2015 Programme

Day 1 – Information Theme

09:30Registration and Coffee
10:30Welcome to IEA
Ian Bailey, Model Futures
10:45Keynote Address: Information Architectures for the 21st Century
Sir Nigel Shadbolt, Chairman and Co-Founder, Open Data Institute
11:25Keynote Address:
Mike Stone, UK MOD CIO (Director General)
12:05European ATM Architecture - “Informed Optimisation”
Tony Vaudrey,SESAR System Engineering Manager, NATS
Mariya Kolevea, ATM Architect, Eurocontrol.
Allen Clarke, Enterprise Architect, NATS
• The European Air Traffic Management Architecture (EATMA) – the future Air Traffic Management Operation at a logical level
• The exchange of information between stakeholders to allow for the identification of the services within the operational model
• Identifying viable options for the delivery of significant improvements in business efficiency through the identification of common services at a business and information exchange level
• Business models that enable the determination of business optimisations to improve capacity and reduce delays without compromising safety at a lower cost
13:40Measuring & Managing risk in Complex Architectures
Rory Cleland, Consultant, riskHive Ltd
• The risk that gets you is the risk you never see coming. How do we best identify key risks in complex and technical programs?
• Governance and, specifically, risk management is an overhead and management burden. How can risk management be used in technical programs to actually speed delivery and reduce costs?
• Reviewing some program examples.

14:15How long is a piece of string? Quantifiable aspects of Architecture Frameworks
Matthew Hause, Chief Consulting Engineer, Atego/PTC
Lars-Olof Kihlström, Principal Consultant, Syntell AB
• Evaluating UPDM Project Views to determine cost and capability gap impact by changing deployment dates for systems.
• Performing trade-off analyses on a search and rescue configuration to determine the optimum combination of people, equipment and scheduling.
• Analyzing system configurations for a UAV based on weight, space and power consumption.
• Evaluating requirements coverage and traceability.
• Evaluating system architecture for behavioral and structural interface consistency.
• Evaluating system timing constraints for scenario execution.

15:05EA design for Informing strategic decision making
Patrick Hoverstadt, Director, Fractal & Research Fellow, Cranfield University
Lucy Loh, Director, Fractal
• EA is often reactive – relying on the organisation to say what it needs and could benefit both itself and the organisation by providing higher level design input based on anticipating needs
• The capability for strategic decision making is significantly affected by the design of the organisation as the case of redesign of an IT organisation shows
• Design of the information and decision structure has a huge impact on strategic decision making by conditioning what information types and messages the decision makers can and cannot see. So information systems design should start with the decisions the organisation will need to be able to take and work back from there.
• EA has the opportunity to contribute in both organisation redesign and also architecting the information set needed for strategic business decisions.

15.40Thomson Reuters: The architecture of an information business
Bob Bailey, Chief Information Architect, Thomson Reuters

Bob will be talking about the technology and information architecture that allows Thomson Reuters to turn petabytes of data, from tens of thousands of sources, updating hundreds of thousands of times a second into intelligent information for decision makers in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and science, and media markets.
16:45PANEL SESSION: We are an Information Business

Bob Bailey, Chief Information Architect, Thomson Reuters
Stephen Hitchins, Managing Consultant, PA Consulting
Representative, MEGA International

Day 2 – Innovation Theme

08:30Registration and Coffee
09:00Welcome to IEA
Ian Bailey, Model Futures
09:05Keynote Address: Encouraging Innovation in National Security
Professor Nick Jennings,Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Government for National Security
• Understanding both the constraints and the imperatives of innovation within National Security
• Creating the climate, values and processes that encourage innovation
• Learning and adapting lessons from industry

09:45Machine Learning on Patent data: What it tells us about Innovation and Strategy
Nigel Swycher, CEO, AISTEMOS
Steve Harris, CTO, AISTEMOS
• Applying Machine Learning techniques to unstructured and semi-structured data
• Understanding Machine Learning results
• What Patent data can tell you about yourself, your partners, and your competitors
10:25The Architecture of an Innovative Company
Richard Marsh, Partner, DFJ Esprit
11:30Using Enterprise Architecture to help develop the Internet of Things (IoT)
Graham Bleakley Ph.D, , Solution Architect, Unleash the Labs, IBM UK Ltd
• Similarities between Systems of Systems and the IoT
• The importance of the role of the enterprise in developing industrial IoT solutions
• Understand the role of enterprise "Services" in the evolution of the industrial IoT
• Tool and technology infrastructures required to support architecture simulation
• Using simulation to verify and validate architectural decisions based on the architectures dynamic behaviour and structure

12:10Updates Sessions
EA practitioners present the current state of the art

Strategic Enterprise Architecture in Singapore
Chai Fung Chang, Head of Business Process Management, MINDEF.

MOD Update on NAF v4
Keith Hasteley, MOD ISS
13:55Innovation, Architecture, Governance and MOD ICT; not really a contradiction of terms.
Kevin Wallis, Chief Architect, Network Technical Authority, UK MOD
• Agile and traditional EA include similar activities but to deliver them both effectively you have to challenge established preconceptions
• In order to drive transformation, the ISS Design Directorate has had to radically rethink how it delivers architectural outputs
• How Effective delivery of agile requires skills not previously considered important
• Knowing when to apply each approach is critical to success

14:25Harnessing the power of creativity for success in defence IS
Robin Blyth, Architect, Boeing Defence UK
Neil Thayer, Architect, Boeing Defence UK
• Creativity in defence Information Systems is alive and well
• Learning from Enterprise Architecture as a Strategy whilst overcoming the Agility Paradox
• Maturing the architecture and achieving the dynamic goals of defence IS (Using creativity)
• Creativity expressed with the boundary of constraints
15:20Fighting Cyber Fraud with Hadoop
Niel Dunnage, Senior Solutions Architect, Cloudera Inc
This talk uses the Cyber Fraud user case to outline how enterprises:
• Scale out with unreliable workers
• Pool and share storage and computation resources
• Implement enterprise data governance and grown up Hadoop security
• Deploy machine learning at scale
• Empower creative data science
15:55The Tom Graves Yard Slot:
Invisible armies: information, purpose and the real enterprise

Tom Graves, Principal Consultant, Tetradian
• Successful enterprise-architecture addresses the enterprise as a whole – “things work better when they work together, on purpose”.
• Information and purpose are the invisible complements to the more visible people and physical objects of an enterprise.
• The enterprise succeeds when we weave all of the elements – visible and invisible – together into a unified whole.
• It’s much easier to ‘sell’ EA to senior management when we address the needs of the enterprise as a whole.
• Remember that enterprise is the ends, information is only one part of the means – don’t mix them up!
16:30 Chair's Closing Remarks