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Can Software Architecture Be Used to Support Innovation?

May 2019 Presentation
Pierre Pureur (Travelers)

This presentation considers whether software architecture can be used as a tool to support innovation within the enterprise, using three real-life case studies.

Publisher:

Software Engineering Institute

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Abstract

This presentation will discuss whether software architecture can be used as a tool to support innovation and make innovation mainstream within the enterprise, using three real-life case studies as follows:

Case Study 1: Working with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)

  • A brief introduction to AI and ML
  • Why does architecture matter for AI and ML? It's (almost) all about the data. Data is the lifeblood of ML.
  • Going forward: How will AI and ML impact architecture?
  • Lessons learned

Case Study 2: Working with Virtual Assistants and Cognitive Agents

  • A brief introduction to virtual assistants and cognitive agents
  • Some examples of virtual assistant architectures
  • Some examples of cognitive agent architectures
  • Going forward: Single domain vs. multi-domain virtual assistants
  • Lessons learned

Case Study 3: Working with Blockchain

  • A very brief introduction to blockchain
  • A solution in search of a problem?
  • How does architecture matter for blockchain implementations?
  • Going forward: Marrying blockchain and AI/ML
  • Lessons learned