Plenary - Making Standards Work®
In this presentation, Marc Lankhorst, who leads the
team that has developed the new version of the ArchiMate standard for
enterprise architecture modeling, will present the most important additions
and improvements that have been made to the language. He will outline the
reasoning behind these improvements and illustrate them with two examples
based on real-life cases, one focusing on the relationship between enterprise
architecture and strategy and one on modeling in the manufacturing industry.
The session will also offer room for Q&A about the new version of the
ArchiMate is a global open standard and as such needs to inspire end-user
confidence for continued use and uptake. Closed proprietary implementations
of ArchiMate data formats in toolsets may lead to user fears of sole vendor
data lock-in. Providing an open exchange data format for exchange between
ArchiMate tools and archiving of ArchiMate models provides a win-win
situation for all stakeholders. The ArchiMate Exchange Format uses open
standards (XML/XSD) to make it as simple as possible to implement in
In this presentation we show that, to date, three major toolsets have
implemented the ArchiMate Exchange Format, and some organisations have
leveraged it to provide solutions for presenting ArchiMate models in other
Furthermore, we present two successful use cases of ArchiMate and the
ArchiMate Exchange format in use – one in a Norwegian government department
(Difi), and one in the European Interoperability Reference Architecture
With this white paper we present our view on
capability-based planning (CBP) and its relation to other domains such as
strategy and enterprise architecture. We propose a method for CBP focusing on
mapping capabilities, linking them to the strategy and Enterprise
Architecture, assessing them according to several performance indicators,
determining gaps, and planning their implementation.
We define the role of
capability based-planning as a bridge between disciplines and illustrate it
via the example of ArchiPharma, representing a real, but anonymized,
pharmaceutical organization. Furthermore, we investigate how ArchiMate can be
used and extended with concepts and relationships relevant to CBP. Moreover
the application of the TOGAF® standard supporting CBP will also be
Why is CBP relevant? Nowadays most organizations are faced with a
more dynamic environment which means they need to undergo more frequent
transformations to stay competitive and agile. Knowledge is power. Knowing
what your organization can do (business capabilities) and what resources are
available can help make more informed decisions. Thus, having this knowledge
and a good process for strategy development and implementation can be vital
TRACK: Open Business Architecture - Session 1
This track is an opportunity to acquaint oneself with the Preliminary Open Business Architecture Standard. This standard has evolved over more than a decade within The Open Group, and has been aligned with several other initiatives to standardize the practice. Internet communities on business architecture have also shown to resonate well with the standard as defined within The Open Group. The track is furthermore an opportunity to gain insight in the most difficult questions during its development and last but not least learn the about successful use cases.
This first session provides and introduction to and overview of the standard.
2:00 - 2:15 Introduction to the Business Architecture initiative
-- Harry Hendrickx, HPE
2:15 - 2:45 O-BA Part I - Introduction to the Open Business Architecture Standard
-- Harry Hendrickx, HPE
2:45 - 3:10 Key questions that had to be Resolved to become a Standard
-- Kevin Daley, IBM
3:10 - 3:30 Use Case: Create Vision – Disrupting Technology
-- Harry Hendrickx, HPE
TRACK: Security in Industrial Controls
Users of process control systems need a next-generation interoperable process control automation framework. Such a framework (really a standard of standards) would provide customers of process control systems with an open architecture upon which future innovation could occur, while preserving investments made in process control systems.
Process control systems are used in a variety of industries, including oil and gas, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, pulp and paper, utilities, mining, and food and beverage. The proposed architecture will promote competition and innovation in the marketplace. The design and implementation will be based on architecture standards that will ensure modularity, interoperability, extensibility, reuse, portability, and scalability of the new system.
This talk will describe a proposed new initiative that will seek to address these customer requirements. The talk will describe the problem statement and vision for this initiative, and efforts undertaken to date to build support for the initiative among both customers and vendors, including industry day events for vendors and customers.
As a general risk analysis methodology, Open FAIR
provides the tools needed to measure risk in many different areas. ICS
systems tend to be used in critical applications where the impacts of risk
events occurring can be quite serious. The stakeholders who might experience
loss in ICS risk scenarios can also be quite different. As such, ICS systems
bring some unique challenges, and some critical differences as compared to IT
security risk. This presentation will explore the application of Open FAIR in
ICS risk scenarios.
