IT4IT: the new enterprise architecture framework and AGM

Wednesday 19 October 2016

6.00pm - 9.00pm

BCS London, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Maps

Free to attend for BCS Members, £5.00 (+VAT) for Non-members.

This meeting will be prefaced by the AGM, starting at 6.30pm and running for approximately 15 minutes. It will include a review of the last AGM minutes, reports from both the SG Chair & Treasurer and election of officers/committee members


IT4IT™ is a vendor-neutral Reference Architecture and value chain-based operating model from the Open Group managing the business of IT. In this session, Tony Price (Worldwide Director for IT4IT Strategic Consulting at Hewlett Packard Enterprise Software Services) will talk about how the architecture and value chain work to provide prescriptive guidance on how to design, procure and implement the functionality needed to run IT. He'll show how the standard provides the ‘how to’ for services that IT delivers to be systematically tracked across the service lifecycle.

Tony Price has an extensive background within the management of IT, having worked in a number of roles for HPE, as well as PinkRoccade and Fox IT. He is an internationally renowned speaker and regular presents at events such as ITSMF UK Conference and SITS. He also received the highly acclaimed Paul Rappaport Award for Outstanding Contribution for ITSM from the ITSMF UK in 2015.

The IT4IT Reference Architecture provides prescriptive guidance on the specification of and interaction with a consistent service model backbone (common data model/context). It supports real world use cases driven by the Digital Economy (e.g. Cloud-sourcing, Agile, DevOps and service brokering) and embraces and complements existing process frameworks and methodologies, (e.g. ITIL®, CoBIT®, SAFe® and TOGAF®) by taking a data-focused implementation model perspective, essentially specifying an information model across the entire value chain.

The IT Value Chain has four value streams supported by a reference architecture to drive efficiency and agility. The four value streams are:

  • Strategy to Portfolio
  • Request to Fulfil
  • Requirement to Deploy
  • Detect to Correct

Each IT Value Stream is centered on a key aspect of the service model, the essential data objects (information model), and functional components (functional model) that support it. Together, the four value streams play a vital role in helping IT control the service model as it advances through its lifecycle.

The IT Value Chain is a prescriptive model for how to manage the service life cycle and broker services to the enterprise. The IT4IT operating model allows the IT function to achieve the same level of business discipline, predictability and efficiency as other functions in the business.

For further information, you can find an overview of IT4IT and lots of great material from the Open Group

Read an introductory interview with Tony and Barclay Rae (ITSMF UK CEO)

Registration & refreshments at 6.00pm with talks commencing at 6.30pm. Finishing around 8.00pm followed by wine, finger food and informal networking.

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IT4IT: the new enterprise architecture framework (mp3 - 67Mb)