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Information Technology
Friday, November 19, 2021
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Description and Requirements

Scope of Activities

The Leader of Digital Transformation Strategy and Enterprise Business Architecture will demonstrate competencies across five key dimensions:

1. Drive Strategy Formulation

·        Assesses the disruptive forces impacting the organization and the economic and financial levers that are susceptible within the organization to digital transformation and optimization.

·        Details competitive threats and opportunities from digital enterprises that are generally considered outside the traditional realm of competition.

·        Analyzes the organization's digital strategy and how the organization currently approaches digital innovation and monetization.

·        Facilitates enterprise digital transformation strategy development, including environmental analysis, opportunity identification, technology and business cases, and business innovation portfolio development along with operating model development.

·        Engages key business stakeholders to identify business and technology-enabled innovation opportunities that enable and drive business strategy. Focuses on growing revenue, optimizes costs, and mitigates risks.

·        Leverages the best practices of continuous foresight, innovation and futurism to continuously test business models and strategies, and determine how to adjust either or both to become resilient and future-fit.

2. Enables Organizational Change and Investments

·        Collaborates with and facilitates enterprise stakeholders involved in digital strategy and digital innovation.

·        Constructs deliverables that demonstrate how to move the business toward realizing its strategic goals and targeted business outcomes.

·        Uses actionable and diagnostic deliverables to help the business and IT leaders make informed IT investment decisions.

·        Assesses near-term and long-term needs, to establish digital investment priorities.

·        Utilizes a toolbox of business architecture deliverables to help business leaders identify and make IT investment decisions. Deliverables include, but are not limited to, business-outcome-statements, strategy on a page, scenario planning, business capability modeling, value-streams mapping, business process models, ecosystems modeling, customer and user profiling, journey maps, human-centric design and investment roadmaps.

3. Facilitates Business and Operating Model Design and Innovation

·        Works with business and IT executives to help describe and understand their business and operating models by making the business model clear and explicit.

·        Builds out the story building blocks by asking and answering key business and operating model questions.

·        Ensures the business and operating models fit together by showing the interdependences between components, and that the business model story makes sense.

·        Uses the organization’s existing business and operating model as the starting point for innovation, for example, by using new technologies to enable a building block.

·        Seeks ways to drive adoption of new technology and reuse existing technology for enabling business capabilities, value streams and business processes.

·        Researches and provides information on emerging technology trends and disruptions and competitors' practices relevant to assigned LOB customers.

4. Convert business capability into digital technology

·        Provides internal management consultancy services to business leaders, business units and lines of business, helping them with design thinking, business modeling, ecosystem modeling, innovation management, IT investment analysis, and operating model design.

·        Facilitates development of crosslines of business solutions that combine knowledge of business capabilities, value streams and business processes.

·        Consults with technical subject matter experts to develop technical solutions. Advises on options, risks, costs versus benefits, and impact on other business processes and system priorities.

·        Collaborates with the Digital Transformation Platform teams on benefits, issues, risks of initiatives and reporting project status.

·        Facilitates agreement on organizational work models and processes to meet business requirements.

·        Helps develop a governance plan for ensuring that business architecture is a primary input to the development of other EA viewpoints.

·        Collaborates with project teams to ensure continuous delivery of business outcomes, as well as to identify when it is necessary to evolve the business architecture.

·        Participates in development and application of standards and minimal viable architectures through the architecture governance model, which is informed by the business strategy and corporate governance. Clarifies accountability and provides the focal point for agile, effective and efficient decision making.

·        Participates in the architecture governance and assurance process to identify business, information, solutions, technical and security architecture issues at the front end of the project life cycle, and with product managers and product owners at the different stages of the Agile and product lifecycle.

·        Works with key organizational stakeholders, enterprise and domain architects, to define a strategic plan for leveraging integrated business architecture as part of the organization’s overall enterprise architecture.

Credentials and Experience

·        Bachelor's degree in business, information systems or related discipline, or equivalent and extensive related project experience; M.B.A. preferred.

·        Eight or more years of business or IT experience with a direct responsibility for strategy formulation and/or translation, business analytics, and program management.

·        Management experience in one or more of the following areas: business transformation and optimization, strategic planning, leadership, business relationship management and business process management.

·        Experience facilitating and leading multidisciplined, high-performance fusion teams.

·        Experience developing and monitoring delivery of efficient and effective solutions to diverse and complex business problems.


·        Knowledge and understanding of different types of business and operating models (existing, new, emerging and hybrid).

·        Knowledge of existing, new and emerging technologies and ability to practically apply them to new business designs and business models to achieve targeted business outcomes.

·        Knowledge in all aspects of designing and constructing business capabilities, value streams, business processes, and organizational structures.

·        Comprehensive knowledge of facilitation of projects and products, and organization change management.

·        Strong analytical and conceptual skills; ability to create original concepts and theories for a variety of projects

·        Knowledge of finance, accounting, valuation and metrics development.

·        Strong anticipatory, statistical and information analysis skills (a plus)


·        Organizationally and politically savvy. The business architect is typically a consummate diplomat capable of understanding and navigating the personalities, obstacles and politics of the organization.

·        Ability to communicate, influence and persuade — both business and IT leaders, as well as peers.

·        Uses the language of business leaders and join the conversation that's taking place.

·        Ability to adapt to rapidly changing technologies and see how they can support business needs.

·        Ability to establish and maintain a high level of customer trust and confidence.

·        Ability to analyze project and product needs and determine resources needed to meet objectives and solve problems

·        Understands business process management, workflow and integration methods and tools


·        Trusted and respected as a thought leader who can influence and persuade business and IT leaders.

·        Highly collaborative and supportive of business and of its ideals and strategies.

·        Organizationally savvy - comfortable, experienced and accomplished at working with business executives, and able to push back in a professional and diplomatic manner.

·        Remains unbiased — specific technology-and vendor-neutral — more interested in results than personal preferences

·        Displays intellectual curiosity and integrity, while respecting freedom and responsibility.

·        Motivated by long-term results and achieving targeted business outcomes.

·        Highly innovative with aptitude for foresight, and design and systems thinking.