International User Groups Conference 2022
            

                Agenda Alfabet User Group
            

Agenda Alfabet User Group

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Monday, May 30

Enjoy our lunch break in the Partner Marketplace, network with your peers, meet product experts and discover what our sponsoring partners have to offer.

DOMINIK KUROPKA
Director Product Management, Software AG

ALI RIZVI
Product Manager, Software AG

In a business environment driving continuous IT change, IT must be able to make fast decisions based on reliable insights into the IT landscape. Such insights come from a rich repository of information supplied by a large and diverse pool of stakeholders. The Alfabet UI/UX is undergoing sweeping changes to make it easy for stakeholders to contribute to and leverage the insights Alfabet provides. Standardized ways to interact and work with data will give the end user more control in the visual representation of data including real-time analysis and insights creation. Get a glimpse behind-the-scenes of the new UX/UI and learn what concepts, tools and development activities are going into Alfabet’s future look and feel.

Enjoy our coffee break in the Partner Marketplace, network with your peers, meet product experts and discover what our sponsoring partners have to offer.
Sustainability is rapidly taking center stage in organizations’ corporate and go-to-market strategies. IT has a huge role to play and – more specifically – enterprise architects and IT strategists. What new challenges are architects and planners being asked to solve with the insights they have with their EA and strategic portfolio management programs? Join us to discuss: understanding corporate (and IT) energy consumption and sourcing; asset and vendor management; transforming the operating model and its underlying IT; efficient response to increasing sustainability regulations; meeting market demands while ensuring business continuity and productivity.

Tuesday, May 31

DOMINIK KUROPKA
Director Product Management, Software AG

ALI RIZVI
Product Manager, Software AG

Alfabet product development in 2022 and 2023 will bring foundational changes to the product’s infrastructure and design including:

  • A satisfying user experience incorporating a new user interface, intuitive user profiles, streamlined navigation, and a powerful, articulate information search
  • End user self-determination of information content and form reflecting the uniqueness of every person’s responsibility along the decision chain of IT transformation
  • Maintaining information completeness, currency and accuracy through easily executed, spreadsheet-like mass data update facilities

Find out in this session more about the Alfabet roadmap and the plans for rolling out new capabilities and enhancements.

CONRAD LANGHAMMER
VP Alfabet. Software AG

The Alfabet Accelerator is a fast-start configuration used when deploying Alfabet Enterprise. Alfabet Enterprise is the engine, and the Accelerator is everything around the engine that allows you to use and interact with the solution. The Accelerator is relevant even for existing implementations offering configurations on the topics, for example, contract and vendor management, service portfolio management and SAP migration planning. Customers can thus get a running start with new use cases not yet considered and get more value out of their Alfabet implementation.

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JOHN ROBERTS
John Lewis Partnership

Demand management helps IT identify the context and scope of each demand to better understand the business need and potential architectural effect of its realization. It helps filter the profusion of incoming demands into a manageable list that can be evaluated and translated into project proposals.
Find out in this session how the EA team at John Lewis Partnership was able to centralize demands into one repository, create a reporting framework for demands, map risks to demands for evaluation purposes and develop a method for prioritizing demands.

THOMAS HABIGER
IT Technical Architect - Director, UBS Business Solutions AG

The digital products and services required in the financial services market today are driving banks to transform their IT for agile delivery of innovative business solutions. The IT portfolio management team at UBS is going full-speed ahead on an initiative to reinitialize its application portfolio. Hear about UBS’ journey to rediscover the core purpose of its new “AppDir” and evolve in the new agile world. The presentation will address the program’s goals, timelines and activities, the portfolios in focus, usage of Technopedia and other facilities to create a “Bill of Material” (technical architecture), as well as how the team ensures data quality in their Alfabet implementation.

Enjoy our lunch break in the Partner Marketplace, network with your peers, meet product experts and discover what our sponsoring partners have to offer.

