Leaders Circle

Enterprise Architecture Summit

Enterprise Architects: Look to the Future

Enterprise architects decide the best path to your enterprise’s future state—encompassing technology plans and skills development, organizational and financial impacts.

They also know that adopting a holistic perspective while embracing change is critical to success. At this summit, key Oracle customers share their objectives, challenges, and best practices for designing and managing high-stakes change.

Individuals responsible for planning and executing complex, large-scale IT transformations in cloud, information, or applications architecture and IT strategy are invited to attend the Enterprise Architecture Summit at the Leaders Circle @ OpenWorld.

The Enterprise Architecture Summit features CIOs and enterprise architects discussing the experiences and key decisions that have impacted their organization, architectures, and funding into the next decade. Adding to the conversation are the Oracle enterprise architects who contributed their practical approach and expertise to help customers achieve their goals.

Summit Highlights include:

  • Learn how leading organizations use enterprise architecture to drive business transformation
  • Discover practical strategies for advancing complex IT initiatives
  • Get insight for building roadmaps and business cases
  • Gain perspective into your 10-year IT operating and investment strategy

Who Should Attend:

  • Enterprise Architects, Chief Technology Officers (CTOs), Chief Information Officers (CIOs)
  • Senior IT and executive vice presidents/senior vice presidents/vice presidents of IT
  • IT planners, strategists

When: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Time: 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Where: Fairmont San Francisco, Venetian Room


Tuesday, September 24

8:30 a.m.–8:40 a.m.


Matt Mills, Senior Vice President, Technology, Hardware, and Public Sector, Oracle

Hamidou Dia, Group Vice President, Enterprise Architecture, Oracle

8:40 a.m.–9:25 a.m.

Making Sense of the coming Creator Economy

Paul Saffo, Futurist, Managing Director of Foresight at Discern Analytics, Consulting Associate Professor at Stanford University

9:25 a.m.–10:05 a.m.

Migrating to the Cloud—Real-World Strategies and Practical Experience

Gerry DeMarco, Managing Director for IT Transformation, UBS

Alan Levine, Oracle Enterprise Architect

10:05 a.m.–10:15 a.m.


10:15 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

Customer Panel: Architecture Best Practices to Drive Innovation and Transformation

Carolyn Lawson, CIO, Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Department of Human Services

Christian Anschuetz, CIO, Underwriters Laboratories

Moderator: Hamza Jahangir, Consulting Practice Director, Oracle Enterprise Architect

11:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Structure, Goals and Design of Enterprise Architecture at FedEx

Tamara Payne, Enterprise Solutions, FedEx Services

11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Investing in Hardware Architecture

John Fowler, Executive Vice President of Systems, Oracle

12:00 p.m.–12:05 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Hamidou Dia, Group Vice President, Enterprise Architecture, Oracle

12:05 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

Networking Luncheon (all Leaders Circle attendees)



Making Sense of the Coming Creator Economy

November 2008 was not merely the start of the current economic downturn; it was also the end of a 50 year long economic cycle and the transition to a long anticipated new economy. Our current crisis is nothing less than a shift from a dying consumer economy built on consumption to a new “creator economy” built on mass interaction and innovation. Understanding this shift provides a context for making sense of emerging industries from robotics to 3-D printing and anticipating the impacts on incumbent industries from automobiles to media and consumer products. The result will be maddening uncertainty, but for innovators who keep their head – and keep their head up—it will also be a period of unprecedented opportunity.

Migrating to the Cloud—Real-World Strategies and Practical Experience

UBS manages 1000s of production and non-production Oracle databases. They made a strategic decision to adopt a new operating model for their databases to alleviate portfolio complexity and cost through standardization, consolidation, and automation. UBS embarked on a transformational journey to deliver “Database as a Service” for the operations and management of its large Oracle Database estate. UBS’s Managing Director for IT transformation programs will share his practical, yet comprehensive approach to tackle such a large project. You will hear about all phases of their architecture planning: business and financial planning, business services catalog development, database consolidation, self-service provisioning, chargeback, security, and governance. This deep case study will benefit architects and IT planners interested in a real world experience in a large scale IT environment.

Customer Panel: Architecture Best Practices to Drive Innovation and Transformation

With the increasing pace of business today and pressures on IT resources, many IT executives are forced to prioritize the immediate term, postponing building longer term architectures. In this panel conversation, CIOs will discuss how they have structured their organizations and processes to meet both their short term goals and create a platform for ongoing innovation and transformation.

Structure, Goals and Design of Enterprise Architecture at FedEx

To deliver business value faster with superior quality, IT organizations need an Enterprise Application Architecture that can provide agility and flexibility enabling quick adoption of business and customer changes. That's what FedEx is building.

With cloud computing, virtualization, and technology commoditization, IT architecture has reached a "thrilling stage," says Rob Carter, FedEx CIO since 2000. As we continue our journey through the Dominate Design, we have reached a stage where application architecture and software play a major role in flexibility.

An efficient application architecture will help to shift workloads in response to business demand, slash time to market with reduced complexity and reduce cost for delivery of features to the marketplace.

Tamara Payne will dive into the details of the trends that are influencing the new FedEx Enterprise Application Architecture strategy and where it's delivering the biggest returns.