Organisational Network Analysis and Enterprise Architecture FTW!

8 February 2012, 6.30pm - 8.00pm

Room 007, Prospect Building, University of Sunderland, Sir Tom Cowie Campus.

Free of charge for both BCS and non-Members.

Nicole Mathison

Event description:

Just as modern urban planning benefits from use of quantitative tools analysing traffic flows and roadway air dispersion models, perhaps modern enterprise architecture might benefit from similar use of quantitative tools to analyse data and information flow in an organisation for improved design?

For a technology field, traditional enterprise architecture employs surprisingly limited use of technology to support its design, save for modelling software used to draw building blocks and models. The underpinning review of submitted requirements and proposed enterprise architecture is generally based on the knowledge and expertise of individuals.

Organisational Network Analysis (ONA) is the analysis of connections/‘ties’ between and among individuals, groups, and organisations, termed the ‘nodes’.

Enterprise Knowledge and Content Manager, Nicole Mathison, will provide an introduction to organisational network analysis, and discuss current and potential applications for knowledge and content management, and enterprise architecture.

Nicole Mathison

Nicole MathisonNicole Mathison is an Enterprise Knowledge and Content Manager with a background in information science. Currently working in the UK Public Sector, her career has been in international private sector and start-up organisations. Her enterprise areas of focus cover diverse, inter-connected, aspects including enterprise search, websites, portals, master data management, business process management, email, information architecture, knowledge and content management, image capture and legal admissibility, collaboration, social media tools and web conferencing, records management, and archiving. She is passionate about helping connect people with information through technology.