West Africa’s foremost Information Technology Company, Resourcery Plc. in conjunction with TriVersa, itssubsidiaryarmplayed host to leading IT professionals at the first Enterprise Architecture Seminar for the Banking Industry. The seminar with the theme ‘Enterprise Architecture Enabled Business Value’ afforded banking and IT stakeholders with the opportunity to discuss initiatives on IT standards as well as the significance of effective implementation of Enterprise Architecture (EA) in the Nigerian banking industry.
TriVersa, anEnterprise Intelligence solutions company, is a subsidiary of Resourcery PLC. The companyspecialises in assisting large enterprises in architecting and implementing enterprise-wide intelligence solutions such as Analytics, Risks, Compliance and Fraud prevention. The company also has a track record in assisting large enterprises such as Banks to mature their Enterprise architecture as well as adopt the right architecture framework to underpin their business-oriented IT strategy.
TriVersa in partnership with ATE Enterprises UK and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), provided participants with vital information on adopting The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) as the de-facto EA framework for banking enterprises, the link between EA and the business of banking as well as relationships of the framework with other standards and frameworks such as ITiL, IT4IT and Zachman.
Motayo Williams, Managing Director, TriVersa, in his opening remark, stated that “The seminar was aimed at fostering ease of EA adoption and to promote a vision beyond regulatory compliance among the Nigerian banks. Resourcery in collaboration with TriVersa and ATE Enterprises, have carefully designed an EA Program that will ensure a unique and accelerated experience for each of the banks if adopted”, System Analyst representing the Central Bank of Nigeria, Aaron Yadamu, in his keynote address titled ‘CBN on Enterprise Architecture Standards’, reiterated the core objective of this seminar saying “TOGAF is the most widely adopted framework for Enterprise Architecture in Nigeria and most parts of the World that provide detailed methodology/customization to meet both business and information technology needs of an organization. The Financial Industry is expected to comply with TOGAF standard as prescribed by IT Standards Council.”
Judith Jones, Managing Director, ATE Enterprises and a renowned advocate of TOGAF Worldwide during her presentation addressed specifically the challenges for Nigerian Banks
for Enterprise Architecture and ways forward. She stressed “The value of Enterprise Architecture frameworks (i.e. TOGAF) as an enabler for creating, maintaining and evolving future IT state; towards underpinning short and long term business needs and services”.She also described eloquently, the benefits that are directly attributable to training, certification and mentoring on TOGAF.
In addition to the topical presentations, experiences from business organisations that havealready adopted the Enterprise Architecture journey were also shared for the benefit of all.
The Senior Account Manager, Banking Industry for Resourcery, Angela Chike-Dike in her closing remarks added that “Our responsibility as an innovative and customer-centric organisation is to provide clients with cutting edge advantages that deliver on their business objectives. We are spearheading Enterprise Architecture adoption so as to fast track the growth and development of Nigerian Banks in line with best global practices and standards.”