Cameron elected to Global Industry Council

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Brian Cameron, executive director of the Center for Enterprise Architecture (EA) at Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST,) was recently elected to the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3) Global Industry Council (GIC), which is affiliated with the United Nations. The GIC sets international professional standards for different aspects of technology-related fields.

“It is a great honor to have been nominated and selected for this position,” Cameron said. “This is great recognition of the work being done in the Center for Enterprise Architecture and our growing global reputation.”

Cameron’s appointment to the GIC is in recognition of the work he has done building the Federation of Enterprise Architecture Professional Organizations (FEAPO), as well as the Center for EA and the EA Master of Professional Studies program, which launched in April.

“Dr. Cameron’s pioneering role as founding president of the Federation of Enterprise Architecture Professional Organizations, invited keynotes for international conferences, his many invitations to advise governments and industry, and recent recognition of achieving the Awards for Professionalism Career Achievement Award, all played an important part for his recent elevation to the Global Industry Council,” said Stephen Ibaraki, IFIP IP3 Executive Board director and vice-chairman, and GIC founder and chairman.

Enterprise architecture is the process of translating business vision and strategy into effective enterprise change by creating, communicating and improving the key requirements, principles and models that describe the enterprise’s future state and enable its evolution. By integrating the various dimensions of an organization, an enterprise architect takes a company's business strategy and defines an information technology system to support that strategy.

The purpose of the Center for Enterprise Architecture, which launched in January 2011, is to gather intellectual resources across Penn State to address research concerns and questions that span the design, functioning and governance of contemporary, information-driven enterprises.

FEAPO, which launched in January 2011, is an association of professional organizations whose members have an active interest in the practice and professionalism of enterprise architecture. The purpose of FEAPO is to provide a forum to discuss cross-organizational activities to standardize, professionalize and otherwise advance the discipline of EA. Cameron serves as the founding president of the organization.

As the field of enterprise architecture grows, Cameron said, there is an increasing need to develop consistency within EA professions. Currently, there are no uniform standards for EA professionals.

“The efforts of FEAPO and IP3 GIC will help to professionalize EA and other IT related areas over time,” he said.

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Last Updated October 22, 2012