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Following the demise of Her Majesty The Queen, this event has been postponed in order to observe the period of National Mourning.

We kick off our post COVID F2F meetings with Enterprise Architecture: what is it? Why its important in the post mainframe agile devops world.


Dave Knight - Enterprise Architect


18:00 - Refreshments and networking
18:30 - Enterprise Architecture – Dave Knight
19:30 - Branch AGM
20:00 - Close


Is Enterprise Architecture Necessary in a Digital, Agile World?

The role of the enterprise architect and the architecture practice has been challenged by the rise of Agile methods, by “no-code” tools promoting citizen / end-user development and by the failure of some architecture methods, frameworks and operating models to stay relevant in a fast-moving digital world. So, what is the role of the enterprise architect and architecture communities in 21st Century IT-centric organisations?

The presentation will attempt to answer this question, along the way giving a perspective on enterprise architecture “anti-patterns”, delving into the history of enterprise architecture to understand the original intent, and offering some views on how enterprise architecture can remain relevant. It will also touch on the presenter’s personal journey as an enterprise architecture practitioner through multiple roles, industries and “waves” of IT industry change.

About the speaker

Dave Knight - Enterprise Architect

Dave Knight is a highly experienced enterprise and senior solution architect with a focus on digital transformation, creating business value through new business models, advanced technologies, and modern ways of working.

He has more than 25 years of experience, covering business, applications, data and technology architecture across multiple industries, working at the conjunction of business goals, people/process needs and technology capabilities.

Following a career mainly working for large service integrators, Dave currently provides consulting services to large financial services and public sector organisations as part of a small, UK-based IT consultancy – Glue Reply – as well as managing their internal digital strategy and innovation practice.

Dave has a BSc (Hons) in Electrical Engineering and Electronics and a PhD in Computing, both from Manchester University. He is a Member of the BCS and has recently achieved Chartered IT Professional (CITP) status.

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This event is brought to you by: BCS Cumbria North branch

POSTPONED. Cumbria Branch AGM with guest speaker on ‘Enterprise Architecture’
Date and time
Wednesday 14 September, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
North Lakes Hotel & Spa
Ullswater Road
CA11 8QT
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