every “architect” and IT Leader needs to know…
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Updated Registration Info – EAdirections speaking at AOGEA Collaboration Event in Southfield, MI

UPDATE: It is still not too late to join us at this multidisciplinary event in Michigan.   A Registration Siteis now available with full event details and information on how to register.  Allen Brown, CEO and President of The Open Group will be delivering the opening keynote presentation.  If you have any questions, or would just like to chat before the event…
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Variations on the Architecture Theme: Solutions, IT and Enterprise Architectures – IASA World Summit 2010 New York

Most organizations that claim to be practicing “enterprise” architecture are really just doing “IT” architecture (ITA), and many of those are primarily focused on “solution” architecture. If they are all “architecture”, do the distinctions matter? Absolutely! What every “architect” and IT Leader needs to know…
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EAdirections speaking at AOGEA Collaboration Event in Southfield, MI

George Paras and Tim Westbrock are scheduled to speak at the upcoming Collaboration Event sponsored by the AOGEA Michigan Chapter (Association of Open Group Enterprise Architects) on September 16, 2010 from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, MI. The theme of the event is “Interoperability between various disciplines in an enterprise”.
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