James McGovern

James McGovern

Sr Director Analyst
James McGovern is a recognized expert in helping companies use enterprise architecture to address their current and future business challenges in the age of the customer. His coverage includes roadmaps, lean thinking and how EA can best respond to disruptive trends by leveraging technology to deliver better business outcomes.
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Wednesday, 10 June, 2020 02:15 PM|Wednesday, 10 June, 2020 03:00 PM
Building Better Roadmaps

EA groups struggle to create high-impact roadmaps that excite and inform stakeholders who don't know what they want. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders must create roadmaps that inform better decisions across business and IT. This presentation will explore the innovative ways roadmaps can be tailored to the audience and have the right focus, scope, granularity and planning horizon to enable better business outcomes.

Wednesday, 10 June, 2020 04:15 PM|Wednesday, 10 June, 2020 05:00 PM
Ask the Expert: Moving the Needle: A Discussion on Diversity and Inclusion

Historically, IT has struggled with diversity and inclusion at all levels of leadership. Many corporate IT departments have normalized superhuman efforts, and the staff has cast itself in the metaphorical language of superheroes which may discourage women in particular from choosing a technology career path or staying on that path for very long. During these discussions, attendees will engage in open discussion with fellow attendees to share their personal thoughts, insights, and experiences as well as create action items that they can take away from the event to make their workplaces and neighborhoods more inclusive environments.

Thursday, 11 June, 2020 10:30 AM|Thursday, 11 June, 2020 12:00 PM
Workshop: Building a World-Class Elevator Pitch to Drive Improved Communication Outcomes

When improperly communicated, EA efforts generate confusion and can damage morale. In this workshop, we will provide a framework for EA leaders to improve (or create) 30-second elevator pitches using Gartner’s own techniques! This is a very rare opportunity for EA leaders to test and validate their pitch with peers outside their company creating new connections at this conference and beyond.

Thursday, 11 June, 2020 10:30 AM|Thursday, 11 June, 2020 11:15 AM
Ask the Expert: Improving Collaboration Between EA and Security Leaders

EA and SRM must work together to improve cybersecurity, yet different objectives and cultures can make it challenging to work together well. Join other EA leaders to explore what practices are most effective for addressing topics such as threat modeling, communicating risk effectively and incorporating security guidance throughout the SDLC.

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