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The EA Challenge in the Public Sector: Exploring Pragmatic Approaches to Enterprise Architecture
Thursday, 25 June 2009, Holborn Bars, London

London – May 11, 2009 – For immediate release:

MEGA, the international company that provides enterprise architecture (EA), business process analysis (BPA), and integrated governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) software solutions, will be presenting a conference on supporting change, achieving efficiency, and ultimately adding value in the public sector. Taking place on Thursday, 25 June 2009, at Holborn Bars, London, the event is entitled ‘The EA Challenge in the Public Sector: Exploring Pragmatic Approaches to Enterprise Architecture’. Prospective delegates from the public sector are invited to register at

Aimed at IT specialists, enterprise and business architects, and business analysts in the public sector, this half-day event will feature three case studies from customers of MEGA in the public sector, followed by discussion periods to allow for the exchange of ideas and best practices. Two case studies will be from central government departments, and one from a joint venture between a major city council and a private sector facilities management and systems engineering company.

Presentations will be delivered by managers responsible for directing EA in their organisations. Colin Birchenall, Enterprise Architect at ACCESS (Glasgow City Council) and Ant O’Shea, Principal Architect at Serco will demonstrate the ACCESS approach to implementing enterprise architecture and application portfolio management, principles and standards of EA, and how the benefits of EA outweigh the costs. Graham Patterson, Head of Architecture, MoJ IT, Ministry of Justice will discuss the different approaches used to implement EA, notably top-down and bottom-up, and will elaborate upon their strong and weak points. Gordon Murray, Head of Technical Design Authority (TDA) at CLG will examine some of the techniques used to ensure application architectures are both strategically and business aligned. He will raise questions regarding the practical implications of developing applications architectures, some of the pitfalls, and the ways in which these may be addressed.

“Conceived as ‘for the public sector, by the public sector’ the purpose of the event will be to explain how enterprise and business architects can respond to the shifts taking place in the public sector, and how their work can help support and execute business strategy,” said Ludovic Relandeau, Vice President, UK Operations, MEGA.

For more details about this event, the speakers or the presentations, please visit its web site at

MEGA provides enterprise architecture, business process analysis, and governance, risk, and compliance solutions, with 70,000 users worldwide. European customers include Allianz, AXA, British American Tobacco, Direct TV, LCL Le Crédit Lyonnais, Renault Nissan, Société Générale and Unicredit.


More information from:

Julie Boulanger
Telephone: +44 (0)20 8323 8033

Mark Mitchell
Pattison Mitchell & Associates
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7924 7700

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