Philip Hellyer Whole-System Business Consultant and Coach

How I Spend My Time

Philip and Finch

Senior Consultant

Philip & Finch (UK) Ltd

Enterprise Architecture expresses the structure of organisations and systems in ways that highlight the risks and implications of investment in change, helping you think more clearly about the decisions you're about to make. It's essential to have a framework for evaluating new possibilities, alongside models for incorporating changes effectively across your organisation.
Philip Hellyer helps entrepreneurs and heads of department think more clearly about their businesses, priorities, and aspirations. His chief interest is in the structure of organisations, the implications of that structure, and the interrelation of risk, investment, and change. With a background in both accountancy and in computing science, Philip works on both 'sides' of the strategy fence, like a kind of IT–Business interpreter.

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Enterprise Mentor & Non-Exec Advisor

Independent & UCL, SFEDI trained

Among other things, I'm participating in the UK government's Business in You campaign to encourage more people to start or grow their business. If you're a London-based entrepreneur on the cusp of transforming your business, maybe I can help you think more clearly.

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Public Speaker

Motivating technical presentations my specialty

I am a popular speaker at technical and business conferences, often focusing on enterprise architecture, the psychology of business design, or on the retail and payments industries. If you would like to engage me to speak for your organisation, on any topic, please get in touch.

Where I'm Speaking Next

Royal College of Art

Collaborative Whole-System Service Design

Service Design Masters, Royal College of Art, London, April 2017

Workshops don't work. Participants get tired, frustrated, and despondent; hand waving facilitators only make the problem worse. How can we increase the perceived value of service design?

British Computing Society

From Zero to EA, a Continuing Saga

Making Enterprise Architecture Relevant, London, July 2017

Rapid growth of an enterprise creates strain across an organisation. Architecture efforts need to be pragmatically introduced in ways that don't disrupt ongoing change or stall growth. And yet, things cannot continue as they had been; the centre cannot hold.   Starting with business capabilities, Philip worked to introduce EA into an entrepreneurial SME over the course of 12 months. This is a story of pragmatic business-focussed architecture; taking full advantage of existing momentum and interest to create a firm foundation for continuing growth. A year later, the story continues.

Paul Rodgers

Philip Hellyer has just given the best introduction to an Enterprise Architecture presentation that I've ever heard.
— Paul Rodgers, Chairman, Vendorcom

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Carphone Warehouse

Enterprise Architecture Group Lead

Connected World Services, Carphone Warehouse Group

I head up a team of Enterprise Architects in the Business Change Function. We govern the change roadmap, ensuring that programmes align to strategies, highlighting risks & dependencies, and monitoring the realisation of business benefit. I represent the Application, Information, and Technology architectures on the Strategic Review Board.

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Flying Trapeze Monkey

Gorilla Circus Flying Trapeze School

Come and learn to fly on the Grand Volant in the Great Outdoors. Scary but safe, this is an experience you can't imagine beforehand. We guide each student through a progression of tricks, starting with an impressive looking knee-hang — and we'll catch you from your trick if you're consistent enough.