Schedule

October 18th-19th

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  • Sessions
08:30 AM - 09:00 AMIntroduction By Barry O'Reilly & Ulrika ThorModeratorer
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM// Key note // Speaking truth to Power By Megan ReitzMA (Cantab), MSc, MRes, PhD

As an architect, you make choices everyday about whether to speak up or stay silent. You choose who to listen to and whose voice to discount. Your teams and your organisations develop ‘conversational habits’ internally and externally, with stakeholders, around what gets said and who gets heard.

These habits have enormous consequences on your capacity to challenge and be challenged and offer and hear different perspectives. Ultimately, what you say and who you hear defines your reputation, your career, your ability to pivot in crisis and is a critical factor in shaping your lasting influence on the physical environment.

Professor Megan Reitz’s research suggests that counter to common perceptions, speaking up is more than a simple question of individual courage; speaking truth to power should be understood as relational and systemic.  Listening up is as important, if not more important, than speaking up. Findings illustrate how those perceived to be powerful are often deaf to the consequences of their power and how it silences others. Inviting others to speak and listening skilfully, proactively encouraging truth speaking and creating a culture of psychological safety is a fundamental leadership task.

In this talk Professor Reitz will explain how to say what needs to be said, and hear what needs to be heard.

10:30 AM - 11:00 AMPhilosophy of architecture By Barry O’Reilly Founder of Black Tulip Technology and creator of ”Residuality Theory"

The argument about what an architect is or isn’t is endless. This talk takes a step back from the old cliches about alignment and whether or not we should code and instead looks at the historical perspective through the wider lens of the philosophy of science. Who are we? Why do we think the way we do? Is it really working out for us?

11:35 AM - 12:15 PMThe five elements of successful industry/academia collaboration By Jan BoschProfessor at Chalmers University of Technology

During the early days of computer science, there was very close collaboration between research, both academic and industrial, and industry practitioners. During the recent decades, however, the two worlds have moved apart and academic research has little impact on industrial practice and visa versa. One example of this is that during the last 30 years or so, not a single major computer science innovation in industry has originated in academia.

The Software Center is a collaboration between 16 companies and five universities with the mission of accelerating the digital transformation of the European software intensive industry and aims to regain close collaboration between industry and academia. During the talk, I will present the collaboration and highlight five elements that are of strategic importance for successful industry/academia collaboration.

01:45 PM - 02:30 PMRedesigning Everything By Alberto Brandolini

EventStorming was born for a physical world.

How did the pandemic change it, how can we leverage collaborative modelling to design and redesign organisations, business processes and software in a remote-first world?

03:00 PM - 03:50 PMHow to be wrong By Rusell Miles CEO and co-founder of Reliably
Being wrong is often seen as the worst thing that can happen™, especially when you architect, build, and run business-critical applications and services. But the increased velocity of modern software development, plus the increased need for systems to be resilient, reliable, and right has increased the pressure on teams, and in particular architects, exponentially. Never before have software owners had such an opportunity, or the power, to be wrong. We need to get better at being wrong.

Russ Miles, CEO of Reliably, discusses the tools and techniques he uses to turn inevitably being wrong into being successful at being wrong. Being wrong can be turned to your advantage, and Russ shares stories of how this has happened and also the challenges to look out for.

The myth of always being right when you architect, build, and operate software is over. You’re going to be wrong most of the time. Time to get better at being wrong and learn how to turn accidents such as outages into opportunities.

04:00 PM - 05:00 PMTeam Topologies in action: early results from industry By Matthew Skelton co-author of Team Topologies | Head of Consulting at Conflux

In this talk we explore how several different organizations from around the world have begun to adopt the principles and patterns from Team Topologies and how these changes have helped to improve software delivery. We will look at examples from these organizations:

Footasylum gives fashion-focused youth a multi-branded retail experience mixing global sportswear household names with emerging brands and its own stable of in-house labels. Founded in 2005, Footasylum now has 70 stores across the UK and a thriving ecommerce platform, with revenue of £260m per annum and over 2500 employees. Footasylum used Team Topologies patterns to revolutionize their ecommerce platform.

PureGym is Britain’s largest gym chain – the first to gain over 1 million members. As PureGym expanded, so did the need for software to enable their members to book and manage gym sessions. Since 2019, PureGym has re-aligned its teams and team interactions based on Team Topologies patterns, helping to scale the engineering teams and improve flow.

uSwitch / RVU, one of the UK’s leading consumer price comparison websites, has grown a modern platform from scratch, allowing stream-aligned teams to focus on consumers needs, offloading infrastructure provisioning concerns to the platform which also provides cross-cutting services around scalability, security and data management

Wealth Wizards is a UK company making financial advice affordable and accessible to everyone through online tools and apps. The engineering division at Wealth Wizards has used the Team Topologies ideas around team cognitive load to help right-size their teams and align teams to the most important flows of business change.

05:00 PMMingle and dinner
The live conference will have a traditional evening event with food and drinks.
  • Sessions
  • Workshops
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM// WORKSHOP // Strategy Execution and Alignment: Powered by Architecture By Whynde Kuehn Founder and Managing Director of S2E Transformation

Business architecture is now increasingly being recognized as a key enabler of strategy execution by organizations, industry associations, and even in academia.  The benefits of helping organizations with effective end-to-end strategy execution and alignment not only bridges a unique and important gap but can also bring new relevance to the entire enterprise architecture team as well as enhance our collaboration.

