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FACE Consortium to Host Exposition Day on June 5

By Judy Cerenzia, The Open Group

On Tuesday, June 5, The Open Group Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) Consortium will hold the FACE Consortium Exposition Day at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum in Lexington Park, Maryland, to showcase applications and tools that promote reusable software capabilities for unifying DoD aviation systems. The event will take place and feature over 20 partners from government and the avionics industry showcasing examples of products aligned with the new FACE Technical Standard that help ensure warfighters can quickly and affordably benefit from continued software innovations.

The FACE Consortium is an aviation-focused professional group made up of avionics industry suppliers, customers and users. It provides a vendor-neutral forum for industry and the U.S. government to work together to develop and consolidate the open standards, best practices, guidance documents and business models necessary to achieve these results.

The exposition will consist of examples of FACE tools and applications by avionics industry partners from the FACE Consortium. The tools and applications showcased at the event are candidates for potential adoption of the FACE Technical Standard.

The details of the event are below and can be found in this flyer.

FACE Consortium Exposition Day

Location: Patuxent River Naval Air Museum, 22156 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park, MD

Date: Tuesday, June 5

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

This event is free of charge and the venue is open to all visitors who are interested in open standards and open architectures for aviation systems. There will also be a social event held afterward from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at The Tides Restaurant.

For more information about the event, please contact Mike Hickey, or visit:  https://www.opengroup.us/face/events.php?action=show&geid=13116

Judy Cerenzia is currently The Open Group’s Program Director for the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Consortium. Judy has 10+ years senior program management experience leading cross-functional and cross-organizational teams to reach consensus, define, and meet business and technical goals during project lifecycles. 

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Looking back at Day Two in Hyderabad: The Open Group India Conference

By Raghuraman Krishnamurthy, Cognizant Technology Solutions

The Open Group India Conference in Hyderabad featured several high brain-powered sessions. It was a pleasure to hear Dr. Pallabh Saha (National University of Singapore) talk about ‘EA as a platform for connected government’. Some very interesting observations were made: How EA efforts sometimes tend to be less business-oriented and get fixated with IT rationalization; the truth of connectedness in everything; the need for building synthesis ability and conscious attempts to see the not-so-easily-apparent connections. There was also a very interesting talk on ‘Internet of Things’ by Shalini Kapoor (IBM). She traced how the evolution is happening from a web of pages, to a web of people, to a web of things. During the lively presentation, Shalini touched on devices getting connected, and possibly a mobile device being the end point in this ‘web of connected things’. In short, in the very near feature, there may be no device in this universe which may exist on its own without exchanging information, I would surmise!

There were two tracks in the afternoon session, one each on EA and Cloud Computing. My presentation on ‘Reorienting EA’ brought out some interesting observations about how EA can never be static, and also my personal experiences on successful and not-so-successful EA engagements.

I share the sentiment made by other participants about how useful the conference has been in furthering our knowledge in various exciting fields in such a short time – a day, literally!

The Open Group India Conference is underway this week; it will next travel to Pune (March 11). Join us for best practices and case studies in the areas of Enterprise Architecture, Security, Cloud and Certification, presented by preeminent thought leaders in the industry.

Raghuraman Krishnamurthy works as a Principal Architect at Cognizant Technology Solutions and is based in India. He can be reached at Raghuraman.krishnamurthy2@cognizant.com.

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