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Speakers

We are pleased to have had the following presenters:

Leo de Sousa

Enterprise Architect, British Columbia Institute of Technology

Leo is the Enterprise Architect at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). He has worked in IT for 20 years. Leo began his IT career as an IBM mainframe computer operator. Over the years, he has advanced his career through from a computer operator to a programmer/analyst, a systems analyst, a database administrator, an information/data warehouse architect and an Enterprise Architect. Leo has established an Enterprise Architecture office, and developed and deployed EA best practices into BCIT’s IT environment.

Leo has a Bachelor of Science in Biology/Genetics from UBC and a Diploma of Technology, Computer Systems from BCIT. Hobbies include coaching his son's and daughter’s soccer teams as well as playing soccer and hockey.

Chris de Vaney

Chief Architect, NSG Strategy, Architecture and Projects, News Ltd

Chris de Vaney is the Chief Architect at News Ltd. He is primarily responsible for implementing and managing the Enterprise Architecture program.

Between 2003 and 2005, Chris was the Enterprise Architect at Sensis Ltd, responsible for defining and implementing a number of enterprise technology strategies, including multimedia streaming, content management and search. From 2000 to 2003, he was Chief Architect (Integration and Process) for the Ericsson e-Business Platform, based in Stockholm, Sweden.
From 1986 to 2000, Chris worked for the European Commission Office of Statistics (EUROSTAT), performing R&D for projects including multidimensional databases, statistical metadata and expert systems. From 1991 to 1997, he acted as Statistical IT Program Manager to Lithuania and Romania under the European Commission PHARE Project, developing national economic reporting systems. From 1998 to 2000 he ran the EUROSTAT Data Warehouse Centre of Excellence in Luxembourg. Between 1979 and 1986, Chris worked in a number of programming and software engineering roles in the UK, Europe, and Africa for ICL and, later, NCR.

In the area of standards, Chris worked with the Platform Architecture group Object Management Group (OMG) between 1998 and 2003, contributing to the Common Warehouse Metadata Interchange (CWMI), Air Traffic Management and Analytical Data Management initiatives. He was also a member of the OMG Analysis & Design team working on the UML2 (MOF and OCL2) specifications. Between 1988 and 1996, he was the European Commission’s technical representative to various UN and OECD methodology groups.

Professionally, Chris is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery, the IEEE, the American Mathematical Society and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. He is currently News Ltd’s representative on the CEB’s Enterprise Architecture Executive Council.

Nathan Bailey

IT Architect, Information Management and Strategic Planning, Monash University

Nathan Bailey has been involved with the Internet since 1990, and architected one of the world's first University portals, my.monash (http://my.monash.edu/). Nathan also led the project management of a range of enterprise-wide projects prior to becoming the University's Enterprise Architect. He continues to be involved in key University activities across e-Research, information management, collaboration and strategic planning.

Doug Farmer

Project Development Manager, AARNet Pty Ltd (Australia's Academic & Research Network)

Doug Farmer is AARNet’s Project Development Manager. He recently managed the implementation of the AARNet Optical Network, linking Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Adelaide. His broader role involves the extension of programme and project management disciplines across the organisation. Prior to joining AARNet, Doug spent 12 year with Optus, involved in strategic consulting and project management across a range of industries. One of his early projects for Optus was the AARNet2 rollout in 1997. Doug holds a Bachelor of Business and Electronic Commerce (Monash), a Diploma in Project Management (UNE) and is a member of the Australian Institute of Project Management.

David Bedwell

Director, Architecture and Liaison, Division of Information Technology, Charles Sturt University

David Bedwell is the Director, Architecture and Liaison at Charles Sturt University (CSU) where he has worked in a number of roles since 2000. He has qualifications in engineering, business management and training with experience in both the private and public sector. His key role is to facilitate CSU in becoming a knowledge based organisation and to ensure that the University’s information and technology assets and infrastructure are aligned to organisational strategy. David and his team develop and utilise appropriate frameworks and methods to capture, analyse, model and understand the organisation’s information and knowledge and then provide advice, strategy and support to the University towards the coordinated enhancement of its learning & teaching, research and administrative environments. He also presents and provides internal consulting services within CSU and externally on issues such as enterprise architecture, business process management, key performance indicators, and optimising service delivery.