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50% off discount for AEA-HK members : The Open Group Certified Architect (Open CA) Program Interview Board on 5 October 2012

The Hong Kong Computer Society, in collaboration with The Open Group and with support from the AEA HK Chapter, is hosting The Open Group Certified Architect (Open CA) program board interviews at the HKCS on Friday 5th October 2012

About The Open Group Certified Architect (Open CA) Program
The Open CA program (formerly ITAC) was created in 2005 and now has over 3500 certified people from 160 companies in over 60 countries across the world. It is the market leading independent benchmark by which to identify the existence and validity of an IT or Enterprise Architect’s skills and experience. It is different to most IT certification programs in that there are no courses to attend or exams to take.

The Open CA certification requires a candidate to submit written evidence that demonstrates the candidate’s mastery of the necessary skills in real world situations. This evidence is reviewed by a board of three architects who have been certified by this process, and the board decides if the evidence provided meets the certification requirements. If it does, then the holder of this certification has demonstrated actual successful practice.

Applying for Open CA Certification

There are three levels to the Open CA program: Certified (Level 1), Master (Level 2), and Distinguished (Level 3). The program is made up of four parts:

– Core foundation skills
– Experience requirements
– Professional development
– Contributions to the architect community

Each level requires the candidate to complete a certification package, which contains a series of questions that map to the Conformance Requirements required by the program. Candidates need to answer each section and give a detailed account of how they dealt with each area. They will also need to provide a minimum of two (2) experience profiles for Level 1 (three (3) for Level 2 and 3) that describe how their skills were used in their particular IT projects.

Don’t miss this golden change and for details on the registration:

http://www.hkcs.org.hk/edm/20120717/Open_Group/
The Open Group Certified Architect (Open CA) Program web site

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Event Highlight: Enterprise Architecture – Real-World Experience Sharing (11 July 2012)

Thanks for all the support to the EA half-day seminar on 11 July 2012. The event was a great success and over 100 IT practitioners registered. The 4 world leader EA speakers share their real-world EA valuable experience. I am sure that all of us has learnt a lot especially the positioning of Enterprise Architect in Hong Kong enterprise. Please keep in touch with AEA-HK for the next great event.

Sharing with AEA Toronto Chapter – Jason Uppal

It is my pleasure to meet the Association of Enterprise Architect, Toronto Chapter Chairman, Jason Uppal. A great chance to learn from world-class EA practitioners sharing their experience.

Half-day Seminar: Enterprise Architecture – Real-World Experience Sharing (11 July 2012)

AEA-HK and HKCS co-organized a half-day seminar “Enterprise Architecture – Real-World Experience Sharing”. It is an exceptional opportunity where four EA leaders from CIO-Connect, CLP, HSBC, and Open Group will share their real-world experience. AEA-HK members could enjoy discount at $50 HKD.

Date: 11 July 2012 (Wednesday)
Time: 1:30pm – 6:00pm (registration starts at 1:30pm)
Venue: Lecture Theatre, 1/F., HKPC Building, 78 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong
Fee: $50 for AEA-HK members
Speakers:

– Regional Head of Architecture, HSBC
– Head of Group Technology and Architecture, CLP Power HK
– Vice President of Enterprise Architecture, Open Group
– Program Director, CIO-Connect

Details: http://www.hkcs.org.hk/edm/20120622/EASIG/

Event Highlight ~ SOA Governance for the eHR Project

On 30 May 2012, HKCS EA SIG and AEA-HK co-organized a experience sharing event on the topic of “SOA Governance for the eHR Project”. It was our pleasure to have speaker, Clara, Senior System Manager at Hospital Authority to give the speech and share the SOA practical experience on their eHR project. She has highligted the design and runtime SOA governance in the project and also shared the vaulable tips on implementing SOA. The event was great success and we had over 50 people attended the event, full-house of a PolyU classroom. Keep in touch with us for the coming great EA events!

For those who miss the event, you may download the powerpoint at here.

Event: Realizing the Business Value of Enterprise Architecture

Most of you may already know the benefits of Enterprise Architecture, but it is not easy to realize the business value of EA project. In addition, it requires top management support and sponsorship on its value and return.

AEA-HK and Deloitte Consulting Hong Kong has organized a seminar on the topic of “Realizing the Business Value of Enterprise Architecture“. This may give you some insight on the EA adoption and meet HK EA practioners for experience sharing.

It is FREE and seats are limited. Don’t miss the chance!

Date: 3 April 2012 (Tuesday)
Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm (registration starts at 6:45)
Venue: Deloitte Hong Kong, 35/F One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong
Speaker: Richard Suslick, Senior Manager of Deloitte
Fee: Free for AEA-HK members
Audience: Anyone who is interested in Enterprise Architecture

To register the event, please fill in the registration 

P.S. Please bring along your business card for registration.

Supporting Organization: Deloitte Consulting Hong Kong
 
Speaker profile:

Mr. Suslick has 40+ years of progressive and specialized Management, ADP, and Information Science experience. Mr. Suslick has both a Master of Science degree in Business Administration Carnegie Mellon University and a Computer Science degree from Carnegie-Mellon University’s Artificial Intelligence Lab. Masters As founder, President, and CEO of Cedar Cliff Systems Corporation Mr. Suslick built the company into a diverse and profitable systems house, receiving awards in 1993 and 1994 as one of Washington’s Fast 50 growth corporations. Cedar Cliff Systems achieved national recognition as an Inc. 500 Company growth firm in 1993 (#53) and again in 1994 (#137). Mr. Suslick has appeared on various national news reviews including CBS. Mr. Suslick has worked as an appointee to the U.S. Supreme Court and in positions requiring the application of a wide range of diverse skills, both technical and managerial. His talents range from pure computer science AI research and speech recognition, to marketing, sales support, and hardware/software training and development.

Seminar Highlight ~ EA Awareness (5 Dec 11)

On 5 Dec 2011, AEA HK and HKCS EA SIG co-organized a seminar on the topic of “EA Awareness”. It is a great success and we got a full house, that is more than 50 people attending the seminar. I could see most audience had learnt a lot about EA from the speaker, Judith Jones (Architecting the Enterprise CEO). Hope it can raise the EA awareness in the community. For those who miss it, you can download the powerpoint from here.

Visiting AEA Taiwan Chapter

It is my pleasure to meet a|EA Taiwan Chapter President, Dr. William Chao and CEO, Cathy Sung in Taipei on 15 May 2011. Dr. Chao has devoted 20 years in the Enterprise Architecture study and research. I am very impressed by his enthusiasm, especially his research on SBC system architecture. Cathy also shared her experience in the setup of Taiwan Chapter. Both of them give me a very positive and clear direction on the setup of Hong Kong chapter. I wish the very good success of Taiwan chapter and let’s work together to promote EA to the Asia Pacific region.

For details about AEA Taiwan chapter, you may visit to http://aea-taiwan.org

For those who would like to join AEA Hong Kong chapter, you can send e-mail to dowchen@gmail.com


Left: Dr. William Chao, President of AEA Taiwan Chapter
Middle: Mr. Dave Chen, Chairman of AEA Hong Kong Chapter
Right: Ms. Cathy Sung, CEO of AEA Taiwan Chapter

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