Summit Presenters



Thank you for your interest in presenting at the Business Architecture Summit!

We are excited to announce that the TCBAF Community is holding our first ever day-long gathering for practicing and aspiring business architects. The TCBAF community of business architecture practitioners was founded in 2010, and has been meeting continuously ever since.  We seek to strengthen our community and professional practice by exploring business architecture and related topics through guest presentations, sharing case studies from within and outside the community, networking, and socializing.  Taking the day for this Summit will give us the opportunity to bring more collaboration and learning time to our community members, while enabling deeper conversation and inspirational interaction.  We represent the largest established community of practices for business architects in the world, and this is one more way we can fortify and strengthen each other and the organizations we serve.

Our Summit will be held on Thursday, December 1st, and will feature morning and afternoon keynote presentations, bookending four sessions in three tracks.  All in all, we have fourteen hour-long sessions we can fill with information sharing and group work.  Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments will be provided, along with a Community holiday happy hour capping off our day together. Cargill, one of our founding corporate sponsors, will sponsor the venue, providing world class conference and meeting facilities at the Excelsior Crossings campus.

Presentation Tracks

The agile business architecture – Business architecture plays a critical role in helping organizations respond rapidly to change at an ever-increasing velocity. The time horizon for adapting to change has shifted from months and years to days and weeks, and business architecture provides the understanding and insight to leaders and the organization that enables decision-making and execution.  This track highlights agility and the necessary relationship with business architecture.

Strategy to execution – The role Business Architects play with creating, illuminating, and executing organizational strategy is significant. This track focuses on methods and frameworks Business Architects use and can learn from in developing and leading strategy to drive results.

Business architecture in practice – This track focuses on case studies, methods and approaches, and practitioner stories that help us all learn and apply business architecture practices and enable innovation in our own organizations.

Call for Speakers

We are currently accepting speaking applications for presentations during our track sessions. We are excited to invite TCBAF friends and community members to nominate themselves and others to provide presentations at the Summit. As a presenter at the conference, you will have the opportunity to share your expertise, case studies and experience with 200 business architects, leaders, and IT and business professionals from the podium and throughout the day.

If you’re interested in presenting on a topic related to the above tracks, please submit the application (Link Below) by Sunday, October 16.  You can submit as many unique topic applications as you would like — we will review all submissions for possible inclusion in the conference.

The TCBAF Board will look at the abstracts we receive and select presenters to create a well-balanced and intriguing program for our participants.

The deadline to submit an application is Sunday, October 16.

All applications will be considered, with the TCBAF Board making final selections in mid-October. Submissions that will receive priority will cover information that is timely, relevant and actionable to delivering the business architecture value proposition in organizations — including the latest trends, concepts, solutions, and the knowledge necessary to become a catalyst for innovation. Participation in this event is a great way to gain exposure and network in our business architecture community. (Attendance is approximately 40 – 60 people per session.)

Please complete the following form and submit to Leatha Lemmer, IPD Project Coordinator, via email to .by October 16, 2016.  Please send via Word or other text document.

Presenter Submission Information and Form

Please contact Linda Finley with questions (

Presenters are invited to attend the Summit without charge. Your speaker agreement serves as your registration.