AW Rostamani Shift Technologies completes EA workshop for Dar Group
AW Rostamani Shift Technologies recently held a customised workshop to share their expertise and training with Dar Group in enabling their global Enterprise Architecture practice. The collaborative, discussion-based workshop communicated Shift Technologies’ extensive experience implementing over 150 Enterprise Architecture projects and designing training programmes and presented how they can enable Enterprise Architecture for Dar and its many subsidiaries into one unified programme for the Group.
The highly comprehensive modules included an overview of Enterprise Architecture, the engagement process and key exercises to allow the workshop attendees hands on experience developing the key foundation items for a practical Enterprise Architecture practice.
The content of the workshop focused on Dar Group’s desire to maximise the efficiency of their operations, unlock additional value for their customers and support the business in providing the most innovative solutions. Given these objectives, Shift Technologies and the corporate IT team of Dar Group, created the workshop to support Dar Group’s large-scale efforts to identify the best ways to set up an Enterprise Architecture office that can advise on and oversee shared capabilities in such a way that maximises the return on technological investments.
Equally, this would allow for a large degree of independence for the company-level Enterprise Architecture offices, ensuring the most flexibility and agility within a defined and unified vision for the group.
Bringing a wealth of industry knowledge, the workshop included high profile speakers and attendees from across the globe: Yousef Al-Barkawie, CEO of Shift Technologies; James de Raeve, VP of The Open Group; Ahmad Abu Hantash, Partner at PWC, Technology Advisory; Jawad Issa, Senior Manager Enterprise Architecture Practice of Shift Technologies.
Commenting on the impact of the workshop and the nature of the collaboration, Dr Dani Abu Ghaida, CIO of Dar Group, said, “When we selected Shift Technologies as a partner for this vital milestone on our Enterprise Architecture journey, our objectives were to select a partner that has a deep understanding and experience in Enterprise Architecture, a vendor that can create value through such an engagement, and a training team that can deliver such value to our global Enterprise Architecture team. The feedback from the Enterprise Architecture team on the workshop, has been extremely positive; they all appreciated the value demonstrated by Shift Technologies and are very excited about the next steps of the Enterprise Architecture journey!”
Yousef Al-Barkawie, CEO of Shift Technologies, added, “We are deeply appreciative of our partnership with Dar Group through the successful completion of this bespoke workshop. By assisting them in their journey to a sustainable Enterprise Architecture practice, we build upon our global reputation for delivering custom solutions to clients and partners.”