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Hosting a BCS Enterprise Architecture event on EA Tools tomorrow in Manchester

Tomorrow evening I’m going to be hosting a BCS Enterprise Architecture (EA) speciality group (SG) event looking at EA tools in Manchester.

Details for the event:

Date / Time: Friday the 17th of July, 2009 / 17:45 for 18:00, expected to finish at 19:30

Location: Room E0.05, John Dalton Building, Manchester Metropolitan University, Chester Street, Manchester M1 5GD

More information and registration over at the BCS EA AG website page for the event: http://www.ea.bcs.org/eventbooking/showevent.php?eventid=esg0906

Event synopsis from the BCS EA SG:

The focus of enterprise modelling is now shifting away from purely technical and system aspects and becoming more holistic, thereby necessitating the use of comprehensive modelling tools to analyse and optimise the portfolio of business strategies, organisational structures, business processes, information flows, and services. Organisations would be ill advised to proceed with Enterprise Architecture without utilising a modelling toolset able to meet all the requirements. A central repository is vital to provide a common information source for everyone involved, also important is the ability to base the process on a framework and customise the models to fit each organisations own situation. The presentation will cover Enterprise Architecture tool evolution, key tool capabilities, and market overview.

We have secured Mark Blowers as the nights speaker; Mark has over twenty years experience in the IT industry, employed by end-users and software houses, working in a number of roles, from analyst/programmer to project manager and account manager, in the manufacturing, retail, and Independent Software Vendor (ISV) sectors. Mark joined Butler Group in August 2000, and is Enterprise Architectures Practice Director. He has worked on a number of strategic and architectural themes over the last few years, including Enterprise Architecture, IT Value Management, Enterprise Communications, and Mobility. Mark has been widely quoted in the press, including the Financial Times, Guardian, Computing, Computer Weekly, Internet news sites, and other trade magazines.

This should be an interesting and informative event, so I’m looking forward to being there already.