The idea behind the "iCMG Enterprise & IT Architecture Excellence awards" is to honor architects & enterprises whose work demonstrates a combination of talent, vision & workmanship in creating successful and enduring systems & enterprises.
Also, this will be a great opportunity to highlight various interesting and remarkable works being done across the world and bring them to the notice of the global audience.
These international awards will be conferred each year for architects and organizations for their achievements in the field of Enterprise and IT Architecture. The awards will be presented at a ceremony held during "iCMG Architecture World" conference.
The award and special awards are open for CIOs, CXOs and Architects from across the globe.
The Selection Committee will consider only those nominations providing complete information requested on the nomination form. So make sure that you provide all the requested details.
Only initiatives being implemented will be considered and not prototypes and pilot projects/Proof of concepts.
A company may nominate more than one initiative for the award. However, only one award can be won by a company (other than the Hall of Fame Award which can be won along with one of the other awards).
Professional Service providers are eligible to win the award provided the initiative was completed outsourced to them by the customer and the customer testifies through a separate mail to the Organizers that it allows the submission.
Besides being used for evaluating for the awards, all information provided in the nomination form may be published on an open platform (website/portal/print magazine) by iCMG or one of its designated associates. By making the submission you give complete rights to iCMG and its designated associates to publish the work with your name and company name in place. It is hence advisable to ensure that your submission has the necessary approval within your organization.
iCMG reserves the rights to eliminate or merge categories of the award to make it more competitive.
All the details must be submitted in English only.
Once a submission has been entered in the competition, under no circumstances will we accept substitutions of new drafts or corrected info. Those Architects who advance to the Final Round of competition will have the opportunity to submit a revised draft of for the Final Round of judging.)
Decisions of the Judges are final and may not be disputed. The Judges will adhere to our award guidelines.
Awardees and Participants will have to bear the cost of travel and boarding to attend the awards function.
There are totally 26 awards to be won! 23 in the "Architecture excellence awards" category, one "iCMG Hall of fame" award and One award for "Most innovative (Enterprise/Business/Technical) architecture" and "CIO to CEO transformation 2016" and the prestigious "John Zachman award for the Enterprise Architecture 2016".
The 23 different categories are:
Yes. You can apply for multiple categories.
The idea behind the iCMG Enterprise & IT Architecture Excellence awards is to honor architects & enterprises whose work demonstrates a combination of talent, vision & workmanship in creating successful and enduring systems & enterprises.
Through each round of competition, the Judges will be assigned submissions in the area of their individual interest and expertise, so your document will always be evaluated by people who appreciate and understand the type of architecture work that you have done.
You will have to submit the following details for evaluation:
Your Architecture Initiative in detail. You may include models related to business process, applications, components, deployment, data, people, network etc, along with descriptions. (no word limit). You can attach the document also.
The primary business drivers behind the practice of Enterprise or IT architecture in your organization, What key problems has your Architecture practice solved for the company since its inception and in the past year? (Please limit your response to less than 500 words and be quantitative. You can attach diagrams/graphs here)
How has architecture addressed your business needs? Who are the stakeholders of the architecture team and how do you work with them? What deliverables has the Architecture function produced and how are they used? Are there specific solutions and technologies associated with your Architecture practice? Were there any particular approaches (BPM, SOA, cloud computing, etc.) that were instrumental in accomplishing goals? (Please limit response to less than 500 words)
Where did your Architecture initiative begin, where is it today, and what were the key milestones along the way? What are you planning for the future? What organizational challenges did you have to overcome? What is the size of the Architecture Team? (Please limit response to 300 words or less)
Does your Architecture practice span the entire organization or certain divisions within it? What is the scope of the initiative in terms of duties, number of stakeholders, number of systems integrated (if applicable)? Does the initiative make use of remote team members? Does the team use external consultants or plan to use them for architecture consultation? Does the Architecture team has part-time or full-time members? Include costs if applicable and permitted by your management.(Please limit your response to 100 words or less)
What are the quantifiable benefits realized based on the business and technical goals the company set out to achieve? Describe the value of architecture to the key stakeholders. If your company does not allow sharing of absolute values you may represent them as percentage improvement. (Please limit your response to 250 words or less)
What challenges you faced in implementing the Architecture initiative and how did you circumvent them? (Please limit your response to less than 100 words)
If you have nominated the initiative for a sub-category of award, please specify why you think it qualifies for winning the award in the respective sub-category. (Please limit your response to 400 words or less)
You will only be submitting the documentation. Source code is not required.
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