2017 Business Architecture Summit – Agenda


Overview & Registration Agenda Speakers Sponsors Location



Architecting the Future of Business

December 7, 2017


  Business Architecture Foundations Extending and Evolving Business Architecture Digital Transformation


Business Architecture Skill Building    
8am Networking and Registration
8:30am Welcome and Introductions

Morning Keynote

Mike Walker, Gartner

Futurist and Enterprise Architect


Getting started with Business Architecture 

Nicole Carlson, Desiree Manning, and Nina Munson, Securian Financial Group

Improving the Customer Experience with Business Architecture

Dan McDermott, Starkey Hearing Technologies

Virtualizing the Art + Science of Business Architecture

Brad von Bank, Reve Consulting

What Business Architecture Capabilities Does my Business Engage in?

Stacey Smith, Metropolitan State University


Capability Discovery & Design

Bao Do, Wells Fargo

An Update on Business Architecture Solving A Business Problem

David Stevens, Prime Therapeutics

Better Strategic Decisions for Enterprise Agile Delivery Teams with Business Capabilities

Andy Sio, Strategic Quadrant

Connecting the Dots: Aligning Capabilities

Mandy Spiess, Metropolitan State University


Lunch and Networking 

1:15-2:15pm Business Architecture Value Proposition

Teresa Garcia, Wells Fargo

Capability Assessments Point You Forward

Mary Sue Moore, Asurion

Business Architecture Support for Large, Scaled-Agile Programs

Dean Larson, Enterprise Analysis Consulting

Value Stream Mapping Fundamentals

Chris Armstrong, Sparx Services

2:30-3:30pm Using Business Architecture to Destroy a Complacent Culture 

Kathleen Walsh, Department of Defense

Business Architecture-Driven Application Portfolio Management

Christine Barry, Medtronic

Agile & Business Architecture: Capabilities as a Product

Garrett Gleason, Thrivent Financial

Information Mapping Fundamentals

Chris Armstrong, Sparx Services


Afternoon Keynote

Keith Narr, Cargill

Chief Technology Officer

Deb Bauler, Cargill

IT Leader

4:30pm Closing Remarks
4:45-6pm Hosted Holiday Reception 

Summit Track Descriptions

Business Architecture Foundations

Interested in the nuts and bolts of business architecture? This track will highlight foundational techniques you can use to advance your practice.

Extending and Evolving Business Architecture

Explore how business architecture can be applied to driving the business forward. Collaboration with other business disciplines is mutually-beneficial for the business architect, as it advances our efforts and provides value to our colleagues.

Digital Transformation

Digital transformation is more than a buzzword; it embodies a shift of our entire businesses to a consumer-centric, always present model. Digital is not about IT – it is about meeting today’s customers in the spaces and channel they prefer. Business architecture is fundamental to a business’s success in making this transformation; attending this track will sharpen your skills and help you succeed.

Business Architecture Skill Building

We’re doing something new for our Community members!  The TCBAF and its partners are excited to provide skill-building through embedded training sessions at the Summit. Each session will be led by instructors from Metropolitan State University or Anderson Process group, both certified business architecture trainers and active in our community.

Check the Speaker Tab for Session Descriptions and Speaker Bios