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  • Associate Professor – Information Management

    Organization Name: S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research

    Country: India

    Bref Bio: Dr. Aditi S. Divatia is Associate Professor in the Information Management Area. She has over 20 years of academic experience and several years of  industry and consulting experience. She holds a Ph.D from BITS Pilani, in the area of Business Intelligence & Analytics. Her areas of interest are Business Intelligence & Analytics, Data Management & Governance, Digital Transformation and Enterprise Architecture. She has published in journals of repute and her research brings interesting insights in the classroom.

    Dr. Aditi is TOGAF® certified (Jan 2017) and has received an award as lead faculty on behalf of SPJIMR, in the category of competency development in Enterprise Architecture – TOGAF. She is currently contributing to The Open Group as a member of the Government Enterprise Architecture(EA) Workgroup and the INITIATE (India Academic Initiative in Architecture) work group.

    She has held several lead administrative positions in the areas of program curriculum design, program management and alumni relations in her tenure at SPJIMR. She enjoys teaching and has an ability to teach across diverse audiences.

    Forum: The INITIATE Work Group

    How long have you been involved with The Open Group?

    SPJIMR has been a member of The Open Group since August 2015

    What do you do, and how long have you been doing it?

    I am Associate Professor in the Information Management (IM) Area at SPJIMR. I have been teaching since the last 20 years – varied and multiple courses as per industry requirements to ensure that our students get the latest and best in the curriculum.

    Why did your organization become a Member of The INITIATE Work Group and what does/will your involvement look like?

    We were first introduced to The Open Group and TOGAF in a workshop on EA organized by Computer Society of India in 2014. Some of us had attended this workshop to learn more about Enterprise Architecture as, in on our annual curriculum review, we were advised to include Enterprise Architecture (EA) in the courses for the IM specialization students at SPJIMR. We would like to be involved in the evolution of enterprise architecture for digital transformations.

    How has/will membership in The Open Group benefit you, your organization, and the industry at large?

    It has benefitted me directly in my teaching when introducing TOGAF as an industry standard EA framework. We use the study material from The Open Group study sources. This helps our students to prepare for the course we teach as well as TOGAF certifications they apply for.

    The Open Group facilitates easy access to the TOGAF Foundation certifications examinations. This helps our interested students in their recruitment process.

    I’m hopeful that over time, our membership in The Open Group would benefit the industry via our contributions to the forums, and also via the value we provide to our students through applied case studies of architecture best practices.

    What contributions do you hope to bring to The Open Group?

    I look forward to participating in the forum activities. I am currently a member of the Government EA workgroup and have helped in creation of a guide for ‘Building Digital Transformation Capabilities in Least Income Resource Settings’. I am also happy to be a member of India Academic Initiative in Architecture (INITIATE ) Work Group.

    Why is it important for other organizations to join The Open Group?

    Working in organizations like The Open Group expands one’s horizon and assists the organization in thinking more broadly about the industry, the current standards and the way ahead in technology and business. It enhances peer learning and builds bridges between industry and academia.

    What are your hobbies?

    I like staying fit by practicing Yoga and walking. I love music and dance. I enjoy hiking and trekking.

    What book are you currently reading?

    Krishnaavatar by K.M Munshi – this is a series of seven parts where the entire story of Lord Krishna starting from his birth is written simply and beautifully.

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    Any last thoughts?

    Building bridges between academia and industry are very essential to bring about industry relevant learning in management / university curriculums. Forums such as The Open Group can be leaders in making this happen.