Chief Information Architect, Thomson Reuters
Bob is Chief Information Architect for Thomson Reuters. He has worked in the information industry for 30 years, for much of that time specialising in information for financial markets and investment management. He leads the Information Strategy team, who help focus cross-company efforts on new business approaches to information use, target information architecture and core information policy formation. Most recently this included leading an exploration of the potential for use of Linked Data and Open Data in and by Thomson Reuters, culminating in March 2014 with the company joining the Open Data Institute as a Partner.
Graham originally studied Mechanical Engineering, this was followed by a PhD in Model Based Systems Engineering and Process for Safety Critical Systems. Graham originally joined I-Logix in 2000 and was eventually acquired by IBM in 2008/9. Over the past 15 years he has worked as a senior consultant with a number of aero, defence (BAE, MBDA, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, SAAB, Thales etc) and automotive companies (Volvo, Lear, Valeo, GM), helping them implement model based systems engineering and use UPDM. He has written and presented a number of technical papers for INCOSE as well for other conferences and publications on the themes of Model Based Systems Engineering and Enterprise Architecture. He is currently a Solution Architect in IBM Rational SWG, Unleash the Labs, where he helps develop integrated solutions based upon Rational products. His latest project are around developing solutions for the Industrial Internet of Things working with the IIC. He is also working on process and compliance modelling for ASPICE and how it integrates with ISO 26262. When not doing this, he works on Model Based System Engineering Process definition and Architectural Frameworks, he is the Lead Architect and one of the co-chairs of the OMG UPDM group.
Boeing Defence UK, a subsidiary of The Boeing Company
Robin Blyth joined Boeing in Aug 2011 as a Systems Modeller within Analysis and Experimentation; this involves leading stakeholder Business Processes studies. Robin has introduced and actively promotes a single source repository for architectural design activities, he is responsible for Architectural Governance, and is the lead for the Boeing Defence UK Architecture tool of choice. He is responsible for the implementation of the project metamodel within the architectural repository.
Prior to joining Boeing, Robin enjoyed a 10 year Career at Thales and started his career in 2001 as a software engineer, developing a communication module between security sensitive software. Robin continued in this vein on various projects, including the rapid development of the Future Integrated Soldier System, until 2006 where he started his transition to the dark side by integrating a deployed System of Systems Architecture on to the Coalition Warrior Demonstration network to prove interoperability. In 2008 the transition to the murky world of architecture was completed when he led a team to develop architecture solutions for a subsystem for the National Identity Scheme. Robin finally worked on early phase of CIPHER and had responsibility for interoperability for the CIPHER estate.
Robin is a registered practitioner of Archimate with the Open Group and has presented model based system engineering methods to the INCOSE Council in America. He is the type of engineer who never knows enough.
Robin has three children and is a keen fettler with things mechanical when the surf is not breaking.
Senior Solutions Architect, Cloudera Inc
Niel has spent his career working with big data and security, initially at IBM working on shared nothing, parallel processing systems within the AIX division. He’s worked internationally as an architect, in Government, Finance and Pharmaceuticals, for the likes of Microsoft, Fast, and now Cloudera. After leaving Microsoft, Niel became CTO of Olton Ltd, a UK OSINT corporate Intelligence agency, built for the most part on Hadoop ecosystem technologies. He now spends his time designing and implementing Big Data architectures.
|Chai Fung Chang
Chai Fung, an engineer by training, is the Head (Business Process Management Department) at MINDEF. Before joining MINDEF, she was the Assistant Director(Architecture Governance) at DSTA who spearheaded the Enterprise Architecture initiatives and orchestrated EA practices for the MINDEF/SAF.
Enterprise Architect, NATS
Allen Clarke is a Senior Enterprise Architect in NATS and is currently working on the development of the European ATM Enterprise Architecture (EAEA) within the SESAR Programme. Allen has over 30 years of experience within NATS and has held a variety of posts in the areas of Operational System Support and Systems Development. Allen has been involved in all of the major ATC Centres Programmes undertaken by NATS over the last 25 years.
