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Strategy, Enterprise Architecture and Innovation

About Strategy, Enterprise Architecture and Innovation

We work to establish and communicate the integrated university-technology strategy and align the underpinning technology sourcing and multi-service strategies to enable the realisation of the IDG vision and missions.

We set the digital strategy, embedding data and security architecture and associated roadmaps. We provide governance to the particular product or service in the security and technology architecture portfolio whilst securing the necessary investment.


  • Business Architecture
  • Strategic Plan Management
  • Technology Business Management
  • Supplier Ecosystem Management
  • University Technology Strategy
  • Portfolio and Investment Management
  • Office of the CIO
  • Innovation Management
  • Enterprise Architecture

Core Propositions

1) Ensure the alignment of technology with business strategy

2) Provision of a long-term digital strategy that will:

  • Provide a foundation for investment decisions, enterprise/solution/system architecture, business planning, etc.
  • Secure agreement and top-level investment decisions for the strategy and roadmap to enable in year execution
  • Nurture innovation and ideation

3) Smooth operational running of IDG as a whole

4) Enterprise benefits realisation management

How we do it

  • Long term technology horizon forecasting
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • 'Enterprise Architecture model' & ‘Community of Practice’, provides synchronisation and consultancy to delivery
  • Infrastructure and operations functions including solution technology architects
  • A ‘lab’ function for innovation including funding, resource allocation and guide rails
  • A strategic partner/vendor ecosystem
  • Rationalisation of technology portfolio
  • Oversight and management of cross-IDG capabilities (finance, governance, reporting, HR as applied to IDG)