Conference: Application Portfolio Optimization (7th July, 2016)

BDO Canada, in cooperation with Casewise and CAST, is pleased to invite you to a morning conference on application portfolio optimization next Thursday, July 7, 2016 (you may also attend on September 8, 2016). Discover a better way to manage the life cycle of your applications – through a bird’s eye view of your portfolio and based on the significant dimensions to your organization: business contribution, department, technology, value, risk, total cost of use, etc.

An innovative approach to better face your challenges and bring maximum value to your organization.

A CIO and its reporting IT group are responsible for maintaining a comprehensive view of their enterprise architecture, applications and infrastructures, ensuring optimum integration and coordinating various technologies within the organization. To establish a development and maintenance framework, manage risks and prioritize program and project budgets, chances are you already implemented several approaches, tools and processes to ensure proper management of your critical applications and systems.


This conference will enable you to answer 5 key questions:

  • How can I measure and align my corporate application portfolio with our business and IT strategies? What are the key areas?
  • How can I address a key event within the life cycle?
  • Where should I begin rationalizing the portfolio?
  • How can I quickly demonstrate the value within the approach?
  • How can I measure provider contributions?

Several organizations are using Casewise and CAST solutions, together or separately, to automate and optimize their application portfolio management. BDO can also guide you throughout your strategic and implementation steps.

Learn first-hand how these approaches and solutions can help you create efficiencies and bring added value to your organization.


7:00 – 7:30 a.m. – Welcome Coffee
7:30 – 9:00 a.m. – Application Portfolio Optimization

• BDO: Strategic Elements, Best Practices and Life Cycle
• Casewise: Essential Features and Case Study
• CAST: Ongoing Health Assessment of an Application Portfolio

Please note that this conference will be held in French. Please confirm your attendance by June 29th.

About BDO

One of the nation’s leading accounting firms, BDO Canada provides assurance, accounting, tax, and advisory services. With strengths firmly rooted in the communities we serve, our professionals deliver highly individualized services informed by deep industry knowledge and nearly 100 years of experience serving Canada’s local markets. As a member of the BDO international network, which spans more than 150 countries and 1,400 offices, BDO provides seamless and consistent cross-border services to clients with international needs.

About Casewise

Casewise is a provider of an enterprise architecture acceleration and sustainability solution.

Casewise has over 25 years of experience in the fields of Enterprise Architecture and Business Process Management. Casewise is working with over 3,000 clients worldwide.

About CAST

CAST is a pioneer in Software Analysis & Measurement. For the past 25 years, its mission has been to provide a standard unit of measure for those who build, buy or sell software.

CAST Highlight is a SaaS solution that provides companies with an objective view of their application portfolio in order to mitigate risks, reduce costs and complexities and make more informed business decisions.