Apr 6, 2022 | LeanIX Connect APAC
Virtual Event

for the always-on enterprise

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for the always-on enterprise

To realise its value, innovation should be constant. But how do you achieve this in the right way? Our event for the APAC community will be packed with more exciting content than ever.

Covering everything from transformative customer experiences to mitigating burnout culture, this event will show you how to set your innovation alight, for good.

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All the experts

Our wide range of industry thought leaders will tackle every aspect of innovation for the always-on enterprise.


All the tech

Want to know how to keep pace with change? Get industry insights and listen to the best in tech share their learnings.


All the connections

From Enterprise Architects to business leaders, there’ll be plenty of opportunities to catch up with your industry peers.

Confirmed Speakers

Niranjan Prabhu

Niranjan Prabhu

CIO & Director of Information Technology

Australian Catholic University

Collaborate, Automate and Innovate for Connected Experience

The ACU CIO shares the journey of rapidly growing from the role of "caretaker" or "firefighter" to a transformative and innovative partner to create an authentic digital experience for students and staff. With LeanIX, ACU is bridging the knowing-doing gap.

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About Niranjan Prabhu

Named one of the Top 25 Most Innovative CIOs in Australia in 2020, Niranjan Prabhu is proven to be a seasoned IT leader and a mentor to professionals of all walks of life. He is currently the CIO & Director of Information Technology at Australian Catholic University, where he is responsible for a wide spectrum of IT initiatives leveraging machine learning, artificial intelligence, automation, virtual and augmented reality and next-gen learning and teaching technologies.

Before joining ACU, Niranjan has worked across many accomplished institutions such as the University of Melbourne, HP, EDS, and Colonial Bank. The foundation of his success is building engaged teams that are supported by an ecosystem of strategic partners and driving progressive change.

Niranjan has a Masters in Digital Communication from Monash University and is the current President of the Council of Australian University Directors of IT (CAUDIT). He is also a Board member of the Australian Access Federation (AAF) and his take on student portals, enterprise architecture, technology innovation and cloud technologies has been widely accepted at numerous established forums.

Emma Taylor

Emma Taylor

Head of Strategy, Architecture and Integration

Virgin Australia

About Emma Taylor

Emma wants to live in a world where copious amounts of chocolate and red wine is good for you, she has a laptop that works by osmosis, and going on company paid overseas leisure holidays of her choice is mandatory at least twice per year.

As a woman in technology with over 20 years of experience, she’s worked for organisations such as Qantas, MLC, NAB, BOQ and Virgin Australia producing technology solutions to business problems. Currently the Head of Strategy, Architecture and Integration at Virgin Australia, Emma is passionate about connecting business and IT strategies and driving transformational change for her customers, business and employees.

When she’s not getting her geek on at work, she’s a hard working Kid Taxi for her two precious children.

Navdeep Kundra

Navdeep Kundra

Head of IT: Enterprise Architecture

David Jones and Country Road Group

EA as an Enabler for Strategy

Navdeep will share his experience and insights on David Jones and Country Road Group’s Enterprise Architecture vision and journey so far, outlining what he and his team do, their needs as Enterprise and Solution Architects, their market evaluation of EA tools and progress, and how they unlocked value with LeanIX.

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About Navdeep Kundra

Navdeep is the Head of IT: Enterprise Architecture at David Jones and Country Road group. He has worked with various retailers in different geographies, from start-ups to organisations with 100k+ employees.

Navdeep is passionate about using technology and tools to enhance customer experience. Navdeep believes in two-speed IT architecture to provide new digital capabilities while decoupling systems. For the last few years, his team has focused on reviewing and identifying the foundation capabilities to deliver business strategy.

Craig Stanley

Craig Stanley

Lead Architect

Citadel Group

Four Strategies for Enterprise Architects to enable innovation in the always-on enterprise

What an exciting time we're living in - there are many challenges, it seems like we are constantly being disrupted one way or another. Customers, consumers and citizens are all expecting highly available, well targeted products and services and they want them immediately. Enterprises are evolving to match, and reinforce that expectation. Of course, the prevalence of lockdowns has accelerated this shift.

Enterprises need to innovate to remain relevant within their respective markets – in this presentation Craig will share some industry analysis from Gartner and McKinsey, and temper that with experiences at Citadel and with customers.

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About Craig Stanley

Craig is an experienced Enterprise Architect, having spent his early career as an Analyst/Programmer, then Solution Architect, he now Advises large Corporations and Government Agencies using Enterprise Architecture to help them deliver their Business Strategy. His passion is to reduce complex problems to the key insights with a focus on the intended objective.

Rizan Rizvi

Rizan Rizvi

Principal Consultant

Vantage Forward

About Rizan Rizvi

Rizan Rizvi is a digital strategist and an Enterprise Architect with over two decades of experience working in IT professionally, helping many organisations in Australia, the US, and Europe. He is currently Principal Consultant at Vantage Forward and is actively involved in designing and transforming how societies live, learn, work, and play - explicitly improving the quality of life by making education accessible.

Brett Jones

Brett Jones

Senior Pre-Sales Consultant

SAP Signavio

About Brett Jones

Brett Jones is the Pre Sales Solution Consulting lead for SAP Signavio primarily focused on the Australia and New Zealand markets. Brett joined SAP Signavio in December 2019 as part of SAP Signavio’s growth strategy in Australia.

Brett has significant experience across process automation and optimisation working with enterprise clients across a range of industries including banking & insurance, communications and utilities in the areas of CX, Analytics and Process Automation.

In his current role Brett is working with Australia and New Zealand enterprises to help them unleash the power of process. Addressing numerous business outcomes ranging from risk and compliance through to holistic business transformation.

André Christ

André Christ

CEO and Co-Founder


About André Christ

André's passion lies in enabling organizations and their employees to build better products by moving to a modern IT architecture. Before André co-founded LeanIX, a Software-as-a-Service vendor for Enterprise Architecture and Application Portfolio Management, he gained extensive experience as a Management Consultant at the world’s largest logistics company. In this role, he advised CIOs and IT leaders on strategic topics at the interface of business and IT. Projects included the execution of a global IT complexity reduction program and the definition of an IT service and cost charging model for their worldwide data centers. During his studies of Information Science in Germany and France, he built modern software architectures for both startups and large enterprises. He is a global thought leader and has spoken at several high-influence industry events including Gartner’s EA Summit, Hamburger IT Strategy Days and Rethink! IT.

Frank Emmanuel

Frank Emmanuel

Senior Customer Success Manager


Innovation in action

In this session we first get to the root of what innovation means in today’s world, and then relate that to some stories, both personal and customer related, that we believe are practical examples of innovation in action.

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About Frank Emmanuel:

Frank has a passion for using technology to solve complex problems while keeping a clear emphasis on usability and simplicity.
He has over 15 years of experience in the IT industry, with a strong background of consulting and advisory roles to C-level and operational leaders in large global organisations (Fortune 5 to 500) in the US, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Before joining LeanIX, he worked for a large and crucial New Zealand Government agency as an Enterprise Information Architect. In this role, he was instrumental in establishing LeanIX as the tool of choice for their Architecture Practice and Digital Office teams.

Frank is currently based in Wellington, New Zealand and helps LeanIX customers across APAC navigate their IT, Cloud and Digital Transformation journeys using LeanIX’s industry-leading products.


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