Standard Bank to present on enterprise architecture and outsourcing at EA Forum

This month’s enterprise architecture (EA) Forum takes place on the morning of Tuesday 30 July at Telkom’s Wisteria Auditorium in Centurion, as well as on Wednesday 31 July at the FNB Learning Centre in Sandton. The events are sponsored by Telkom and Real IRM Solutions, and attendance is free.

Standard Bank’s Sarel van der Westhuizen will present on the drivers and constraints for business process outsourcing of corporate and investment banking operations. He will also look at how enterprise architecture can be used to guide outsourcing decisions. Van der Westhuizen is Head of Strategy and Business Architecture in the Office of Planning and Implementation at Standard Bank. He holds a BCom Hons (Industrial Psychology) and a Diploma in Information Technology from the University of Johannesburg, as well as an MBA from the University of the Witwatersrand.

The EA Forum
The EA Forum is a social network event hosted by The Open Group in South Africa. It was started in 2004 and takes place every second month or so in the major centres with one event each in Pretoria, Johannesburg and Cape Town. At the EA Forum, industry leaders share their experiences and knowledge of architecture and related topics. Real-world case studies highlight how business problems are solved using the discipline and practice of architecture.

The Open Group, represented in South Africa by Real IRM, is a vendor- and technology-neutral consortium. Its members are a diverse group that spans all sectors of the IT community – IT customers, systems and solutions suppliers, tool vendors, integrators and consultants, as well as government, academia and researchers.

“We would like to encourage people in the enterprise architecture space to attend,” says Stuart Macgregor, CEO of The Open Group – South Africa. “The EA Forums offer an excellent opportunity for peers, colleagues and industry players to network and collaborate.”

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Standard Bank to present on enterprise architecture and outsourcing at EA Forum