UNICOM Digital Transformation & Architecture Summit

At the renowned UNICOM Technology Park, Chantilly, VA :: October 8, 2019

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Commercial organizations and government agencies are digitally transforming themselves for greater efficiencies utilizing myriad new technologies that enable a leap-forward in capabilities. Key to this rapidly changing environment is architecture and strategy – to understand how your current business and its systems are performing so that you can craft and execute your roadmap into the future, while accounting for on-going changes and risk.

UNICOM Global is hosting the 2019 Digital Transformation & Architecture Summit to exchange best practices on digital transformation. We will have presentations on how organizations have undergone transformation, new technologies that UNICOM is offering to help with digital transformation, and techniques that customers are using to maintain and gain value from architecture. There will also be breakout sessions in the afternoon where product roadmaps of select products will be presented.

Please join us for a day of learning, networking, and exchanging ideas with other colleagues and the UNICOM Global development and solutions teams.


8:30 AM - 9:00 AM



9:00 AM - 9:10 AM


Patti Bowman, GM, Digital Business North America, UNICOM Global


9:10 AM - 10:15 AM

Digital Transformation Keynote

Corry Hong, Founder, President and CEO, UNICOM Global
Corry Hong founded UNICOM Global in Los Angeles, California in 1981. He has since built the company to be one of the fastest growing IT organizations in the world, with over 1,000 employees providing products and solutions across a broad spectrum of leading-edge technologies. In this keynote, Corry will present his vision for company and the future – and how UNICOM is embracing and enabling its customers to build a better world.


10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Networking Break


10:30 AM – 10:45 AM

Digital Transformation Solutions

Joni Lehtomaki, General Manager, Digital Business, EMEA, UNICOM Global
UNICOM Global and its numerous divisions are providing products and solutions to enable digital transformation initiatives across many government agencies and Fortune 500 companies. In this presentation, Mr Lehtomaki will provide a brief overview of the leading-edge products UNICOM is building, as an introduction and overview to the rest of the day’s presentations.


10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Digital Transformation Success Story at IRS

John Jessup, MEC Project Manager/Senior Enterprise Architect, IBM Cloud Innovation Labs
The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has been digitally transforming its organization through the use of Enterprise Architecture and Business Process analysis for the past 10 years with UNICOM System Architect. In this presentation, Mr. Jessup will describe how this ongoing effort was begun and progressed and how IRS is gaining value from their architecture to make digital transformation decisions.


11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Digital Transformation Success Story at FBI

Christopher Heath, Chief Enterprise Architect, UNICOM Government
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has recently begun to digital transform one of its branches, and has employed UNICOM Government solutions to help them in this effort. In this presentation, Mr Heath will provide an overview (without providing any specific classified details) of how this digital transformation effort was begun and has reached successful milestones.


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Networking Lunch


1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Using Reference Architectures to Gain Value from Enterprise Architecture

Steve Ring, Principal Information Engineer, MITRE Corporation
Enterprise Architecture has become a pillar of digital transformation. Use of Reference Architectures is a key enabler of building, maintaining, and gaining value from an enterprise architecture. Use of Reference Architectures includes utilizing “Pattern” architectures in “Solution” architectures. Mr Ring authored the DoDAF 2 promulgation memo on use of Reference Architectures in 2010. Since then, architecture teams at US Government agencies have been using this guidance to build and utilize reference architectures. In this presentation, Mr Ring will present an overview and the intent of reference architectures.


1:45 PM – 2:30 PM

Implementing Reference Architectures, with (Lively!) Discussion

David Rice, President, EA Frameworks
Enterprise Use of Reference Architectures is a key to building and maintaining an enterprise architecture. Mr. Rice has been implementing reference architectures at government agencies and commercial companies for many years in a variety of ways. In this presentation, he will present his best-practice techniques and present trade off of using an "Enterprise Merge/Extract" type of approach versus a "workspaces" approach. There will also be an open discussion on reference architectures – it promises to be a lively discussion!


2:30 PM – 3:45 PM

Product Roadmap Breakouts (see below for further details)


3:45 PM – 4 PM

Session Close

Corry Hong, Founder, President and CEO, UNICOM Global


2:30 PM – 3:45 PM

System Architect and Focal Point What’s New and Product Roadmap

Lou Varveris, Director of Product Management, UNICOM Systems
In today’s digital economy, the cost of unplanned outages has never been higher. Performance Management is an essential requirement to manage your IT systems effectively. This session will examine some of the latest developments in the mainframe performance management space that can provide a more unified view of your mainframe real estate, but, in an easier to understand format and with a simpler means of accessibility. This session also provides interactive discussion on what challenges you are facing today and how an integrated view of performance management can help you transform your organization.


2:30 PM – 3:45 PM

UNICOM Universal Gateway – What’s New and Product Roadmap

Neil Evans, CTO EMEA, Macro 4 and UNICOM Global
UNICOM Universal Gateway (UniGW®) is a management dashboard utilizing latest machine-learning and analytic technologies designed to provide real-time insights into operational business performance. It aggregates information from multiple data sources, applications, and technology platforms to provide executives with a real-time view of the enterprise, and also acts as a digital-modernization two-way ‘gateway’ – providing drill down via web and mobile access to traditional systems tools and legacy applications. In this presentation, Mr. Evans will provide a live demo of new functionality in UniGW®, and demonstrate how it can be used for executives to gain a ‘pulse’ of what is going on in the organization so they can make strategic decisions.


2:30 PM – 3:45 PM

UNICOM Intelligence – What’s New and Product Roadmap

Lance Nichols, Product Manager, UNICOM Systems
UNICOM Intelligence is an industry leading survey research platform for capturing, analyzing, and reporting on people's attitudes, preferences and opinions. With a new release planned for early next year, this session will showcase what’s new in the next release and what’s currently under development in the labs.


UNICOM Technology Park I & II and Conference Center
15000 Conference Center Drive
Chantilly, Virginia 20151

Registration: 8:30 AM
Start: 9:00 AM
End: 4:00 PM

Coffee will be served. Please bring your own lunch - we will be providing an in-house lunch option for $20. Please indicate on the registration form if you would like the lunch option so we know how much food to order.