Philip Hellyer Enterprise Architect, Flying Trapeze Monkey, Speaker

How I Spend My Time

Philip and Finch

Senior Consultant

Philip & Finch (UK) Ltd

I help entrepreneurs and heads of department think more clearly about their businesses, priorities, and aspirations. My 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, I work on both 'sides' of the strategy fence, like a kind of IT–Business interpreter.

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.

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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.

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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

SCiO EAST

Navigating Barriers to the Adoption of EA/ST Methods

SCiO Enterprise Architecture / Systems Thinking forum, London, October 2014

Philip Hellyer will facilitate a workshop focused on identifying barriers to the adoption of enterprise architecture / systems thinking methods by organisations, and effective methods of overcoming them.

FStech

PCI-DSS, An Architecture Perspective

FStech/Retail Systems Payments Conference, London, November 2014

As Enterprise Architects, our aim is to maximise the value that companies get for their investments in change. We seek structural solutions to multi-faceted problems, and compliance is certainly a many-faced beast. Where does PCI stand alongside other standards in a world of competing regulation, and how should we address it as a global group of companies?

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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.