Dan Meadows is the Head of EA and Requirements for the UK’s National Air Traffic Services (NATS) and has been responsible for introducing a new approach to managing the development of requirements for its future transformational change programmes founded on the TOGAF methodology and underpinned by the use of an Enterprise Architecture. He was previously responsible for the introduction of a similar approach as the Head of Requirements for the ~€4Bn NATO Missile Defence Programme and has almost 20years of experience in the aerospace, defence and security domains focused largely on systems engineering processes and the role of architectures and requirements in particular.
NATS is the main Air Navigation Service Provider in the UK and provides safe and efficient air traffic services and innovative solutions to UK and international airports, airlines and governments. It is in the midst of an unprecedented level of transformational change, and has put significant emphasis on how it develops and manages requirements in order to do this successfully. At the heart of this new approach is the way that we develop and exploit the Enterprise Architecture – and critically, this is as much about people and culture as it is about process and technology. This presentation addresses what has been done, the challenges that have been faced, and the lessons that have been learned.
Delegates will learn:
- How the EA can underpin capability development from strategy through to implementation
- How to balance long-term vision with near-term pragmatism in setting the ambition for change
The criticality of considering more than the process and technology aspects of change