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Bringing the Architectures Together: Driving Convergence in Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures (Stream#9 - Enterprise Architecture And Business Value Realization)
Speaker: Thomas Obitz, Principal Architect, Infosys Technologies
Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Time: 1130 CET
Venue: Corinthia Lisboa Hotel, Lisbon, Portugal
Infosys is a Platinum Sponsor of EuroSTAR 2006. Infosys will showcase its Enterprise Architecture Services focused on enabling businesses to function with minimal disruption.
Thomas Obitz, of Infosys, presents a session on Bringing the Architectures Together: Driving Convergence in Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures in the Enterprise Architecture And Business Value Realization stream.
A merger, an acquisition or a divestiture imposes disruptive change on both the corporate culture as well as the day to day operations of the companies involved. In the process of realizing synergies, the partners have to reinvent their way of working.
In most cases, an important prerequisite for synergy is the pooling of information, for example to get access to the partner's customer base. Shared usage of resources fosters synergies of scale. Given the fundamental enabler role of information and information systems in today's enterprise's operations, enterprise architecture is a key tool in driving and reaping these benefits.
This session will address the phases of a merger, explain the role of architecture, and show approaches to making these architectures converge in post-merger integration. The complexities of real-life mergers are highlighted with case studies.
Thomas Obitz is a Principal Architect with Infosys Technologies. He has more than 16 years of experience in software development. He has vast experience in conceptualizing and designing large scale distributed systems, especially in the area of investment banking and capital markets. He has been working with enterprise architecture groups reviewing application landscapes and adopting them for improved support of the corporate's processes and value propositions.