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Building Bridges between Enterprise IT and the Rest of the Enterprise

Len Fehskens,
VP Skills and Capabilities, The Open Group

Walter Stahlecker
Fellow, The Open Group

Building bridges between Enterprise IT and the rest of the enterprise:

  • The role of architecture in the Enterprise (seen as an organism)
  • The role of Alignment within the enterprise
  • Open discussion of experiences in alignment with other parts of the enterprise

This session is intended for experienced architects (IT and other scopes, e.g. business processes, supply chain, etc.) with an interest in alignment among parts of an enterprise. Participants, depending on their experience, can present as well as learn from each other.

Len FehskensLen Fehskens is responsible for all activities relating to enterprise architecture at The Open Group.

Prior to joining The Open Group, Len led the Worldwide Architecture Profession Office for HP Services at Hewlett-Packard. He majored in Computer Science at MIT, and has almost 40 years of experience in the IT business as both an individual contributor and a manager, within both product engineering and services business units.

Len has worked for Digital Equipment Corporation, Data General Corporation, Prime Computer, Compaq and Hewlett Packard. He is the lead inventor on six software patents on the object oriented management of distributed systems and is TOGAF® 8 certified.  


Walter StahleckerWalter Stahlecker is a Fellow of The Open Group. His current focus is on modelling, describing and promoting the concept of Enterprise Architecture in the sense of "Architecture of the entire Enterprise". He has been an active member of The Open Group's working groups and Governing Board (and the preceding X/Open) since 20 years. He initiated the Business Architecture Working Group, the ITAC Program and is a founding member of the Architecture Forum. In 2006 Walter retired from HP as Director of Industry Standards after 35 years, during which he served as manager (commercial UNIX program) and initiator (System Management part of OpenView, Agilent's digital IC test systems).

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