Elyon Strategies Team

Carl Engel

2011 as Innovator of the Year in the State of California

  • Pragmatic EA Framework (PEAF): Master Trainer and Consultant
  • Pragmatic Ontology for Enterprise Transformation: Master Trainer and Consultant
  • Zachman Certified Level 4 Educator (only three of these in the world)
  • EA COE Certified Architect 
  • BS Computer Engineering – CSU Chico, CA
  • Government Enterprise Architecture Conference Workshops and Keynotes 2014 & 2015
  • Gartner CIO Summit invited speaker and multiple EA Summits as invited speaker
  • “7 Enterprise Strategies for Modular MMIS Development & Procurement”, co-presenter MESC 2016
  • Advisory Council 1105Media’s Government EA 2014 & 2015
  • Keynote Speaker with John A. Zachman, EA West 2015 and Framework Integration Workshop Instructor
  • Speaker with California State Deputy Director at multiple Medicaid and Health Care IT Conferences for best practices in Medicaid Modernization and Health Care Agency Transformation, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Invited presenter on Robotics and AI in Healthcare: CIO / CMS Panel, MESC 2018
  • Speaker at State Health IT Conference, 2018: Best Practices for Architecting your DevOps Strategy
  • “Innovation Award: Enterprise Architecture” Presented July 2011, Franchise Tax Board
  • “Outstanding IT Manager” presented February 26, 2009 by Teri Takai, CIO, State of California
  • California Department of Health Care Services, Health Care Innovation Strategy “Excellence in EA” Award from the FEAC Institute and Zachman International, 2014
  • Council for Engineering Systems (COFES) Business Model Canvas instructor, 2018
  • “Mythbusters” presentation on Platform Approach to Medicaid Modularity, 2018, and whitepaper
Carl Engel
CEO, Chief Architect

CEO, Elyon Enterprise Strategies, Inc. - Aug 2011 to present

Enterprise Transformation / Enterprise Architecture Practice Director

Serving clients through training, consulting, and strategy development for: 

California Medicaid Management Information Systems, Washington State’s EA Program Development, California Affordable Care Act readiness, Medicaid Information Technology Architecture assessment and roadmap, Arizona/Hawaii IV&V, California Health Benefits Exchange, Washington Department of Revenue RFP development, WA Business Hub, CA Department of Health Care Services Enterprise Architecture Office, WA Tax System Replacement Study, WA HIE Readiness, Hasbro EA training, and many more efforts. Carl serves as the company’s EA Practice Director and supports all consultants on major EA efforts.

Highlights of Elyon work include:

  • California Medicaid Management Information Systems – July 2016 to January 2018 As CA-MMIS Transformation Integration Lead, providing Transformation Strategy for MITA maturity related organizational and modularization objectives with development of a customized Transformation Operating Model and Agency-wide Governance Model; Organizational Capability assessment, planning and implementation; Systems Integration Advisory support; Capability Maturity Assessment and Transformation Plan; Modularization Prioritization and Planning with Application Rationalization; Implementation of a model-driven analysis for the Modularization Priorities.
  • California Department of Health Care Services– November 2015 to July 2016 Mature state Medicaid program and technical architecture to achieve MITA 3.1 maturity. Analyze, plan and create DHCS alignment to MITA maturity across business information and technical domains. Utilized Sparx Enterprise Architect Software as a business technology process modeling tool to streamline artifacts, perform export/imports and develop reports.
  • California State Department of Technology – April 2016 to April 2018 Assessment of current governance structure and processes for support of the California Department of Technology (CDT) to all Agencies. Determining business case and EA services the CDT should offer along with the strategic and segment level Project Approval Life Cycle stage gates and criteria. Also led the Medical Cannabis Planning Task Force, a cross agency initiative to prepare the State of California agencies for January 2018 regulatory impacts.
  • Washington State Office of the Chief Information Officer – July 2015 to March 2016 Under Elyon’s multi-year agreement with the State of Washington to provide EA Consulting Services State-wide, the first statement of work encompassed both the delivery of a state IT strategy for a Healthcare segment, as well as the assessment of the State’s EA Program. Carl’s assessment included recommendations for structure, governance, and skills, and provided a roadmap for implementation of the recommended strategic EA improvements.
  • California Department of Health Care Services – July 2012 to July 2015 Established an Enterprise Architecture program for California’s Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). Carl led the development of Enterprise Architecture processes, assessments, project evaluations, development of strategic plans, IT standards, organization and governance development, communications and Enterprise Architecture Definitions used for future project procurements. The program required a “Framework Integration” approach blending the several linked and sometimes overlapping program elements from various EA frameworks. This work continues, including analysis and implementation of business, information and technology architectures resulting from the Medicaid Information Technology Architecture (MITA) 3.0 State Self-Assessment (SS-A). Developed As-Is, To-Be and Roadmaps to achieve MITA Maturity Level 3 for business, information and technology architectures. This resulted in the creation of a “Health Care Innovation Strategy” (which won the 2014 Excellence in EA Award from the FEAC Institute and GovernmentEA), to ensure the necessary work can be done to achieve DHCS goals. It has also involved developing EA processes, such as governance and architecture assurance assessments, including conducting such an assessment for the California Medicaid Management Information System (CA-MMIS) System Replacement Project.
  • California Health Benefits Exchange – September 2011 to October 2013 Developed enterprise, business, information and technical architecture, requirements and assessment of vendor RFI’s in conjunction with CalHEERS. CalHEERS serves as the central system to support California’s implementation of the ACA, supporting programs under DHCS and Covered California, the state health insurance exchange. During the planning and procurement stages of CalHEERS, Elyon also developed governance, requirements and evaluation criteria according to ACA, MITA and CMS 7 Standards & Conditions for key capabilities.
  • Washington, Department of Revenue - August 2012 – March 2013 Assessment of Licensing and Revenue system replacement. The team researched, developed and delivered two comprehensive assessments of Business, Information and technology capabilities and established current state, target model and roadmaps.

