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Rizan Rizvi
Works at University of Sydney
Attended Macquarie University
Lives in Sydney, Australia
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Rizan Rizvi

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Very excited to host the 9th CAUDIT Enterprise Architecture Symposium from 24-26th November. 
Welcome to CAUDIT Enterprise Architecture Symposium 2014. Welcome everyone! I am excited that the University of Sydney is hosting the 2014 CAUDIT EA Symposium. This year our theme is 'Connect the World'. As enterprise architects, we're in the best position to facilitate meaningful connections—in ...
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Do we know what is "not" a challenge in education? Anyone wanna share their view?
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Its great to see the diverse view. In my view whats not a challenge:
1. Marketing / selling the need for higher education.
2. Some administrative activities - example: enrolment, etc.

It is hard create a such a list. Is it everything with
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Why do we call "transformation changes and innovation" in the industry or market as "disruption" , or "distruction"? 
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Digital Strategy, Program & Project Management, Enterprise Architecture, Business Transformation & Management, Technology Innovation,
  • University of Sydney
    Head of Enterprise Architecture & Innovation, 2012 - present
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Sydney, Australia
Strategist, Enterprise Architect, IT Consultant

Sure, dealing with your business challenges and ideas alone can be intimidating. You can probably use some help with finding answers to your challenges. That is why I am here. I take the time to empathise, starting with the question, what and why. I help organisations to plan, transform and innovate.

I often work in IT and Digital space independent of any industry or vendor, but I work across all the leaders and team members in the business. If you’re reading this, I guess you have a need or have a business challenge or idea. Maybe it’s a digital transformation initiative. Maybe it’s a new strategic direction. Maybe it’s changing your organisation’s information systems or looking to re-invent your business. Maybe you are in need of an independent assessment or review.

I enjoy facilitating opportunities for innovation applying design thinking, collaboration and engagement; and thrive on leading discussions about challenging problems and reaching outcomes that stakeholders and partners are committed to and empowered to execute.

Over the years, I have worked on some of the most complex, innovative, high-risk and business-critical transformation programs, with skills backed by an 18-year career in Enterprise Architecture, IT Consulting, Project Management and Business Analysis across the healthcare, education, retail, government and consulting sectors.

I am a passionate presenter. I speak at conferences to professional association events. I am asked to speak on emerging trends, enterprise architecture, innovation, business and operating model design.

My journey

I grew up in Sri Lanka. For those who need help with geography, it is a tiny little Island in the Indian Ocean. I majored in IT as a postgraduate from Macquarie University in Australia. I worked in information technology for 18 years, first as a programmer and later as a business analyst, project manager, enterprise architect and director.

I came to Australia in 2005 after having worked in the US, Europe and Dubai. I have been able to work on some amazing transformations, and I enjoyed every bit of change and challenge.

  • Macquarie University
    Management, 2008 - 2014
    Master of Information Technology
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