Prior to his involvement in the SESAR programme, Allen was involved in the creation and development of the NATS Enterprise Architecture Model.
Steve is responsible for the design and development of CIPHER. Previously Steve was CTO of Garlik, delivering their consumer anti-fraud products. Prior to that, Steve was an academic at the University of Southampton, specialising in Information Extraction, Graph Databases, and Analytics. Steve also advises the UK Government and European Commission on issues of information security and data science, and contributed to Graph Database standards at the W3C.
Chief Consulting Engineer, Atego
Matthew is the co-chair of the UPDM group a member of the OMG Architecture Board, and a member of the OMG SysML specification team. He has been developing multi-national complex systems for over 35 years. He started out working in the power systems industry and has been involved in military command and control systems, process control, communications, SCADA, distributed control, office automation and many other areas of technical and real-time systems. His roles have varied from project manager to developer. His role at Atego includes mentoring, sales presentations, standards development, presentations at conferences, specification of the UPDM profile and developing and presenting training courses. He has written over 100 technical papers on architectural modeling, project management, systems engineering, model-based engineering, human factors, safety critical systems development, virtual team management, systems and software development with UML, SysML and Architectural Frameworks such as DoDAF and MODAF. He has been a regular presenter at INCOSE, the IEEE, BCS, the IET, the OMG, AIAA, DoD Enterprise Architecture, Embedded Systems Conference and many other conferences. He was recently a keynote speaker at the Model-based Systems Engineering Symposium at the DSTO in Australia. Matthew studied Electrical Engineering at the University of New Mexico and Computer Science at the University of Houston, Texas. In his spare time he is a church organist, choir director and composer.
Director, Fractal & Research Fellow, Cranfield University
Patrick has worked as a consultant since 1995 with organisations in both the private and public sector, mainly on issues to do with organisational structure and change. He specialises in using systems approaches for analysing and designing organisations and work processes. Patrick is a specialist in working with very large complex organisations including whole sectors. He has developed methodologies for several difficult business problems:
• Large-scale organisational change
• Strategic risk
• Measuring management performance
• Measuring organisational agility
• Collaborative governance
• Business Strategy
He has worked on many restructuring projects, analysing structural weaknesses, designing appropriate solutions and practical change plans.
Patrick ran an engineering business for 13 years before becoming a consultant. He has written numerous research papers, is a regular keynote speaker at conferences, has contributed to several books on systems, organisation and management and is the author of a book on organisation published by Wiley in 2008. He chairs SCiO a group of systems practitioners and is a Visiting Research Fellow at Cranfield School of Management
Organisations for whom Patrick has worked include: Cabinet Office, Electricité de France, Fujitsu, Rolls Royce, Ove Arup & Partners, DSTL, Atkins, HM Customs & Excise, World Bank, Sun Microsystems, Siemens
Lars has been working with enterprise architecture framework use and development since 2003. He was tasked to aid the UK during the finalization work of the NATO architecture framework version 3 based on MODAF. Lars-Olof has also acted as a modeling expert under contract to the Swedish armed forces in the IDEAS group where the UK, USA, Canada and Australia created a foundation ontology for architecture information that will enable the different architecture frameworks to exchange architecture information. Lars-Olof is a member of the architectural core of the UPDM 2.0 submission team responsible for development of the UPDM 2.0 submission. Presentations at the Enterprise Architecture conference in London concerning the use of SOA in NAF and the handling of the MODAF Learning Portal has also been held together with the Swedish Armed forces in 2008 and 2009. The Presentation concerning SOA has also been held at the DoD architecture conference in Orlando Florida. He has been project manager for the creation of MODEM where MODAF was re-engineered in order to base it completely on the IDEAS Foundation and remove its reliance on a UML profile. This work was conducted in a small expert team composed of Lars-Olof, Ian Bailey and Chris Partridge.
