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EA Café 32 – IT4IT: empowering digital business strategies

Wednesday Dec 13th, Mechelen

We invite you to our 32nd engaging Architect Café on IT4IT where you can discover the “new” standard from The Open Group for managing the business of IT.

Speaker will be Rob Akershoek, current Chair of The Open Group IT4IT Forum. During his talk Rob will focus on how IT4IT can empower companies to build better systems by architecting for digital business strategies.

After his introductory talk there will be plenty of time to discuss:

      • how can IT4IT make Enterprise Architecture more actionable
      • what is the impact of  IT4IT on the business?
      • how can  IT4IT help implementing methods such as Continuous Delivery  and DevOps.
      • what is the relationship with other Standards (like TOGAF, ITIL…)

Location:

DXC Offices, Blarenberglaan 2, 2800 Mechelen

Agenda:
  • 18.00 Doors
  • 18.30 Architect Café and networking

Register now

Watch our 31st Architect Café on Design thinking, closing the gap for enterprise architecture? on Youtube

EA Café 32 – Save the Date

Wednesday Dec 13th, Mechelen or Brussels (to be defined)

Hi,

We invite you to our 32nd engaging Architect Café where you can discover a “new” standard from The Open Group:  IT4IT (for managing the business of IT).

Speaker will be Rob Akershoek, current Chair of The Open Group IT4IT Forum. During his talk Rob will focus on how IT4IT can empower companies to build better systems by architecting for digital business strategies.

After his introductory talk there will be plenty of time to discuss:

  • how can IT4IT make Enterprise Architecture more actionable
  • what is the impact of  IT4IT on the business?
  • how can  IT4IT help implementing methods such as Continuous Delivery  and DevOps.
  • what is the relationship with other Standards (like TOGAF, ITIL…)

More info will follow soon.

Agenda:

  • 18.00 Doors
  • 18.30 Architect Café and networking

 Make sure to reserve your seat now!

Best regards,
The BAEA team

EA Café 31 – Update: Design thinking, closing the gap for enterprise architecture?

Wednesday 13.09.2017, Crossroad, Mechelen

You’re kindly invited to the next BAEA Architecture Café, at Crossroad, Mechelen on Wednesday September 13th.

The presentation by Niek de Visscher – founder and CEO of Kamitsu, an Antwerp-based strategic design and architecture consultancy – will make a well-educated attempt at answering the question “Design thinking, closing the gap for enterprise architecture?

The gap refers to the (perceived) disconnect between the traditional output of enterprise architecture and “what the business really needs”. Enterprise architects are still being told that they deliver too slow, that their work is difficult to understand and that it doesn’t relate enough to the real business challenges opposed. (btw: you should absolutely join us on September 13 if you do not agree with this statement!)

In his presentation, Niek proposes a practical user-oriented EA-process based on the design thinking principles. In business, problems most commonly are solved by conventional analysis which is linear most of the time (what you learn during an MBA), while designers solve problems by synthesis which is a process of divergence, convergence and prototyping – and back, thus cyclical (what you learn at design school).

There will be plenty of time to discuss the topic during the presentation and afterwards during the networking-drink.

Agenda:

  • 18.00 Doors
  • 18.30 Architect Café and networking

 Make sure to reserve your seat now!

Location:
Crossroad Consulting
Schaliënhoevedreef 20/H, 2800 Mechelen
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The BAEA team

Proud sponsor of this event:

PS: feel free to forward this invitation to spread the news and invite colleagues to sign up to this BAEA Architect Café invitation mailing list.

EA Café 31 – Save the Date

Wednesday 13.09.2017, Crossroad, Mechelen

We invite you to an inspiring Architect Café that marks the beginning of a new phase for the BAEA. We are shifting focus to reflect new insights in the architecture practice, and apply a revised format to better suit the needs of our diverse community.

Our speakers Filip Hendrickx (altershape) and Niek de Visscher (Kien Adaptive Systems) will share their views on the match between design-thinking and enterprise agility in an architecture context.

You’ll receive the detailed agenda and abstracts right after a well-deserved holiday period!

Agenda:

  • 18.00 Doors
  • 18.30 Architect Café and networking

 Make sure to reserve your seat now!

Location:
Crossroad Consulting
Schaliënhoevedreef 20/H, 2800 Mechelen
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The BAEA team

Proud sponsor of this event:

PS: feel free to forward this invitation to spread the news and invite colleagues to sign up to this BAEA Architect Café invitation mailing list.

EA Café 30: EA Case Study – From paper to digital to personal: architectural challenges at Test-Aankoop/Test-Achats

Wednesday 15.06.2016, Test-Aankoop, Sint-Gillis (close to Brussel-Midi)

Dear EA professional,

We inform you in more detail about our 30th EA Café for Wednesday, June 15th.

Test-Aankoop / Test-Achats, as part of the Euroconsumers group, evolves from a consumer organization defending the interest of consumers through traditional media (press and magazines) to a personalized service provider (contact center and digital). This puts the organization before a number of architectural challenges (business, application, data, technical).

In this BAEA session Els Goossens and Tom Verweijen will introduce you to these challenges from the architect’s perspective.

What you will learn:

  • Introducing the evolution towards personalization
  • How new models in business architecture supported the reflection on business and technical side
  • Challenges of personalization (identity management, privacy, …)
  • The role of the architect at Euroconsumers

Agenda:

  • 17.30 Doors
  • 18.00 Case study
  • 20.00 Networking event

 Make sure to reserve your seat now!

