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John A. Zachman and Carl E. Engel Kick off Inaugural EA West Conference

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John A. Zachman Kicks off Inaugural EA West Conference

Colorado Springs, CO, USA -- Apr. 27, 2015 – John A. Zachman and Carl E. Engel presented the keynote address at the inaugural EA West Conference in Sacramento, CA on Apr. 21, 2015.

Enterprise Architecture West (EA West) took place on April 20-21, 2015 at the Citizen Hotel in Sacramento, California. The event addressed contemporary enterprise architecture topics including how to apply it to make the mission possible. Other topics included cutting-edge EA methodologies to enable business outcomes, integrate with agile development efforts, and add focus to big data initiatives.

Enterprise Architecture Conference in Washington, D.C. has been a key focus at the Federal level for many years. The annual EA conference has been a venue for exchanging ideas about what works in building strong architectures for more than 10 years. Because of that history, 1105 Public Sector Media Group launched the inaugural West Coast Enterprise Architecture conference to share ideas and educate executives across Federal and State & Local government about trends in contemporary Enterprise Architecture.

EA West workshops took place on Monday, April 20th and featured experienced instructors Carl Engel from Zachman International® and Cort Coghill, Director of Education Operations at the FEAC® Institute. The full day conference was on Tuesday, April 21st and focused on the Shift from Compliance Driven EA to Business Outcomes.  John A. Zachman, Chairman of Zachman International® and Carl E. Engel led the keynote on Enterprise Architecture: 30 Years Young - Shifting from the Age of Compliance to the Age of Outcomes.  Ken Griesi, Chief Architect, MITRE West shared his Top 10 Pitfalls in EA and How to Avoid Them. The morning session was concluded by Jerad Spiegel, CEO, Phase One Consulting with a session on Using EA in an Agile World.

Following some lively roundtable discussions, attendees were treated to a presentation of last year’s Excellence in EA Award winning team from the California Department of Health Care Services led by Chris Cruz, Chief Information Officer and Ben Word, Chief Architect. They shared their creative and practical approach using EA framework integration and linking EA to critical business outcomes.  The afternoon session, Incorporating Business Analytics and Big Data in your Enterprise Architecture, was presented by Marty Gaupp, LTCOL, USAF, Deputy Head for Economics, USAF Academy. Capping off the packed agenda, Subbarao Mupparaju, Chief Architect, State of California linked his concepts with the opening keynote, speaking to the crowd about moving EA From Compliance to Effectiveness and providing practical steps to make it possible.

"EA West 2015 provided the opportunity for attendees to learn the value of moving enterprise architecture from theory to action and implementation," said John P. Zachman, Chief Executive Officer of Zachman International/FEAC Institute. "This content-rich event was designed to educate EA practitioners at all levels on the practical approach to driving business outcomes with EA today."

For more about this event visit: http://goveaconference.com/Events/Enterprise-Architecture-West/Information/Home.aspx

Preparations are underway for the 13th Annual Enterprise Architecture Conference, now known as EA East, to be held October 5-7, 2015 in Washington, DC. More information can be found at http://goveaconference.com/Events/Enterprise-Architecture-East/Information/Home

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