Lucy has worked as a consultant since 1996 in both public and private sector organisations and in several countries, mainly on issues to do with strategy, organisation development, performance and change. She has developed and used methodologies and tools in a number of areas, including:
• Organisation development
• Business models
• Benefits management
• Portfolio management
• Performance management
She has worked on many large change programmes, analysing the current position, developing strategic business cases, and guiding their delivery and implementation. Lucy worked on the information strategy for a large biopharmaceutical company, initiated by an analysis of the emerging trends in healthcare. She has worked with the NHS, including development of a new model for supporting patients with long-term chronic conditions.
Lucy has partnered to design a target operating model for an organisation of 3000 staff and $1.3B spend and co-developed the IS strategy for a global organisation with turnover in excess of $30Bn. She developed a capability-based business model for a BioPharma company, and an innovative approach to driving value from it, enabling improved quality of discussion and management decision taking across the organisation.
Lucy worked as an internal consultant within several FTSE 10 blue chip companies before working independently. She is a Master Practitioner of NLP, a coach and has coached leaders of large, ‘at risk’ $30M change programmes. She has a BA in Engineering Science from Oxford and is an accredited trainer of strategic leadership with the Institute of Leadership and Management.
Partner, DFJ Esprit
Richard is an experienced software entrepreneur turned venture capitalist. He founded and built Datanomic, a Cambridge-based software company which was a pioneer of Data Quality software and was acquired by Oracle. Richard is responsible for DFJ Esprit’s investments in Connectivity (KCOM), Garlik (Experian), GreenPeak Technologies, Polatis, Psytechnics (NetScout) and ZBD Solutions. Richard is an Engineering graduate of Cambridge University where he also received his PhD. Richard holds an MBA from IMD, Lausanne, where he was a Sainsbury Management Fellow.
Nigel is the founder of AISTEMOS, having previously established Tangential Solutions, an IP Strategy consultancy. Before that Nigel had a long career in the law, first with Slaughter and May and later with Olswang LLP. Throughout this period, Nigel has focused on the creation, defence and exploitation of IP assets, with specific focus on M&A, joint ventures and other commercial transactions where substantial value is associated with intangible assets.
Boeing Defence UK, a subsidiary of The Boeing Company
Neil joined Boeing in May 2014 as an Enterprise Architect. Working in the joint MoD and BDUK Enterprise Architecture team he is leading the governance and development of the Engineering Through Life Support (ETLS) application portfolio through a period of sustainment and rationalisation.
Before joining Boeing Neil predominantly spent the previous 18 years in the telecommunications industry where he travelled throughout Europe and the US working in a variety of roles (product management, product & solution architecture, consultancy and development) for a number of different companies. He has led and participated in both traditional and Agile based teams responsible for creating applications and systems ranging from mobile and fixed line service network inventory, network activation and dynamic configuration based BPM.
Neil is a software engineer at the core. He learnt the true value of formal analysis, design and abstract data modelling in the early years of his career at Bell Labs (Lucent Technologies), and he continues to use this today in his role at Boeing.
Neil is married with one daughter who is taking after him with her love of everything connected with sport and photography.
System Engineering Manager for SESAR within NATS
Tony has over 25 years’ experience within the Air Traffic Management Industry. He has held a number of senior roles within NATS in the fields of Project Management, System Engineering and Enterprise Architecture. He was Civil Air Attaché within the British Embassy in Washington during the 1990s. Tony is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the IET.
UK MOD ISS
Kevin is the Chief Architect within the Design Directorate of ISS. As part of this role he is responsible for shaping current and future Defence ICT solutions and develops the technical policy and visions for ICT. His remit includes understanding and promoting the use of "disruptive technologies" including mobile computing, big data, social media and cloud computing as well as helping to develop Architecture as a career within MOD. The role includes leading the teams developing and maintaining the Fixed and Deployed Technical Architectures as well as acting as the technical authority and arbiter for boxes 8 and 11 of the DIRM. His previous positions include leading architecture teams within the Defence Network technical Authority, SEIG and working in military CIS programmes and naval combat systems.