Franchise Tax Board, State of California – May 2006 – July 2011                                                  

As Chief Architect, Carl created an award-winning Enterprise Architecture program, including governance structures for IT, EA and technical project assurance.

  • Projects: Enterprise Data to Revenue Architecture, Feasibility Study development, Request for Proposal/Funding Development and proposal evaluation, Enterprise Business Problem Analysis, Developed Centers of Excellence for BPM, SOA, Security, IT Consolidation and Data.
  • Recognized by Gartner as a leading EA Program, published case study and invited speaker

Other Related Experience – 1988 - 2005

  • Trinity Software Incorporated: Business Architect - Carl planned and designed new products for Medical Industry, including platform selections, standards and requirements.
  • Unisys: Project Architect - Conducted project planning, design and implementation from a systems integration perspective.
Our Team
Carl Engel

Carl Engel

CEO, Chief Architect
Mr. Engel, Chief Architect and CEO at Elyon Enterprise Strategies, Inc. is a Business and IT visionary with more than 30 years of hands-on public and private sector experience including Health and Human Services, Revenue, Finance and Technology.
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Karen Morphy

Karen Morphy

Chief Strategy Officer
Ms. Karen Morphy specializes in enterprise transformation and executive leadership, utilizing her skills in team building, relationship management, executive strategy and innovation.
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Dave Sidnam

Dave Sidnam

Chief Technology Officer
Practical experience bringing together business and technical individuals from different organizations and turning them into teams that can clearly define business goals, select the proper technologies to achieve those goals, and develop products that help the organization meet its objectives.
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Dan Glaze

Dan Glaze

Senior Consultant
Dan is a Senior Consultant with Elyon Enterprise Strategies, providing healthcare IT advisement through strategic planning, agile project management and executive coaching.
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Jothi Periasamy

Jothi Periasamy

Chief Architect Artificial Intelligence & Data Engineering
Hands-on, passionate, accomplished, determined, highly adaptable Chief Architect /Chief Data Scientist, teacher, author, speaker, thought leader, and mentor with deep expertise in artificial intelligence, data, analytics, and cloud.
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Lisa Baskett

Lisa Baskett

Experience Design Practice Director
Design leader specializing in systems focused service design strategy for both public and private sector (enterprise and consumer).
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Kevin Chartrand

Kevin Chartrand

Senior Director
Kevin Chartrand specializes in strategic planning and business planning specializing in Health and Human Services for Elyon Strategies. 
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Amar Prakash

Amar Prakash

Program Manager and Enterprise Architect
Dr. Amar Prakash is an experienced Management and Technology professional with more than 30 years experience of delivery and stakeholder management and thought leadership.
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