Avolution to present at BCS

February 18, 2011

Avolution, the market leader in metrics-based analysis of architectures, today announced that one of the company's founders and principals, Dr. Tim O'Neill, will present at the BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT’s Enterprise Architecture Specialist Group Meeting in London on the 21st February. The presentation is titled "Making the business and benefits case for EA", and aims to support the Group’s goals of promoting best practice in Enterprise and IT Architecture amongst its membership.

Making the business and benefits case for EA.
This session will look at how organisations should approach making a business case for Enterprise Architecture, and quantify the potential and actual benefits. Some organisations have embarked on Enterprise Architecture initiatives purely on the basis that it is part of the strategic planning process and will augment the future value of other projects, only to find questions raised on an expenditure that is difficult to link to visible returns. It is therefore important to structure Enterprise Architecture initiatives in a way that produces measurable outcomes.

The presentation will take place within the group’s meeting from 6.00pm to 8.00pm on Monday 21st February, at the BCS headquarters in Covent Garden, London. Booking is required.

About Dr Tim O'Neill
Dr Tim O'Neill holds a Bachelor of Engineering and PhD from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). Currently he is a Principal with Avolution, a UTS spin-off company, and a Research Fellow with UTS. Dr O'Neill is frequently invited to keynote present on behalf of organizations such as the Open Group, IEEE and Ovum/Butler Group and has co-authored over 100 papers, journal articles, book chapters and patents on Enterprise Portfolio Management, Architecture and Modelling. He has been Program Chair for several international conferences and a key contributor to several international standards, including IEEE 1471 / ISO 42010. Based in Oxford, United Kingdom, Dr O'Neill's expert opinion is regularly sort by organizations in all sectors and all geographies from the smallest-scale to the largest multi-nationals.

About BCS
The mission of BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT (formerly known as British Computer Society), is to enable the information society, with the aim to promote wider social and economic progress through the advancement of information technology science and practice.

The Enterprise Architecture SG is one of the specialist groups in the institute which promotes best practice in, and the use of, Enterprise and IT Architectures where it is of relevance to computing professionals, business professionals, academics, and other groups. This provides a forum for Enterprise Architects and IT Architects to interact and exchange views and to facilitate the sharing of skills, techniques, tools and methods by positively encouraging members to participate in the activities of the Group. More information is available at www.ea.bcs.org.