Monthly Archives: January 2010

Event 7: Tools for the Enterprise Architect

The response to the Fifth Architecture Cafe, about practical experiences with EA tools, organized by the BAEA was enormous. Participants asked us to organize a follow-up with more in-depth insight into the various tools that exist and how Enterprise Architects can benefit from using them.

The BAEA board therefore decided to have another Architecture Cafe with tooling as a subject.

We have invited the 4 leading tool vendors IBM, Mega, BiZZdesign and IDS Scheer to give a 30 minute presentation about their tool and to set up a demo booth.

The event will be held at the well-known Business Faculty in Brussels.


The Belgian Chapter welcomes you as off 17h30 with an appetizing sandwich buffet. Coming on time doesn’t only mean you can enjoy a tasty diner but you can also get acquainted with the demo booths of the different vendors as well.
At 18h00 sharp, the seventh Architect Café will kick off with the following agenda:
18h00 – 18h30: Mega
18h30 – 19h00: IBM
19h00 – 19h30: BiZZdesign
19h30 – 20h00: IDS Scheer

In order to be able to respect the timeline, we suggest you ask your questions afterwards on the demo booth of the vendor.

We look forward meeting you there!


Proud sponsors of this event:

Location and roadmap

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Date: Tuesday March 16th, 2010

Registration is necessary.

Event 6: How can Enterprise Analysis Benefit from Requirements – and vice versa

On 2009, September 16th, Suzanne Robertson, principal of the Atlantic Systems Guild and (co)author of many books and articles about requirements management spoke about Enterprise Analysis and Requirements – how they can benefit from each other. It was a wonderful event with lively discussions and sound answers, attended by 50+ participants.

Who is Suzanne Robertson?

Suzanne Robertson is a principal and founder of the Atlantic Systems Guild. She is co-author of “Mastering the Requirements Process, 2nd edition” textbook, a guide for practitioners on finding requirements and writing them so that all stakeholders can understand them.

Suzanne works with organisations to apply innovative techniques and fresh thinking in all of their systems development activities.

Her work also includes research and consulting on the management, sociological and technological aspects of requirements.

The product of her research and experience is Volere (, a requirements process, template and techniques for assessing requirements quality, and for specifying requirements.

The Volere template description has been translated in many languages, including Dutch and French.

The presentation and the result of this Architecture Café are available for subscribers.

Event 5: Practical experiences with Enterprise Architecture tools


We are proud to present our fifth Architecture café which will be about Practical Experiences with Enterprise Architecture Tools.

Date: 2009, June 23d from 18h to 21h
(with networking event after the presentation)

Place: AE – Interleuvenlaan 27b – Heverlee
(Several GPS systems tend to show you the wrong way so do check the plan here.)


  • 18h: Interactive session by Ingrid Evers and Marc Vander Bracht “Requirements for Enterprise Architecture Tools”
  • 19h: Demonstration of three widely used tools – with pros and cons per tool. Demo by neutral users (not vendors)
  • 20h30: Networking with food & beverage by AE


  • MEGA: by Steven Laurent/Geert Lathouwers
  • ARIS: by Philip Van Langenhove
  • Enterprise Architect: by Joris Van denstorme

In March 2010, there is an event where several tool vendors will present their solution.

The result of this Architecture Café is available for subscribers.

  • Contact us if you are a tool vendor and you don’t want to miss this event.
  • Should you have any specific questions regarding tool requirements or experiences, do send them to us.

Best regards,

The Belgian Chapter of a|EA

Event 4: Enterprise Architecture and Security

“Enterprise Architecture and Security”

Can Enterprise Architecture contribute to the security of the enterprise? In what way is a security architecture part of the Enterprise Architecture? Two knowledgeable speakers, André Mariën and Marc Sel, will give a short, compelling presentation about Enterprise Architecture and Security.

Afterwards, a drink will be offered by LoQutus. An ideal way to network with fellow Enterprise Architects!

André Mariën: Secure Architecture, from strategy over concept to design. As with all other aspects of IT architecture, security needs to be business driven. How can risks and control objectives (identified in and linked to business processes) be translated into a security strategy that leads to a secure architecture?

Marc Sel: Security architecture – case studies and a generic model A discussion of some implementations of security architectures in practice, followed by the presentation of a generic security architecture model. The presented model was actually awarded a prize by the British Computer Society in 2002.


Location: conference room “Rector Blancquaert” of Het Pand, Ghent (see route description here) Parking: available at Sint Michiels Parking (P7) Date: 2009 March. 26th 18-20h

Subscriptions for all events necessary.

The presentations of this Architecture Café are available for subscribers.

Event 3: EA in government and in the financial world

Third event 2008 Nov. 27th (Brugge, Cordier House, Langerei 5, Crossroad Consulting).

With kind sponsorship by Sybase, Cordys, IT Works and Crossroad Consulting.

The first speaker is Peter Strickx, Chief Technology Officer. He will introduce us to the role of Enterprise Architecture in the federal government. As responsible for systems architecture and standards since 2001, Peter has been narrowly involved with defining and implementing technical buildings blocks for federal government applications.

The second speaker is Raoul Dorissen (Axa). His topic will investigate Enterprise Architecture in the financial world. Raoul has been Enterprise Architect with Axa Insurance & Bank for years. In this context, he has been following evolutions in the architecture discipline. Within AXA, he founded the adaptation of the TOGAF ADM framework.

The presentations of this Architecture Café are available for subscribers.

Event 1: Where the rubber hits the road

Architecture Café (2008 June, 19th): The Belgian Chapter of the Association of Enterprise Architects started with the first architecture café titled “Where the rubber hits the road: a pragmatic way of starting enterprise architecture in your organisation” a case study by SD Worx, followed by a group discussion. After the case study, a refreshment was offered by

The presentation of this Architecture Café is available for subscribers.