Neville Drake

Applied Business Architecture, Virtual, Sydney local time, 26 - 28 Aug 2024

Applied Business Architecture - Virtual Classroom

Sydney local time



25 August - 28 August
7:00 PM - 3:00 AM (EDT)

TOGAF® EA - Practitioner Bridge, Virtual, Perth / Singapore local time, 29 - 30 Aug 2024

TOGAF® EA - Practitioner Bridge – Virtual Classroom

Perth / Singapore local time



28 August - 30 August
9:00 PM - 5:00 AM (EDT)

Neville brings over 30 years of industry experience spanning government, banking, health, finance, communications, and outsourcing services creation to his role as a learning facilitator. Throughout his career, he has focused on translating and executing strategy to transform how organisations deliver value and achieve operational excellence. Neville fortifies his training courses by providing context and anecdotes drawn from his valuable experience in these industries.

Neville has led the transformation of a global communications company in delivering their Australian outsourcing services from a single unified system covering the entire lifecycle. Microsoft recognised the company’s early adoption of emerging technology under Neville’s leadership. Additionally, Neville played a direct role in revolutionising the Australian Taxation Office’s customer contact services for the introduction of GST. He has also had significant exposure to evolving emergency services support, architecture governance, and experimentation in banking services, as well as ongoing business excellence assessment. His primary focus on sustainable value creation translates perfectly into facilitating the learning journey towards architectural best practice with EA Learning.

A key focus area for Neville is transferring knowledge through direct training and mentoring. He has refined his facilitation and communication skills to enable effective implementation of pragmatic strategic change in a consultative environment with minimal disruption and maximum impact. Neville’s personal style empowers people with ownership for success, ensuring the right methodology is applied to deliver the right outcomes. As a learning facilitator, Neville has successfully delivered presentations in a wide range of topics and styles to several thousand people over his career.

Neville is dedicated to equipping his students with the knowledge and skills they need to make significant improvements in their businesses. To achieve this, he stays up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies in his field and is passionate about providing sustainable solutions that lead to excellence. With a focus on training and mentoring, Neville is committed to delivering the highest level of expertise and ensuring his students are well-equipped to succeed in their careers.

Neville is certified by The Open Group as an Applied TOGAF® Enterprise Architecture Practitioner and holds a Masters of Science (Networking). However, it is his other certifications that have empowered his passion for sharing broad based “best practice” to constantly reassess the status quo to realise organisational visions. These include Business Excellence Assessor, Six Sigma Green Belt, Kepner Tregoe PDSM Program Leader in critical thinking processes, Systemic Training, ITIL, Negotiation, Agile Methodology and Influencing.

Neville’s credentials include :

  • The Open Group Certified: Applied TOGAF® Enterprise Architecture Practitioner
  • The Open Group Certified: TOGAF® Enterprise Architecture Leader
  • The Open Group Certified: Open FAIR™ Foundation
  • The Open Group Certified: IT4IT™ Foundation
  • The Open Group Certified: TOGAF® Business Architecture Foundation
  • The Open Group Certified: TOGAF® Essentials 2018
  • The Open Group Certified: TOGAF® Standard, Version 9.2
  • The Open Group Certified: TOGAF® 9 Certified
  • Kepner-Tregoe PSDM Program Leader
  • Six Sigma Green Belt

An ongoing commitment to sustainable skill development by training and mentoring has led Neville to his optimal role sharing his broad experience via EA Learning. He delivers his training through the systemic process of breaking a skill down into individual components for students and identifying the appropriate teaching method or prompting strategy that allows students to fully comprehend instruction about a new skill or learning objective. His expertise in drawing on vast experiences to individually contextualise content is where the magic of learning occurs. This method to associate concepts with learner’s personal experiences is where the rubber hits the road to transfer actionable skills, knowledge, and new perspectives into their work practices.