Many enterprises and their industries are aggressively addressing the need to implement digital and global business models. Increasingly those industries and groups of industries are looking to The Open Group for guidance as to how they can effectively both develop and use standards to accelerate the journey they see ahead, in the private and public sectors.
On Monday, April 24, Steve Nunn, President and CEO of The Open Group gave a warm welcome to over 200 attendees from 24 countries at the ‘Smart Cities/Making Standards Work’ event in Berlin, Germany. The venue, Berlin Marriott, sits on the site where some of the Berlin Wall was. In several meeting rooms, attendees were in the former East and West Berlin at the same time.
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.
Having been involved in geological data management since the days of the IBM XT, where for the first time, digital data were read from a spreadsheet and a sampling map could be plotted, consistently, by any operator, I have seen many examples where the management and quality assurance of the geological database did not receive the attention it should from senior mine management.
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One significant example of “fake news” in 2016 was the announcement that Dennis Ritchie, one of the original authors of the UNIX® Operating System, had passed away. In fact, he’d done so in 2011, a week after the death of Steve Jobs. This year was in fact the fifth anniversary of his passing, but one where the extent of his contribution to the world was not overshadowed by others, and could be correctly acknowledged.
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Day two of The Open Group San Francisco event was held Tuesday, January 31 on another sunny, winter day in San Francisco. Tuesday’s welcome address featured Steve Nunn, President & CEO, and Jim Hietala, VP Business Development and Security, both of The Open Group, greeting attendees for a morning of sessions centered around the theme of Making Standards Work®.