London (PRWEB) August 01, 2012
27 companies from across the world walked away with the iCMG Architecture Excellence Awards 2012 during the glittering award night held in Sheraton, Bangalore on July 25, 2012. The winners were selected from more than 150 nominations for four different categories - technical, business, enterprise and business domains.
Sunil Dutt Jha, Chief Architect and CEO, iCMG said, "The idea behind Architecture Excellence Awards is to honor enterprises who are following great architecture practices to create successful and enduring business. In its third year of inception, we find a continuous rise in the bar thereby vindicating our claim that enterprise architecture is proving out to be the differentiators between good and great enterprises."
John A. Zachman, considered to be the father of enterprise architecture, and who created the Zachman Framework - the periodic table for enterprise, graced the occasion by accepting the "iCMG Hall of Fame Award" presented to him by past hall of fame honorees - Rajeev Batra, CIO, MTS India and Steve Towers, internationally acclaimed BPM Guru and Sunil Dutt Jha, CEO, iCMG.
The prestigious John A. Zachman award for Enterprise Architecture was given to the Aricent Group, the telecom software conglomerate for their work on Applications rationalization and Process Improvement using the Zachman framework.
The iCMG Excellence award for Enterprise Architecture was shared by SAP AG, Germany and CIMB Group Berhan, Malaysia while the for IT Landscape Rationalization went to Baker Hughes, USA. BNP Paribas and Vodafone India jointly won the award in the '"Business Intelligence and Analytics" category. Central Provident Fund Board, Singapore won the award for Architecture Governance. The best Green Architecture award went to MWH Global, UK while 'Transformation and Planning' category was won by Cathay Pacific Airways, Hong Kong.
In the Business category, in the "Customer Oriented Business Models" it was NSW Businesslink, Australia and ICICI Bank, India who shared the award. BAA Airport's architecture work was adjudged by the jury to be the best in the Business Process Management Category. The architecture of Fonecta, Finland and Mainstream Renewable Power, Ireland was jointly adjudged by the jury to be the best in the "Growing Business in New Territory & Service" category. Best Architecture in the Acquisition and Mergers category was won by Lloyds Banking Group UK.
The business domain specific awards were presented to Bharti Infratel Limited, India (for telecom), EADS Germany (for manufacturing), Johnny Rockets, USA (for retail), Royal Bank of Scotland for BFSI and Ministry of Defense, Singapore for defense/government domains while the healthcare domain award was won by Integrated Health Information Systems, Singapore.
The awards in the Technical category were won by global companies like Alliance Bank Berhad, Malaysia and Everything Everywhere Limited, UK (for SOA Vision for Enterprise), Credit Suisse, UK (Best Software Architecture in IT Products), Georgia Institute of Technology, USA (Emerging Technologies), Forbes Technosys, India (Cloud Technologies), Intel Corporation (IT Service Management) and the award for Best IT Infrastructure was shared by Schneider Electric, KSA and Mahindra Vehicle Manufacturers Ltd, India.
Speaking on the occasion, Joha A Zachman said, "The Information Age paradigm is not about Building and Running Systems but about Engineering and manufacturing enterprises, and that is what ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE really is, a different and new paradigm, which has to do with engineering ENTERPRISES to be "lean and mean", integrated, flexible, interoperable, and aligned. These are not implementation driven characteristics but deep engineering. That is why I say that enterprise architecture is the issue of the century."
The awards were interspersed with dance performances showcasing Indian and European culture and thus reflecting the spirit of the awards and celebrations.