Innovation for the always-on business

Top-notch speakers and IT experts cover everything from transformative customer experiences to addressing tech debt, showing attendees how to spark a culture of innovation

GOOD, Germany and BOSTON, May 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — LeanIX, the platform enabling continuous transformation of enterprise and product computing, has announced the conference program and speaker line-up for LeanIX Connect Summit Americas 2022. As the first event Enterprise Architecture (EA) major of the year, the program highlights practical lessons from well-known brands to show how IT can help drive innovation, digital transformation and business success.

Event June 9-10, 2022 at the iconic Revere Hotel in Boston, registration is free for attendees who want to connect with leading IT and business professionals working at the intersection of SaaS, EA, and DevOps management. Those unable to attend in person can also stream select sessions online. Register now at:

In-person attendees can improve their skills by earning a LeanIX Practitioner Certification through free interactive courses and working on real-world use cases with other IT practitioners. The certification covers the fundamentals of the LeanIX Continuous Transformation Platform and how to address key challenges for IT managers.

SAP Signavio, a platinum sponsor, will have several IT executives on hand to present “Intelligent Enterprise” content and host an EA community event as part of the conference. With SAP widely adopted by thousands of midsize and enterprise organizations across the United States, attendees are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the exclusive breakout and community-only sessions available on-site in Boston.

Agenda, speakers and sponsor information

LeanIX Connect Summit Americas 2022 is this year’s best opportunity for enterprise architects, CIOs, CISOs, CTOs, and other business and IT leaders to network and learn from top experts. Over 30 sessions span two full conference days, plus networking opportunities at the pre-event welcome reception and conference dinner on the first night of the event.

Main speeches:

  • Erik Qualman, motivational speaker and best-selling author, teacher and advisory board member. Erik’s work “Socialnomics” has been featured on 60 minutes and The Wall Street Journal and used by the National Guard and NASA.
  • Natalie Nixon, Top 50 World Keynote Speaker, Creativity Strategist, Advisor and Author – Figure 8 Thinking LLC. A highly sought-after keynote speaker, Natalie brings accessible expertise on creativity, the future of work and innovation.
  • Brian Solis, VP, Global Innovation Evangelist – Salesforce, 8x Bestselling Author, Keynote Speaker, Digital Anthropologist and Futurist. Brian’s research humanizes the relationship between disruptive innovation and its impact on institutions, markets and societies.
  • Andrew Christ, CEO and Co-Founder – LeanIX. André’s passion is to enable organizations and their people to create better products by moving to a modern IT architecture.

Expert speakers:

  • Damien JonsonChief Architect – Global RISE Ecosystems at SAP
  • The Ottolenghichief information and technology officer at Stride
  • Venkat Udayasankar, Principal Engineer – Platform and Architecture at Intuit
  • Brad EtheringtonEnterprise Architect at UCare
  • Christian Holstonsenior enterprise architect at Southwest Airlines
  • Donovon SimpsonPrincipal Software Engineer, OneMain Financial
  • Nancy Halvorsen, Sr. Business Analyst at Pinellas County Business Technology Services
  • Jean-Patrick Ascenci, Ecosystem Evangelist at SAP Signavio
  • Karen Queno, Sr. Enterprise Architecture Manager at PwC
  • Gerald WinklerVice President of Global Information Services (CIO) at Haworth
  • Paul KurchinaSAP Community Evangelist, Connector and Analyst at SAP & SAPinsider
  • Jason PorterfieldHead of Enterprise Architecture for North America at SAP
  • Ana ColesAssociate Director, IT Help Desk at Lucid Software Inc.
  • David TorgersonVice President of Infrastructure and IT at Lucid Software Inc.
  • Greg RiveraVP Product Management at CAST
  • Sean BradySoftware Architect, Global Architecture at Avalara
  • Nicholas TullioDirector, Global Digital Operation at Carrier
  • Chandra VenkatAssociate Director of Enterprise Architecture at Carrier

Several LeanIX speakers will also provide insight into the company’s product strategic outlook and roadmap. This will be followed by a feature preview on many other roadmap items planned or already being implemented.

Learn more about LeanIx Connect Summit Americas 2022 speakers and their presentation topics at

“The LeanIX Connect Summit aims to dissect the idea of ​​innovation with leading experts who will provide prescriptive guidance on how to create a culture to support today’s ‘always on’ enterprise business model” , said André Christ, CEO and co-founder of LeanIX. “We’re thrilled that attendees can get first-hand accounts of what’s happening in the ongoing transformation journeys of established brands in one of the most enviable locations in the world. Boston.”

About LeanIX
LeanIX’s Continuous Transformation® Platform is trusted by enterprise IT and product IT to achieve complete visibility and superior governance. Global customers organize, plan, and manage IT environments with LeanIX’s automated, data-driven approach. Offering enterprise architecture, SaaS management, and value stream management, LeanIX helps organizations make smart decisions and accelerate transformation journeys. LeanIX has hundreds of customers worldwide, including Adidas, Atlassian, Bosch, Dropbox, Santander and Workday. The company is headquartered in Bonn, Germanywith offices at Boston and around the world.

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