Conversant Solutions Inc. is pleased to announce that Jeff Fitzgerald will be rejoining the company on a full-time basis. On Friday, April 17th, 2015 Jeff completed an almost 4-year role as Halifax Regional Municipality’s (HRM’s) first Enterprise Architect.

While at HRM, Jeff led the function that developed, implemented, governed and maintained the organization’s Enterprise Architecture (EA). He was responsible for defining and evolving the EA function overall, architectural governance processes and templates, and the development of guiding principles, policies and standards, which were all new to the organization. Jeff led the integration of those processes and policies with related business processes, and communicated the benefits of enterprise architecture throughout the organization. He was also responsible for defining the process for, and leading the delivery of, future state road maps (strategic plans) to guide technology investment and business direction. Jeff provided oversight and guidance to the Project Portfolio Management and Program/Project delivery functions, by leading the architecture review function, and by sitting on project working groups and steering committees. He defined the role of Solution Architect (SA) within the IT organization, advocated its use on all large projects, and managed the delivery of SA services from within the EA function. Finally, Jeff was an integral member of the senior IT management team, managing the EA team, and providing guidance to the CIO to support the rapid evolution of the entire IT function.

Having helped HRM’s ICT function evolve and set the bar higher since August of 2011, Jeff has decided that it is time to return to his private sector roots. He rejoins Conversant to continue his role as our Director – IT Services and will also be providing IT consulting services to our clients in the following areas:

  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Solution Architecture
  • Project Management
  • Business / Systems Analysis
  • IT Service Management / ITIL
  • RFI/RFP Preparation
  • IT Solution Evaluation and Planning
  • IT Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Business Case Preparation