Making Standards Work® for Smart Cities was the theme of The Open Group Berlin 2017 event. The focus was on how an architecture framework such as TOGAF®, an Open Group standard, can help administrations govern the introduction of smart systems to enable their citizens and businesses to thrive and prosper.
The concept of the “smart city” is beginning to be adopted by cities and municipalities worldwide. By providing “smart,” digital services, cities will, ostensibly, become more attractive places to live, offering better living conditions to citizens.
If we are to someday realize the dream of colonizing Mars, Enterprise Architects will play a critical role in getting us there. Developing open standards for the new space industry will help nascent NewSpace companies figure out how they can work together. RedWorks began as an effort to solve the problem of building on Mars. “Now RedWorks want to bring that 3D technology back to Earth. RedWorks is creating a flexible system to print building materials from the dirt beneath your feet. This hyper-local construction system will make it less costly to build in New Frontiers on Earth, by using long established architectural concepts in concert with new adapted organic construction technologies.”