Business Architecture the Key to Enterprise Transformation -
Mike Walker, Chief Architect - Strategic Practices, Hewlett Packard,
Mark Dorfmueller, Associate Director Global Business Services, P&G. - At THE OPEN GROUP SAN FRANCISCO FEB 2014
With enterprises being bombarded with emerging and disruptive technologies such as cloud, mobile, social and information, it can be difficult for organizations to really understand how leverage these new opportunities that present themselves. To do this, Business Architecture is the key to setting the right strategy for these new opportunities. By leveraging this discipline with Enterprise Architecture we can better quantify and qualify these opportunities to ensure we are maximizing value for our companies. In this session, we will explore the current landscape along with proven and leading practices in Business Architecture. The session will be concluded with how P&G leverages Business Architecture in their Enterprise Architecture practice.
Mike Walker (top photo) is widely recognized as a Strategy and Enterprise Architecture thought leader, advisor, author and mentor. Mr. Walker has evolved mainstream architectural approaches and styles through his efforts in standards bodies, books, trade publications and published reference architectures.
Mr. Walker is a Senior Enterprise Architecture Advisor and Strategist at HP where he is responsible for aiding fortune 100 companies with their strategy and enterprise architecture delivery. Through his mix of unique experience and pragmatic approaches his clients hold him in high regard to deliver advice, out-of-the-box innovative thinking and architectural strategies.
Mark Dorfmueller (bottom photo) serves as the Principle Business Architect at P&G providing leadership to digitize the business from Idea to Consumer. This effort spans marketing, R&D, manufacturing, planning and sales. P&G received Forrester’s coveted Enterprise Architecture award in 2011 for this work. He has held a variety of positions at P&G over his 25 year career, including leading supply network solutions, global telecommunications leader for voice, video and data, acquisition and divestitures, engineering of the SAP upgrades across the entire landscape, and data warehouse modernization. He played a lead role in the redesign of P&G’s supply network into a Consumer Driven Supply network as architect in 2002, and in designing end-to-end resilience into P&G’s critical business processes in 2006. Mark also spent eight years at General Electric Aviation prior to joining P&G.