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2019 July 12 Meeting Minutes

Location: Refinitiv/Thomson Reuters Office 26 Thomson Place, Boston, MA 02210


·         Jeff Cunningham (Refinitiv) – Co-Chair

·         Birgit Hartje (GlobalAEA) – GM Global Operations

·         Nikhil Kumar (ApTSi) – Co-Chair

·         Tiffany Harrington (LeanIX)

·         Rob Barkan

·         Kyle Campbell (LeanIX)

·         Ben Damm (LeanIX)

·         Adam Farah (YearUp)

·         Melisa McGregor (LeanIX)

·         Sunil Muduli (KPMG)


How do we know who you were at the Chapter Meeting?

·         Jeff Cunningham (Refinitiv) – “I work here”

·         Birgit Hartje (GlobalAEA) – “Glasses and blue shirt”

·         Nikhil Kumar (ApTSi) – “SOA/ApTSi/Info Sec.”

·         Tiffany Harrington (LeanIX) – “I have blond hair”

·         Rob Barkan – “Gray shirt (not blond or Anchor)”

·         Kyle Campbell (LeanIX) – “Anchor Shirt”

·         Ben Damm (LeanIX) – “With the science shirt”

·         Adam Farah (YearUp) – “MIT Intern”

·         Melisa McGregor (LeanIX) – “I have holes in my shoes”

·         Sunil Muduli (KPMG) – “With blue stripe shirt”


·         Core Chapter Principles:

o   Consistent

o   Innovative & Action Oriented

o   Business Engaged

o   Social

o   Hands On

·         What value to realize from this Chapter?

o   Networking – Build our networks.

o   Education & Future Proof EA – How to continue to grow the EA profession.

o   Share Information – Business cases and publishing.

o   Profession Validation – Build trust & influence in the greater Boston business ecosystem.

o   Commercial value for participating members and partners – Leverage GlobalAEA for business opportunities for members and partners.

o   Diversity – Full inclusion and growth.

o   Drive the evolution of EA – Drive constant change versus tail of the dog.

o   Facilitate EA and Business Acumen – Bring business leaders and EA together for the common good of Greater Boston business.

o   Help describe and propel Digital Transformation – Consulting and publishing of content that help business successfully transition to digital.


·         Stakeholders

o   Chapter Members

o   Chapter Sponsors

o   Greater Boston Business

o   City of Boston

o   New England Region

o   SMB’s


·         Aspiring Publication:

o   Cadence:  Monthly

o   Methodology:  Webinars, On-line Publication, Journals, Blogs

o   Topics:

§  Capabilities

§  Services

§  Pace of Change

§  Info Sec

§  GRC

§  Architecture 4 Business (Arch4B)

§  Educational & Tutorial

§  Agile EA

§  How to do Strategy in a rapidly changing world

§  Organizational ‘Needs’ for EA and Agility

§  EA Performance Metrics


·         Proposed Future Chapter Meeting Agenda’s:

o   August:  How to roll out EA (NikhilK/JeffC)

o   September:  LeanIX Customer Experience

o   October:  CIO & EA’s Relationship


·         A20190712-01 (JeffC) – Send out Meeting Minutes

·         A20190712-02 (JeffC) – Re-Image Boston Chapter GlobalaAEA Portal

·         A20190712-03 (JeffC) – Send out feelers about scheduling of next Chapter Meeting

·         A20190712-03 (JeffC/MelisaM) – Brainstorm & coordinate LeanIX sponsored future event for Q3 2019 timeframe.


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