[AISWorld] Conference on Enterprise Architecture in the Digital Era: Trends, Opportunities and Challenges 24th and 25th May, at Management Development Institute, Gurgaon

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*Conference **on **Enterprise Architecture in the Digital Era: Trends,
Opportunities and Challenges *

24th and 25th May, at Management Development Institute, Gurgaon

 *Conference Background*

Digitalization is changing the way organizations plan, design, deliver and
track their goods and services. The industry has moved from the paradigm of
information technology merely being an enabler, to being the driver. Today
technology drives business, and this is accentuated by the advent of
organizations that are born digital, or the *digital natives*. The pace and
diversity that organization leaders have to contend with, pulls them in
different directions, more often than not to the detriment of the

In this fast-paced era, the organization leaders need to rely on innovation
to understand customers and embrace disruptive information technologies.
This demands holistic integrated thinking and a deep understanding of how
all the seemingly disparate dimensions come together to provide sustained
differentiation and competitive edge. Competing on processes and products
is passé. Organizations today, are creating platforms and building
ecosystems anchored around such platforms. Platform-enabled ecosystems are
making new business models possible and accelerating network effects by
creating value and participation. This is therefore, generating the need
for enterprise architects like never before. Enterprise architecture drives
transformation that generates newer opportunities through technology
innovation, and enterprise architects make this happen. For leaders, the
overarching desire to maintain oversight, gain insight and acquire
foresight is unparalleled.

One of the largest digitalization initiatives in the world is the Digital
India, which aims to transform India into a digitally empowered society and
knowledge economy. The NITI Aayog has set a target of US$ 1 Trillion by
2025 for the digital economy in India. Transformation of this scale and
complexity needs to be orchestrated and architected. The role of enterprise
architecture in making this happen cannot be overemphasized. In realizing
the criticality, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has
taken the lead to develop a national framework for enterprise architecture
called the India Enterprise Architecture Framework (IndEA), this has been
notified as a national standard by the Government of India this month.

There is clearly a need for greater understanding of current and emerging
trends, the opportunities that are being created constantly and the
challenges faced in taking full benefits of such opportunities.

Topics of Interest include, but are not limited to:

·         Enterprise Architecture and Digitalization

·         Enterprise Architecture Frameworks and Methods

·         Enterprise Architecture in Government

·         Best Practices in Enterprise Architecture

·         Enterprise Architecture with Emerging Technologies such as Cloud,
IoT, AI and Blockchain etc.

·         Enterprise Architecture and Innovation

·         Enabling Strategic Changes through Enterprise Architecture

·         Planning, Securing and Governing the Enterprise Architecture

·         Enterprise Architecture Implementation Strategies

·         Case Studies on Enterprise Architecture Implementation in
Government, Agriculture, Healthcare, Education, Banking, Manufacturing etc.

·         Architecture Competency and Practice, including Growing Role of
Enterprise Architects

·         Role of and Advancements in Standards and Standardization

·         Enterprise Architecture and Agile Practices

The conference to be organized by MDI Gurgaon in collaboration with The
Open Group, which is supporting the Government of India in development of
Enterprise Architecture standards, its implementation and training. The
conference proposes to include plenaries, theme-based presentations,
interactive panel discussions, deep-dive tutorials and networking

MDI <http://www.mdi.ac.in>is one of the top B-Schools of the country (
www.mdi.ac.in). MDI has a vibrant research environment. The institute
integrates knowledge, research, industry experience and international
exposure to offer comprehensive management programmes. Faculty members at
MDI are involved in action-centric research and organizational problems are
solved with academic rigor. Many faculty members have maintained their
focus of research on certain key topics and have established their
expertise and credibility in that area.

The Open Group is leading the development of open, vendor-neutral IT
standards and certifications. The Open Group <http://www.opengroup.org/> is
a global consortium that enables the achievement of business objectives
through IT standards. With more than 630 member organizations, we have a
diverse membership that spans all sectors of the IT community; customers,
systems and solutions suppliers, tool vendors, integrators and consultants,
as well as academics and researchers. TOGAF®, an Open Group standard, is a
proven enterprise architecture methodology and framework used by the
world’s leading organizations to improve business efficiency. It is the
most prominent and reliable architecture approach, ensuring consistent
standards, methods, and communication among enterprise architecture
professionals. The TOGAF standard is widely used for developing a broad
range of different enterprise architectures. The TOGAF framework
complements, and can be used in conjunction with, other frameworks that are
more focused on specific deliverables for particular vertical sectors such
as Government, Telecommunications, Manufacturing, Defense, and Finance.


Important Dates
Abstract Submission

March 01st, 2019

Complete Paper submission:
March 31st, 2019

Acceptance notification:
April  15th, 2019

Camera Ready Copies and copyright forms:
Apr 22nd , 2019

Conference Date

24-25th May 2019
Submissions should be posted electronically in MS Word or PDF at

Call for Papers Link: https://easychair.org/cfp/EAD2019



Full Length Submissions: You may submit a full length (not to exceed six
single-spaced pages with approximately 2,500 words, including all figures,
tables, appendices, and references), original, and previously unpublished
manuscript. The research may be conceptual, empirical or applied. Accepted
papers will be published in the conference proceedings in their entirety.
Select papers included in the Conference will be considered for
an expedited review process and possible inclusion in an Edited Book.

*Registration Fee for the Conference is 1500 Indian Rupees and can be on
the Conference Link*

*on **www.mdi.ac.in* <http://www.mdi.ac.in>


*Conference chairs:  *---------------------
Prof. Anjali Kaushik, Professor, Management Development Institute, Gurgaon

Prof. Prageet Aeron, Assistant Professor, Management Development Institute,


*Conference Co-chairs:  *---------------------
Dr Pallab Saha, Chief Architect, The Open Group & President, Association of
Enterprise Architects (India)

*Programme Committee*

Prof. D. P. Goyal, Management Development Institute, Gurgaon

Prof. Rajesh Kumar Singh, Management Development Institute, Gurgaon

Prof. Shankar Prawesh, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

Prof. Shilpi Jain, Fore School of Management, New Delhi

Prof. Sumedha Chauhan, Indian Institute of Management, Rohtak

*Programme Advisory Committee*

Prof. Sunil Mithas, College of Business, University of South Florida

Prof. Reza Zanjirani Farahani,  Kingston University,  London

Prof. Pezhman Ghadimi, UCD, Dublin

Prof. Angappa Gunasekaran, California State University, Bakersfield, USA

Prof. Amulya Gurtu, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, USA

Prof. Sachin Kumar Mangla, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom

Prashant Gupta, Partner, Advisory, Grant Thornton India LLP, Gurgaon, India

Tarun Gupta, Chief Technology Officer - Retail, Cognizant Technology

Muraleedharan Manningal, Head – State E Mission Team, Government of Kerala

Muralidhara Honnur, Partner, Advisory Services, Ernst & Young India

Sreekanth Iyer, Cloud Security Architect – IBM Cloud, IBM India

Bala Prasad Peddigari, Technology Head – Digital Initiatives, TCS

Indranil Bhowmik, Enterprise Architect, TCS

Dr. Anil Paingankar, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, Wipro

Dr. Sundar Balakrishna, Director of Electronic Services Delivery,
Government of Andhra Pradesh

Vishal Mehrotra, Global Head – Open Source Platform, TCS

S. Muralidhara, Chief Architect – Apps and Digital Development, DXC

Vijaya Kumar Khaderbad, Enterprise Architect – Solutions Engineering Group,


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