TRACK: Open Business Architecture - Session 2
This second session describes successful use cases, and provides a panel discussion giving the audience the opportunity to ask questions.
4:00 - 4:20 Use Case: From Strategy to Capability Transformation DBCX
-- Giovanni Traverso, Huawei
4:20 -4:40 Use Case: BA Throughout the Transformation Lifecycle
4:40 - 5:10 O-BA Part II - The Standard applied to the Business Architecture Value Stream and Process
-- Sarina Viljoen, Huawei
5:10 - 5:30 Discussion, Wrap-Up and Way Forward
-- Moderator: Harry Hendrickx, HPE
TRACK: Security and Risk Management
Overview of Risk Management: It is the set of coordinated activities to direct and
control an enterprise with regard to risk.
Understanding the Basics: Differences between issues vs. risk.
Effective Risk Model entails recognizing risk, assessing the impact and
likelihood of the risk, and developing strategies, such as avoiding the risk,
reducing the negative effort of the risk and/or transferring the risk, to
manage it within the context of the enterprise's risk appetite.
Recommendations on establishing risk model using basic analysis with primary
& secondary controls for areas of concern.
Things to Consider When Managing Risk: introduced by new opportunities, such
as, emerging technology, data and information explosion, Wireless World,
compliance fatigue, and privacy.
Tips & Traps on Managing Risk: Managing Risk must be designed at a level
that all participants understand.
The Department of Defense has mandated a risk
management rather than risk avoidance approach in Cybersecurity. All
Department of Defense programs are being directed to the Risk Management
Framework (RMF) process.
No Cyber system can be 100% secure. RMF mandates
that we clearly determine the "value" of assets, such as information and
intellectual property, and design systems to properly protect those assets.
The commercial domain embraces the mantra that an organization should not
spend more to protect the asset than the asset is worth. There can be many
engineering optimization opportunities that encompasses technical, logical,
and ethical issues especially when warfighters place their very lives upon
This presentation will provide an overview of RMF as
applied to a specific publicly available aeronautic case study and
highlight that utilizing commercial best practices can reduce cost of
delivered systems to DoD.
Members Only Meetings
ExxonMobil IT is a global functional organization made up of over 5000
associates enabling technology across all ExxonMobil business lines for over
80,000 people. The "Business of IT" is changing rapidly, with cloud,
multi-sourcing, IoT, DevOps/Agile, advanced analytics, and other trends
forcing us to adapt to new ways of delivering our services.
will discuss how the company is leveraging IT4IT™ to evolve our integrated
strategic planning process, which ultimately drives architecture and
investment profiles. Specific topics to be discussed are:
Kim works under Global Technology Services which is an end user of IBM and other vendor’s technologies. As such, this presentation will explain some of the components needed for a successful Enterprise Architecture Business Transformation. Kim will demonstrate the value of a technology roadmap and how analytics can produce quicker outcomes that help transform businesses to become more agile.
Hybrid cloud and ITaaS empowers different Lines of Business (LOB) to be in control of their destiny rather than having IT dictate to them how to run their operation. Understanding an application’s Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and architecture is key in determining whether or not it is suitable for cloud and if it is suitable, which platform matches the business requirements.
This will give the attendees a high level explanation of software options that help LOBs make the right decisions such as Gravitant, APPTIO, VMware IT Business Management Suite (ITBM), vRealize, IBM Cloud Orchestrator, PowerVC. Etc.
Health care enterprises use big data methods and technologies to gain insights for improving the efficacy, efficiency, and accessibility of their services. Effective big data initiatives require shared understanding among diverse stakeholders of business challenges and the often complex architectures required to address them. Enterprise and solution architects can use the ArchiMate language to build this understanding with compelling visual models.
This session will introduce the ArchiMate 3.0 language, and use it to explore the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Big Data Reference Architecture (NBDRA), and to present a health care case study based on the NBDRA. Participants will learn how to use the ArchiMate 3.0 language, in alignment with the TOGAF framework, to propose, justify and plan big data initiatives, and to guide their successful implementation.
Participants will learn:
Architecture governance takes work and for any effort your organization
invests in their needs to be a return. That said what is the return or value
of architecture governance? It is to ensure that your architecture addresses
its intended purpose and the concerns of your stakeholders. Governance
ensures that all your architecture efforts are providing business value.
