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The ITANA Business Architecture Working Group discusses the broad domain of Business Architecture with the intent to develop tools and methods for the IT organization to become a strategic partner with the business. The goal is to bring together practitioners and provide a forum for sharing resources, ideas, experience and, inspiration.

Interested in participating? Please contact Dana Miller at

Working Group Members

Piet NiederhausenUniversity of WashingtonEnterprise Business
Angela ChauncyKansas State UniversityPMO

Jonathan "J.J."

Du Chateau

University of WisconsinEnterprise
Dana MillerMiami University-OhioBusiness
Robert SnyderPennsylvania State UniversitySystems
Gregory CharestHarvard UniversityEnterprise
Raoul SevierHarvard UniversityEnterprise
Betsy DraperKansas StateAssociate Vice
Jeep HauserUSCDirector, Business Enterprise
Jeff KennedyUniversity of AucklandEnterprise
Louis KaczmarekTufts UniversityEnterprise Architecture
Matthew McVeyTufts UniversityBusiness Solutions
Rafael ManceraILUMNO Network - Whitney International University SystemEnterprise Architecture
Lonnie SmetanaUniversity of ManitobaSolution
David HuthUniversity of UtahEnterprise Data Architect
Ladan HeitWilfred Laurier UniversityEnterprise Architectlheit@WLU.CA
Russell ConnacherUC BerkeleyBusiness/Data
Ruth DodsonUniversity of MinnesotaBusiness
Sara FoxUniversity of SaskatchewanSenior Business Architect -
Kathleen O'SiadhailThe George Washington UniversityIT Project
Andrew KrellGeorge Mason UniversityManager, Systems
Brendan BellinaUCLALead Enterprise
Chris StanleySt. Cloud State UniversityCloud Architect
Izak Van NiekerkUniversity of AucklandBusiness Transformation
Jacob MorrisUniversity of WashingtonEnterprise Business
Jeremy PelegrinTulane UniversitySr. Systems
John WhiteIthaca CollegeAssociate Director, Applications and
Krishna MeringentiCarnegie Mellon UniversityAssociate
Louis KingYale UniversityEnterprise
Maher ShinoudaUniversity of WaterlooStrategic
Rory O'NeillUniversity of AlaskaExecutive Director of Application
Sanjay BoolaniTufts UniversityEnterprise
Serge GoldsteinPrinceton UniversityAssociate CIO and Director of Academic
Wendy PenfoldIthaca CollegeSr Enterprise
Yael TroppenUniversity of WashingtonTechnology
Zahiruddin SandeelaUniversity of British ColumbiaEnterprise Business Architect

Fall 2017-Winter 2018 Call Program

October 27
  • ITANA Business Architecture Working Group Kick-Off Meeting
2017-10-17 Call Notes
December 8
  • Determination of working group focus
  • Collection of Reference Material
  • Roundtable - Quick overview of what other campuses are doing in regards to Business Architecture
2017-12-08 Call Notes
January 19
  • Sharing of experiences in developing a Business Architecture
  • Trying to define Business Architecture
2018-01-19 Call Notes
February 2
  • Miami University Business Architecture Vision and Action Plan: Presentation by Dana Miller, Miami University-Ohio

2018-02-02 Call Notes

Dana Miller Presentation

February 16
  • Jeff Kennedy (University of Auckland) and Nigel Foxwell (James Cook University) will share an overview of the Council of Australasian Directors of Information Technology (CAUDIT) Higher Education Reference Architecture models and their underpinning catalogues.

2018-02-16 Call Notes

CAUDIT Higher Education Business Reference Model Presentation

March 16
  • Review of the CAUDIT presentation and preparation for May 18th ITANA report out.
2018-03-16 Call Notes

Looking Ahead

Development of the working group charter

Topics of Interest:

  1. Effective, repeatable tools/approaches/processes

  2. What works specifically in higher ed; what’s worked/hasn’t?

  3. Strategy/policy deployment

  4. Use of best practices such as Lean, Agile, ITSM, EA

  5. How and where does Business Architecture fit into higher ed?  What is the value proposition?

Additional Topics:

Reference Material:

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