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EA Forum Virtual Event - Johannesburg

Architecture Blueprint for a Global Company Merger

Date and Time
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 12:00

Presented by:
Mark van Bavel

Presentation Synopsis:

Since we can’t get together for our face-to-face networking seminars, we are bringing the EA Forum to you as a live, virtual event. Join us on 24 June 2020 as our speaker, Mark van Bavel, tells us how Enterprise Architecture enabled the world’s largest corporate merger of 2019.

NTT Limited is a new company formed from the acquisition and merger of 31 separate companies owned by NTT in Japan. Many of these companies were global but federated, with Dimension Data being the biggest in the group.

In his presentation, Mark van Bavel, Executive Vice President, Digital Platform Architecture at NTT Limited, will describe how Enterprise Architecture was used to formulate the strategy to both integrate and transform the organisation. Their strategy was to enable the integration, consolidation and digital transformation of the entire organisation. Mark will include details of the architecture approach, technology strategy, blueprint, methodology and tools they used.

Mark van Bavel is the global head of architecture at NTT Limited - the global arm of NTT that has around 50 000 employees and operations in fifty seven countries. He started his career in Siemens Telecoms R&D as a software engineer where he stayed for ten years before embarking on his twenty-year career at Dimension Data (acquired by NTT). During his tenure at Dimension Data, Mark has held numerous roles from client solution and architecture consulting roles, to leading internal platform and digital transformation as Chief Architect, Group CIO and Group CDO. He is now overseeing the integration of the 31 companies into NTT Limited and the Digital Transformation to platform-delivered IT services.

Event sponsored by:
The Open Group