Guest Lecture: Dr. Asif Gill "Towards Adaptive Enterprise Architecture"

Dr. Asif Gill from UTS School of Computer Science will give a guest lecture at the Department of Computer Science.
Dr. Asif Gill

Towards Adaptive Enterprise Architecture

Dr. Asif Gill
UTS School of Computer Science


Traditional approaches to enterprise architecture (EA) lack agility and adaptability to meet the continuous digital innovation and transformation needs. This lecture introduce to the fundamental concepts of enterprise architecture followed by an overview of the advanced and emerging AI/ML enabled adaptive enterprise architecture concepts, design principles, practices, tools and techniques. The key topics are:

  • What is EA?
  • What are the exiting EA frameworks?
  • What are the challenges of traditional EA?
  • Why we need for Adaptive EA? Traditional vs Adaptive EA.
  • Adaptive EA Framework
  • Application: Case Study


Dr. Asif Gill is a result-oriented academic cum practitioner with extensive 20+ years’ experience in IT in various sectors including banking, consulting, education, finance, government, nonprofit, software and telecommunication. He is a senior lecturer & leader of the DigiSAS Lab (P.K.A. COTAR) research group at the UTS School of Computer Science. He is also a director and founder of the Adapt Inn Pty Ltd. His earlier professional experience in agile software development, IT business analysis, solution architecture and program management provided a strong foundation for later work in strategic enterprise architecture and governance.

He has strong fruitful relationships with industry and worked with a number of organisations including Ability Options, ANZ Bank, Bureau of Meteorology, Department of Defence, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (DoIIS), Emergency Information Coordination Unit (EICU), Flexi Group,  ING Australia, KPMG, Reserve Bank of Australia, Telstra, University of Newcastle, and University of Sydney. He has extensive professional experience in leading and delivering agile and non-agile multi-million dollar commercial and research projects. He is also helping young innovators network and start-ups in developing capabilities, innovative business model, products and services.

He conducts practice-oriented applied action-design research in adaptive enterprise architecture & agile software development that targets the challenges of academia, industry, government and society. He has h-index of 21+ (Google scholar) and 100+ publications including academic and non-academic articles and books. His work has appeared in major academic journals such as Information and Management (A*), Information Systems (A*), Communications of the AIS (A), Information and Software Technology (A), Information System Frontiers (A), Journal of Systems and Software (A), and prestigious industry outlets and media such as Cutter IT Journal, CIO Magazine, Sydney Morning Herald and The Conversation. He is author and inventor of The Gill Framework® for architecting Adaptive Enterprise Architecture for digital innovation and transformation.

He is recognised as a thought leader and specialist expert in adaptive enterprise architecture & agile software development. He is a member of the Software & Systems Engineering Committee (IT-015), Standards Australia; and is serving as a coordinating editor (ISF), section editor (AJIS) and editorial board member (Heliyon) of the academic journals. He is often invited and involved as a professional speaker, guest editor, conference chair, organizer and reviewer for a number of national and international academic and industry conferences.

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