Gregor Baues

Digital Technology Officer
Air France/KLM Group CIO Office

Gregor Baues is currently Digital Technology Officer within the Air France/KLM group CIO Office. In this role he brings together IT and Business accelerating the Digital Transformation. Having substantial experience, he is delivering architecture and design of complex IT projects and has an active role within the overall enterprise architecture and innovation initiatives.
Before he has been leading the redesign of the customer facing systems of the AF/KLM group as well as the mobile transition of Air France/KLM Information Systems enabling large scale introduction of Enterprise Mobility by the business.
Prior work included the design next generation workplace, introduction of new technologies as well as being in charge of the internal IT software engineering and consulting group.
At the beginning of his career Gregor Baues co-founded Complex Systems Technologies in France working in the field of operations research providing large-scale optimization and planning systems to various industries.
Mr. Baues has graduated at the Technical University of Munich in 1990 in Information Technology and Economics.

"Highly structured process driven EA will become less and less relevant even for large scale organization with complex information systems. This doesn’t respond to the ever-increasing uncertainty and volatility in the demands from the business. In our opinion EA has a big role to play in order to make sure that value is delivered.

The EA way of thinking will less cost/process/standardization driven rather than value driven whilst maintaining overall coherence of the system.

Also practices focused on Business Units will probably not be possible anymore in the future as many issues todays enterprises face, initiated through digital transformation, are coming from silo thinking. Another critical element for EA will be to integrate the data perspective in a much broader way much more than actually around processes and services. Data by definition doesn’t have any boundaries but today they are squeezed into artificial boundaries within the organizational structures which creates adverse effects on the business value of the data."