Dr. Tim O’Neill to give Keynote presentation at Ovum Industry Congress

April 29, 2013

AVOLUTION, developer and supplier of software solutions for IT strategy, planning and enterprise modelling, today announced that one of the company's founders and principals, Dr. Tim O'Neill, will give a keynote presentation at the forthcoming Ovum Industry Congress in London on 14th - 15th May 2013. The presentation, titled “Enabling an information-oriented enterprise”, will explore the role of enterprise modelling as an enabler for informed, strategic decision-making, and address several key issues organisations must resolve in order to thrive in today’s challenging economy.


Enabling an information-orientated enterprise:

With organisations facing growing competitiveness, on-going financial pressures and constant and unpredictable change, reliable approaches must be found to manage these new operational conditions and to communicate their implications. Growing IT ‘consumerisation’ within the enterprise, together with other forms of ‘disruptive technology’, adds further challenges. Should such new trends act as catalysts for transformation, or should assessments first be made of when, where and how new technologies should be adopted, and their potential and actual outcomes be measured?
Establishing an information-enabled enterprise model based on technology, data, processes and people is the first step, providing a foundation from which future business decisions can be taken with predictive and quantitative certainty.

Avolution will also be exhibiting at the event, showcasing the latest release of its flagship product, ABACUS® 4.1, including its advanced Catalogues Management feature that enables simplified importing and exporting of MS Excel spreadsheets and MS SharePoint lists. The recently launched hosted HTML5-based service, ABACUS® Intelligence On-Demand™ will also be on show.

The Ovum Industry Congress takes place at the Victoria Park Plaza Hotel, 239 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 1EQ. Contact http://www.ovumindustrycongress.com/register/ for more information or to register, quoting Avolution’s Priority Code I6SB6/AV for a complimentary ticket.


About Dr Tim O'Neill

Dr Tim O'Neill is a founding director of Avolution with over 20-yrs experience of consulting on large systems engineering and Enterprise Architecture projects across all sectors. Tim is Research Fellow and Director of Architecture-based Engineering at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) and has co-authored over 100 papers, journal articles, book chapters and patents on Enterprise Portfolio Management, Architecture and Modelling. Tim is an Open Group Fellow and co-chair of the TOGAF tools certification committee, and has been a key contributor to several international Enterprise Architecture standards, including IEEE 1471 / ISO 42010.

About the Ovum Industry Congress 2013


IT at the Heart of Business

14-15 May 2013, Victoria Park Plaza Hotel, London

The Congress is structured around the following themes: Transforming Infrastructure & Services, Information Management & Analytics, Adapting to IT Consumerization, Optimizing Customer Experience and Enterprise IT Management. All the most important issues faced by senior IT executives will be addressed at Ovum’s 2013 Congress over the course of two days and you will ultimately come away with a blueprint for tackling the issues facing your organization.

As well as hearing from our expert speaker faculty, you’ll be able to utilize a host of new features for 2013 including our ‘On the Radar Village’ and Awards which will showcase the solution providers who are offering the latest innovative solutions today. There is also the opportunity to sign up to one of our in-depth sector breakfast briefings covering Higher Education, the Public Sector and Financial Services or to enquire about registering for our CIO Senior Leadership Stream.

We welcome you to join us to Ovum’s 3rd Annual Ovum Industry Congress. The event is free-to-attend for IT and Business Decision Makers. To register your complimentary place click here and quote priority code: SP/AV

About Avolution

Avolution provides the ABACUS® solution which is unique to the enterprise modelling space in that it can create multiple solution alternatives (architectures) and then run various simulations (Discrete Event, Monte Carlo etc) against each alternative for metrics such as Performance, Cost and Availability. In so doing it can recommend the optimal path for investment, with predictive and quantitative certainty. More information is available at www.avolution.eu.
• Build any number of solution alternatives and views, all according to a completely flexible meta-model, importing from MS Visio, MS Excel and many other formats.
• Analyse your architecture(s) for metrics such as; Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), Performance, Availability, Agility and many more.
• View the architecture(s) and the results of any evaluation using advanced techniques such as; 3D, heat maps, timelines, lifecycles, capability spaces and trade-off diagrams.

About Ovum

Ovum run a range of leading industry events for the IT and Telecom sectors that are specifically designed to keep CIOs and senior IT management appraised of the latest developments in technology. Through a mix of conferences, dinner debates, webinars and its annual Ovum Industry Congress, Ovum bring leading IT and Telecoms suppliers and solution providers together with senior-level decision makers from end-user organisations. Ovum analysts, with unparalleled expertise across a range of topics, present at every Ovum event, giving delegates and sponsors access to independent and incisive views that add credibility and value. All Ovum analysts are former industry practitioners with real-world experience, helping to build on the company’s expert content and proven track record over 20 years in the industry. Ovum events are free to attend for business and IT managers.

Press Enquiries:
Renate Krelle, Communications Manager, Avolution (UK) Ltd.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7554 5600
Email: renate.krelle@avolution.eu

Enquiries during the Ovum Industry Congress:
Peter Collins, Avolution (UK) Ltd.
Tel: +44 (0)7985 615710
Email: peter.d.collins@avolution.eu