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Raising the Stakes: The Open Group Conference Photo Contest

By The Open Group Conference Team

You’ve all seen the great photos our members produce during conferences, and in an effort to encourage more participation, we’ve decided to up the ante. The Open Group will be hosting its photo contest again at The Open Group Conference in Washington, D.C., but this time, the prize will be one free pass to attend any one of the Open Group conferences over the coming year!

Many of you are already familiar with the photo contest from previous conferences, but here are the details for those of you need a short refresher.

We will have two categories for this conference – which means you have two chances to win:

  • The Capital City Award for any photo taken in and around Washington, D.C.
  • Best of Washington, D.C. Conference for any photo taken during the conference. This includes photos of any of the conference sessions, candid photos of Open Group members and the event on Tuesday, July 17.

Similar to previous contests, all photos will be uploaded to The Open Group’s Facebook page, where members and Open Group Facebook fans can vote by “liking” a photo. Photos with the most “likes” in each category will be named the winner. Submissions will be uploaded in real-time, so the sooner you submit a photo, the more time members and fans will have to vote on it!

Conference attendees are free to participate, and winners of each category will receive a free conference pass to any global Open Group conference over the next year – an over $1,000/€ 900 value!

All photos must be submitted via email to photo@opengroup.org. Please include your full name and the photo’s category upon submission. The submission period will end on Sunday, July 22 at 10:00 p.m. PT, with voting ending on Friday, July 27 at noon PT. The winners will be announced at during the afternoon on Friday, July 27.

Below are the photo contest winners of the Cannes conference, which was held in April 2012:

Winner: The Open Cannes(vas) Award

Winner: Best of Cannes Conference

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Cybersecurity Threats Key Theme at Washington, D.C. Conference – July 16-20, 2012

By The Open Group Conference Team

Identify risks and eliminating vulnerabilities that could undermine integrity and supply chain security is a significant global challenge and a top priority for governments, vendors, component suppliers, integrators and commercial enterprises around the world.

The Open Group Conference in Washington, D.C. will bring together leading minds in technology and government policy to discuss issues around cybersecurity and how enterprises can establish and maintain the necessary levels of integrity in a global supply chain. In addition to tutorial sessions on TOGAF and ArchiMate, the conference offers approximately 60 sessions on a varied of topics, including:

  • Cybersecurity threats and key approaches to defending critical assets and securing the global supply chain
  • Information security and Cloud security for global, open network environments within and across enterprises
  • Enterprise transformation, including Enterprise Architecture, TOGAF and SOA
  • Cloud Computing for business, collaborative Cloud frameworks and Cloud architectures
  • Transforming DoD avionics software through the use of open standards

Keynote sessions and speakers include:

  • America the Vulnerable: Inside the New Threat Matrix of Digital Espionage, Crime and Warfare – Keynote Speaker: Joel Brenner, author and attorney at Cooley LLP
  • Meeting the Challenge of Cybersecurity Threats through Industry-Government Partnerships – Keynote Speaker: Kristin Baldwin, principal deputy, deputy assistant secretary of defense for Systems Engineering
  • Implementation of the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) – Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ron Ross, project leader at NIST (TBC)
  • Supply Chain: Mitigating Tainted and Counterfeit Products – Keynote Panel: Andras Szakal, VP and CTO at IBM Federal; Daniel Reddy, consulting product manager in the Product Security Office at EMC Corporation; John Boyens, senior advisor in the Computer Security Division at NIST; Edna Conway, chief security strategist of supply chain at Cisco; and Hart Rossman, VP and CTO of Cyber Security Services at SAIC
  • The New Role of Open Standards – Keynote Speaker: Allen Brown, CEO of The Open Group
  • Case Study: Ontario Healthcare – Keynote Speaker: Jason Uppal, chief enterprise architect at QRS
  • Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE): Transforming the DoD Avionics Software Industry Through the Use of Open Standards – Keynote Speaker: Judy Cerenzia, program director at The Open Group; Kirk Avery of Lockheed Martin; and Robert Sweeney of Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)

The full program can be found here: http://www3.opengroup.org/events/timetable/967

For more information on the conference tracks or to register, please visit our conference registration page. Please stay tuned throughout the next month as we continue to release blog posts and information leading up to The Open Group Conference in Washington, D.C. and be sure to follow the conference hashtag on Twitter – #ogDCA!

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