Registration is open for October’s monthly meeting with John A. Zachman presenting Enterprise Physics 101.  Mr. Zachman is the originator of the Framework for Enterprise Architecture (The Zachman Framework).  He was also an early contributor to IBM’s Information Strategy Methodology (Business Systems Planning) as well as to their Executive team planning technique (Intensive Planning).  Full abstract and bio are attached.  The presentation will be given at Noblis in L’Enfant Plaza in Washington, DC., with live broadcasts to Chantilly, VA; Dumfreis, VA; Fairfax, VA; and Reston, VA.  Social hour starts at 6:00 pm at many locations with the presentation starting at 7:00 pm. More information for each location can be found bellow.

(Main Location) L’Enfant Plaza in Washington, DC (hosted by Noblis) – Social hour starts at 5:30 pm at the After Hours Bar (in the building).  The presentation starts at 7:00 pm.  Free for INCOSE members and non-members.  Register at: https://incosewmaoct13lefant.eventbrite.com/

Chantilly, VA (hosted by The SI Organization) – The presentation starts at 7:00 pm.  Free for INCOSE members and non-members.  US. citizens only.  Register at: https://incosewmaoct13chantilly.eventbrite.com/

Dumfries, VA (hosted by SURVICE Engineering Company) – Social hour starts at 6:00 pm with lite refreshments.  The presentation starts at 7:00 pm.  Free for INCOSE members and non-members.  US citizens only.  Register at: https://incosewmaoct13dumfries.eventbrite.com/

Fairfax, VA (hosted by George Mason University) – Social hour starts at 6:00 pm with lite refreshments.  The presentation starts at 7:00 pm.  Free for INCOSE members and non-members.  Register at: https://incosewmaoct13fairfax.eventbrite.com/

Reston, VA (hosted by Off Peak Training) – The presentation starts at 7:00 pm.  Free for INCOSE members and non-members.  Register at: https://incosewmaoct13reston.eventbrite.com/

Abstract:
Not too many people argue anymore about the reality of the “Information Age,” however neither have many Enterprises prepared to address the orders of magnitude increases in complexity and orders of magnitude increases in the rate of change that are incumbent in this new, information age. Neither working harder and faster nor some innovative technological magic is going to be adequate to accommodate these dramatic increases. Only Enterprise Architecture, a radical departure from typical Information Technology approaches will suffice. This is a presentation on the physics of Enterprise Architecture, the stark reality of the actual engineering work that will have to take place if the Enterprise is to be successful in view of these new realities. The approach focuses attention on the dire need to invert the information community’s priorities from building and running systems to engineering a flexible, aligned, integrated, dynamic Enterprise that can accommodate extreme complexity and extremely high rates of Information Age change.

Bio:

John A. Zachman is the originator of the Framework for Enterprise Architecture (The Zachman Framework™) which has received broad acceptance around the world as an integrative framework, an ontology for descriptive representations for Enterprises. Mr. Zachman is not only known for this work on Enterprise Architecture, but is also known for his early contributions to IBM’s Information Strategy methodology (Business Systems Planning) as well as to their Executive team planning techniques (Intensive Planning).

Mr. Zachman retired from IBM in 1990, having served them for 26 years. He is Chief Executive Officer of his own education and consulting business, Zachman International®. Mr. Zachman serves on the Executive Council for Information Management and Technology (ECIMT) of the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) and on the Advisory Board of the Data Administration Management Association International (DAMA-I) from whom he was awarded the 2002 Lifetime Achievement Award. He was awarded the 2009 Enterprise Architecture Professional Lifetime Achievement Award from the Center for Advancement of the Enterprise Architecture Profession as well as the 2004 Oakland University, Applied Technology in Business (ATIB), Award for IS Excellence and Innovation.

Mr. Zachman has been focusing on Enterprise Architecture since 1970 and has written extensively on the subject. He has facilitated innumerable executive team planning sessions. He travels nationally and internationally, teaching and consulting, and is a popular conference speaker, known for his motivating messages on Enterprise Architecture issues. He has spoken to many thousands of enterprise managers and information professionals on every continent.

In addition to his professional activities, Mr. Zachman serves on the Elder Council of the Church on the Way (First Foursquare Church of Van Nuys, California), the Board of Directors of Living Way Ministries, a radio and television ministry of the Church on the Way, the President’s Cabinet of The King’s University, the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Citywide Children’s Christian Choir, the Board of Directors of Heavenworks, an international ministry to the French-speaking world and on the Board of Directors of Native Hope International, a Los Angeles-based ministry to the Native American people.

Prior to joining IBM, Mr. Zachman served as a line officer in the United States Navy and is a retired Commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve. He chaired a panel on “Planning, Development and Maintenance Tools and Methods Integration” for the U. S. National Institute of Standards and Technology. He holds a degree in Chemistry from Northwestern University, has taught at Tufts University, has served on the Board of Councilors for the School of Library and Information Management at the University of Southern California, as a Special Advisor to the School of Library and Information Management at Emporia State University, on the Advisory Council to the School of Library and Information Management at Dominican University and on the Advisory Board for the Data Resource Management Program at the University of Washington. He has been a Fellow for the College of Business Administration of the University of North Texas and currently is listed in Cambridge Who’s Who.