Architecting the Future Enterprise
Today’s contemporary enterprises are highly networked with ever-changing strategic requirements based on the broader ecosystem. This talk provides a holistic systems approach to architecting and transforming enterprises to achieve strategic capabilities such as sustainability and flexibility. Based on experience with over 100 enterprises, a model which incorporates multiple dimensions, including information, technology, organization, product and process architectures to achieve stakeholder requirements will be disccused. Examples of factors contributing to both enterprise architecting “failures” as well as successes will be presented.
Presenter: Deborah J. Nightingale
Dr. Nightingale is the University Distinguished Professor, Univ. of Central Florida. She has broad-based international experience with academia (UCF and MIT), the private sector and the government. Dr. Nightingale served on the MIT faculty from 1997 to 2014 where she held a dual Professor of Practice appointment in the Engineering Systems Div. and the Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics. She also served as the Director of the Sociotechnical Systems Research Center (SSRC), an interdisciplinary center focused on contemporary enterprise issues such as healthcare, innovations in product development and systems engineering, and organizational transformation. Dr. Nightingale also served as Director of the Lean Advancement Initiative, a consortium of large industry and government executives collaborating with MIT across organizational boundaries to transform their collective enterprises.
Dr. Nightingale has a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in Industrial and Systems Engineering. In addition, she holds MS and BS degrees in Computer and Information Science from The Ohio State University and University of Dayton, respectively.