Sunil is Chief Architect & CEO of iCMG. He is an architecture strategist who is influencing enterprise decisions for realizing systems worth $10 mn to $50 mn. As an architecture coach/mentor, have taught enterprise & software architecture classes to over 5,000 professionals (cumulative) throughout Americas to South Asia.
He had chance to interact & work on some real complex IT systems including Air Traffic Control System, Water Leakage Management System (City/country), Shipping & Surveillance systems etc. He is instrumental in adoption of Component Architecture, Assembly and Reuse among Fortune 500 companies based on enterprise frameworks (such as Zachman etc.) and OMG standards such as UML 2.0, CCM & MDA. His system design skills include understanding of RM-ODP for distributed, multi-language based component systems. He is expert in Integrated Product Development (IPD) process based on SEI-CMM practices.
Sunil is an accomplished leader who is working with IT Directors & Decision Makers to define the architecture driven roadmap for IT investments, maintenance & realizations to "drive" the business above its competition. In this capacity, Sunil frequently designs and facilitates team meetings and workshops to help them structure and communicate complicated concepts succinctly
Ben Ponne is an executive level leader with over 20 years international experience in helping clients strengthen their competitive position. He successfully led various local and international engagements, with many commercial and governmental enterprises, primarily addressing business strategy, business transformation, and enterprise architecture. He recently graduated from a top tier dual-degree executive MBA from two prestigious global business schools (INSEAD France & Tsinghua University China). During his executive MBA he maintained his position as president of an international NPO for Enterprise Architects and successfully led a merger with the Open Group in February 2009.
Previously he was a leader, coach and trainer for EDS’ approach for strategic transformation and was assigned a shared role across two major enterprise programs in corporate EDS (now HP) to set direction and improve the services EDS provide to its clients globally.
Ben is an accomplished speaker in the business community, regionally and globally. He regularly presents and chairs international conferences and well subscribed regional forums. He also provides business workshops in non-IT disciplines, such as corporate finance, financial accounting, leadership, and organisational design. His key skills and interests are business strategy, entrepreneurship, organisational behaviour, business development and executive leadership development.
Ben lives with his wife and two daughters in New Zealand
John is an experienced Enterprise Architect with extensive background in business, solution and technical architectures. John’s architectural style is dynamic and continually evolving: he has hands on experience with various Architectural styles, development of frameworks and Reference Architectures, SDLC methodologies and Solution Architecture processes based on SOA principles, SOA Reference Architectures, industry standards & best practices as new/emerging Architectural techniques. John has also strong experiences in Business Architecture modelling and Business Processes identification. John has been the owner of Enterprise Strategy, Policy and Standards portfolios in various large organisations and has been responsible for production/authorship of various keynote documents. John has worked for a number of organisations where he has established Architectural disciplines and practices as well as providing intellectual leadership consultation and mentoring.
With more than 30 years of experiences in information technology, covering all phases of the application life cycle from Business Strategy & Planning, Business Architecture through to implementation, John has the ability to grasp the “Big Picture” and express in a form that is suitable for technical and business audiences.
Pasi has been working with Compuware since 1997 in key technical positions. He has extensive knowledge of the J2EE technology and best practices for application development with J2EE. At Compuware, Pasi works closely with customers in the Asia Pacific region to help them optimize their investments on enterprise J2EE applications through adoption of Model Driven Development approaches with Optimal J, Compuware's advanced J2EE development environment. Pasi has previously performed key technology & product development positions at Compuware's Development & Integration Lab in the Netherlands and earlier in Compuware's offices in Finland. He has held positions with large financial services and consulting companies in Scandinavia. In all, Pasi has almost 20 years experience in the IT industry. He holds a degree in Computer Science.
Outspoken software engineering evangelist, Agile Manifesto (http://AgileManifesto.org) co-author, speaker and author; Jon's experience is wide-ranging across varied problem domains and technology platforms. From jet engine R&D (he's an aerospace engineer, after all) to real-time flight simulator design and development, from TogetherSoft's and OptimalJ's commercial modeling tools, to building IBM's Manufacturing Execution System software -- Jon has seen and done a lot in his 20 years. He has led numerous teams, including teams in Russia, his own consulting firm, and has consulted/mentored hundreds others.
