April 22, 2020

Enterprise Architecture CONFERENCE

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8:25AM   Welcome and Opening Remarks
     
8:30AM   Integrating Modernized Digital Strategies to Fulfill Enterprise Business Objectives
Pamela Isom   Pamela Isom, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Architecture Engineering Technology & Innovation, Office CIO, US Department of Energy
     
9:00AM   Improving Your EA Fortunes: Sharing Best Practices In Enterprise Architecture Across Federal Organizations
Nelson De la Cruz Software AG   Nelson de la Cruz, Senior Solutions Architect, Software AG Government Solutions
    The fortunes of Enterprise Architects rise and fall based on, not only their skills, but the enterprises themselves. By sharing insights gathered from working with Federal Enterprise Architects in both Civilian and Department of Defense organizations, as well as commercial Aerospace and Defense companies, we can improve the probability of individual success by examining our collective efforts.  Listen to how Federal and related Commercial organizations are practicing Enterprise Architecture and, perhaps, we can all have good fortune.
     
9:45AM   EA Framework to Ensure Secure, Cost Effective, Robust, Responsive Customer Experience
Cris Brown NRC   Cris Brown, Deputy CISO, Nuclear Regulatory Commission
     
10:15AM   Problem Solver Session
    Let’s go with Cloudian – Store More, Pay Less
Alex Joannou Cloudian   Alex Joannou, Regional Sales Manager, US Federal, Cloudian
     
10:25AM   Morning Break (15 minutes)
     
10:40AM   Role of CDO & Enterprise Architecture – Best Practices Moving Forward
Caryl Brzymialkiewicz HHS OIG   Caryl Brzymialkiewicz, Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Health and Human Services OIG
Speaker Placeholder   Christopher Campbell, Acting Chief Architect and DCDO, Department of Homeland Security
Anne Levine FCC   Anne Levine, Deputy Chief Data Officer, Office of Economics & Analytics, Federal Communications Commission
     
11:20AM   Problem Solver Sessions
    Design Enterprise Integration Solutions to Share Information Among Government Agencies
Manav Kumar, Red Hat   Manav Kumar, Senior Middleware Solutions Architect, Red Hat
    It is essential for government organizations to share information, on a near real-time basis, among different agencies to best serve its citizens. Too often, agencies create a siloed integration solution to solve the problem, which can become unmanageable over time. In this brief session, Manav will discuss an approach that government leaders can take to address data sharing issues. He will go through use cases to illustrate the Red Hat approach.
     
11:40AM   Rethinking EA: Case Study from the U.S. Courts
Vanitha Khetan, MITRE   Vanitha Khetan, Principal Systems Engineer, MITRE
Rosana Stoica US Courts   Dr. Rosana Stoica, Technical Lead, U.S. Courts
    In our session, we’ll present a case-study for successfully deploying an EA capability that is flexible and responsive at the US Courts Administrative Office (AO) Cloud Technologies and Hosting Office (CTHO) Architecture Branch (AB). The framework separates office management and execution functions from EA functions. It uses a shared governance model, where stakeholders participate in determining priorities, allocating resources and in EA reviews and development. The framework structures EA functions as service offerings, enabling the office to ebb and flow EA functions with changing customer needs.
     
12:15PM   Automated EA including TBM (Technology Business Management)
Patrick Stingley   Patrick Stingley, Doctoral Candidate UMBC, former CTO, Bureau Land Management
    One of the main complaints about Enterprise Architecture has been that its products were too late and out of date to provide actionable information on a timely basis.  Based on empirical data gathered over the last few years, an organization of 10,000 people can expect to see 300 new applications (or versions of applications) introduced into their network every month.  This is much more than an Enterprise Architecture shop can be expected to accommodate.  To remedy this, a set of programs and procedures have been developed that leverage a portion of the data sent to DHS as part of the CDM (Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation) program, cleans it, counts it and aligns it with an augmented form of the Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework.  The programs are written in Python so they can be run on anything and they have been written with simplicity in mind to allow for ease of maintenance.  This presentation will demonstrate these tools.
     
12:30PM   Closing Remarks