Held on 5th Dec 2014, the EA SIG Half-Day Seminar, the largest EA event in Hong Kong attracted a large audience of over 100 IT managers, architects and practitioners. In this event, themed “Enterprise Architecture: Real-World Experience Sharing 2014”, Enterprise Architecture leaders from renowned organizations shared their business cases on establishing EA to deliver business values to their organization.
The event was started with the opening and welcome speech given by the Dave Chen, Chairperson of EA SIG & AEA-HK and Allen Brown, the CEO of Open Group.
-> think small: using the VW bug to solve today’s IT problems, Mr. Jake Sims
As the first speaker, Mr. Jake Sims, Head of Technology and Architecture at Cathay Pacific Airways explored how the complexities of human behaviour, the overzealousness of enterprise architects, and the desire to “think big” consistently undermine IT. He also discussed how some of these insights, including the simplicity and minimalism of the VW Bug’s “think small” campaign, are helping to drive the SOA strategy at Cathay Pacific Airways.
-> Enterprise Architecture (EA) adoption at CLP, Mr. Francis Chiu
With more than 20 years of IT experience and of those, 13 years were in the Utility sector, Francis Chui, Application Strategy and Architecture Manager at CLP shared his experience in the Utility industry as well as Enterprise Architecture knowledge. He outlined the benefits of EA and the reason of adopting it in CLP. He also concluded the presentation by 5 key takeaways on EA adoption.
-> Panel Discussion
After the coffee break, Mr. Chris Forde, VP Enterprise Architecture of Open Group, moderated a panel discussion with all speakers. Mr. KC Fung, Senior Manager, IT of HK Airport Authority and Mr. Nicolas Betbeder-Matibet, Managing Director, Vice President APJC of Mega International also joined the discussion. Panel discussion topic is “0 to 6 Months of an EA Journey – Milestones & Concrete Benefits” in which they have discussed on how to start an EA initiative in their organization and the future evolution of EA.
-> Architecting the Enterprise, Mr. Mark Carr
After the panel discussion, Mr. Mark Carr, Chief Architect of HK Jockey Club presented the HKJC’s view on Enterprise Architecture. He has highlighted the importance of the HKJC Enterprise Reference Architecture and its enterprise meta-model. He also outlined how the EA governance take place in HKJC with examples on governance structure and critical design review process, etc.
-> Enterprise Architecture – Delivering Value and Excellent IT Services to MTR, Mr. Eric Lui
Eric Lui is the Chief IT Strategy and Enterprise Architecture Manager of MTR Corporation Limited overseeing IT strategy development and implementation, business-IT alignment, IS/IT planning and enterprise architecture. He first highlighted the business challenges and impact on IT. He then presented how the Enterprise Architecture helps drive business values and how the Business-IT Engagement model operates in MTR.