Peter Coad recruited Jon in Sep. '99, to help launch TogetherSoft. Jon was a driving force behind the success of the company and its products prior to its 2003 sale to Borland. He enjoyed the 2 years he spent commuting to St. Petersburg, Russia, to lead the development teams. Jon's work on lightweight development methodologies (which began as a form of self-defense against MIL-STD-2167 and -498 during his DoD consulting days). He also co-authored "Java Design" with his longtime mentor, Peter Coad, and worked on a few other books. Jon's a nut when it comes to modeling effectively (focused on the business), building and architecting consistently, and doing it in an agile manner to deliver results. If a team ignores these best practices, it invites the peril of building up Technical Debt, as he likes to refer to it. Jon is a speaker that engages the audience and has fun doing it.
BS Aerospace Engineering, The Ohio State University. OMG-Certified UML Professional (Sep 2003)
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Natty Gur is practicing enterprise architect/IT strategy & CEO of Dao2com. He is an architecture strategist, with
18 years of IT experience, who helped companies around the world in each and every aspect of Enterprise Architecture.
As an enterprise architect/IT strategy mentor, Natty helped leading enterprises around the world (such as SAP, IBM,
Centrica, EMC, CCB, Israel Government, Intel, AMAT, etc).
On a daily basis Natty was involved in Business modeling and business process re-engineering, creating Master Data
Management (Information Architecture) for complex enterprises, architecting, design and implement SOA solutions,
Reducing IT costs, Creating 3-5 years IT road-maps, Creating IT models for smooth M&A, Creating BCP/DRP solutions,
optimization of IT services and leverage IT to lead low compliance issues. Natty's experience is based on ability to
start from IT high level work down to the bits and the bytes of complex IT systems.
Natty is a thought leader & architecture strategist recognized by Microsoft, SAP and US government. He is writing
articles about EA and speaking at various conferences about EA. He formed the Enterprise Architecture World Wide User
Group; www.theeagroup.net, where he shared his experience with the Enterprise architecture community.
Almost any IT department has to deal with different types of transformation. It could be business driven transformation pushed by new business model or merge and acquisition strategy. It could be technology driven transformation such as adopting new architecture pattern or replacing vendor. It doesn’t matter which transformation you’re going through, you always have to touch the business, information, applications and technology domains of the enterprise. Dealing with those four domains creates complexity that needed to be planned and managed.
Enterprise Architecture is a young but proven methodology that enables enterprise around the world to deal successfully with business, Information, Applications and technology domains. In this session Natty will present real-life scenarios were Enterprise Architecture has been used successfully to drive and complete transformations.
Steve Towers is the founder of the Business Process Group (www.bpgroup.org) a globalbusiness club (originally formed 1992) exchanging ideas and best practice in Business Performance Management, Transformation and Process Improvement.
He leads from the front and works with many of the leading fortune 500 companies as a mentor, coach and sometimes consultant specializing in the implementation of performance improvement, process change and transformation.
An inspirational speaker and author of several books including “A Senior Executives guide to BPR”, “In Search of BPM Excellence”, “Thrive! How to Succeed in the Age of the Customer” and recently “Customer Expectation Management – Success without Exception” he is noted for his direct and pragmatic approach. Steve previously worked for Citibank where he led restructuring and business process transformation programs both in the US and Europe.
Steve advises many boards and sits on the steering panel of the influential California based BPM Forum, a group of distinguished C-Level executives heading up Global 500 companies.
As a coach and mentor he works first hand with organizations in the private and public sectors helping them successfully transform their businesses. In 2006 he received the “Lifetime Achievement Award for contribution to Business” in San Diego. Steve lives with his family in England and Texas.
Chief Architect at Aus Govt. Dept. of Human Services
VP, Director of Program Management- CAEAP
CIO (Interim) at Sydney Opera House
Emily Richmond-Jones has worked in Information & Technology roles for over 20 years and has significant experience
in strategic planning and technology services.
Emily began her career working for a global investment bank on Wall Street, NY, spent 10 years with the global
technology giant CSC and is currently CIO at Sydney Opera House. People leadership and developing ideas into action
are Emily’s strengths.