QualiWare Center of Excellence

Farum, March 2014

For many enterprises operating in a dynamic market, it is a challenge to keep employees up to date on the latest research, the latest technology and the latest trends and hype. The enterprise’s agility, innovation and growth is at risk, and for the individual, the competition from colleagues, outsourcing agents and offshoring options are felt every day at work and raises questions like: “What if my knowledge and skills gets outdated?”, “Where should I focus my interests?” and “What kind of training do I need to stay a valuable resource for my employer?”. To react to those challenges companies will need to continuously monitor sources of insights and trends to maintain a knowledgeable and agile workforce; a program for self-studies, formal training, certification and assessment must be introduced enterprise-wide; and a culture of knowledge sharing at all levels and collaboration in problem solving must be established and maintained continuously.

That is why QualiWare has established the new QualiWare Center of Excellence.

QualiWare Center of Excellence allows customers, partners, consultants, researches and students to share knowledge and experiences on topics ranging from advanced academic research to practical user guides for tools and methodologies.

QualiWare Center of Excellence is responsible for researching, producing, assembling, compiling and editing knowledge products such as documents, videos, sample models etc. that will allow QualiWare customers to learn about relevant topics captured in research documents, books, academic courses, international and industry standards, and from evangelists and consultants.

The center will make knowledge available via a member website, as speakers at conferences or customer specific events, as contributors to public sites, communities and blogs and as face-to-face inspirational work sessions. QualiWare Center of Excellence will offer formal certification programs from famous universities, established and recognized organizations and from accredited partners.

QualiWare Center of Excellence is led by Dr. John Gøtze, the author of many books and other writings, and widely recognized as an international expert in enterprise architecture. He runs the Carnegie Mellon University Enterprise Architecture Certification Program in Europe. He teaches EA at the IT University of Copenhagen and Copenhagen Business School. He co-founded the Association of Enterprise Architects and was its International President from 2007-2010, and Chief Editor of the association’s Journal of Enterprise Architecture from 2010-2013. John holds a MSc in systems engineering and a PhD in urban planning, both from the Technical University of Denmark.

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