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SkillsCast

Real life enterprise solution delivery using intentional architecture and agility

8th October 2008 in London at Old Sessions House

This SkillsCast was filmed at QCon in Finance eXchange

SkillsCast coming soon.

UBS are nearly 2 years through a 4 year re-engineering and re-platforming of the middle and back office applications. Having successfully implemented the majority of the architectural components, UBS are running a significant volume of their business through these Java-based applications. This session focuses on ensuring successful delivery of major reengineering programmes and dealing with the challenges and key decisions required. How do you define a target architecture that can support a combination of business and IT reengineering? Can this be done quickly and with agility? How do you to build a delivery organisation that can ensure rapid and sustainable adherence to that vision and deal with real world issues such as change outside of the programme, legacy challenges / opportunities and resourcing.

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Real life enterprise solution delivery using intentional architecture and agility

Gordon Weir

Gordon Weir has more than twenty years of experience in the software business. After being voted Young Engineer of the Year in New Zealand in 1998, he left his position in engineering with the navy to work for a software house in New Jersey, USA. After a year he left for the UK to pursue his interest in working on large-scale software delivery, joining PwC Management Consultancy, followed by IBM, where he worked on numerous integration programs. In 2005 Gordon moved to UBS where he led the delivery of the global clearing and settlement systems for the equities business.

Jim Kennedy

Jim Kennedy is a solution architect with over ten years of experience in systems architecture and delivery. He specialises in the architecture for large-scale integrated solutions in financial services. He is currently the architect for the Cash Equi

SkillsCast

SkillsCast coming soon.

UBS are nearly 2 years through a 4 year re-engineering and re-platforming of the middle and back office applications. Having successfully implemented the majority of the architectural components, UBS are running a significant volume of their business through these Java-based applications. This session focuses on ensuring successful delivery of major reengineering programmes and dealing with the challenges and key decisions required. How do you define a target architecture that can support a combination of business and IT reengineering? Can this be done quickly and with agility? How do you to build a delivery organisation that can ensure rapid and sustainable adherence to that vision and deal with real world issues such as change outside of the programme, legacy challenges / opportunities and resourcing.

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About the Speakers

Real life enterprise solution delivery using intentional architecture and agility

Gordon Weir

Gordon Weir has more than twenty years of experience in the software business. After being voted Young Engineer of the Year in New Zealand in 1998, he left his position in engineering with the navy to work for a software house in New Jersey, USA. After a year he left for the UK to pursue his interest in working on large-scale software delivery, joining PwC Management Consultancy, followed by IBM, where he worked on numerous integration programs. In 2005 Gordon moved to UBS where he led the delivery of the global clearing and settlement systems for the equities business.

Jim Kennedy

Jim Kennedy is a solution architect with over ten years of experience in systems architecture and delivery. He specialises in the architecture for large-scale integrated solutions in financial services. He is currently the architect for the Cash Equi