What is the purpose your architecture? What stakeholders and which
stakeholder concerns is your architecture serving? If you cannot answer these
questions, then it is unlikely that your architecture is providing any
It is not enough just to understand your architecture purpose or to know who
your stakeholders are and what concerns they have. You need to ensure that
your architecture is in compliance with the intended purpose and concerns.
Governance throughout the ADM is the same as governing for implementation.
When governing for implementation you want to ensure compliance to the
architecture constraints and specifications. When governing the development
of architecture, you want to ensure compliance to the architecture purpose
During this presentation we will discuss the importance of understanding your
architectures purpose and how to determine and be in compliance with the
architectures purpose and stakeholder concerns. We will also explore the
importance of having clear decision rights and the proper authorities to
ensure compliance and of course let’s not forget to cover the importance
and the need for across the organization information in support of
The healthcare industry is challenged with multiple standards from multiple sources that potentially feed into a single healthcare record for a given patient. The multitude of standards have areas of overlap but typically use different codes.
Many stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem rely on the information contained within the healthcare record to assist in providing the full diagnosis and proper treatment for a given medical condition. Incorrect interpretation of the codes within the healthcare record can result in tragic outcomes. The O-DEF provides a framework for reducing the chances of misinterpreting the codes associated with the various standards used in healthcare.
The presentation will illustrate an example healthcare record scenario where multiple standards and codes are used and how the O-DEF can help reduce the risk of misinterpretation.
From the first hand personal experiences, we will
review how four different organizations applied IT4IT™ and what results they
achieved. Use cases include rationalizing IT tools, identifying functional
gaps, changing the IT operating model, road-map planning, and more.
People are always speaking about Business Value - it is in every project and
sales pitch. It is the holy grail IT organizations. Like the holy grail, many
observers suspect it is a myth.
IT4IT enables facilitates highlighting the path to business value when paired
with a proven score-based enterprise architecture approach (Conexiam
Navigate). IT4IT accelerates the journey and increases confidence in the
value proposition of the target.
Used as a reference IT4IT highlights the core IT organizational objectives of
efficiency & agility. IT efficiency & IT agility facilitate business value.
Less waste doing what we do today. Less time spent changing to doing
something different. Overweighting either diminishes sustained business
Understanding the change required for delivering efficiency & agility we
accelerate through high confidence gap analysis and trade-off decisions
during roadmap development.
This presentation describes how to get started with IT4IT in your own
organization. It describes how IT4IT can be used to realize new IT paradigms
such as Bi-Modal IT, Continuous Delivery, DevOps and Cloud management.
This presentation is illustrated with a number of cases of organizations that
have applied IT4IT to enable the transition to an agile and modern IT service
This presentation provides the guidance and examples of how to get started
with IT4IT. This will provide value insight to help people interested in this
topic to get sponsorship of the IT4IT standard within their own organization.
The IT4IT™ Foundation People Certification program is here! Come learn what's
involved and who benefits from completing this certification. You'll get a
peek into the syllabus and what's covered in the exam and learn specific
recommendations to help you be more successful in passing the IT4IT
Foundation Certification exam. Learn which companies are already accredited
to offer IT4IT training and where/how to take the exam.
TRACK: Open Platform 3.0™ / Digital Case Studies
There is a huge shift going forward, which is that everybody wants systems
that are smarter, everybody wants systems that are more predictive, everybody
wants everything scored, everybody wants to understand what’s the next best
offer, next best opportunity, how to make things a little bit more efficient.
Delivering the next level competitive advantage for Genpact, we are adding
Cognitive Operations and Neural Chat capabilities to our Lean Digital
Architecture. This puts Genpact on the path to radically accelerate the
digital disruption we are bringing to our contact centers and drive
disruptive business performance. The Genpact Lean Digital Architecture is the
evolution of our innovative Cloud-based solution combining People, Process,
Information, and Technology. This solution has a strong foundation starting
in 2011, with proven value through our evolutionary journey to the launch of
our Lean Digital approach in September 2015. We have already seen
significant ROI driving the by leveraging innovative Cloud, Digital, and Lean
best. We are now piloting the smartest assistant in our contact center, or
the smartest knowledge worker in the middle and back office and giving them
access to digital technologies, including cognitive, analytics, and natural
language queries to do their job. We are taking this highly repetitive and
predictable work away from the contact center agent and pushing this off to
self-service, via a “chatbot” and only allowing the higher cognitive work
to come through to the human who collaborates with the digital virtual
assistant to deliver their job with excellence.
