Evolving Enterprise Architecture

What is the next evolutionary step for Enterprise Architecture? The advent of the great restructuring has ushered in new business models, shifting focus from linear value addition to a multi-exponential platform economy.

By embracing a patchwork of heterogeneous, innovative business and ecosystem partners, Enterprise Architects and enterprises can quickly aggregate the network effect of business capabilities in the cloud.

The Role of the CIO

Irrespective of whether the enterprise is fighting for survival, maintaining competitiveness, or breaking away, technology plays a vital and pivotal role. The CIO as the “wielder” of this powerful force must balance innovation, keeping the lights on and removing obstacles and deadweight to thrive in this knowledge economy. What is more, he/she needs to perform with agility, on a tight budget and communicate eloquently while maneuvering forward on uncharted territories.