Location:

Test-Aankoop

Hollandstraat 13, 1060 Sint-Gillis

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We need your input:

Best regards,

The BAEA team

Proud sponsor of this event:

[new date] EA Café 29: Customer Experience Innovation by Service Design and the Value Add of Enterprise Architecture

Wednesday 27.04.2016, Oracle, Vilvoorde

Dear EA professional,

We have rescheduled our 29th EA Café for Wednesday, April 27th and kindly ask you to register once again.

Our colleagues from Crossroad will share their lessons learned on innovating customer experience through Service Design.

  • We start of with a general introduction about Design Thinking and Service Design to touch on the fundamental principles.
  • Next we make it real, when we dive into a Crossroad case to illustrate the entireservice design process.
  • Because service design is about doing and not talking we challenge you to make a simple Customer Journey and Service Blueprint.
  • We conclude with a small discussion about theadded value of the enterprise architect in making a redesigned service a reality.

Make sure to reserve your seat now!
Note: previous registrations were disregarded due to the rescheduling.

Agenda:

  • 17.30 Doors
  • 18.00 Intro & Case study
  • 19.00 DIY exercise & facilitated discussion
  • 20.00 Networking event

We need your input:

Proud sponsor of this event:

PS: feel free to forward this invitation to spread the news and invite colleagues to sign up to this BAEA Architect Café invitation mailing list.

The presentation of EA Café 29 can be downloaded here:
Customer Experience Innovation by Service Design and the Value Add for Enterprise Architecture

Pictures of EA Cafe 29 can be downloaded here:
EA Cafe 29

Update EA Café 29

Customer Experience Innovation by Service Design and the Value Add of Enterprise Architecture [to be rescheduled]

Wednesday 23.03.2016, Oracle, Vilvoorde

Dear EA professional,

Given the recent events we are rescheduling the 29th EA Café planned for tomorrow, Wednesday March 23rd. An update will follow shortly.

We sincerely hope you and yours are safe and well.

Best regards,
The BAEA team

[Postponed] EA Café 29: Customer Experience Innovation by Service Design and the Value Add of Enterprise Architecture

Wednesday 23.03.2016, Oracle, Vilvoorde

Dear EA professional,
We invite you to the 29th EA Café where our colleagues from Crossroad will share their lessons learned on innovating customer experience through Service Design.

  • We start of with a general introduction about Design Thinking and Service Design to touch on the fundamental principles.
  • Next we make it real, when we dive into a Crossroad case to illustrate the entireservice design process.
  • Because service design is about doing and not talking we challenge you to make a simple Customer Journey and Service Blueprint.
  • We conclude with a small discussion about theadded value of the enterprise architect in making a redesigned service a reality.

Make sure to reserve your seat now!

Agenda:

  • 17.30 Doors
  • 18.00 Intro & Case study
  • 19.00 DIY exercise & facilitated discussion
  • 20.00 Networking event

We need your input:

EA Café 28: Case study – architecture in an agile context

Tuesday 13.10.2015, ING, Brussel

Dear EA professional,

We invite you to the 28th EA Café where our colleagues at ING will share their lessons learned from scaling Agile, including:

  • Context – why does ING go agile?
  • Agile at team level
  • Architecture at program level
  • Architecture at portfolio level
  • Challenges and outlook to the future

As we can accommodate max. 80 persons at this event, ensure your seat by reserving now!

Agenda:

  • 17.30 Doors
  • 18.00 Case study
  • 19.00 facilitated discussion
  • 20.00 Networking event


Location:

ING
St-Michielswarande / Cour Saint-Michel 60, 1040 Brussels

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The BAEA team

Proud sponsor of this event:

The presentation of EA Cafe 28 can be downloaded here:
Agile at Scale at ING Belgium

EA Café 27: Case Study – setting up an EA Office

Thursday 21.05.2015, AE, Heverlee

Dear EA professional,

We invite you to the 27th EA Café where our colleagues at the Flemish Government will share their lessons learned from setting up an Enterprise Enterprise Architecture Office.

This session will give insight in the drivers behind setting up a formal EA Office; its role within the organization, how it is positioned to IT governance etc.

Since 2013, the Flemish Ministry of Mobility and Public Works (MOW) has created an Enterprise Architecture Office (EAO). During this 60 minute session, the speakers will give insight into the drivers that were behind setting up a formal EAO, the mandate it has within the organization, its link to IT Governance etc. In the second part of the presentation, the speakers will share the lessons learned and facilitate an exchange of thoughts with the participants.

Philip Van Langenhove is a Senior Consultant at Gartner Consulting, and has been a trusted advisor to regional, federal and international government agencies for more than 10 years, mainly in the areas of Enterprise Architecture and IT Strategy.

Kris Christiaens is since 2014 Chief Enterprise Architect at MOW (Flemish Ministry of Mobility and Public Works).

Make sure to reserve your seat now!

Agenda:

  • 17.30 Doors
  • 18.00 Case study
  • 19.00 facilitated discussion
  • 20.00 Networking event


Location:

AE
Interleuvenlaan 27/B, 3001 Heverlee
T +32 16 39 30 60
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Detailed location map

Best regards,

The BAEA team

Proud sponsor of this event: