LeanIX Connect on Tour

Chicago

Location
SAP America, Inc., 111 N. Canal Street, Suite 600 Chicago, IL 60606
Date
April 11, 2024
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM CDT
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Audience
10 Speakers
55 Attendees
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Navigating Technology Transformation

A New Era for Enterprise Architects

Join LeanIX Connect On Tour in Chicago, the event where CIOs, IT Leaders, and Enterprise Architects share their strategic insights and deep learning in the dynamic field of Enterprise Architecture (EA).
We invite attendees to:

  • Drive Transformation 
    Enable business transformation in your organization, leveraging emerging technologies like AI while effectively mitigating risks associated with these advancements.
  • Simplify IT Complexity 
    Ignite innovation, tackle technology obsolescence, oversee successful ERP transformations, manage AI governance comprehensively and control costs. Bring your organization together to manage the complexities of the IT landscape.
  • Integrate EA & BPM
    Capitalize on the opportunities of Enterprise Architecture and Business Process Management working side-by-side to significantly boost business efficiency and agility, preparing your organization for the future.

Kickstart your technology transformation powered by LeanIX, an SAP Company! Register via the form on the right and step forward into the promising landscape of enterprise architecture.

Agenda

09:00 - 09:45 am

Registration & welcome coffee

Begin your day at LeanIX Connect On Tour by picking up your name badge at our registration desk. Enjoy a cup of warm coffee while you settle in, acquaint yourself with the venue, and get ready for a day filled with insightful sessions, networking opportunities, and knowledge sharing.

09:45 - 10:00 am

Welcome

Embark on an inspiring journey as we kick off LeanIX Connect On Tour with a warm welcome, setting the stage for a day of collaborative learning, innovation, and connection within the dynamic world of enterprise architecture.
10:00 - 10:30 am

Leveraging Enterprise Architecture to drive business transformation

In the opening session, you'll discover technology's role in navigating a business environment facing disruption after disruption. Explore how transformative technology like AI can be leveraged as a catapult for growth and innovation despite this - setting you up to proactively manage whatever comes next. Best of all, we unpack this through the lens of the LeanIX product strategy within SAP and beyond for the year ahead. We're excited to have you join us as we lead technology transformation, together.

Bob Wamness
Bob Wamness
VP Customer Success Management, US, LeanIX
10:30 - 11:00 am

Building a power house that connects Business and IT

Imagine a world where IT surprises are a distant memory. Where business decisions are seamlessly translated into technology solutions, and vice versa. Today, many challenges arise from misaligned business and IT decisions that can lead to missed opportunities, operational disruptions and frustration. To avoid this, it is important to understand all dependencies between business processes and IT execution to assess the associated effects across all company levels, departments and employees. In this session, we will show you how to recognize and understand the correlations with the help of our solutions, and how you can solve them with an agile approach.

Chet Harter
Chet Harter
Vice President North America, Market Impact, SAP Signavio
11:00 - 11:30 am
Coffee Break
11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Adapting LeanIX to Meet Business Needs

Learn how our organization utilized LeanIX to implement Enterprise Architecture system to meet our needs. We added customized Fact Sheet types to keep track of Devices and Integrations used in conjunction with our application environments. These additions allow us to capture the broader use of the applications and what areas/systems are impacted by any changes including replacements and instance mergers. As we continue to roll LeanIX out through the organization, we can allow the product owners to truly Own and maintain the information they need about their applications in one place, while giving them the opportunity to customize where needed.

Brooke Yahle
Brooke Yahle
Tech Process Improvement Specialist, Village MD
12:00 - 12:30 pm

Partner Session

Join us for a dynamic LeanIX partner session, where industry leaders and experts will delve into collaborative strategies, innovative solutions, and successful partnerships that amplify the impact of LeanIX in shaping the future of enterprise architecture.

12:30 - 1:30 pm
Lunch Break
1:30 - 2:00 pm
Splitting into 2 breakouts

Customer Breakout Session - Optimize your application portfolio: Reducing Tech Debt To Make Room For Innovation

The presence of technical debt means organizations cannot leverage new technological innovations like AI and cloud technologies. Companies accumulate technical debt through actions like maintaining multiple redundant applications or continuing with outdated or unsupported applications, often leading to high costs, system outages, lost productivity, and employee churn.
In this session we’ll discuss some of the best practices for evaluating and rationalizing tech debt to bolster large-scale digital transformations.

