Wednesday | 5:00pm - 6:00pm | Business Architecture Summit Track
Room: Diplomat 5


The Confluence of Strategy, Operating and IT Models


Speaker Photo: S. Kevin Daley

S. Kevin Daley

Chief Architect for Business Architecture, IBM




    Interviews held with over a thousand CEOs in 2010 and CIOs in 2011 show that organizations are expecting change and are being bombarded with complexity. The gap between organizations' ability to manage change while driving greater confluence between key strategic models is growing. As CEOs and CIOs have started strategically aligning their thinking around change, future challenges, growth and complexity; organizations must now focus on driving new and better business value from the enterprise's portfolio of technology to remain successful.
    Technology designs and architectures need to realistically identify and represent the business capabilities and their relationships to operations and technology.  This discussion on Actionable Business Architecture provides a new perspective on the subject of managing the confluence of three key business models of strategy, operating and technology.
    What Will Attendees Learn?
    • A high-level model that is usable by the entire organization.
    • How this Business Architecture perspective differs from those of past years.
    • What changed in the market to enable advancing to this new perspective.
    • Why the confluence of these models is needed, especially in a BPM paradigm.
    • Some prescriptive ideas for how to get started small and grow in value over time.


    S. Kevin Daley is a Chief Architect for Business Architecture in the Technology and Innovation Group within IBM Global Business Services.  Kevin is a former c-level business executive with over thirty years of experience in business strategy and optimization, organizational design, performance engineering, information design, software platform implementation and continuous process improvement. Kevin has held multiple client-facing and strategy roles across IBM including Kevin focuses on Business Architect, Solution Architect, Global Practice Leader, SOA Portfolio Strategist, and BPM and Connectivity Product Portfolio Manager. Kevin is the 2011-2012 Vice Chair of the Open Business Work Group which focuses on advancing the business architecture profession and certification of business architects within The Open Group's Open Architecture Certification program.

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