Kronberg – Archtexx consulting expands operations into Slovakia.
Archtexx Consulting is now providing Business Strategy and IT Solutions through a new branch office in Bratislava.
The Slovak business community is showing increased demand for IT solutions and services. In addition, Slovakia is becoming a ‘near shoring’ location for the DACH region. Archtexx is maximizing these opportunities, by opening a new branch Office in Bratislava, under the direction of Monis Masood.
While this expansion is based on the needs of its customers, Archtexx is now well-placed to provide near-shoring services with highly qualified and expert local personnel.
Archtexx are pleased to announce the next date in their successful series of Masterclasses on Strategy to Execution (S2E), providing a deep-dive into the key Business Architecture concepts and tools needed to take strategy through organisational capability model design to execution. The two-day interactive workshop, featuring core theories, case studies, and real-life applications, covers topics such as Operating Models, Business Models, Mission and Vision, Growth Ambition, Scenario Planning, Business Strategy/Value Maps, Capability Modelling, Heat Maps, Sourcing and Investment Road Maps.
The next Masterclass will be held on 12-13 November at Chartered Accountants House in Dublin City Centre, and will be led by Rich Lynch of Accelare Inc (creators of S2E). To book a place, or for further information, please contact Derval Kennedy at email@example.com
A Masterclass brochure may be downloaded here.
Archtexx is the proud sponsor of the 8th Annual CFO Strategies Forum MENA 2014, which will take place on 22-23 October 2014 in Dubai, UAE. This is an exclusive forum that connects CFOs from leading Middle East organisations, and recognises individuals and organisations for excellence in finance. The 2-day conference will facilitate knowledge-sharing on the most pressing issues CFOs in the MENA region are facing, and represents a great networking oppoerutnity for financial services leaders in the region.
As part of the event, Gar Mac Críosta and Rabea Nawaz from the TIG-Archtexx UAE office will conduct a 90-minute workshop entitled ‘Bringing CFO Strategies To Life’. As the role of CFO evolves from traditional accountant to corporate strategist, CFOs now find themselves pivotal to scenario planning and evaluating strategic options, helping build sustainable organisational models and derive maximum business value. The workshop will address new thinking and methods for CFOs to connect capability-based strategy definition with effective and speedy execution. The interactive, collaborative nature of the workshop promises thought-provoking peer discussion, renewed awareness of shared CFO challenges and, most importantly, compelling insights on the value of encouraging corporate leaders to approach strategy creatively.
Archtexx are featured in the current edition of the European Business Review as leading advocates of using business architecture as a strategic alignment tool. The article, entitled ‘Clarifying Strategy Is Simple. Aligning Your Organisation Is Not’, is co-authored by Archtexx Principal Gar Mac Críosta, with Rich Lynch and Amber Roman of our partner Accelare Inc. As an insightful piece of thought leadership, the article outlines the need to clarify strategic intent, aligning vision and strategy in a consistent and repeatable process, to avoid common execution problems: slow execution, project overload, frustrated talent and lost opportunity.
The article examines five critical alignment challenges, for which business architecture provides focused solutions:
1. Agreement on the Operating Model
2. Real Functional Alignment around Business Strategy
3. Rallying around the Growth Strategy
4. Addressing Adaptive Change
5. Mobilising Talent in New Ways
Archtexx Consulting have announced expansion of their Ireland and UK practice with the opening of a new hub in Dublin, Ireland. This office will serve as the company’s third global centre of excellence, along with Frankfurt and Dubai. This is the latest move in Archtexx’s development as a key player in Europe’s growing business architecture market.
Archtexx has appointed Derval Kennedy as Head of Ireland and UK. Derval joins the firm with an extensive career in consulting to clients in investment banking, capital markets, insurance and the public sector – She was most recently Head of Development at the Innovation Value Institute. Her expertise in large-scale transformation and organisational redesign and understanding of business architecture tools will be invaluable in helping clients approach their strategic requirements in innovative and sustainable ways.
The UK/Ireland practice will offer Business Architecture and CiO Advisory ‘as a service’ models, with a focus on helping clients to build sustainable organisational capability to meet strategic challenges.
In a key development for internationalisation, Archtexx are delighted to announce their partnership agreement with Boston-based Accelare Inc., through which they have gained exclusive licensing rights to Accelare’s “Strategy to Execution (S2E)” methodology and WorkFit™ software tool. The S2E framework is a unique methodology to allows organisations to build sustainable capability models for effective strategy execution and business transformation. The methodology complements Archtexx’s existing business architecture tools and expertise and creates robust enterprise strategies and governance structures for clients, while maintaining management controls.
Amit Marathey, Managing Partner explains the benefits of the new alliance: “With our investment in this key relationship, Archtexx can offer an exciting suite of new and leading-edge methodologies in the business architecture area. We can really guide companies who want to join the dots between strategic planning and organisational capability, and to close those gaps between designing a value strategy, and executing it sustainably.”
Archtexx are pleased to announce the opening of their Dubai office, establishing the firm as a key regional player in bringing innovative business architecture practices to the Middle East and North Africa. This is the company’s first office outside Europe, and is established in partnership with the Theyab International Group (TIG), reflecting both growing market needs for strategic solutions and upward demand for a fresh, innovative approach to business strategy design, execution and organisation transformation.
The Dubai practice will be led by Gar Mac Críosta and Rabea Nawaz. Gar brings 20+ years of Enterprise and Business Architecture experience to the UAE team. Most recently he was a Senior Advisor with the Innovation Value Instiitue (IVI), where he helped define the IT-CMF framework. Gar has extensive experience of strategy design and execution in government, global finance, pharmaceuticals, and oil and gas. Rabea’s joins Archtexx from a senior role at EY in the US, where she focused on banking strategy, risk and transformation, She brings this valuable knowledge to clients in the UAE region. Gar, Rabea and the UAE team will bring innovative business architecture tools and techniques to MENA organisations as they partner with Archtexx Dubai.
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