As of January 1, 2013, Claudia-Melania Chituc is an Assistant Professor at the Technical University of Eindhoven (TU/e).
She holds a PhD (July 2008) and a MSc (June 2004) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (Portugal), and two licentiate diplomas from two different faculties she pursued simultaneously, being a Computer Engineer (graduated the Faculty of Computers and Automation, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania, in June 2002, specialization: Computers Engineering) and Economist, specialized in Finances, Insurances, Banking and Stock Exchange (graduated the Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania, in September 2000). Prior to joining the Information Systems Capacity Group at TU/e, Claudia-Melania was an Assistant Professor at the Informatics Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, where she was also the coordinator (PI) for the University of Porto (during 2011 and 2012) of the of the ENSURE FP7 project (Project leader: IBM Israel), leader/co-leader of 3 WorkPackages, and she was involved in the preparation of the ENSURE project proposal since fall 2009. During 2005, Claudia-Melania was a visiting scholar at Purdue University, School of Industrial Engineering and PRISM Center (USA). She chaired and organized several workshops and special sessions at international conferences (e.g., Performance Assessment and Auditing in Service Computing International Workshops: PAASC 2010 and PAASC 2012 Workshops held at the International Conference on Service Oriented Computing: ICSOC 2010 and ICSOC 2012 respectively). She is pursuing inter-disciplinary research in the areas of computers engineering, economics and mathematics. Main areas of research: SOA, service computing and cloud computing, (economic) performance assessment, interoperability, business process management, requirements engineering.
Dr. Llanos Cuenca González is an Assistant Professor in Enterprise Management and Management Information Systems at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) in Spain. She is a computer science engineer and received her Ph.D from the UPV. She is member of Research Centre on Production Management and Engineering (CIGIP). She has participated as a researcher on several Spanish and European projects. In these projects, she worked on issues related to Production Management, Supply Chain, Enterprise Modelling and the use of ICT in industrial enterprises. At this moment her research lines focus on Interoperability, Enterprise Architectures, Strategic Alignment and the use of ICT in these areas. As result of this research, she has published several papers in international conferences and journals.
Duration visit IS-group: Jan 8 – Feb 10 2013
Alignment of business strategy and information technology strategy from an enterprise engineering perspective
Although potentially, incorporating information systems and information technology (IT) into organizations offers significant returns, it involves considerable risks. Besides, these risks increase when a strategic plan for this incorporation is not provided. Enterprise engineering (EE) facilitates formal dialog in enterprise design.
Business and IT alignment (BITA) enables and drives the IT strategy jointly with the business strategy. The IT mission, objectives and plans support, and are supported by the business mission, objectives and plans. It can be addressed by these two questions: (1) how is IT aligned with business and; (2) how should or could business be aligned with IT. This alignment process evolves into a relationship where IT and other business functions adapt their strategies together. The strategic alignment model, proposed by Henderson and Venkatraman, is composed of four quadrants that consist of three components each one. These twelve components define what each quadrant is as far as alignment is concerned. All the components working together determine the extent of alignment for the company being assessed.
Enterprise architectures (EA) enable alignment. Business and information systems can be modelled together in a common organizational framework. In this case, business and IT domains are integrated and are visible in a common framework. Every EA contain views within their frameworks; however, life cycles, building blocks and how the building blocks fit together are not defined by all of them, thus making the alignment between components difficult.
On Wednesday, Jan. 30th, Zádor Dániel Kelemen will defend his Ph.D. thesis entitled Process Based Unification for Multi-model Software Process Improvement.
Managing Business Process Compliance Requirements: A Pattern Based Approach
Ensuring compliance to laws, regulations, and standards in a constantly changing business environment is one of the major challenges companies face today. As a result, organizations have an increasing need for systematic approaches to manage compliance throughout the business process lifecycle. This talk will present key compliance practices and concepts aligned with the business process lifecycle, and introduce a pattern-based approach to capture and manage BP compliance requirements for verifying and monitoring processes against them. Key findings in the industrial case studies that were conducted as part of FP7 research project will be discussed together with future challenges and directions.