Chris Ensor- Deputy Director for National Technical Authority & Cyber Growth CESG
Chris joined GCHQ in 1989 after completing his degree in Microelectronics and Computing at University College of Wales Aberystwyth. Since joining GCHQ he has worked in CESG, GCHQ’s Information Security arm.
He began his career in the department working on high assurance ‘compusec’ developments before turning his attention to more practical solutions that met UK government's and NATO's secure use of e-mail and the Internet. In early 2000s he was seconded to the new National Infrastructure Security Coordination Centre (NISCC) where he led the research programme into vulnerabilities in enterprise and operational technologies. He also led the development of first system for monitoring intrusions in into Government IT systems. More recently he was involved in the development of the 10 Steps to Cyber Security and the Cyber Essentials scheme.
Currently he is the Deputy Director for the National Technical Authority for Information Assurance and GCHQ role in HMG's Cyber Growth agenda. One of his many objectives is GCHQ’s strategic engagement with Academia. He is also Head of Profession for Information Assurance.
Hadley Beeman is a data architect and technology policy advisor. She chairs the W3C Data on the Web working group and advises the Cabinet Office on technology and data. Prior to her current roles, she was the first Lead Technology for the Data Economy in the UK Government's Innovate UK, and founded the start-up LinkedGov to crowdsource improvements to the UK public sector's open data. In her spare time, she and a few friends founded 300 Seconds, an initiative to help digital women gain experience in public speaking.
Chris Boyd is an experienced business and technology leader that has helped organisations take advantage of technology to improve business results and customer experiences in Europe and the US. Chris is passionate about digital services and how they can be used to drive revenue growth and enrich both our business and personal lives. Chris is the Director for Digital Architecture and Transformation for Telefonica (global) and leads a Digital Enterprise Architecture Team that has defined and is now driving a digital transformation in our 22 operating businesses world-wide. Chris has previously been a Managing Partner at Gartner Research and built and sold a successful digital services company to Engine Communications, a digital agency in London.
Helen is currently working in CESG as leader of the Engineering Processes & Assurance team which is part of the NTA portfolio of research. Previously worked in MoD and the Insolvency Service, with a Masters degree in Physics from University of Warwick.
Dr. Steve Else is the Founder and CEO of EA Principals, Inc. One of the world's foremost innovators, consultants, lecturers, educators, and trainers serving the Enterprise Architecture (EA) industry, he works closely with business and technology leaders in business transformations.
Steve has trained and educated over 4000 professionals in EA/TOGAF® as well as many others in U.S. Federal Enterprise Architecture. He is a regular keynote speaker at Global EA Conferences and Summits and has conducted many EA Executive Workshops for Fortune 50 companies and EA training for many universities including Columbia University.
Having consulted for the United Nations regarding overall EA in the recent past, he has also served as Chief Enterprise Architect for the Department of Health and Human Services (Inspector General), and was Lead Architect at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), as well as Lead Transition Architecture for U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
A prolific contributor to the area of EA and Business Transformation, Steve is Associate Editor with the Journal of Enterprise Architecture, founder and contributing editor to the Enterprise Architecture Professional Journal (eapj.org), and author of the book, Organization Theory and Transformation of Large, Complex Organizations. His most recent book is on architecting customer experience.
An Adjunct Professor at several universities, Steve also teaches Enterprise Architecture, as well as Systems Analysis and Design, at the graduate level. He has also taught Technology Forecasting and Assessments, Knowledge Management, and IT Project and Change Management over the span of several years.
Dr. Aurelijus Morkevicius is OMG Certified UML, Systems Modeling and BPM professional. He has 10 years of experience in Software and Systems Engineering. He has been with No Magic, Inc. since 2008. He started as a System Analyst for Defense Architecture solutions such as UPDM plugin for MagicDraw. In 2009 he moved to a Product Manager position for the Cameo Enterprise Architecture product. By making it one of the most successful products on the market, he decided to work more on the customer side and moved to a senior solution architect for model-based systems engineering (mostly based on SysML, UML) and defense architectures (DoDAF, MODAF, NAF) position.
