How about: “If your paper was a song, it would be this: “. Like:
Accept with modifications:
In the 21st century, the presence of technology is ubiquitous. Computers have moved from batch processing in the back-office through word processing in the front office to being the medium that glues together organisations, supply chains, and customers. Being digital across any channel and any device sits at the core of any winning business strategy. Being the glue that connects also means that technology has moved from being a business support layer to being embedded in or even in itself constituting business processes. The distributed nature of enterprise systems, particularly in supply chains and logistics, has drastically blurred or in many cases even removed the boundary between organisation and ecosystem. The integration of real-time information between organisations, architectures, and their enterprise systems has significantly contributed to the rise of global supply chains. The emergence of cloud has further accelerated this integration by virtualising and consolidating enterprise systems in massive public computing utilities. Before cloud computing gained popularity, the integration of supply chains was primarily constrained by physical constraints in network and data centre capacity. Now that global organisations are co-locating their core enterprise systems in the same public cloud environments, even that boundary has been removed. Limited IT scalability is no longer an inhibitor to growth, at least not if systems are architected properly.
The need for ‘being digital’ is what we call ‘digital’ in itself. Companies are hiring Chief Digital Officers to deliver digital roadmaps in close collaboration with business, marketing and IT. In many ways it seems that digital is reaching the level of decision-making, which IT strategies have always wanted to inform and influence: how to transform the business for the better. Where most IT strategies are more often than not a second effect or afterthought after a business strategy has been approved, digital strategies inform new and pure strategic thinking. They connect and address business, operational, marketing, and technical concerns by taking an outside-in approach starting with the customers, interactions, and channels. As a consequence, being digital is much more than sporadically adopting Twitter for processing customer complaints or publishing a smartphone app — it is about questioning and realising how one can totally transform a business model or an entire supply chain by adopting different technologies, mindsets, and processes. Here comes the need for doing digital strategy rather than orthodox IT-centric IT strategies, plans, and roadmaps.
Beyond IT Strategy is a new book about making the shift from IT-centric to digital business. Like our previous book, we invite all interested authors to submit a chapter as part of the publication.
The overall theme of this book is to uncover the shift from IT to digital strategies, what it means to organisations, and how to bring it into practice. Rather than the typical two-fold distinction between theory and practice adopted by most “pracademic publications”, the book is structured by key business problems, where digital strategies can help, support, and deliver better outcomes. For now, the candidate business problems are (but not limited to):
Apart from these candidate business problems, we are also particularly interested in contributions that explore the relationships between and contemporary challenges within digital strategy and the following themes:
Calling enterprise designers and enterprise architects: Join us in Paris! Note that the deadline for abstracts is June 14, but full paper not due until October. And the conference is in April 2015.
Paris Descartes University , Paris College of Art , Paris Sorbonne University, ISTEC
Paris & Boulogne sur Seine
April 22-24 2015
We would like to announce a call for papers for the 11th conference of the European Academy of Design, www.europeanacademyofdesign.org, to be held in Paris Descartes University Institute of Psychology on April 17-19th, 2015.
The theme of the conference is the value of design research.
Design today is increasingly being recognized as creating value – whether for cultural and collective intelligence, for embedding new technology into new behaviours, for fostering or acting as a force for change in societies and for companies confronted with complex problems. This value is based on design research within a large variety of settings and scientific backgrounds.
The gestalt of the conference is “the whole is more than just the sum of its parts”. Taking this principle to heart, the conference will bring together all stakeholders in design research and design process innovation. University labs, design schools, and R&D departments from industries have been invited.
The conference is organized around 4 meta-themes divided into 26 tracks:
Excellence in design research
Interdisciplinarity in the innovation process
Towards more human value in society
The value of design research for organizations
Abstracts should specify the research question, give bibliographical references, mention the research methodology, the findings and describe the objective in terms of value.
Abstracts should be less than 500 words in length. They summarize the paper, and should not provide any identifying information about the author(s).
Some tracks will be best illustrated through a workshop experience so we welcome ideas on workshops during or before the conference.
All papers will be double-blind peer-reviewed.
Full papers should be between 3000–5000 words in length. We welcome any research approach or type of paper including conceptual, empirical and critical literature reviews. However, we expect high standards of scholarship within the papers in terms of establishing the theoretical context, explaining the methods of inquiry, and reporting results that may aid other researchers.
Best papers will be published in a Special issue of Design Journal.
All abstracts and papers need to be submitted via our conference management system. Abstracts will be assessed by members of the Academic Committee. If accepted, authors will be invited to submit a full paper. To submit your abstract, please follow these steps:
If you have questions please contact us at: Julien.firstname.lastname@example.org
At least one author of each accepted paper must attend the conference and present their work.
Proceedings from the conference will be published digitally on the EAD website.
Information about previous European Academy of Design Conferences, including the proceedings of the 2012 conference, can be found at:www.europeanacademyofdesign.org.
Julien Nelson, Paris Descartes University
Email : email@example.com
The Federation of Enterprise Architecture Professional Organizations (FEAPO), a “worldwide association of professional organizations which have come together to provide a forum to standardize, professionalize, and otherwise advance the discipline of Enterprise Architecture (EA)”, has announced and published their EA Perspectives White Paper, ”Common Perspective on Enterprise Architecture”.
The Great Debate — what is enterprise architecture — resolved in a new paper, writes Stephen Ibaraki in a commentary/promotion article. The White Paper itself is slightly more modest:
As with any profession or practice, there are many definitions, perspectives, and schools of thought surrounding Enterprise Architecture. This paper addresses a shared goal among Enterprise Architects to evolve the practice from a fragmented, often poorly understood field to a “real profession,” on par with well-established professions such as accounting and engineering… This paper provides a high level description of Enterprise Architecture and what it can do for an organization, removing much of the jargon that often surrounds such efforts. It was written to provide insight into what Enterprise Architects do, what kind of skills are needed, and what results an organization should expect from their Enterprise Architecture efforts.
I will for now refrain from making comments on the White Paper and the EABOK revision. Will get my students to study both, and don’t want to give them too many hints just yet 😉