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Adel Harris

Business Transformation Business Unit

Adel Harris leads Citizant's Business Transformation business unit.  She oversees the account growth, solution development and delivery in the areas of enterprise architecture, portfolio management, and business process re-engineering for a variety of customers including the Transportation Security Administration, Housing and Urban Development, and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.

Professional specialties:

  • Enterprise architecture
  • Enterprise information management
  • IT portfolio management

Top 3 professional accomplishments during the last 3 years:

  • Creating a strategy and partnership to leverage our Enterprise Portfolio Management (EPM) and EA experience to provide decision-support capabilities for transformation planning and investment management
  • Working with our teams to provide business solutions that improve business performance and operational efficiency by closing IT gaps
  • Developing strategies and plans with both cloud vendors and clients to move IT initiatives to more innovative, cost-effective shared service platforms

Customers I’ve supported during the last 5 years:

  • U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development
  • U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
  • U.S. Dept. of the Interior
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Department of Transportation
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Industry/government organizations and activities:

  • Federal Data Reference Model Working Group
  • Federal Segment Architecture Methodology Working Group
  • Frequent speaker at industry and educational symposia
  • Instructor for the FEAC/Zachman Institute

Companies where I’ve worked:

  • Computer Associates
  • Sterling Software
  • Texas Instruments
  • Mobil Oil Corporation

Education:

  • B.S., Commerce & Engineering, Drexel University
  • Federal Enterprise Architect Certification

What professional activity gives me the most satisfaction?

Meet and collaborate with industry and federal partners focused on shared initiatives.  Enabling our team to take on business and IT transformation challenges and developing new and innovation solutions for leaner, smarter government.

What gives me the most satisfaction outside of work?

Keeping up with two sons on completely different paths. My oldest son is autistic and our family works collaboratively with his team to achieve new skills beyond what we thought was possible.  My younger son has big plans to go to Stanford and be drafted by the NFL – so my husband and I spend a lot of time throwing passes, fielding punts, and helping him with homework.