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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

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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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Best regards,

The BAEA team

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EA Café 26: BAEA Open Space Conference

Thursday 26.03.2015, RealDolmen, Huizingen

Dear EA professional,

We organize a second edition of our Open Space Conference where we use the approach of Open Space Technology (OST) in which…

  • the issues that are most important to people will get discussed
  • the issues raised will be addressed by the participants best capable of getting something done about them
  • all of the most important ideas, recommendations, discussions and next steps will be documented in a report

Agenda:

  • 17.30 Doors
  • 18.00 Welcome – intro – OST rules
  • 18.15 Agenda brainstorming, prioritization and planning
  • 18.30 Start of the BAEA Open Space Conference (BOSC)
  • 19.30 Report BOSC result
  • 20.00 Networking event

Location:

Industriezone Zenneveld

A. Vaucampslaan 42, 1654 Huizingen

T +32 2 801 55 55

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Make sure to reserve your seat now!

Best regards,
The BAEA team

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Update: BAEA Open Space Conference postponed

BAEA Open Space Conference

Postponed

Dear EA professional,

We postpone the second Open Space Conference. The 10 registrations we received would not guarantee a productive session.

We invite you to contribute to our community by means of

  • suggesting topics for next Architect Cafés
  • bringing us in contact with speakers
  • suggesting colleagues to subscribe to our event invitations
  • attending our Architect Cafés
  • strengthening the BAEA steering commitee

We look forward to hearing from you!

Best regards,

The BAEA team

 

[Postponed] EA Café 25: BAEA Open Space Conference

Thursday 27.11.2014, RealDolmen, Huizingen

Dear EA professional,

68 consultants will spend two hours working on your problem … for free!

Given the success of our first Open Space Conference last year, we organize a second edition where we use the approach of Open Space Technology (OST) in which…

  • the issues that are most important to people will get discussed.
  • the issues raised will be addressed by the participants best capable of getting something done about them.
  • all of the most important ideas, recommendations, discussions and next steps will be documented in a report.

Participants will feel engaged and energized by the process.

Agenda:

  • 17.30 Doors
  • 18.00 Welcome – intro – OST rules
  • 18.15 Agenda brainstorming, prioritization and planning
  • 18.30 Start of the BAEA Open Space Conference (BOSC)
  • 19.30 Report BOSC result
  • 20.00 Networking event

Location:

Industriezone Zenneveld

A. Vaucampslaan 42, 1654 Huizingen

T +32 2 801 55 55

Google Driving directions

Detailed location map

Make sure to reserve your seat now!

 

EA Café 21: BAEA Open Space Conference

Dear EA professional,

68 consultants will spend two hours working on your problem … for free!

Ever heard of Open Space Technology (OST)? The OST is an approach to conferences where…

The issues that are most important to people will get discussed.
The issues raised will be addressed by the participants best capable of getting something done about them.
All of the most important ideas, recommendations, discussions, and next steps will be documented in a report.

Participants will feel engaged and energized by the process.

To be successful, an Open Space Conference must have high levels of:

  • complexity, in term of the tasks to be done or outcomes achieved. If Enterprise Architecture were easy, we wouldn’t organize BAEA conferences, would we? Instead, we would focus on something like proving the existence of undetected subatomic particles.
  • diversity, in terms of the people involved and/or needed to make any solution work. Since we started back in 2006, the BAEA participants list has been growing, both in size and diversity. We have business consultants, security experts, technology gurus , data specialists, and many other expertises, all gathering around the central topic of Enterprise Architecture.
  • real or potential conflict, meaning people really care about the central issue or purpose. In any case, we care enough about Enterprise Architecture to spend hours of costly and sparse free time…
  • urgency, meaning that the time to act was “yesterday”. As Enterprise Architects, we realize that ever increasing complexity and change urge us to do something about it…

2013 November 21st will be recorded in the Book of History as the date of the first BAEA Open Space Conference. Be sure not to miss it!

Agenda:

17h00: Doors
17h30: Welcome – intro – OST rules
17h45: Agenda brainstorming, prioritization and planning
18h00: Start of the BAEA Open Space Conference (BOSC)
19h30: Report BOSC results
20h00: End of the BOSC, start of the BAEA Café networking part

If you would like to register, send us an e-mail. The event will be hosted by Crossroad at their offices, Schaliënhoevedreef 20H in Mechelen.

We are always looking for interesting presentations, valuable case studies and possible hosting locations. Should you have any suggestions, please let us know.

Make sure to reserve your seat now!

Kind regards,

The BAEA team

EA Café 19: Enterprise Architecture in the Era of Consumerization plus Cloud.

Dear EA professional,

If you have been an Enterprise Architect for some time, no doubt the name of Chris Potts will ring a bell. Chris is a corporate strategist, specialising in Enterprise Investment.

In 1994 he established the first formal Enterprise Architecture (EA) capability in the company he worked for.  This kick-started Chris’s interest in corporate strategies, including the differences and independencies between strategy, architecture and investments, and how enterprises create value by investing in invest in change and IT.

Nowadays he is an independent practitioner and mentor. At our Architect Café he will present the following topic: “Enterprise Architecture in the Era of Consumerization plus Cloud.”

The combination of consumerization and cloud has changed the game for enterprises the world over.  The architectural challenge is to achieve a radically different balance between outside-in and inside-out design.  For Enterprise Architects themselves, the opportunity is about influencing and leading senior decision-makers in assessing the potential scenarios for their strategies and business models, choosing the best architectural innovations to invest in, and making the very most of those investments.

Come and participate in the most important EA conversation that’s happening right now!

ING will be the host of this Architect Café.

The Architect Café will be held in the ING offices in Brussels (Marnixlaan 24, entrance to auditorium via Troonstraat) on 29th of May. Doors are open as from 17h30 and the presentations will be held from 18h00 to 20h00 (with networking event after the presentations). If you would like to register, send us an e-mail.

We are always looking for interesting presentations, valuable case studies and possible hosting locations. Should you have any suggestions, please let us know.

Make sure to reserve your seat now!

Kind regards,

The BAEA team

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