Architecting Your Digital Transformation Initiatives


New York
Hybrid Workshop

Friday, October 15 | 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
The Westin New York Times Square
270 West 43rd Street
NY 10036

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 Officer, Eric Newcomer, 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:

Eric Newcomer
Chief Technology Officer,

Eric has more than 35 years of industry experience spanning a variety of senior roles in various technology and financial services companies. Before WSO2, he was Chief Security Architect for the Consumer Banking Division at Citibank, Chief Architect for Treasury and Trade Services at Citibank, and Chief Architect for the Investment Banking division at Credit Suisse. Before that, he was CTO at IONA Technologies from 2002 until its acquisition by Progress Software in 2008, and a Distinguished Engineer and TP Architect at Digital Equipment Corp (now part of HP). Eric has contributed to many products and industry standards, including SOAP, WSDL, UDDI, WS-Security, OTS, AMQP, and XA and is author or co-author of three widely respected textbooks: Principles of Transaction Processing (with Phil Bernstein), Understanding Web Services, and Understanding SOA with Web Services (with Greg Lomow).