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 Vish Viswanathan - Sydney
     

Vish is an internationally reputed Enterprise Architecture (EA) consultant, trainer, advisor and implementation programme manager. He is result oriented and well known for his strategic and analytical abilities. With a broad experience in IT services, strategy, new business set up and new technology solutions and products, he is a well-rounded and complete Enterprise Architecture professional, bringing all of his 35 years of IT experience into the EA practice focussing on delivering excellent value to customers. Vish has presented papers in a number of International conferences on leading edge EA topics, based on his real life experiences with blue chip clients such as Johnson & Johnson, Proctor & Gamble, AXA (France) Zurich, Applied Materials, CISCO (India/China/Australia) and Westpac/Commonwealth Bank/IAG (Australia), GEL, NUS (Singapore) and Govt. agencies (New Zealand). He has certified and mentored several hundreds of professionals, both business and IT, and has invariably received excellent feedback on his skills, knowledge and practical orientation. Vish has a culturally sensitive approach to EA skills transfer, having had experiences with clients in all of the major continents. Vish has championed several EA initiatives and is the founder chairperson of AOGEA Sydney, the first chapter to be formulated outside of the North America.

     
 Peter Smith - Sydney
     

Peter Smith is an IT Consultant with over 25 years’ experience in the IT industry. Peter's background is in application development and has progressed and Consultant for the Asia region. through a career including roles as Business analysis, Development Management, Project management, Programme management, Senior IT executive and Consultant. Peters experience includes 20 years in Financial Services including seven years based in Europe and Asia working for a top 3 International Financial Services company where he was the senior IT manager. Peter is a certified practitioner of TOGAF and is also familiar with the IBM Application Portfolio Assessment methodology. Peter has completed strategy work for a number of large Financial Services companies in Australia and Asia. These strategies cover a range of applications and technologies in Insurance, Banking, Superannuation and Investments.

     
 Robert Peake - Sydney
     

Robert is a leading authority on the ‘architecturally managed enterprise’; a set of concepts and practices developed over 25 years as a senior executive and a consultant in the alignment of business requirements with IT Services.  After four years as a senior IBM representative, he was a founding Director of James Martin’s first consulting company in Australia. His experience in establishing strategic management capabilities in large, multinational organisations and whole of governments has developed a competency in the strategic application of technology to the business of large organisations.  He is also naturally skilled in the effective management and motivation of people at all levels in large organisations.  Prior to his role as the Principal Consultant – Asia Pacific with META Group, Robert consulted to Fortune 500 and government organisations across the Asia Pacific region in strategic management, and technology management.  He has held several senior management positions, including 5 years as global CIO on the Executive Committee of the New Zealand’s largest company, NZI Corporation and as Regional CIO for Scotland’s largest company, General Accident Pacific.  Robert is TOGAF certified and has a B.Sc. Engineering degree from the University of NSW and studied the MBA at Macquarie University. 

     
 Inder Mohan Kapoor - Singapore
     

Inder is a seasoned business manager with a rich and diverse background. He has held senior positions in leading multinational IT organizations like IBM, Unisys, Digital, Compaq and Hewlett Packard.  As Director Service Fulfilment for Compaq Asia Pacific, he managed the functions of Technical Support, Call Centres, Service Readiness, Escalation Management and Global Accounts project management. Inder has extensive senior management experience in Business unit management, Professional services, operational management of large workforces and end-to-end service fulfilment processes. Inder is TOGAF certified.

     
 Ronald A. Fons - Hong Kong
     

Ronald Fons has 30 years’ experience in infrastructure operations, enterprise architecture consulting for financial services industry, founding and managing network integration consulting companies, subject matter expert in retail banking branch automation, financial markets, high performance trading, technical and business architectures for regulated exchanges and sell side firms, regional marketing management for Enterprise Architecture and Service Oriented Architecture, regional marketing management for financial services industry, and certification authority for international standards organisation the Open Group for TOGAF. Ronald has lived in Beijing and Hong Kong concurrently since 1987 and worked extensively in throughout Asia Pacific. Ron is TOGAF certified.

