ITANA Pre Conference
Topic: Relaunching Your Architecture Practice
Hosts enjoyed it; dynamic participation
Pre Conference Highlights:
Interactions among participants
Good exchange of ideas among panelists and participants; different levels CIOs and director levels
Participants focus on EA scope to bring back to their teams; participants focussed on their own action plan which included action steps and soft skills
The participants filled 17 flip charts; contents has been transcribed to ITANA website. Discussion of maturity of ITANA staff and the maturity model;
Repetition is good - we can repeat ourselves because people miss it the first time; no need to always have a fresh message.
Seemed a high number of participants
Betsy poster session
Dana Miller from Miami
Somebody from U Toronto
Use of CAUDIT Model
Heavy traffic - connected people to ITANA and bus architect working group
Business Reference model half day session
Australian Business Service Model
Poster - Chris Eagle and Matt House
General sessions comments:
Innovation - session on last day - how to support it within IT; CIO from MI liberal arts; role of EA in support of innovation. EA often wants to curb innovation; how to take the middle way.
Keynote was also about innovation.
Teaching and Learning sessions showed a big movement for bigger diversity from the LMS; how to organize that on a class by class way; neutral learning experience NGDLE. Course specific: Apps; productivity apps; the diversity of that, not doing back end identity; you have to tie the apps to a data driven repository if you want to know what the student does; making it very easy for faculty and students to get to the tools; yet gap in how to get to the data to measure effectiveness of the approach.
Student success metrics; every session “what data do we need to assess that better” everything has student success baked into it; no longer stand alone.
Diversity/equity/inclusion - also more embedded not silo.