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Future-Proofing the Business Using Modern Enterprise Architecture

  • Recognized the value and potential of EA for the business
  • Created a more cohesive architecture
  • Enabled smarter, faster working
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"We can have fact-based, data-driven conversations that allow us to say what we need to do."

Viktor Kogan
Director Business Architecture at OMERS

No Cohesive Architecture for the Organization

  • Disconnected architecture - architectural designs were being conceptualized according to individual lines of business (LoB), rather than for the whole organization
  • Siloed working - prevented the EA team from being involved in executing developed strategies for business improvement
  • Lack of adequate tooling - meant the EA team couldn’t execute their strategic ideas

How Ardoq Helped


Key Outcomes With Ardoq: Future-Proofing the Business

For the entire organization

  • Gained a better understanding of the value of EA data, meaning they could actively offer business context that otherwise might be missed
  • Helped shift business plans to be more product-oriented
  • Provided insights into business architecture by mapping people, processes, and technology into a blueprint
  • Helped with transformation projects while quickly onboarding new people joining the team or project 

For the Enterprise Architecture team

  • Established an accountability framework for assessing OMERS’ systems and applications 
  • Helped to determine whether a product delivers value to a single line of business or if its capabilities are cross-functional and, therefore, more valuable
  • Gained insights that enabled the team to start work faster after colleagues started to add data independently
  • Achieved the change and agility that the company envisaged to future-proof the business, meaning the EA team is cemented as a key management strategy within the organization


The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) is one of Canada’s largest defined benefit pension plans, with USD $119.5 billion in net assets as of June 30, 2022. Responsible for managing the retirement benefits of all local government employees, OMERS has a world-class team of investors and professionals based across North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
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