Donovon Simpson
Donovon Simpson
Professional Services Manager, LeanIX
1:30 - 2:00 pm
Splitting into 2 breakouts

Buyer Breakout Session - Modernizing Architecture: Why IT and Business collaboration matters for successful digital transformation

In today's digital-first age, organizations must continually adapt and innovate to stay ahead in the technology and competition. This requires close collaboration between IT and Business teams to ensure that technology solutions are aligned with core business objectives. Join us in this session where we will explore the common challenges when it comes to collaboration between IT and Business teams and how to overcome them, and share best practices to strengthen the relationship.

Mariana Salazar Mejia
Mariana Salazar Mejia
Senior Solution Engineer, LeanIX
Alexander de Jong
Alexander de Jong
Associate Solution Engineering, LeanIX
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Splitting into 2 breakouts

Customer Workshop - Unveiling tech obsolescence: How to effectively manage tech risk with LeanIX

In this 60-minute workshop session, participants will explore how LeanIX can help them tackle the challenges of tech risk. Guided by experts, attendees will delve into the capabilities of LeanIX, learning how automation empowers organizations to manage and navigate the complexities of technological obsolescence effectively. Through hands-on demonstrations and interactive sessions, participants will discover how to identify, assess and address obsolete technologies. By the session's end, attendees will gain practical insights and strategies to optimize their tech landscapes, ensuring agility, resilience, and future-proofing in the face of rapid technological evolution.

Donovon Simpson
Donovon Simpson
Professional Services Manager, LeanIX
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Splitting into 2 breakouts

Buyer Workshop - Bridging the Gap: How IT and Business can collaborate to drive successful Application Modernization

Collaboration plays a crucial role in enterprise architecture and successfully executing transformation plans. Join us in this interactive and hands on session guided by experts where you will learn how to foster collaboration between IT and Business teams, break down siloes and drive innovation using LeanIX. Together we will also explore different practical scenarios and how you can leverage collaboration capabilities within LeanIX to drive successful modernization of your application landscape. By the end of this workshop, you will gain actionable insights and be able to implement best practices between IT and Business teams to align application modernization efforts with business objectives and digital transformation goals.

Mariana Salazar Mejia
Mariana Salazar Mejia
Senior Solution Engineer, LeanIX
Alexander de Jong
Alexander de Jong
Associate Solution Engineering, LeanIX
3:00 - 3:15 pm
Coffee Break
3:15 - 3:45 pm

The value of having multiple dimensions in decision making

At KAO, we learned that focusing on 2 dimensions allowed us to provide initial value beyond the application inventory. In our case, we used Business Capabilities to provide a way to show the applications in context. This has allowed us to begin a more focused rationalization discussion. The third dimension we have added has been Interfaces. Each additional dimension has provided further opportunities for leading discussions across our regions and business units.

Keith Soward
Keith Soward
Enterprise Architect, KAO Brands
Kevin Gerl
Kevin Gerl
Senior Architect, A/EMEA, KAO Brands
3:45 - 4:15 pm

Striking a Balance: Driving Innovation and Effective Governance with AI-Ready Enterprise Architecture

Every enterprise is balancing the imperative to apply AI to a myriad of potential use cases with the need to mitigate risks and adhere to internal and external AI policies. Enterprise architects are at the forefront of facilitating these objectives, which are frequently at odds. In this session, LeanIX will delve into how enterprise architects can approach AI within their ecosystems, navigate the tension between enabling innovation and avoiding risks, and outline how LeanIX is positioned to help architects tackle the challenges AI presents.

Bhagirath Bhardwaj
Bhagirath Bhardwaj
Product Manager, LeanIX
4:15 - 4:30 pm

Closing & End of Day

Conclude a day of insights, networking, and collaboration at LeanIX Connect On Tour with our closing session, where we recap key takeaways and leave you inspired for the exciting possibilities ahead in the field of enterprise architecture.

Bob Wamness
Bob Wamness
VP Customer Success Management, US, LeanIX
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Networking Happy Hour

Speakers

Brooke Yahle

Brooke Yahle

Tech Process Improvement Specialist

Village MD

Keith Soward

Keith Soward

Enterprise Architect

KAO Brands

Kevin Gerl

Kevin Gerl

Senior Architect, A/EMEA

KAO Brands

Bob Wamness

Bob Wamness

VP Customer Success Management, US

LeanIX

Chet Harter

Chet Harter

Vice President North America, Market Impact

SAP Signavio

Donovon Simpson

Donovon Simpson

Professional Services Manager

LeanIX

Mariana Salazar Mejia

Mariana Salazar Mejia

Senior Solution Engineer

LeanIX

Alexander de Jong

Alexander de Jong

Associate Solution Engineering

LeanIX

Bhagirath Bhardwaj

Bhagirath Bhardwaj

Product Manager

LeanIX

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