Currently he is head of the solutions department. Aurelijus works with companies such as General Electric, Bombardier, Square Kilometre Array, Kongsberg Defense and Airspace, Babcock International, Deutsche Bahn, European Spallation Source, John Deere, BMW, etc. He also participates actively in various modeling standards creation activities. He is a co-chair and one of the leading architects for the current OMG UPDM (UAF) standard development group. He is also actively involved in educational activities. He teaches Enterprise Architecture course in Kaunas University of Technology. He gained PhD in Informatics Engineering at the same university in 2013.
Dr. Graham Bleakley, Solution Architect, Unleash the Labs, IBM Rational Software
Graham has been working in the area of Model Based Systems Engineering and Safety Critical Systems for over 20 years. He is currently a Solution Architect in IBM Rational SWG, Unleash the Labs for the Automotive, and Aero and Defence sectors, where he helps develop integrated solutions based on Rational products.
Graham also works on Model Based System Engineering Process Definition and Architectural Frameworks, and he is the Lead Architect and one of the co-chairs of the OMG UPDM group. Over the past thirteen years, he has worked as a Senior Consultant with a number of Aerospace and Defence (BAE, MBDA, Selex, SAAB, Thales, etc.), and Automotive companies (TRW, Peugot, SAAB, PSA &Renault), helping them implement Model Based Systems Engineering into their workflows. 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.
Michael Brunton-Spall is the lead security architect for Government Technology, Government Digital Service. He helps set and assess security standards and advises on building secure services within government. Previously Michael has worked in the news industry, the gaming industry, the finance industry and the gambling industry.
Steve Winter is a practicing Enterprise Architect and Engineering Fellow at Raytheon Company in Boston, MA. He has specialized in the architecture and design of Air Traffic Management (ATM) systems for more than 25 years, both internationally and for the US. He is currently researching Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) management, as well as supporting several programs, including future ATM concepts research for NASA.
From 2006-2011, Steve was the Chief Technologist for NATS, the United Kingdom’s principal Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP). There, he introduced Enterprise Architecture concepts and led the company’s architecture team, including support for the European SESAR program.
Steve is a member of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA). He has authored numerous papers and presentations on Enterprise Architecture and its application to aviation. He has also written several articles on the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight 370.
Dr. Edward J. Glantz, P.E. is Senior Lecturer at The Pennsylvania State University, College of Information Sciences and Technology
Edward has been with the College of IST faculty since 2009. Prior to joining IST, Edward spent ten years as a faculty member with Penn State’s Smeal College of Business, where he earned the 2008 Brand-Paiste Teaching award recognizing outstanding faculty. Edward brings to Penn State thirty- years’ experience managing technology, research, and marketing in the manufacturing and telecommunication industries, including startup work.
Edward is a member of Penn State’s Center for Enterprise Architecture. He has developed and taught courses in enterprise architecture, information security, risk management, business information systems, application development, decision theory, and intelligence analysis.
Since 2013 Patrick Salm has worked as an IT-Architect at RUAG Defense in Bern. Patrick’s main focus and experience has been requirements engineering but he is also interested in process and system modelling.
Patrick is a member of the team responsible for updating and improving the requirements engineering method used by the Swiss Federal Department of Defense and teaching it to the users.
He studied physics at the ETH Zürich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich) before his research in applied physics at the University of Bern.
Tony Vaudrey , Head of International Architecture, 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.
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.
The Tom Graves Graveyard Slot
Tom has been an independent consultant for more than three decades, in business transformation, enterprise architecture and knowledge management. His clients in Europe, Australasia and the Americas cover a broad range of industries including banking, utilities, manufacturing, logistics, engineering, media, telecoms, research, defence and government. He has a broad academic background in arts, sciences and architectures; he initially trained as a typographer and graphic-designer, and was one of the pioneers of desktop-publishing, with extensive experience in the practical and human challenges in business innovation and change. He has a special interest in architecture for non-IT-centric enterprises and the human side of systems.
Tom is a popular presenter at IEA – so popular in fact that we always put him on last.