Architecting Your Digital Transformation Initiatives


Hybrid Workshop

Thursday, October 14 | 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Dallas
300 Reunion Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75207

Most organizations are engaged in transformation initiatives to accelerate their digital maturity and create innovative solutions for customers, partners, or employees. The objectives are well known: increase business agility, boost productivity, improve stakeholder satisfaction, and provide seamless digital experiences to end-consumers.

In this workshop, Chief Technology Evangelist (former Deputy CTO), Asanka Abeysinghe, will share his experience on creating a holistic architecture framework to accelerate your transformation initiatives. We will discuss the importance of creating the building blocks — including technical architecture, business/solutions architecture, and organizational architecture.

What you'll learn, and how you can apply it:

By the end of this workshop, you'll understand:

  • The strategic role of an architect in orchestrating the digital transformation journey
  • How to bridge the digital strategy’s business and technical aspects
  • How to articulate the process and benefits of driving a digital-first mindset with your stakeholders
  • How to use architectural thinking and frameworks to define digital architecture
  • How to measure success by defining a productivity matrix
  • How to plan and execute transformation initiatives by referring to an architecture maturity model

And you'll be able to:

  • Define the four pillars that will constitute your organization's digital architecture
  • Define a digital architecture review board (DARB) for collaboration
  • Obtain a seat in the digital steering committee for better communication
  • Leverage useful essential architecture patterns, such as microservices architecture (MSA) and cloud native architecture (CNA)
  • Connect brownfield and greenfield architecture
  • Increase agility by defining a decentralized architecture
  • Increase your impact as an architect to the organization by defining objectives and key results (OKRs)

Hands-on exercise: During this workshop, we will work with you to define the digital architecture for a restaurant business by applying the above principles.

Join us for this half-day workshop that starts at 9:00am with breakfast and ends at 1:00pm with lunch.

Presented by:

Asanka Abeysinghe
Chief Technology Evangelist (former Deputy CTO),

Asanka’s goal is to connect humans and technology by helping organizations implement digital transformation programs that result in consumer-driven digital applications. In his current role as the Chief Technology Evangelist, Asanka drives efforts to create, refine, and enhance WSO2’s corporate reference architecture and is responsible for spearheading a thought leadership outlook that defines WSO2’s corporate reference methodology for development, customer success, and implementation. Working closely with customers, partners, and analysts, he evangelizes WSO2’s technology vision. Asanka has over 20 years of industry experience, which includes designing and implementing highly scalable distributed systems, SOA and microservice architectures in the financial domain, mobile platforms, and various business integration solutions. He is also a committer of the Apache Software Foundation. Asanka is a regular speaker at numerous global events, and many tech meetups in the San Francisco Bay Area.