Helius Guimaraes, Global IS&T Manager - Exploration, Rio Tinto, UK
This presentation will be an overview of how cloud computing has been incorporated into Rio Tinto's IT / Business Strategy and how implementing Cloud influences multiple areas within companies. Most CIOs develop a cloud strategy to be “back in control." Rio Tinto assessed their Safe Cloud Readiness across nine key dimensions that led to the development of a strategy for safe use of cloud services
Intended audience: EA Practitioners, Business Managers
1. Example strategic approach to adopt Cloud into strategic planning
2. How to incorporate EA Governance into the cloud decision
Helius Guimaraes, Global IS&T Manager - Exploration, Rio Tinto, UK. Helius is passionate about emerging technologies. He started his professional career in 1987 in a start-up company involved in selling and implementing CAD (Computer Aided Design) software and afterwards developing and selling accounting software and services. After graduating as a geologist in 1990 and completing a master degree in geosciences, Helius supported the implementation of a geo-processing laboratory for a mineral resource government state organization. In 1994 joined De Beers and implemented GIS and database systems to support diamond exploration in South America. In 2001 moved to De Beers Corporate Headquarters in Johannesburg to lead global projects aimed at standardizing processes and systems as well as fostering a culture of global collaboration. In 2003 he completed his MBA and in 2005 became responsible for strategic planning and international co-ordination of process, application, data and information management for the De Beers group exploration diamond team. Helius was certified as a Project Management Professional in 2005 and in early 2007 joined Rio Tinto in London to establish a Global IS&T Exploration team. Helius is a member of the Rio Tinto IT Working Group responsible for formulating and implementing IT strategies. He is the founder Chairman of Rio Tinto’s Enterprise Architecture Council and a founding member of the EMMMv.