Why Enterprise Architecture Is Crucial for Business Strategy

NYU CIO Don Welch on the Interplay of Enterprise Architecture, Security and Privacy
Don Welch, CIO of New York University

The interplay between enterprise architecture, privacy, cybersecurity and data management is crucial for businesses. Enterprise architecture aligns IT, processes and technology with strategic business goals. Privacy and cybersecurity protect against threats, while data management drives efficiency and insights. Integrating these elements helps foster innovation and enables sustainable growth. However, unlike cybersecurity and privacy roles, enterprise architecture is still largely ignored.

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"Enterprise architecture is fundamental to align business processes with data and applications. It should be one of the top strategic priorities of organizations. There is a gap that needs to be bridged," said Don Welch, CIO of New York University.

In an interview with Information Security Media Group, Welch discussed:

  • The interplay between enterprise architecture, privacy, security and data management;
  • Giving strategic importance to enterprise architecture;
  • Creating the right culture for enterprise architecture.

Welch is a strategic leader with an extensive background in information technology and security. He has proven capabilities in creating a vision and aligning technology to the organizational strategy.

About the Author

Rahul Neel Mani

Rahul Neel Mani

Founding Director of Grey Head Media and Vice President of Community Engagement and Editorial, ISMG

Neel Mani is responsible for building and nurturing communities in both technology and security domains for various ISMG brands. He has more than 25 years of experience in B2B technology and telecom journalism and has worked in various leadership editorial roles in the past, including incubating and successfully running Grey Head Media for 11 years. Prior to starting Grey Head Media, he worked with 9.9 Media, IDG India and Indian Express.

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