The beauty of the O-TTPF, a set of best practices for engineering and secure development methods and supply chain integrity, is that the Framework and guidelines are being developed by industry — architects, developers, manufacturers and supply chain experts, with input from government(s) — for industry. The fact that these best practices will be open, international, publically available and translated where appropriate, will allow all providers to understand what they need to do to “Build with Integrity” – so that customers can “Buy with Confidence”.
Listen to our recorded podcast on the OTTF, or read the transcript. The podcast was recorded by Dana Gardner of Interarbor Solutions at The Open Group Conference, San Diego 2011.
The OTTF’s purpose is to shape global procurement strategies and best practices to help reduce threats and vulnerabilities in the global supply chain. I’m proud to say that we have just completed our first deliverable towards achieving our goal: The Open Group Trusted Technology Framework (O-TTPF) whitepaper.
The Open Group Conference, San Diego: I’ve found these conferences over the past five years an invaluable venue for meeting and collaborating with CIOs, enterprise architects, standards stewards and thought leaders on enterprise issues. It’s one of the few times when the mix of technology, governance and business interests mingle well for mutual benefit.
Supply chain risk needs focus to be able to address the concern. If everything is “a supply chain risk,” then we can’t focus our efforts and hone in on a reasonable, achievable, practical and implementable set of practices that can lead to better supply chain practices for all, and a higher degree of confidence among purchasers.