Vish Viswanathan - Sydney
Vish is an internationally reputed Enterprise Architecture (EA) consultant, trainer, advisor and implementation programme manager. He is result oriented and well known for his strategic and analytical abilities. With a broad experience in IT services, strategy, new business set up and new technology solutions and products, he is a well-rounded and complete Enterprise Architecture professional, bringing all of his 35 years of IT experience into the EA practice focussing on delivering excellent value to customers. Vish has presented papers in a number of International conferences on leading edge EA topics, based on his real life experiences with blue chip clients such as Johnson & Johnson, Proctor & Gamble, AXA (France) Zurich, Applied Materials, CISCO (India/China/Australia) and Westpac/Commonwealth Bank/IAG (Australia), GEL, NUS (Singapore) and Govt. agencies (New Zealand). He has certified and mentored several hundreds of professionals, both business and IT, and has invariably received excellent feedback on his skills, knowledge and practical orientation. Vish has a culturally sensitive approach to EA skills transfer, having had experiences with clients in all of the major continents. Vish has championed several EA initiatives and is the founder chairperson of AOGEA Sydney, the first chapter to be formulated outside of the North America.
Shanmugaprakash Natarajan - USA
Prakash has over 30 years of IT experience and has progressed through a career including roles as technical analysis, application design, development, testing & implementation, Project management, Program management, Business Development and strategic Accounts Management. His industry experience includes Media & Entertainment, Banking & Financial Services, Manufacturing, Insurance and Government. He has managed large project engagements in USA, Germany, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Bahrain and India. He has worked in leading global IT Companies like TCS, Satyam, HCL and Hexaware and executed projects across different service areas like development, technology reengineering, process reengineering, upgrades, migration, testing, infrastructure management and business process outsourcing. Prakash is a certified practitioner of TOGAF 9.
Michael Fulton - USA
Michael is an experienced architect with over 8 years of experience in Enterprise Architecture and over 20 years of IT experience. He is both TOGAF Certified and a Cloud Certified Architect and has led IT4IT Architecture, Cloud Architecture, IT Strategic Planning, Disruptive Cost Innovation, IT Leadership Development, and EA Capability & Training Development at Fortune 50 Company. Michael also spent time working across the entire IT Lifecycle, including time in Service Management, Program Management, Project Management, Application Development, and IT Operations. Mike is an experienced speaker and trainer, a practiced leadership and strategy coach and mentor and is well known across the industry. He brings a strategic viewpoint and the ability to communicate with all levels of the organization.
Parameswaran Seshan - Bengaluru, India
Parameswaran has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry performing the roles of architect, educator/trainer, researcher, and programmer. He is a certified TOGAF 9 trainer and architect. He has successfully trained over a thousand professionals and architects in TOGAF 9. He is certified in Archimate®2. He has worked with Infosys Ltd, APL (American President Lines Ltd), Oakland, California, U.S.A, and Case Consult (I) Pvt Ltd, India. He has authored a book on architecture and has published papers at various forums. He has solid experience in architecting systems for enterprises and their development/implementation, maintenance, and support. He has middle-ware software product architecting experience and was the lead architect for a BPM System/platform. He is also a Sun certified Enterprise Architect (SCEA). He has done research work in the area of Process-centric Architecture, Business Process Management (BPM), Software architecture, and new computing models. He has been teaching Enterprise architecture, IT architecture, and software architecture/design topics to IT organizations and other businesses. He also performs the role of consultant in Enterprise Architecture (EA) and IT architecture.
Peter Smith - Sydney
Smith is an IT Consultant with over 25 years’ experience in the IT industry. Peter's background is in application development and has progressed and Consultant for the Asia region. through a career including roles as Business analysis, Development Management, Project management, Programme management, Senior IT executive and Consultant. Peters experience includes 20 years in Financial Services including seven years based in Europe and Asia working for a top 3 International Financial Services company where he was the senior IT manager. Peter is a certified practitioner of TOGAF and is also familiar with the IBM Application Portfolio Assessment methodology. Peter has completed strategy work for a number of large Financial Services companies in Australia and Asia. These strategies cover a range of applications and technologies in Insurance, Banking, Superannuation and Investments.
Sunil Kempegowda - Sydney
Sunil is an IT strategic and management professional with 16 years of experience in the industry. He works as Enterprise Architect assisting the enterprise in their digital transformation. Proven experience in Enterprise Architecture Practice using TOGAF framework, Enterprise Architecture Modelling using ArchiMate, Business Architecture, Project Management, Project delivery etc. He is working in setting Enterprise Architecture practice in countries as Brunei, Mongolia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam and Australia. His specialization is setting up Enterprise Architecture practice to make use of Emerging Technology as Cloud, Social Media etc. Sunil as conducted workshop and training in TOGAF, ArchiMate, PMP, ITIL across Asia Pac for Government and private organizations. He has industry experience specializing in all facets of Software Architecture, development life-cycle. He has managed, supported and implemented projects across Asia Pac. He is Certified in TOGAF, ArchiMate, Project Management (PMP), Scrum Master, ITIL Foundation Sunil as Masters in Science (Information Management) from Nanyang Technology University, Singapore.
