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3 Keys To Building a Successful Solution Information Architecture

Mei Y Selvage
Information Management Architect, IBM

Eugene Imbamba
Information Management Architect, IBM

Most of us understand the importance of a solution information architecture, but many are struggling with how to build a successful one. This session will touch on 3 keys to building a successful solution information architecture:

  • First, transform IT to align with your business initiatives.
  • Second, leverage reference architectures, such as ACORD Framework and the IBM Information On Demand (IOD), to create a solid foundation for solution information architecture.
  • Third, bring technologies to life through proven information architecture methodologies. We will walk through the end-to-end process of building an information architecture using real customer case studies.

You will come away with a bag of tools and enthusiasm to build your own solution information architecture.

What will attendees learn from this session?

  • The relationship of enterprise and information architecture
  • How to leverage Reference Architectures to build your own solution information architecture
  • Best practices and lessons learned from building solution information architectures
  • The end-to-end process of building a solution information architecture

Mei SelvageMei Selvage is an Open Group Master Certified IT architect. She has led mastermany successful data architecture work for various customers. She is the lead of the IBM Community of Information Architects. She has comprehensive experience on architecture, development, customer engagement, enablement and support. Mei has spoken frequently at technical conferences, authored numerous technical articles and filed over 40 patents.


PhotoEugene Imbamba is an Information Management Architect in IBM’s Software Group. He is a certified IBM Consultant and Architect. He has over 12 years of experience in Information Technology with extensive knowledge and experience in data architecture, data integration, data analysis, data warehousing and business intelligence.

In his current role, Mr. Imbamba works with clients to help them understand the business value of information and how to apply best practice solutions to unlock the business value of information for competitive advantage. He also works with clients to develop solutions that establish and leverage trusted information for business performance and optimization.

Prior to joining IBM’s Software Group, Mr. Imbamba worked as a Managing Consultant in IBM’s Global Business Services. In this role he designed and implemented data warehouses and business intelligence solutions.

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