Zen and The Art of Architecture - The Value of Architecture and The Internet of Things

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Alan Hakimi, Enterprise Consultant, Microsoft Corporation, US

Zen and The Art of Architecture - The Value of Architecture and The Internet of Things

Alan Hakimi, Enterprise Consultant, Microsoft Corporation, US

This new word of highly connected things presents a unique opportunity for enterprise architects to change the conversation with its constituencies. Having the conversation on how developing an IoT Ecosystem that generates value based on information and experience for its stakeholders is critical for its success.  This session will address two essential concepts: IoT value models and architecture strategy, which are often overlooked when working with our customers.  By understanding and crafting a well-defined value model, provides clarity on outcomes and improves the quality of trade-off decisions, especially in IoT solutions that are deployed to many a variety of users and environments.

Key takeaways:

  • Understand the concept of Business Value with respect to Internet of Things.
  • How architecture can help unique value in IoT product development, business operations, customer engagements, and technology platforms.

Alan Hakimi has over 25 years of experience in the information technology industry. He joined Microsoft in 1996 as a consultant within Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS). During his time within Microsoft's professional services organization, he has advised various industry executives from several Fortune 50 companies, delivering impactful innovative business solution using enterprise architecture. In his current role in Microsoft’s Enterprise Strategy Practice and is currently consulting with large oil and gas, retail, and high-tech manufacturing companies in improving business efficiency and effectiveness through the application of technology. Alan currently also is Microsoft’s Worldwide Enterprise Architecture Community lead help advance the discipline internally, and has architect certifications from Microsoft (MCA-Infrastructure) , International Association of Software Architects, (CITA-P), and Open Group as a Distinguished Enterprise Architect. He is currently a member of Association of Enterprise Architects (AEA) and Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) and also sits on certification boards for the Open Group and International Association of Software Architects (IASA). Alan and his wife and two children currently reside in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California at Davis in Computer Engineering. In his spare time Alan enjoys cycling, hiking, making music, cooking, and studying philosophy.

 

 

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