Enterprise Architecture in Higher Education - a Symposium
Charles Sturt University, Bathurst Campus
1-2 November 2006
A symposium with pragmatic sessions around Enterprise Architecture (EA) in Higher Education – strategy, methods, and tangible results (rather than the theory of EA or detailed technical work). The idea for this get-together came from a paper presented at the Council of Australian University Directors of Information Technology (CAUDIT) General Meeting in May 2006.
The aim was to provide attendees with opportunities to
- showcase and see some good practice and efforts in EA;
- gain a general snapshot of EA in Australian Higher Education;
- get the chance to delve more deeper into things that might have caught your eye earlier on;
- network with people who’ve been doing, thinking, dreaming or had no idea about these sort of things inside and outside of the sector;
- collaborate and support each other with respect to EA into the future; and
- provide input into the proposed Educause EA workshop in May 2007.
CAUDIT kindly sponsored for Mr Leo de Sousa, Enterprise Architect from British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) to attend as a major speaker. We were also fortunate to have Mr Chris de Vaney from News Ltd to present a corporate angle on EA.
This symposium was for those who are just interested, starting off, don't know were to start, need advice, just want to listen, heard a lot of talk about EA or want to showcase special initiatives.
In attendance were delegates from 18 Australian and New Zealand universities, including Directors, Architects, possible future architects and senior Technical Staff; AARNet; DEST and e-Framework.