Enterprise Architecture – Strategies That Enable Technology Trends


Conference Chair: Randy Wimmer, IT Portfolio Manager, Walgreens




For businesses to adopt cloud computing in a way that aligns with their business strategy, enterprise architecture (EA) is an absolute necessity.


October 28, 2020


8:30am-5:00pm CST


7 CPE / 0.7 CEU / CISSP / 7 PDU Credits Awarded


Conference location: ONLINE




For businesses to adopt cloud computing in a way that aligns with their business strategy, enterprise architecture (EA) is an absolute necessity.

What You Will Learn


In this two day conference, content that will be covered includes:

  • Creation of a strategy for the consumption and management of cloud services
  • Identify who owns cloud in the business from a user perspective and a service provider management perspective
  • Consider a Cloud reference model
  • Relocation of Business processes, applications, data, technical services
  • Implement security
  • Determine data and privacy classi­cation
  • Provide operational expenditure outlines
  • Identify candidate services in the Cloud
  • Building a World Class Enterprise Architecture
  • Enterprise Architecture In The Digital Landscape: The 5 Components Of Digital Strategy
  • Effectively Translating Business Requirements Into Technological Architecture Roadmaps
  • Owning “The What” – The Responsibilities Of Architects In A Digital Transformation
  • Machine Learning by Example: How to Use ML in Your Business
  • The Role of Business Architecture in Enterprise Architecture
  • The Enterprise Architect as the Role of the Pilot in Digital Transformation
  • What We Learned from our Cloud Migration
  • Employing TOGAF When Moving Away From a Traditional On-Premise Solution and Into the Cloud
  • I Was Promised I Could Put 70% of My Workloads in the Cloud….. Now what?
  • How to Modernize Your Architecture
  • Architectures for Advanced Data Analytics
  • Cultivating Business Capabilities To Weave EA Effectively Across The Business As A Value Added Service
  • Driving Innovation Through Enterprise Architecture


Conference Price: $0.00 per person


Each attendee will receive a certificate awarding 14 CPE credits for CISSP continuing education, in addition to 1.4 CEUs and 14 PDUs. CISSP is a registered certification mark of (ISC)², Inc.

8:00am – 8:30am: Virtual Networking

8:30am-9:15am: The Value of Using Business Capabilities to Guide Your IT Evolution


Dan Hebda, Chief Strategy Officer, Mega


There’s a difference between being busy and being productive. Creating diagrams and updating processes can become shelfware if they do not show how they create a business outcome, or worse yet, after many iterations they may end up having nothing to do with overall enterprise strategy. Get out of this sinkhole and learn how to use business capability maps to guide your IT evolution. Design architectures that specifically improve a measure of a capability, stay ahead of Agile developments, and ultimately ensure resilience.


In this session you will learn how to:

  • Understand strategic objectives using business architecture
  • Plan business capabilities for each transformation stage along with objectives
  • Align IT projects to business goals



9:15am-10:00am: How to Restart and Mature an EA Practice


Marina Dolinko, Enterprise Architect, National Restaurant Association


According to the Enterprise Architecture Book of Knowledge (EABOK), Enterprise Architecture “framework successfully combines people, data and technology to show a comprehensive view of the inter-relationships within an information technology organization.”

Thus, when you are inspired to restart and mature EA practice in your organization, EA framework becomes a key to success.
Today, we will talk about practical steps that Enterprise Architects can take to create such framework to overcome various challenges – from a deficit of tools to the lack of understanding the values EA brings to the company. We will talk about the ways to cooperate with business and technology partners, and how to build trust in EA.



10:00am -10:30am: Networking Break

10:30am-11:15pm: Selecting Enterprise Architecture tools – The Most Important Features That No One is Talking About


Brian Hoffman, Chief Enterprise Architect, Grainger




11:15am-12:00pm: Supporting the Customer Experience (CX) Through Business Continuity 


Bob Beler, AVP Enterprise for North America and Canada, Allot


In this session, Bob will discuss:

  • What is the best approach to increase customer experience during the pandemic and beyond
  • How to gain visibility and control in a digital transformation world and what that means to you
  • Do you have the ability to maintain business continuity when everything is constantly changing?




12:00pm – 12:45pm: Cloud Transformation – How to Succeed When Transforming Your IT Landscape


Michelle Niedernhuber, Product Marketing Manager, LeanIX


70% of all transformations fail – mostly rooted in missing preparation at start, a lack of monitoring from ideation to implementation, or a late identification of constraints and risks. LeanIX’s presentation offers insights into major transformations of IT landscapes (e.g. Cloud Transformations, Global ERP transformations, Modernizing Monoliths) and shows how Architects can help to drive transformations in budget, time, and quality.



12:45pm – 1:30pm Lunch Break and Networking

1:30pm-2:15pm: Cloud Strategy and What do EAs Need to do to Stay Relevant and Advance Adoption


Jonathan Martone, VP of Interconnection and Network Solutions, Netrality
Tom Behnke, Chief Enterprise Architect, Kellogg Company
Patrick Carnathan, Director of IT, Carthage Veterinary Service, LTD
Brian Sherman, Application Engineering Specialist, Zurich Insurance Group
and other CISOs/IT Security Executives



Martone    Carnathan     Sherman

2:15pm-3:00pm: The Five Emerging IMPERATIVES for Hybrid Cloud Application Development


Nathan Shaw, Principal Director, N.A. Solution Architecture, Entando Inc.
Nick Quach, VP Solutions, Veriday


Enterprises are reinventing their approach to application development, moving some applications fully to the public cloud, delivering others via on premise deployments, and frequently mixing both for reasons including security and cost management. A hybrid cloud environment like this raises familiar questions with a new spin.


  • How do you encourage your teams to continuously innovate and deliver consistent and unparalleled value to your users?
  • How does platform modularity support greater business agility?
  • How can the hybrid cloud help improve a company’s ability to innovate and win?


This session will highlight 5 emerging areas of focus to help business and IT leaders answer those questions.



Shaw           Quach

3:00pm – 3:30pm: Networking Break

3:30pm-4:15pm: Techniques for implementing Blockchain Technology in the Cloud


Michael Sisto, Sr. Infrastructure Architect, Enterprise Architecture, U.S. Cellular
Annur Sumar, CTO, Maetech




Sisto           Sumar

4:15pm-5:00pm: Security Architecture -How to Bolster Your Posture During a Pandemic


Joe Valha, Director Sales, West, Opengear

Shahir Shah, Sr. Business Security Officer, ADP
Fred Kwong, Ph.D., CISO & AVP Security, Identity and Operations, Delta Dental Plans Association
Al Zieba, Director, Network & Security, IDEX Corporation
Victor Hsiang, CISO, GATX
and other CISOs/IT Security Executives


The panelists will be sharing their experiences on:

• Considerations when Working from Home
• The Increased Importance of Secure Remote Access
• How to Plan for Returning to the Office



Kwong      Zieba        Hsiang         Shah            Valha

Cost: $0.00



As is always the case at CAMP IT Conferences events, the talks will not include product presentations.  During the breaks, you will have the opportunity to informally meet representatives from the following sponsoring companies, who have solutions in the area of the conference.