Enterprise architecture programs deal in change – that’s where EA provides value. And the businesses and government organizations they are part of are in the midst of a lot of change. Witness the accelerating turnover in the Fortune 1000, or how Apple is poised to be a powerhouse in electronic payments, or how healthcare is being transformed by new technologies and new entrants. Market dynamics and digitally-powered competitors are forcing organizations to find new ways to acquire and retain their customers. That means change, and change brings opportunity and risk. Successful firms navigate these changes better when they have the insights that a high-performance, business-focused enterprise architecture program provides.
For this year’s Enterprise Architecture Awards, sponsored by InfoWorld and Forrester Research with the Pennsylvania State University’s Center for Enterprise Architecture, we are seeking entries from EA leaders who have helped their business change. For example:
- Helping their organization engage more agilely with their business and customer ecosystem
- Translating high level business strategies into plans of change
- Guiding a business’s digital transformation
- Engaging with product, marketing, sales and customer experience initiatives to accelerate results
We’re also looking for EA programs who have transformed themselves to make their value easier to consume by the organization they are part of – for example, by:
- Restructuring their operating model away from the traditional data, application and technology domains to the new competencies of digital customer experience architecture or digital operational excellence
- Enabling more flexible architecture practices through architecture zoning or greater federation with other resources
Past winners show the range of impacts that high-performance EA programs are making.
Do you have a success story deserving of recognition? Submit it here.
- Open for submissions today.
- Submissions close June 15
- ‘Short list’ submissions identified July 15
- Winners announced Septembber 14