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EA Summit London – Day One

by Brian Burke  |  May 17, 2010  |  Comments Off on EA Summit London – Day One

We’ve had a great kick-off today to the EA Summit in London.  Nick Gall presented on Hybrid Thinking and how to apply this approach to build up solutions rather than decompose problems.  This is an entirely new way of looking at enterprise architecture and will be a major focus of our research in the future.  Later in the morning, Chris Wilson did a sort of flashcard quiz with the Summit sponsors which was both entertaining and informative.  I think the audience loved it.

René Doursat from the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) in Paris delivered an insightful presentation on EA and Self-Organization that compared IT with self-organizing biological systems.  My favorite quote was to ‘organize bottom up not belly up.’

Check out some photos of the event  here http://bit.ly/atfbVB

I met up with some of the EA tool vendors on the solution showcase floor and had several interesting discussions on the future of EA tools.  The consensus was that tools are moving up the food chain to become more adept at planning business driven change.

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Brian Burke
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29 years IT industry

Brian Burke is an analyst for Gartner, specializing in enterprise architecture and gamification. His groundbreaking work in the development of federated architectures has been implemented in hundreds of organizations in both... Read Full Bio




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