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Enterprise Architecture as Competitive Advantage

Stuart MacGregor
Chief Executive, Real IRM

John P. Kotter, a world-renowned expert on leadership at the Harvard Business School, is the premier voice on how the best organizations actually do change. His international bestseller Leading Change - which outlines an actionable, 8-step process for implementing successful transformations – has become the change bible for managers around the world. This presentation combines Kotter's process with a specific focus on creating true urgency in running a business-appropriate and sustainable Enterprise Architecture practice that can contribute towards business transformation and competitive advantage.

Stuart MacGregorStuart MacGregor

Through his personal achievements, Stuart Macgregor has gained the reputation of an Enterprise Architecture and IT Governance specialist, both in South Africa and internationally.

Stuart participated in the development of the Microsoft Enterprise Computing Roadmap in Seattle. He was then invited by John Zachman to Scottsdale Arizona to present a paper on using the Zachman framework to implement ERP systems. In addition, Stuart was selected as a member of both the SAP AG Global Customer Council for Knowledge Management, and of the panel that developed COBIT 3rd Edition Management Guidelines. He has also assisted a global Life Sciences manufacturer to define their IT Governance framework, a major financial institution to define their global, regional and local IT organizational designs and strategy. He was also selected as a core member of the team that developed the South African Breweries (SABMiller) plc global IT strategy.

Stuart, as the lead researcher, assisted the IT Governance Institute map CobiT 4.0 to TOGAF® This mapping document was published by ISACA and The Open Group. More recently, he participated in the COBIT 5 development workshop held in London during May 2010.

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