Wagdy Samir


CEO, Klarrio Apac Pty Ltd

AAs a co-founder and CEO of Klarrio Asia Pacific, Wagdy engages with clients focused on exploiting real-time, event-driven data to digitally transform their businesses. He is responsible for the growth of the APAC operation and assisting the global CEO with the organisation’s strategy. Throughout his career, Wagdy has helped organisations transform their businesses using technology by ensuring the translation of technology architectures to business architectures.
A senior executive with over 25 years of global experience with technology companies, including blue-chip multinationals IBM, Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco and Technicolor. He holds a BE in Telecommunications(Hons), a PhD(Mathematics), and an MBA(AGSM) all from UNSW.

Presentation: Event-Driven Digital Transformations – The Evolving Role of Business Analysts

The term “digital transformation” has undoubtedly been used in multiple contexts over the past couple of years. Given the proliferation of data sources and the increased market demands for speed and relevance, the ability of an organisation to collect, transform, and create insight from data in “real-time” is becoming more paramount. This demand is giving rise to the need for “event-driven digital transformations.” That said, real or near real-time streaming platforms are becoming more prevalent. A new architecture is required. This architecture entails a shift in ways of doing work. One way of approaching the new paradigm is through leaders embracing eight guiding principles, namely: real-time data ingestion and processing, publish-subscribe models allowing for decoupling publishers and subscribers, “future-proof” scalable and distributed architecture, unified architecture that marries legacy and new standards, open-source software development that reduces dependency on expensive proprietary applications, containerisation allowing for increased application portability, multi-tenancy to allow for an isolated interaction between different business units, and bi-directional interfaces to ensure a sense and respond capability. These eight design principles are essential tools for the “new” breed of Digital Business Analysts who have the capacity to translate tomorrow’s business architecture to sustainable technology architectures.