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.
The Open Group, the vendor-neutral IT consortium, is hosting its upcoming event in Berlin, April 24-27, 2017. The Open Group Berlin 2017 will focus on Smart Cities, bringing together city administrators and industry experts to discuss achievements in Smart City architecture, lessons learned and emerging issues.
By The Open Group
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®.
By The Open Group
The increase of cybersecurity threats, along with the global nature of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), results in a threat landscape ripe for the introduction of tainted (e.g., malware-enabled or malware-capable) and counterfeit components into ICT products. This poses significant risk to customers in the operation of their business enterprises and our critical infrastructures.