Business Architecture at the Speed of Business – Past Webinar

Business Architecture At the Speed of Business

Previously Recorded Webinar

May 25, 2021

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2020 demonstrated the criticality of a business’ ability to pivot and respond to a rapidly changing environment.  Business strategies are now fluid, and business architects need to adapt.  The session will focus on practical tips and methods for how business architects can take the tools in their toolbox and hit the turbo button to keep up with the world around them.










Instructor Bio:

Dean Heltemes is the Senior Director of Business Architecture in Advisor Technology Solutions for Ameriprise Financial.   He is well-known in the Twin Cities for his business architecture expertise from his role as a Business Architect instructor at Metropolitan State University and from serving on the board of the Twin Cities Business Architecture forum.   You can read more about Dean’s background and expertise in Biz Arch and IT on his Metro State instructor page.

*Standing Up a Business Architecture Practice Part 1: Your Value Proposition – Past Webinar

Past Expert Insights Webinar

How do you stand up a business architecture practice within an organization?

This 3-part Expert Insights Webinar Series will provide strategies used by Maureen Mathias  to stand up a practice in her organization.

This first session in the series covers the basics that must be established before even starting to think about a formal business architecture practice.

Discover how to use business architecture technique to define questions with a value proposition that will define the value that your practice will bring your organization.

Other takeaways for attendees:

-Essential infrastructure and requirements for standing up a practice

-How to develop your internal presentation to get buy-in


Standing Up a Business Architecture Practice Part 1: Your Value Proposition


Maureen Mathias

Maureen Mathias earned her Master of Arts from Rutgers University, later adding a Certified Business Architect from the Business Architecture Guild and a Business Architecture Certificate from Metro State University in St. Paul Minnesota.

Maureen started a journey in 2008 that led to a career as a business architect. “Through the journey, it seems I have hit every situation you would want to avoid. One thing that stands out, is that a business architecture practice anywhere must fit the culture and the needs of an organization.”

In her business architect role for an insurance company, she has established training for the teams that utilize architecture tools and for those that need to learn what business architecture is and how it relates to their day-to-day responsibilities for several years.

Maureen is excited to share her experience: what works and what does not as well as learn from the experiences of other business architects


Register Now For Our Upcoming FREE Expert Insights Webinar

Title: Beyond Business – Business Architecture for the Social Sector

Wednesday, June 3, 2020


Join IPD Instructor Bao Do as he discusses the response of various countries around the world to COVID-19 and how pandemic management capabilities highlight the strengths and weaknesses of each country’s reaction.

  • Use business capability mapping to provide a means of early detection.

  • Consider how the maturity of business capabilities can lead to a more rapid response.


Registration Must Be Completed By June 2, 2020


Bao Do

Expert Areas:

  • Business Architecture
  • Business Analysis
  • Program/Project Management
  • User-Centered Design
  • Coaching/Mentoring/Development

Education/Professional Certificates:

  • Business Architecture Certificate from Metropolitan State University – St. Paul, MN
  • Certificate of Human-Centered Design from LUMA Institute
  • Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from University of Michigan

Business Architecture In Uncertain Times – Past Webinar (May 2020)

“Business Architecture In Uncertain Times”

An Expert Insights Webinar From the Metro State Institute for Professional Development

Originally Aired: May, 2020

This presentation covers:

How Business Architects Can Help Their Companies Navigate Through Uncertainty

  • Learn tools that guide tactical and strategic decision making in a dynamic environment

  • Prepare for future business architecture changes

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Dean Heltemes

Expert Areas:

  • Business Architecture | Enterprise Architecture | Business Process Management
  • IT and Business Strategy Development | Strategy to Execution Planning | Collaboration with C-Level Executives
  • Global Team Building and Leadership | Large-Scale Budget Creation and Management
  • IT Infrastructure and Operations Leadership | ERP Modernization | IT Contract Negotiation
  • Program and Project Management | Sales Enablement
  • Industry Experience in Financial Services, Agribusiness, Commodity Trading, Energy, & Food Processing

Education/Professional Certificates:

  • Business Architecture Certificate from Metropolitan State University -St. Paul, MN
  • MBA from Carlson School of Management at University of MN
  • Bachelor of Science – Computer Science from St. Cloud State University