Robert Peake - Sydney
Robert is a leading authority on the ‘architecturally managed enterprise’; a set of concepts and practices developed over 25 years as a senior executive and a consultant in the alignment of business requirements with IT Services. After four years as a senior IBM representative, he was a founding Director of James Martin’s first consulting company in Australia. His experience in establishing strategic management capabilities in large, multinational organisations and whole of governments has developed a competency in the strategic application of technology to the business of large organisations. He is also naturally skilled in the effective management and motivation of people at all levels in large organisations. Prior to his role as the Principal Consultant – Asia Pacific with META Group, Robert consulted to Fortune 500 and government organisations across the Asia Pacific region in strategic management, and technology management. He has held several senior management positions, including 5 years as global CIO on the Executive Committee of the New Zealand’s largest company, NZI Corporation and as Regional CIO for Scotland’s largest company, General Accident Pacific. Robert is TOGAF certified and has a B.Sc. Engineering degree from the University of NSW and studied the MBA at Macquarie University.
Anuj Shahi - Delhi, India
Anuj is a certified practitioner of TOGAF 9. He has over 26 years of experience negotiating all facets of IT. Anuj has long Enterprise Architecture project experience and is hands on with modelling using TOGAF certified EA tool. He has successful background working with stakeholders to develop Enterprise Architecture that aligns strategy, processes, and IT assets with business goals. Worked closely with project managers, developers, and focus groups to avoid redundancy, minimize expenditures, and improve overall synergy within organization. In-depth experience establishing best practices and guidelines for selecting, developing, and implementing information systems within enterprise. Anuj has been SME for large mission critical applications in Banking, Insurance and Manufacturing and has contributed to product development. His attention to details, module integration, fit for purpose solutions and Global Delivery Model (GDM) Skills have earned him laurels from customers in three continents. His key expertise are Enterprise Architecture, Transformation of Legacy Applications, Machine Learning and Virtualization. He has a M.Sc. (Tech) in Engineering Technology from BITS Pilani (India) and Post Graduate Certificate in General Management from IIM Calcutta (India).
Ganesh Ganesan - Sydney
Ganesh is a TOGAF 9 certified practitioner and has over 30 years’ experience in ICT applications development, systems integration and enterprise architecture. He has progressed through several areas of ICT project implementation including Business Systems Analysis and Architecture, Solution Architecture and Project Management. He has worked with Qantas, Bank of America, AMP, Fujitsu and NSW Health. His experience in the last 10 years has been in the Health industry. He has contributed to the development of enterprise architecture at NSW Health, and integration strategies for eHealth systems using SOA. He has experience with middleware products and has been a lead integration architect integrating clinical applications in the health system. Ganesh has domain knowledge in Finance and Insurance, Airline and Health industries.
Sushil Chatterji - Singapore
Sushil has been providing advisory consulting and training services in Europe and the South East Asian region for over 10 years. His primary areas of engagement are in Business Governance of IT, and Enterprise Architecture for Business Transformation. His activities include working independently and together with associates to provide learning, facilitation and strategy deployment services to assist organisations in integrating process, knowledge, technology and change approaches for improving business and organisational performance. A strong proponent of Business Governance of IT, and Enterprise Architecture for Business Transformation, Sushil advises, coaches, trains and mentors using best practices, frameworks and process-improvement methodologies. He is a trainer and speaker at industry seminars, conferences and workshops. He is the appointed Chairman of the Framework Committee at the international level for ISACA HQ, a non-profit association where he has been a volunteer for more than 10 years – the Framework Committee has total responsibility for overseeing and driving all developments of the globally-known COBIT framework for Governance of Enterprise IT.
Ian is a TOGAF certified professional consultant and has over 40 years of experience in the IT and telecommunications industries, with much of his last 20 years being spent primarily as an independent consultant dealing with telecommunications service providers. He has gained broad experience working with a diversity of companies in Australia, Europe, the US and Asia. Ian has a reputation as someone who can turn his hand to a broad range of activities – from system, network and enterprise architectures, through project management. His primary expertise is in the definition of IT and business architectures at various levels and the design of processes, both manual and automated. During the past fifteen years, Ian has participated in a large number of consulting assignments, both inside and outside Australia, for both Government and private organisations. He is the author of two books on IT subject matter. Recent Achievements include definition of operation support system architecture for a UK mobile telephony operator, definition of operations support system architecture for an Asian full-service communications company and delivery of an EA course in Beijing, China. Competencies include technology consulting, project and programme management, architecture definition and implementation, process definition and implementation and technology training.
Puneet is a TOGAF Certified Enterprise Architect and an ICT Strategist who focusses on providing technology risk and information security consulting to assist organisations manage ambiguity associated with ICT risk and information security decisions. He has established Enterprise ICT Operating Excellence across various industry segments and has gained invaluable experience working through a cross section of industries that include but are not limited to banking & capital markets, resources organisations, manufacturing companies, and Australian government departments. He has held senior management positions at global organisations like Cadbury Schweppes, PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM. Acting as a catalyst for change he is experienced working at an executive level within organisations providing strategic direction and support for development and rollout of technology roadmaps, establishment of architecture competencies, development of IT security governance and architecture frameworks and rollout of ITIL based service delivery programmes & transition projects. Puneet has the ability to translate strategy into operational deliverables and help achieve results in line with business strategy and organisational goals. Puneet is a Certified ITIL ICT Master and also holds the Certified Information Security Manager certification.