In this workshop, we will first discuss strategy execution challenges and opportunities.  We will then consider an end-to-end perspective on strategy execution, including architecture’s critical enabling role, along with how various teams and people with different strengths partner across it.  We will work with a few techniques that provide good starting points for architecture to help with strategy translation, alignment from strategy through initiatives, and investment decision-making.  Finally, we will discuss practical ways to move into action and introduce these concepts to organizations.

Participants will take away:

  • A framework for end-to-end strategy execution and how teams connect across it
  • Techniques and tools to help architecture get involved in strategy execution
  • Practical tips on where to start and how to socialize concepts with others
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM// WORKSHOP // With Alberto Brandolini By Alberto Brandolini

** Abstract for this workshop is to be announced.

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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM// WORKSHOP // With IASA Sweden By IASA Sverige

Under ett antal år har IASA bedrivit Lean Coffee för IT-arkitekter i bland annat Göteborg under ledning av Mats Andreasen. Under pandemin har träffarna blivit virtuella och drivs av Mats Andreasen och Patrik Björkman. Vi kommer under denna workshop presentera några av de ämnen som har diskuterats under åren. Ämnena kommer sedan diksuteras i mindre grupper där deltagarna får möjlighet att komma med input och ta upp andra intressanta frågor.

Du möter Camilla Straubel, Patrik Björkman och Göran Ask.

Välkommen till en intressant och givande workshop i sann lean coffee-anda!

Workshopen hålls på svenska.

09:00 AM - 12:00 PM// WORKSHOP // An introduction to Residuality theory By Barry O'ReillyFounder of Black Tulip Technology and creator of ”Residuality Theory"

Residuality theory is an exciting new theory of architecture that extends systems engineering by grappling with uncertainty, mixing established engineering techniques with the complexity sciences and providing a scientific base for designing software structures. In this workshop you will learn how to see the world in a new way, and how to immediately apply this to software projects.

01:15 PM - 02:00 PMThe Business Architecture Lens: Today, Tomorrow and Crucial Conversations By Whynde Kuehn Founder and Managing Director of S2E Transformation

Business architecture has been gaining traction and recognition, especially as an enabler of strategy execution and transformation. The discipline has also continued to formalize and advance within organizations, industry associations, and even academia. This talk will first offer a global snapshot of business architecture, including a pulse on how organizations are using the discipline along with recent developments and focus areas. We will then explore some possible futures for how business architecture can make the greatest impact, extrapolating from the trends and indications we are seeing today.  Finally, we will illuminate a few crucial conversations that could help our global architecture community breakthrough in new ways.

02:00 PM - 02:45 PMHow to Build something big By Clemens Vasters

** Abstract for the talk is to be announced.

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03:15 PM - 04:00 PMArchitects takes over the world By Ali Ghoece

** Abstract for the talk is to be announced.

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04:00 PM - 05:00 PMPanel Discussion

** Panelists is to be announced.

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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM// WORKSHOP // Strategy Execution and Alignment: Powered by Architecture By Whynde Kuehn Founder and Managing Director of S2E Transformation

Business architecture is now increasingly being recognized as a key enabler of strategy execution by organizations, industry associations, and even in academia.  The benefits of helping organizations with effective end-to-end strategy execution and alignment not only bridges a unique and important gap but can also bring new relevance to the entire enterprise architecture team as well as enhance our collaboration.

In this workshop, we will first discuss strategy execution challenges and opportunities.  We will then consider an end-to-end perspective on strategy execution, including architecture’s critical enabling role, along with how various teams and people with different strengths partner across it.  We will work with a few techniques that provide good starting points for architecture to help with strategy translation, alignment from strategy through initiatives, and investment decision-making.  Finally, we will discuss practical ways to move into action and introduce these concepts to organizations.

Participants will take away:

  • A framework for end-to-end strategy execution and how teams connect across it
  • Techniques and tools to help architecture get involved in strategy execution
  • Practical tips on where to start and how to socialize concepts with others
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM// WORKSHOP // With Alberto Brandolini By Alberto Brandolini

** Abstract for this workshop is to be announced.

Visit us soon again 😎 **

09:00 AM - 12:00 PM// WORKSHOP // With IASA Sweden By IASA Sverige

Under ett antal år har IASA bedrivit Lean Coffee för IT-arkitekter i bland annat Göteborg under ledning av Mats Andreasen. Under pandemin har träffarna blivit virtuella och drivs av Mats Andreasen och Patrik Björkman. Vi kommer under denna workshop presentera några av de ämnen som har diskuterats under åren. Ämnena kommer sedan diksuteras i mindre grupper där deltagarna får möjlighet att komma med input och ta upp andra intressanta frågor.

Du möter Camilla Straubel, Patrik Björkman och Göran Ask.

Välkommen till en intressant och givande workshop i sann lean coffee-anda!

Workshopen hålls på svenska.

09:00 AM - 12:00 PM// WORKSHOP // An introduction to Residuality theory By Barry O'ReillyFounder of Black Tulip Technology and creator of ”Residuality Theory"

Residuality theory is an exciting new theory of architecture that extends systems engineering by grappling with uncertainty, mixing established engineering techniques with the complexity sciences and providing a scientific base for designing software structures. In this workshop you will learn how to see the world in a new way, and how to immediately apply this to software projects.