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Technology Executives Club

presents

an exclusive IT Leaders Circle breakfast:


Enterprise Architecture and Business Alignment

 

Chicago, IL | June 15, 2012


IT leaders must understand the complex relationship between Enterprise Architecture and Business Alignment, which lets us closely integrate business strategy and IT execution, and results in more effective IT strategies, solutions and project planning. When business architecture fails to guide the evolution of the IT architecture, projects often fall far short.

At this exclusive* IT Leaders Circle breakfast, you'll get insights from our keynote expert and panel of leading IT executives on

  • The fundamental differences between enterprise architecture and IT architecture
  • Using enterprise architecture to successfully translate strategy into operational capabilities and projects, and align tactical initiatives to strategic objectives
  • How enterprise architecture impacts other functions like IT, EPMO and operations
  • Using SaaS to reshape "architecture," such as SharePoint in the cloud vs SpringCM, or SFDC vs Hosted MS Dynamics vs On-premise CRM
  • Using enterprise architecture to guide technology investments and capabilities
  • How value analysis can uncover opportunities to differentiate support capabilities, products and services
  • The most effective maturity models for enterprise architecture
  • and more!

Learn how to use enterprise architecture to better align IT solutions with business needs. Attend this event!


YOU'LL GET PIERCING INSIGHTS FROM OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKER!

Plamen Petrov, Executive Director & Chief Enterprise Architect, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Plamen Petrov, Executive Director & Chief Enterprise Architect at Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, will present Enterprise Architecture and Business Alignment

Enterprise Architecture has evolved over the last 20 or so years and has become an important practice within most major corporations. EA is an integrative discipline that spans business functions, time horizons and levels of detail. Some of the key expectations from the EA practice in corporations are to translate strategy into operational capabilities and projects, to align tactical initiatives to strategic objectives, to rationalize and guide investments in technology and operational capabilities for long term sustainable business success. The talk will briefly discuss the foundations and best practices of Enterprise Architecture, provide some practical "lessons learned," and summarize the latest trends in EA as a business management practice.

Some Background:
Plamen Petrov is the Chief Enterprise Architect at Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) where for the last ten years he has been responsible for the architecture of the entire technology portfolio of the company establishing the architecture practice as a mission critical business function. Plamen serves on the BCBSA Operations Council and is also responsible for technology innovation. An experienced technology professional Plamen spent his career as engineer and technology leader in diverse industries and companies such as Motorola, Sun Microsystems and United Airlines. Plamen also serves as Adjunct Faculty at Loyola University and DePaul University where he regularly teaches graduate level courses.

 

YOU'LL NETWORK WITH SENIOR IT EXECUTIVES LIKE THESE RECENT ATTENDEES:

  • Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), IT Director
  • Ace Hardware, Director Technical Engineering
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Association,
    Director of IT
  • Chicago Trading Company, Director, Security
  • Comcast, Vice President of IT
  • CNO Financial (Conseco), Senior Director Customer Service, Web Middleware Technology
  • Consolidated High School District 230, Director of Technology
  • EnovaFinancial, CIO
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, CIO
  • Fiserv VISION, Senior VP Product Development
  • GE Healthcare, Global Finance ERP Executive
  • GS1 US, CIO
  • HCSC, Chief Information Security Officer
  • Heidrick & Struggles, CIO
  • Hyatt Hotels Corp, Director of IT
  • Hydrite Chemical Co., CIO
  • Illinois Institute of Technology, IT Director
  • Illinois Tool Works, IT Director
  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP, CIO
  • Kraft Foods, Associate Director
  • Morraine Valley Community College, CIO
  • NORC, VP of IT
  • Now Foods, IT Director
  • Standard Bank & Trust Co., VP Corporate Project Management
  • Sun-Times Media, Director Infrastructure and Operations
  • TransUnion LLC, Director Software Architecture / Performance
  • Underwriters Laboratories, IT Director
  • US Bank, VP Wealth Management Technology Solutions
  • US Equities Realty, Director Infomration Technology
  • Williams Lea, Director Information Security

 

PLUS, GET PRACTICAL ADVICE FROM OUR EXECUTIVE IT PANEL:

Parthiv Sheth, Director of Business Solutions & Innovation at Hyatt Hotels Corp. Parthiv Sheth, Director of Business Intelligence at Hyatt Hotels Corp., leads efforts to build and improve analytics and customer relationship management capabilities. He is an executive with global IT management and consulting experience. He started his career at KPMG where he focused on delivering business and technology solutions to Fortune 500 clients like General Electric, Johnson & Johnson and Symantec. At Empire Today, he led the business systems department and managed a portfolio of business systems, including business intelligence and reporting systems.
Greg Hubbard, Director of Web Development at Cengage Learning Inc. Greg Hubbard, Director of Web Development at Cengage Learning Inc., leads multiple software development teams, both local and remote, and drives technology vision to set the stage for future expansion. Greg has spoken at technology conferences on IT & business strategy, cloud computing, business intelligence as related to revenue growth and the roles of social networking within a company.
Plamen Petrov, Executive Director & Chief Enterprise Architect, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association has been responsible for the architecture of the entire technology portfolio of the company establishing the architecture practice as a mission critical business function. Plamen serves on the BCBSA Operations Council and is also responsible for technology innovation. An experienced technology professional Plamen spent his career as engineer and technology leader in diverse industries and companies such as Motorola, Sun Microsystems and United Airlines. Plamen also serves as Adjunct Faculty at Loyola University and DePaul University where he regularly teaches graduate level courses.
Jim Vaselopulos, Vice President and Partner at PSC Group Moderator: Jim Vaselopulos, Vice President and Partner at PSC Group, is a seasoned business executive with domain expertise in Financial Services, Marketing, Manufacturing and Service Industries. Jim works closely with many firms to help align business needs and technology for competitive advantage. His many roles include Vice President and Partner at PSC Group, LLC, Interim CIO at several organizations and strategic business consultant to many others. 

 

THAT'S NOT ALL! YOU'LL ALSO EXPERIENCE

  • In-Depth Roundtable Discussions that allow you to learn from your peers

 

* BUT, YOU MUST QUALIFY TO ATTEND THIS EXCLUSIVE EVENT *

The IT Leaders Circle is a club within the Technology Executives Club for Enterprise Executives, director level and above at companies with $100 million+ in revenue.

Questions whether you qualify? Please contact Maria Tuthill at (847) 837-3900 x1

 

JOIN US!

7:30 am - 7:45 am Networking
7:45 am - 8:30 am Breakfast& Roundtable Discussions
8:30 am - 9:00 am Keynote Presentation
9:00 am - 10:00 am Executive Panel Discussion
10:00 am - 10:30 am Closing Remarks & Networking

 

Here's how to REGISTER for this event:

  1. Members: Email Maria Tuthill or call her at (847) 837-3900, Ext. 1

  2. Nonmembers: Are you an IT executive Director level or above?
    Get involved with the IT Leaders Circle! Email Maria Tuthill
    or
    call her at (847) 837-3900, Ext. 1

 

Event Logistics

Fri., June 15, 2012
7:30 am–10:30 am

Union League Club
The French Room
65 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL

You Must Qualify to Attend

Professional Business Casual Attire Required

Event Sponsors

 




 





 

 



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Call for Sponsors: Learn how to get involved in this IT Leaders Circle forum. Contact Alex Jarett at 847-837-3900 x3 for information.

 

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