The Enterprise Architecture Blog

EA Connect Days Keynote Speaker: Mike Massimino

We are thrilled to announce that former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino will be joining us at our EA Connect Days as a Keynote Speaker! Our EA Connect Days have grown to be the best-known peer conference for Enterprise Architects, CIOs, and IT executives. The conference will be hosted September 2-3, 2020 both physically in Bonn, Germany and online. This event brings together hundreds of experts to discuss and resolve risks and challenges in today’s enterprise IT strategy and planning.

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Frank Thelen, German Entrepreneur and TV Personality to Present Keynote at EA Connect Days 2020

German business leader, author, investor, and TV personality Frank Thelen has just been announced as the newest speaker at the 2020 EA Connect Days on 2-3 September. Well known in the German-speaking market for his TV appearances on “Höhle der Löwen” (the German equivalent of US show Shark Tank), Frank has a prescient understanding of the European start-up market and has been following the rise of Bonn-based LeanIX for the last few years.

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David Kenner: The CIO’s Role in Adapting to the New Normal

As the world transitions from panic mode to a new normal, the IT community, and in particular, CIOs are faced with unprecedented challenges and “we need it done yesterday” directives.

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James Rinaldi: Insights From a Leading CIO — The Next 10 Years in IT

James Rinaldi, Chief Information Technology Advisor, Jet Propulsion Laboratories joins us for a fascinating walk through his commanding career heading up IT for Marriott International, the Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Food & Drug Administration, and JPL. His current role at JPL gives James a new perspective.

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Introducing Unleash IT: A Brand New Podcast About Innovation in IT

Claudine Bianchi, an industry leader in IT marketing and LeanIX's Chief Marketing Officer, can now add podcast host to her resume. Bianchi debuts as the host of Unleash IT, a brand-new podcast developed to explore innovations in IT and the evolving business transformation of the IT community. 

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Vale’s Journey to Enabling Innovation and Transformation

An organized and transparent IT landscape is the first step to adapting business services to shifting market demands. Marcelo Menard, Global Enterprise Architecture Manager at Vale, explained how valuable such clarity is when designing future-state architectures in his presentation on “From Projects to Products: Enabling Innovation and Transformation” at the 2020 North American edition of EA Connect Days. 

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The Secret to Achieving Enterprise Architecture Maturity

With enterprise architecture (EA) being one of the hottest topics in IT, it’s imperative to know not only how to navigate it, but how to achieve maturity. That’s why when OTIS decided to separate from their parent company United Technologies Corp. (UTC), they knew the importance of making sure their IT environment was organized and controlled during the transition. At our recent North American edition of EA Connect Days, Kevin Redding, Associate Director of Enterprise Architecture at OTIS, revealed to audiences his company's secrets to EA maturity. 

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Modern EA Reaches The Next Level: LeanIX Receives $80M Series D Funding

LeanIX received an $80 million boost from Goldman Sachs Growth to accelerate the company on its mission to bring data-driven enterprise architecture (EA) to more businesses worldwide.

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How Atlassian Uses LeanIX to Accelerate Integration Planning

Acquisitions are a driving force behind Atlassian’s ever-expanding suite of products. In fact, as explained at the past LeanIX EA Connect Day by Phil Ziegler, Enterprise Business Architect at Atlassian, many of the company’s multi-functional offerings for project management and software development are a direct result of inorganic growth — a process he and his team have perfected via IT integration planning with LeanIX.

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Elevating Business Impact with Actionable EA: Updates from LeanIX

In my presentation at LeanIX’s Virtual EA Connect Day, I discussed the incredible role of enterprise architecture (EA) in helping organizations faster realize the benefits of digital business models. Even before COVID-19 and this current period of accelerated modernization, it was clear for most organizations that EA was instrumental in mastering digitalization and making the shift to new employee experiences, stronger efficiency and risk control, and innovative technology-based work processes. 

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