The Enterprise Architecture Center of Excellence (EACOE)

There is a lot of EA events happening in the next few weeks. The Open Group is having an event that looks to be the most significant in years. They are launching two other practitioner conferences in conjunction with the architecture practitioner conference. The launch of the 1st security and enterprise cloud summit. They will…

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Presentations Uploaded

As followers of my blog know, I do many speaking engagements. Often times I get requests for those decks from the conference or event. Instead of sharing with a select few I thought I would share with everyone. You can find some of the major presentations under my Slideshare profile: http://www.slideshare.net/mikejwalker Here is a quick…

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Microsoft SOA & Business Process Conference 2009

The annual Microsoft SOA & Business Process Conference 2009 continues again this year with some really exciting features for three days dedicated to customer needs. The conference is the event for customers to receive detailed guidance on Service Oriented Architecture and Business Process Management. SOA & BPM span the enterprise, from developers building new services;…

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Gartner EA Summit – Day 2

As for the second day of coverage of the EA summit I attended less sessions and did more talking with other architects at the conference so I will not have a whole lot to say about most of the sessions. I did observe that there was quite the drop-off between day 1 and day 2…

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Gartner EA Summit – Day 1

So I figured since I already started a thread on the Gartner keynote (Gartner EA Summit – Emergence Enterprise Architecture Keynote) I should finish what I started, huh? Just so everyone knows, this is Gartner’s London EA Summit event and not the North American event. It does seem a lot smaller than the other EA…

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Gartner EA Summit – Emergence Enterprise Architecture Keynote

I wanted to give some feedback on some new thoughts from Gartner in their keynote on Emergence Architecture. Overall I thought it was a great keynote presented by Brian Burke and Nick Gall.  It was somewhat of a different theme then in previous years. The keynote centered around "Emergence Enterprise Architecture". So we see a…

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Oslo – a tool, a language, a repository

Douglas Purdy puts it best in his What is Oslo? post a few days ago, Oslo is a tool, a language and a repository. You are still probably scratching your head thinking, well what is it really? Well, the guys over in the connected systems division isn’t ready to disclose all details until PDC. I…

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Updates – Where has Mike been?

Just wanted to give the readers of my blog a quick personal update. Some of you may of noticed that my postings have been a bit sparse these past few months. Thanks to those who have stuck around… Well the first piece of big news is that my lovely wife is pregnant with twins. Yes,…

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19th Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Conference: Day 1 Highlights

For those who didn’t get the updates. Here is a summary of the activates at the Open Group Conference in Chicago. The Open Group’s 19th Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Conference kicked off on Monday, July 21st in Chicago.  Industry leaders from near and far convened at the historic InterContinental Chicago Hotel to share their insights on…

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Microsoft Strategic Architect Forum 2008

For those interested, the 2008 Microsoft Strategic Architect Forum (SAF) will happen again this year. Each year my team organizes this conference so that top architects from around the world can get together to collaborate on key challenges in the industry. This year, it will be held in downtown San Francisco instead of back at…

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