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Founded in 1996 by Alan Loss, the CIO Roundtable is a group of senior IT executive from many of the top asset management firms in Boston, MA.
Our monthly meetings combine networking, a quick lunch and words of wit and wisdom from a respected speaker.


Next Event
Date: Friday, June 23rd, 12:00 – 1:45
Location: New England College of Business, 10 High Street, Suite 204, Boston (same building, second floor)
Topic: CIOs Guide to Strategic Architecture for Digital Transformation
Topic Description:
Architecture is a critical enabler of digital transformation, IT flexibility, stability, performance, operational excellence, and more. However, in the past, Enterprise Architecture has often failed to deliver on its promise, prompting many CIOs to forego or curtail architecture efforts…unfortunately, just when it is needed the most.   CIOs don’t need to be experts in architecture, but they do need to understand the value proposition of architecture, why it is critical, how to make it successful, how to focus it on outcomes, and how to avoid past missteps. More importantly, CIOs need to understand how, when done right, architecture can help them achieve their goals of both operational excellence and innovation to drive transformation.   Participants in this session will learn:
  • What are the architecture requirements and challenges for sustainable digital transformation
  • How 'digital capabilities' enable business decisions about digital transformation
  • The architecture value proposition
  • How to 'ruthlessly focus' architecture on enterprise outcomes
Speaker: Mike Rosen, Research Vice President, Strategic Architecture, IDC IT Executive Program
About the Speaker: Mike Rosen is Research Vice President for strategic architecture in IDC’s IT Executive Advisory Program. His core research includes leveraging strategic, enterprise, and business architecture to enable and accelerate digital transformation, creating effective architecture programs, and extending the concept of Technical Debt to an enterprise framework for understanding, managing, and avoiding unfunded technical liabilities. Mike has led numerous research efforts in business and enterprise architecture and best practices for architects and executives. Mike has provided guidance about delivering value through architecture for finance and insurance companies and at government agencies, retail, technology, logistic, energy, healthcare, and other organizations in over a dozen countries. Speaker: Mike Rosen, Research Vice President, Strategic Architecture, IDC IT Executive Program
As an independent consultant, Mike focused on practical and effective architecture programs, the development of appropriate architectural work products, and the internal career growth of architects. As CTO at several software start-ups, Mike had first-hand experience in balancing strategic and tactical demands. As a product architect for leading middleware products from Digital Equipment Corporation, BEA Systems, and IONA Technologies, and with 15 years of software development experience, Mike has a thorough understanding of the development process.
  • Founder, VP, and member of the Board of Directors of the Business Architecture Guild
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Federation of Enterprise Architecture Professional Organizations (FEAPO)
  • Author of numerous books, including Applied SOA: Architecture and Design Strategies (2008), and Building eBusiness Systems and Architecture: A Manager’s Guide (2000)
  • Certified in TOGAF9 from the Open Group, and a Certified Business ArchitectÒ by the Business Architecture Guild

2016 - 2017 Meeting Dates
Sep 30, 2016
Oct 21, 2016
Nov 11, 2016
Dec 16, 2016
Jan 27, 2017
Feb 24, 2017
Mar 17, 2017
Apr 21, 2017
May 19, 2017
Jun 23, 2017

Previous Meeting Topics Have Included:
  • The changing nature of institutional equity trading - Institutional Options Trading
  • Agile in the Enterprise: Making the Transition Performance Attribution
  • Navigating a Paradigm Shift: Risk and Regulation Take Center Stage
  • Dynamic Buy-Side Business Intelligence
  • The Influential Investor
  • Enterprise Mobility - An Update & Outlook
  • Enterprise Productivity & Innovation in the Era of Crowdsourcing and Open Innovation
  • Buy-side Tech Discussion
  • Leading the survival of central IT in the era of cloud computing
  • Why Spreadsheet Controls and Management is Fast Becoming Mainstream
  • Data Management - Some New Looks at an Old Challenge
  • The Influential Investor – How Investor Behavior Is Redefining Performance
  • Recruiting and Retaining IT Talent
  • Tangible Applications of Big Data Eco System in Financial Services
  • Managing Mobility: An IT Megatrend with Enormous IT Ramifications

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