MEGA International, a global software firm recognized as a leader in enterprise architecture for 11 consecutive years, organized its first virtual conference on enterprise architecture and governance, risk & compliance (GRC). Open to everyone, this global event garnered over 3,000 registrations and allowed participants to discover best practices in enterprise architecture and risk management to accelerate business transformation.
"Companies have understood this well: technology, especially in the context of the current crisis, is key to success for the resilience of activities and recovery through innovation. But transformation cannot be improvised. Companies must organize it, rely on solid data, and analyze its impact. We have real expertise on all these subjects and wanted to share it with as many people as possible thanks to this global virtual conference open to all. The digital format imposed by the Covid-19 crisis enabled us to capture a worldwide audience and offer impactful insights to attendees from the comfort and safety of their homes."
Luca de Risi, Chief Operating Officer of MEGA
For the inaugural Enterprise Architecture & Risk Exchange conference, MEGA created a global event offering three specific sessions depending on the geographical area - Americas, Europe/Asia (in English), and Europe/Africa (in French). Participants could register for sessions dedicated to enterprise architecture or risk management at the time slots that best suited them from November 3 to 5.
For each topic, MEGA's clients and partners shared their experience on the implementation of their transformation project in a context of crisis. Speakers included:
- Francis Vatnhamar Bell from Nordea, a leading Nordic bank, spoke about the need to understand the company’s application ecosystem to be able to react rapidly to new needs
- Maud Brevet from Sodiaal presented a pragmatic approach for the implementation of an agile architecture
- Anna Thomas from Teck Resources, a Canadian mining company, spoke about her management of an integrated architecture
- Francis Wan from PwC Singapore spoke about the challenges of an integrated approach to GRC
- Michael Rasmussen, GRC Analyst at GRC 20/20 Research, LLC shared his vision of the best way to navigate through chaos
- David Mariche of A&D Contadores Públicos (Mexico) spoke about the importance of a business continuity plan
- Johnny Benavides from the European Investment Bank spoke about his project to transform internal control
- Filippo Genova from Edison SpA shed light on cybersecurity risk management.
In addition to information on the latest trends and practical advice, participants were given demos of HOPEX V4, a new version of MEGA’s HOPEX platform launched in September 2020 to help accelerate business transformation.
Among the new features demonstrated were automation and generation of smart reports and dashboards, simplified access to information via a dedicated portal, and mobile applications. All these new updates create greater alignment between projects and increase transparency and collaboration from strategy to execution.
During the sessions, participants were invited to ask questions and discuss topics in further detail in the MEGA Community.
Founded in 1991, MEGA international is a global software company and recognized market leader. The company partners with customers to improve governance and accelerate transformation by leveraging technology. MEGA helps companies better analyze how they can operate and make the right decisions to accelerate the creation of value. The HOPEX Platform connects business, IT, data and risks perspectives in a single place that integrates across an entire company’s ecosystem. The MEGA Services team partners with customers to deliver projects with a pragmatic approach.