Inder Mohan Kapoor - Singapore
Inder is a seasoned business manager with a rich and diverse background. He has held senior positions in leading multinational IT organizations like IBM, Unisys, Digital, Compaq and Hewlett Packard. As Director Service Fulfilment for Compaq Asia Pacific, he managed the functions of Technical Support, Call Centres, Service Readiness, Escalation Management and Global Accounts project management. Inder has extensive senior management experience in Business unit management, Professional services, operational management of large workforces and end-to-end service fulfilment processes. Inder is TOGAF certified.
Ronald A. Fons - Hong Kong
Ronald Fons has 30 years’ experience in infrastructure operations, enterprise architecture consulting for financial services industry, founding and managing network integration consulting companies, subject matter expert in retail banking branch automation, financial markets, high performance trading, technical and business architectures for regulated exchanges and sell side firms, regional marketing management for Enterprise Architecture and Service Oriented Architecture, regional marketing management for financial services industry, and certification authority for international standards organisation the Open Group for TOGAF. Ronald has lived in Beijing and Hong Kong concurrently since 1987 and worked extensively in throughout Asia Pacific. Ron is TOGAF certified.
Francis Uy - Manila, Philippines
Francis is a TOGAF 9 Certified Enterprise Architect and a PMI Project Management Professional with over 15 years of experience in the IT industry. He has architected and implemented information systems delivering multiple hundred million dollar sales across multiple regions / areas. He specializes in the Manufacturing and Energy industries working on Digital Marketing, eCommerce, Mobile, and Loyalty Retail systems.
Sharad B Nalawade – Bangalore, India
Sharad has over 30 years of IT industry experience in IT Strategy and Business Transformation consulting, Enterprise Architecture development and IT Technology solution development. He has extensive hands-on skills in executing strategic enterprise architecture led programs within large customer organizations. Sharad has held key roles at reputed IT companies such as Cisco Systems, Symantec Corp, Accenture and Wipro Technologies. His skills include consulting in IT Strategy, development of Enterprise Architecture using TOGAF framework, Business Transformation consulting, Software engineering practices, Software architecture development in areas of Cloud/Data Center, EAI SOA, IT Project Management and others. Sharad has worked directly with customers in most parts of the world during his long career. Currently, he is an Enterprise Architect with CC&C. He is a TOGAF 9 Certified architect. He is also an Adjunct Faculty at IIM Lucknow and IIM Indore where he teaches an elective course, “Business Transformation with IT” at the PGP level. In addition, he is an established author of two bestselling books on science and technology subjects. Sharad holds an Engineering Degree in Electronics and Communication and also a B.Sc. Degree in Physics from Karnataka University.
Christine Robinson – USA
Christine has gained her reputation as an expert in Enterprise Architecture, business process, and cyber security throughout her 30 year career in technology. Many seek out her books, magazine articles, blogs, television interviews, and other engagements, which practitioners, academics, leaders, and others seek as best practices. Interviewed as a guest on national news, conferences, and educational programs, she co-produced programs for television where she interviewed with experts in transformation and innovation, including "Father of the Internet" Dr. Vint Cerf. Through her guidance and leadership, agencies in finance, law enforcement, health and human services, military and others have modernized end-to-end business processes and supporting IT systems. She currently advises Federal Government agencies in her field as an Enterprise Architect with specialties in business process modernization and cyber security.
Dan Warfield – UK
Dan is an experienced entrepreneur, strategist, innovator and enterprise architect. Recent experience includes creating the IT4IT-based Level Four reference architecture for a Fortune 50 company, with deep cross-linking to COBIT, ITIL and other best-practice models. In more than 30 years of Enterprise IT leadership experience, Dan has worked for some of the world's best-known companies. Besides architecture, his roles there have included IT strategic planning, leadership of corporate IT innovation, enterprise IT governance, product management and marketing for insurance software, and delivery of large-scale solutions. As an entrepreneur, Dan owned two UK-based companies providing business advisory and staffing services over a 15-year period. From this background he brings a keen commercial awareness to the alignment of IT and corporate goals.
Salim Sheikh – UK
Salim is a Trusted CxO Advisor (and Non-Executive Director) typically engaged as an interim CIO / “Head of Strategy & Architecture’ with a reputation for parachuting into organizations and quickly establishing an understanding of business strategy; adjusting people/process/technology priorities to establish portfolio-wide operational plans and oversee successful implementation. He excels at building and coaching/mentoring/training high-performance teams, directing multiple projects, managing 3rd parties and introducing governance through organisation wide policies & controls across multi-site private companies, public sector and government bodies in the UK, Middle East, Asia and Australia. Salim is an alumni member of the CIO Academy (Said Business School, Oxford University) and an evangelist with links to global thought leaders who actively influence IT, Cyber Security, Digital transformation and IoT.