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  • Why Architecture Excellence Awards? What is the idea behind it? +

    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.

  • What are the important rules of the contest one has to be aware of? +

    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.

  • What are the different categories of awards in "Architecture Excellence Awards 2017"? +

    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 2017" and the prestigious "John Zachman award for the Enterprise Architecture 2017".

     

    The 23 different categories are:

     

    I. Business category:

    1. Acquisition and Mergers
    2. Growing Business in New Territory or New Service Offering
    3. Customer Oriented Business Models
    4. Business Process Management
     

     

    II. Industry Verticals:

    1. Best Enterprise & IT Architecture in Telecom
    2. Best Enterprise & IT Architecture in Media & Entertainment
    3. Best Enterprise & IT Architecture in BFSI
    4. Best Enterprise & IT Architecture in Manufacturing
    5. Best Enterprise & IT Architecture in Govt / defense / Public Sector
    6. Best Enterprise & IT Architecture in Healthcare
    7. Best Enterprise & IT Architecture in Retail & FMCG
     

     

    III. Technical category:

    1. SOA Vision for Enterprise Services
    2. Best software Architecture in IT Products
    3. Cloud Technologies
    4. Future IT (Emerging technologies)
    5. IT Infrastructure (datacenters, network, security)
    6. IT Service Management
     

     

    IV. Enterprise (Business and IT) category:

    1. Transformation and Planning
    2. IT Landscape Rationalization
    3. Business Intelligence and Analytics
    4. Best Green Architecture
    5. Architecture Governance
    6. Enterprise Architecture
  • Can I apply for more than one category in Awards? +

    Yes. You can apply for multiple categories.

     

  • Who are the Jury Members for "Architecture Excellence Awards 2017"? +

    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.

    John Zachman
    Inventor of Enterprise Architecture
    Jaap Schekkerman
    Thought Leader, Business Technology Strategy
    Ronald Ross
    Father of Business Rules
    Tom Mowbray
    Chief Enterprise Architect, The Ohio State University
    Nathaniel Palmer
    BPM Thought Leader
    Rolf Siegers
    Engineering Fellow at Raytheon
    Peter Presland
    Chief Architect, Freddie Mac
    Jim Heaton
    Director, Energy Sector at PwC
    Manoj Shrivastava
    Director-IT, MTS India
    John P. Zachman
    Vice President of Marketing, Zachman International Inc.
    Jon Kern
    Agile Manifesto Co-Author, Co-Founder TogetherSoft
    Krish Ayyar
    Director, iCMG Australia
    William Branson
    Principal Consultant, iCMG USA
    Birol Berkem
    Principal Consultant, iCMG France
    Alexander Samarin
    Principal Consultant, iCMG Europe
    Sunil Dutt Jha
    Practicing Architect & CEO, iCMG
  • What is the Evaluation process for selecting the winners? +

    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.

    First round
    In the first round of competition, submission will be reviewed by core committee. The entries which will qualify on the initial criteria will moved to second round.
    Second round
    In this round submissions will be reviewed by jury members independently. Their scores will determine the finalists in each category.
    Third round
    In this round, top 3 nominations are identified based on the combined scores of the jury members. A video interaction will take place between the jury members and leaders from the finalist company.
    Final round
    The combined scores of jury members will determine the Winners in each category.
    When you enter the contest your form will be assigned a number, and the Judges will identify your submission by title and number only (upto round 2).
  • What exactly is submitted for evaluation? +

    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)

  • Are we supposed to submit source code, documentation or overviews? +

    You will only be submitting the documentation. Source code is not required.

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