Make Strategic Enterprise Architecture Practice Work Effectively to Delivery Business Values Efficiently
Xijia (Frank) Chen, Director-Technology & Chief Enterprise Architect, Cognizant, US
Many companies have been practicing enterprise architecture (EA) by following industry best practices for years, but quite some of them are not able to realize the strategic EA values in business and enterprise transformation effectively as they expected. What goes wrong and how to address the problem? This presentation will show that the core 20% of challenges in EA execution block a company from realizing 80% of the EA value. It will illustrate how a people-oriented organic EA practice framework will help to address the challenges in EA execution and enterprise transformation so that a company may realize the strategic values of EA practice effectively. A case discussion will show the challenges a Fortune 100 company had in its enterprise architecture practice and how the people-oriented EA practice can address the execution challenges organically to enable the company to realize the EA values in business and enterprise transformation effectively and efficiently.
1. What are the core 20% of challenges in EA execution blocking 80% EA values realization
2. What is a people-oriented organic EA practice framework
3. How to use the people-oriented EA practice framework to address the core EA execution challenges organically so that a company can realize Enterprise Architecture values in business and enterprise transformation effectively and efficiently
Xijia (Frank) Chen is a value-driven Chief Enterprise Architect and Director-Technology in Cognizant Technology Solutions. He provides technology and strategy thought leaderships and solutions through consulting services for Fortune 500 companies. He has extensive experience and a proven track record in developing business-driven enterprise architecture and strategic solutions for a broad range of companies across various industries internationally. Utilizing emerging technologies and business/management skills, he architected innovative strategic enterprise solutions, which have enabled companies to create new business models or regenerate industry winning strategies to win in the present competition and lead to the future.
Frank is a TOGAF Certified Enterprise Architect, a Sun Certified Enterprise Architect, and a Sun Certified Java Programmer, and a Principal Consultant when he worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Frank earned MBA from University of Southern California, and Masters in Computer Science from Louisiana Tech University.