The Open Group London 2018 – Day Two Highlights

By Loren K. Baynes, Director, Global Marketing Communications, The Open Group

Following an inspiring first day in Westminster, The Open Group London 2018 continued on Tuesday, April 17th as attendees arrived for another full day of expert speakers and thought-provoking topics.

First up, The Open Group President and CEO Steve Nunn welcomed everyone and reminded attendees that The Open Group Awards event would be taking place that evening at the glamorous venue, the Cutty Sark! Steve also announced a new Platinum Member of The Open Group – HCL Technologies!  More details on this announcement will become available over the coming weeks.

There was then a Q&A session with Mike Lambert, Fellow of The Open Group, and Andrew Josey, VP, Standards & Certification, The Open Group, on the TOGAF® Standard, Version 9.2.  Following its announcement on Monday during the opening keynote, Mike and Andrew discussed their change in philosophy when approaching the standard, its differences from Version 9.1, and the implications of these to the industry.

Steve Nunn, CEO, The Open Group with Andrew Josey, VP, Standards & Certification, The Open Group and Mike Lambert, Fellow of The Open Group

The plenary sessions continued with James Conway, Senior Technology Strategy & Innovation Consultant at IBM, discussing how the TOGAF ADM was applied to inform the digital strategy development for UK charity Business in the Community (BITC), building on the session from Oliver White at BITC on Monday.

Vincenzo Barrea, AVP Software Engineering at Moody’s Corporation took to the stage for his session on Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine generation and Natural Language Processing. Vince looked at the implications of this technology for the next 12 months and beyond, particularly regarding machine-based content delivery, and the role that a TOGAF-based architecture will play.

The final session of the morning came courtesy of J Bryan Lail, Business Architect Fellow at Raytheon Missile Systems. Being the second session on this topic, this concluded the discussion on Business Architecture and how the TOGAF framework was used for Strategic Transformation at Raytheon.

The afternoon consisted of separate track sessions, covering Digital-First Enterprise Architecture and The Open Group Open Process Automation™ topics:

  • Architecting High-Impact, Transformative Digital Business – Trishit Sengupta, Chief Architect, Business Change, Wipro Digital
  • Alignment of Enterprise Architecture Building Blocks to Open Standards and Measuring EA Maturity – Jonathan Young, Global Enterprise Architect, IBM, Global Technology Services
  • Sensing and The Internet of Things: What It Means to Industry – Don Clark, VP and Schneider Fellow, Schneider Electric
  • View From The Top, Matching the Tool to the Job – Dennis Brandl, Chief Consultant, BR&L Consulting
  • Can We Make Agile Architecture SAFe®? – Łukasz Wrześniewski, Agile Transformation Consultant, 4IT Group and Aleksander Wyka, Principal Enterprise Architect, ATE Enterprises
  • Human Factors and Their Impact on Plant Safety – Luis Duran, Global Product Manager Safety and Security, ABB

What a way to culminate the evening!  The Open Group hosted an awards ceremony at the Cutty Sark.  Built in 1869, it’s the world’s only surviving tea clipper and top London attraction in Greenwich.  Another blog on the awards winners to be posted soon!

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Loren K. Baynes, Director, Global Marketing Communications, joined The Open Group in 2013 and spearheads corporate marketing initiatives, primarily the website, blog, media relations, and social media. Loren has over 25 years experience in brand marketing and public relations and, prior to The Open Group, was with The Walt Disney Company for over 10 years. Loren holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas A&M University. She is based in the US.