     
 Ian Crooks-Sydney
     

Ian is a TOGAF certified professional consultant and has over 40 years of experience in the IT and telecommunications industries, with much of his last 20 years being spent primarily as an independent consultant dealing with telecommunications service providers.  He has gained broad experience working with a diversity of companies in Australia, Europe, the US and Asia. Ian has a reputation as someone who can turn his hand to a broad range of activities – from system, network and enterprise architectures, through project management.  His primary expertise is in the definition of IT and business architectures at various levels and the design of processes, both manual and automated. During the past fifteen years, Ian has participated in a large number of consulting assignments, both inside and outside Australia, for both Government and private organisations.  He is the author of two books on IT subject matter. Recent Achievements include definition of operation support system architecture for a UK mobile telephony operator, definition of operations support system architecture for an Asian full-service communications company and delivery of an EA course in Beijing, China. Competencies include technology consulting, project and programme management, architecture definition and implementation, process definition and implementation and technology training. 

     
 Puneet Kukreja-Melbourne
     

Puneet is a TOGAF Certified Enterprise Architect and an ICT Strategist who focusses on providing technology risk and information security consulting to assist organisations manage ambiguity associated with ICT risk and information security decisions. He has established Enterprise ICT Operating Excellence across various industry segments and has gained invaluable experience working through a cross section of industries that include but are not limited to banking & capital markets, resources organisations, manufacturing companies, and Australian government departments. He has held senior management positions at global organisations like Cadbury Schweppes, PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM. Acting as a catalyst for change he is experienced working at an executive level within organisations providing strategic direction and support for development and rollout of technology roadmaps, establishment of architecture competencies, development of IT security governance and architecture frameworks and  rollout of ITIL based service delivery programmes & transition projects. Puneet has the ability to translate strategy into operational deliverables and help achieve results in line with business strategy and organisational goals. Puneet is a Certified ITIL ICT Master and also holds the Certified Information Security Manager certification.

     
 Shanmugaprakash Natarajan-USA
     

Prakash has over 30 years of IT experience and has progressed through a career including roles as technical analysis, application design, development, testing & implementation, Project management, Program management, Business Development and strategic Accounts Management. His industry experience includes Media & Entertainment, Banking & Financial Services, Manufacturing, Insurance and Government. He has managed large project engagements in USA, Germany, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Bahrain and India. He has worked in leading global IT Companies like TCS, Satyam, HCL and Hexaware and executed projects across different service areas like development, technology reengineering, process reengineering, upgrades, migration, testing, infrastructure management and business process outsourcing. Prakash is a certified practitioner of TOGAF 9.

     
 Parameswaran Seshan- Bengaluru, India
     

Parameswaran has over 18 years of experience in the IT industry performing the roles of architect, educator/trainer, researcher, and programmer. He is a certified TOGAF 9 trainer and architect. He has successfully trained several hundreds of professionals and architects in TOGAF 9. He is certified in Archimate®2. He has worked with Infosys Ltd, APL (American President Lines Ltd), Oakland, California, U.S.A, and Case Consult (I) Pvt Ltd, India. He has authored a book on architecture and has published papers at various forums. He has solid experience in architecting systems for enterprises and their development/implementation, maintenance, and support. He has middle-ware software product architecting experience and was the lead architect for a BPM System/platform. He is also a Sun certified Enterprise Architect (SCEA). He has done research work in the area of Process-centric Architecture, Business Process Management (BPM), Software architecture, and new computing models. He has been teaching Enterprise architecture, IT architecture, and software architecture/design topics to IT organizations and other businesses. He also performs the role of consultant in Enterprise Architecture (EA) and IT architecture.

     
 Ganesh Ganesan-Sydney
     

Ganesh is a TOGAF 9 certified practitioner and has over 30 years’ experience in ICT applications development, systems integration and enterprise architecture. He has progressed through several areas of ICT project implementation including Business Systems Analysis and Architecture, Solution Architecture and Project Management. He has worked with Qantas, Bank of America, AMP, Fujitsu and NSW Health. His experience in the last 10 years has been in the Health industry. He has contributed to the development of enterprise architecture at NSW Health, and integration strategies for eHealth systems using SOA. He has experience with middleware products and has been a lead integration architect integrating clinical applications in the health system. Ganesh has domain knowledge in Finance and Insurance, Airline and Health industries.

     
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