IBM: Mandy Chessell, ‘Patterns of Information Management’


Mandy Chessell FREng CEng FBCS Distinguished Engineer, Master Inventor, Chief Architect Information Solutions IBM

Mandy Chessell is an IBM Distinguished Engineer, Master Inventor and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. She joined IBM in 1987. Mandy’s current role is the Chief Architect for Information Solutions in the IBM Information and Analytics Group’s CTO office where she leads the design of common information management patterns for different industries and solutions. This includes the Next Best Action solution, Information Governance and the Data Reservoir. She is known for inventing and implementing tools and practices that have affected a step change in the productivity and reliability of software. Identified in 2000 as one of MIT Technology Review’s hundred young people most likely to make significant 21st Century technical innovation, she is distinguished as the first woman to win a Royal Academy of Engineering Silver Medal. Mandy has also published numerous titles, such as her book ‘Patterns of Information Management’ on design patterns for better information management and has over 50 patents issued worldwide.

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Guru Lecture: ‘Patterns of Information Management’

Information is the heart of any organization’s operation. It defines who is involved, what activities are taking place and the assets being brought to bear to create its goods and services. Managing information takes a multidisciplinary approach. We must consider where information comes from, how it is distributed, protected, governed and monitored, as well as ensuring it is used appropriately at its destination. This presentation describes architecture patterns that characterize how the technologies for information management, SOA and business process management can be blended to create an effective, interconnected and ordered IT landscape, making it both manageable and efficient. These patterns form a powerful pattern language that can be used to analyse and design the flow of information between systems. We will walkthrough a case study of a retailer that needs to improve their customer service and management of their inventory. Using the design patterns we will analyse what is going wrong and make decisions on how to better integrate their systems so information flows to the people who need it, so they can act effectively.

Additional Resources for Students: (Reading, Books, Papers, Online Resources)

The design patterns are described in detail in this book: Patterns of Information Management by Mandy Chessell and Harald Smith Hardcover: 736 pages Publisher: IBM Press; 1 edition (16 May 2013) Language: English ISBN-10: 0133155501 ISBN-13: 978-0133155501

There is also a free community that has downloads related to the patterns.