ROLAND CHRISTEN
Head of Enterprise Architecture Tools & Services, Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse has established a global IT application and technical product inventory based on Alfabet to drive continual improvement of its application and technology portfolios. IT architecture governance, processes, roles and responsibilities have been established to document, analyze, monitor and plan the IT assets as well as the IT landscape relevant for Credit Suisse. The Credit Suisse Application Inventory is also part of the Credit Suisse IT Control Framework making data quality and regulatory compliancy key. Find out how Credit Suisse leverages Alfabet to support enterprise architecture management in general and to manage Credit Suisse’s IT asset portfolio in a regulatory compliant and sustainable manner.

JOHAN SCHOEMAN
Senior Principal Enterprise Architect, NTT

NTT Ltd. represents a new standard in global technology services and information and communication technology. The company was born in 2019 through the merger of 31 independent firms. The new business, whose customers represent 85 percent of the Global Fortune 500, is a data-driven, digital powerhouse. But bringing together so many disparate systems to create an efficient, agile and fast industry leader in so little time was a monumental task. Find out how NTT uses Alfabet to help drive the technology integration strategy for 31 companies, 56 IT architectures and over 2,900 applications in one central repository, and uses Alfabet to plan and model rationalization while adjusting to strategic changes, and to communicate the roadmap.

DAVID FERRÉ
Director Product Management, Software AG

Strategic portfolio management (SPM) is increasingly winning recognition as critical for business success. Noted research firms have in recent years added it to their nomenclature of market categories, including definitions of the term, playbooks on how to establish a practice and market guides to tools supporting the topic. Although the definitions and needed capabilities can vary, the drivers, purpose and benefits are the same. Digitalization and serial innovation are the main drivers of SPM. Find out how companies can use SPM to become more agile at the strategic level and ensure innovation delivery from strategy to execution.

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RAINER SCHEIBEHENNE
Enterprise Architect, Vodafone

FRANZ KARY
Cross Domain Architect, Vodafone
 
What started as a step-by-step approach to building the EA practice at Vodafone is quickly accelerating to a run as diverse stakeholders realize the value of the insights it provides. By first “breaking up the siloes” at Vodafone and combining all EA information into one repository, the EA team has been able to significantly improve the quality of the data on the IT landscape. This paved the way for garnering meaningful reports and insights. Secondly, integration of Alfabet with other IT asset inventory systems enables analyses from various perspectives thus creating demand from stakeholders outside of EA. Speed and agility in fulfilling those demands are enabled by a DevOps type of approach the team has adopted to give them maximum flexibility in delivering solutions to its end users.
Join this session to learn how the requirements process for Alfabet customers works and how to submit your requirements and join the voting process. The result is a scored list of requirements to be handed over to Alfabet product line management for response. Why it is in your interest to participate in the requirements process? Submissions from the user group are given greater consideration than those submitted individually by a company. Let your voice be heard! Included in this session will be a “Tips and Tricks” exchange of participants.
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Wednesday, June 1

ERIC ROOVERS 
Vice President Transformation Solutions, Software AG

In this session Eric Roovers will present various use cases for Alfabet and ARIS to demonstrate how you can generate maximum value from both products.
HRISHI KUCHIBHOTLA
Executive Director, Bruhati

In an increasingly connected and fast-paced world, the ability to quickly pivot to comply with standards through reusable building blocks is paramount for the success of a modern telco. TMForum continuously invests in a platform that supports telco's continuously changing ecosystem. Bruhati has developed an implementation of the TMForum framework using Alfabet, ARIS and webMethods offering a unique approach in using them for digital transformation in telcos. In this presentation, we will explore the value for a telco to implement such a framework and how it can be used to drive efficient management of a telco's IT portfolio.
JOOST KNOOP
Process Excellence Capability Lead, FrieslandCampina
Within large companies like FrieslandCampina the number of applications grew rapidly and so ended up with more of the same. Enterprise Architecture started in 2021 a journey to get in control of the application portfolio. In order to rationalize the application portfolio, we needed to know which application serves which business capability. To fully grasp what services a business capability delivers, we needed to know what functional processes are being executed by a business capability. Based upon the fore mentioned, Enterprise Architecture and the IT platforms uses Alfabet to amongst others rationalize the application portfolio.
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