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 Milan Gunther and Annika Klyver

Outside-in: from customer-centric innovation to enterprise change





You brought together all the stakeholders, you set an ambitious goal to significantly shift your customer’s experience, and you designed a breakthrough product.


But then it falls apart. That reorganisation messes up the responsibilities. The customer insights thrown over the fence from marketing turn out to be just assumptions. The changes to the IT legacy required are too hard, the data protection regulations too constraining. And your stakeholders were not that convinced after all. What just happened?


Design at scale is hard. In this session, Annika and Milan will introduce you to a mapping technique for facilitating enterprise-level change by design. Based on an shared language of enterprise facets and elements, a Milky Way map captures the business cycle of the enterprise as a system. It opens up the conversation on your Enterprise Design: what you can do together, where to go, and what to change to get there.


Key takeaways

- How to draw your enterprise on a napkin: learn how to establish a business geography to facilitate joint wayfinding

- Reveal the links: map out how your enterprise pursues its purpose, the capabilities it relies on to deliver, and experience outcomes

- Have the right conversations: how to create clarity when developing product strategy, business transformation or investment options, collaboratively and visually.





Annika Klyver’s work is about making transformations in large organisations happen. She has worked with Enterprise and Information Architecture for over 15 years. She has experience from numerous change and architecture programs in several business lines. Her background is in controlling, business development and within project portfolio management. She has also been a highly appreciated teacher in EA since 2011.  Annika is a thought leader in Business Architecture, the ways of working, the visualisation of business architecture and she is constantly looking for better ways to create great Enterprises. She is a speaker at international conferences.  Annika is a Business Designer/Architect at Scania.


Milan’s work is about design applied to the enterprise level. He is president of Intersection Group and a co-founder of Enterprise Design Associates. He works with enterprises of all shapes and sizes to bring entrepreneurship to life: designing brands, products and organisations, operations and systems to be useful, and making them actually deliver. His first book Intersection introduces this Enterprise Design approach, and he has been co-organising a conference series of the same name since 2014. He is co-author of Enterprise Design Patterns, and teaches Enterprise Design in an executive education program at Télécom Paris.


Kasper Saunders Bang

Designing for Democracy - How to architect and implement a tamper free digital system for democratic participation




Designing for Democracy - How to architect and implement a tamper free digital system for democratic participation.


In the autumn of 2020, the Danish Ministry of the Interior and Housing (Indenrigs- og Boligministeriet) launched a digital solution that allow every eligible Danish citizen to endorse political parties that has an aspiration to run for national elections. Reaching a threshold of 20.182 valid endorsements will allow the party to run for Parliament. This is in fact a digital implementation of a law and the outcome is the DDA award nominee “Vælgererklæringer” (


By being able to select, which parties will be able to run for the highest democratic institution in Denmark, the public is granted a decisive voice on choosing the road and priorities ahead. This is democracy and democracy is not to be taken lightly and should not be tampered with.


Over a two-year period Charlie Tango in close corporation with the ministry and amongst others Danish Center for Cyber Security and pushback from the Danish Ministry of Justice developed a system meant to instigate absolute trust in democracy.


The system had to be robust and tamper free and be able to document this. At the same time, flexible enough to handle changes in regulations etc. without compromising the integrity of the setup.


In this session you will hear how legislation were translated into a specific architecture and setup to support a method designed to secure trust in the democratic process. And you will hear how public consideration and sensitivity is translated into a digital solution and into architecture, in a highly sensitive environment.



Kasper Saunders Bang is the CCO of the Copenhagen based Full Service Digital Bureau Charlie Tango.


Kasper has +15 years of experience with multi-level digital strategy and adoption, it governance and management, focusing on organizational implementation and impact.


Kasper has substantial experience in both the public sector as a CIO in a Copenhagen municipality as well as the vendor side in different consultancy agencies, adding a broad dual sided view on strategic and organizational implementation of IT to translate that into actual digital solutions.


Kasper has a Master of IT degree from the IT University of Copenhagen specializing in digital democracy and governance.


Bo Vincent Thomsen

Agile and EA - random advice from a practitioner


Agile and EA - random advice from a practitioner


Enterprise Architects may need to change their repertoire when working in an Agile setup as they will be faced with different external expectations towards their work.

This presentation will examine needs and expectations from other stakeholders in Agile - especially architects who operate at other points on the Architect Spectrum. The talk is based on practical experiences - especially with focus on how architecture is handled in SAFe® (Scaled Agile Framework).

Bo will share insights on various topics like ‘How can EAs be useful in Agile?’, ‘EA’s ideal role in Agile’, ‘Which architectural artefacts are of use in practice?’, ‘Are Enablers always a good thing?’, ‘The Architectural Runway isn’t what you probably think’ and ‘Does Agile invariably lead to Accidental Architecture?’.


Speaker bio:

Bo Vincent Thomsen is an experienced architect with a background in software, integration and solution architecture. He would claim he has tried it all, if it didn’t make him sound so old. Even though Bo occasionally pretends to be an Enterprise Architect himself, most of his experience around EA has been trying to communicate and collaborate with EAs. Bo simply seems to lack the patience for strategic thinking. Bo has been thrown into the world of Agile and has tried to make sense of it for quite some time. To compensate for his lack of understanding, he has started teaching others in the course ‘SAFe for Architects’, which has provided him with valuable feedback on working with architecture in Agile contexts.