We believe that combining
Machine Learning and IoT with Human Best Practices (M2M2H) will be the next
wave of innovation to propel the efficiencies and effectiveness in the
In this presentation, Mike McGuire will describe
the challenges and lessons learned during the deployment and integration of a
large scale enterprise managed cloud platform at a European bank. There will
be specific focus on application and platform standardization - finding the
balance between the reality of an enterprise application landscape and the
standardization needed to enable automation; multiple provider integration -
enabling an outsourcing organization to provide an enterprise managed service
built upon the an enterprise managed cloud product; and application migration
challenges - particularly the migration of ancillary non-core application
This information will be beneficial to anyone who is working with
a large enterprise that is either considering or currently moving to a cloud
TRACK: Professional Development
Enterprise Architecture is what Herbert Simon (author of, among many other
things, “The Architecture of Complexity”) would likely have called a
“science of the artificial”. That is, it is about things
(“enterprises”) that are artificial, i.e., made things, as opposed to
naturally occurring things. But is it in fact, or can it even be, a science?
Or is it an art, or a craft, or a kind of engineering? What is the
difference between these categories, and how do we decide to which of them
something belongs? Why does it matter?
The answers to these questions lie within the domain of epistemology, the
branch of philosophy that deals with the theory of knowledge. While
epistemological debates can easily become arbitrarily arcane, there are some
basic ideas of epistemology that can be fruitfully applied to the ways we
talk and think about enterprise architecture, especially if we aspire to
create a sound foundation for a respected profession.
This talk explores, in an informal way, the issues raised by asking the
question “what can we know about enterprise architecture”, including
those listed earlier, and how this exploration leads to the perhaps
surprising conclusion that the best epistemological model for enterprise
architecture is provided by the discipline of Law.
The world is flat so one might think the IT-ready workforce is plentiful.
Organizations are having trouble finding new talent to replace the departing
talent in their IT workforce, much less grow to meet current capacity needs.
Finding people with the specific skills needed to deliver against internal
goals is even more challenging. On top of that, IT is in the midst of
significant change and the skills new entrants are learning are not always in
sync with the current state of IT.
In this talk we will discuss modern IT, millennials, and current capacity
needs. We’ll focus on setting up a vibrant apprenticeship program to
identify people with potential, and quickly grow them to be loyal, productive
employees, as well as future technical leaders.
TRACK: Open Platform 3.0™ / Developing Solutions
Joint Agile Delivery (JAD) is an innovative Huawei approach to developing
and delivering world-class software to service provider customers. JAD
addresses the challenges of the “value fabric”, a mesh of interwoven,
cooperating development organizations, customers, and other individuals who
team to design and develop software to exceed customer expectations. The
value fabric team works together through JAD to ensure requirements are
communicated and understood, defines who develops what piece of the solution
and who is responsible for its integration, how the software is delivered,
and how end user performance data is captured and measured throughout the
entire value fabric to meet Carrier-class standards (99.999% availability).
This session looks at the components of Joint Agile Delivery and provides
detail on how:
Support for solution development is an essential characteristic of the third platform. It must enable rapid assembly, configuration, and operation of functional and cost-effective solutions by IT-aware business users, and enable development and integration of solutions by IT specialists. (See the Open Platform 3.0 Business Scenario.) This panel session explores some of the key issues that arise from the new platform capabilities.
Who will develop the solutions? The ultimate aim is to enable business users to develop their own solutions. Meanwhile, we have seen the emergence of business technologists, multi-skilled business teams, and "fabric"-style integration between business and IT departments. What is the current state-of-the-art, and how will this evolve?
What will the solution development framework be? Should the developer be given a set of standards to procure against, or a collection of open source packages to use? Should he or she be given a service catalog, or told to use a search engine to find solution components?
How does the enterprise ensure that solutions conform to corporate policy and meet legal requirements? Developers may have freedom to source solution components, but the enterprise and its top-level management retain responsibility for keeping within the law.
These questions, and others raised by members of the audience, will be discussed by a distinguished panel of experts. The session will be moderated by The Open Group Director for Interoperability, Chris Harding.
TRACK: EA Practice
Enterprise Architecture as a discipline has a number of well-established
frameworks that help define the work we do. As such they are largely focused
on the people, process, and outputs of Enterprise Architecture. But what
about the technology that enables our work? What about “IT4EA”? It is
my contention that this work has largely been neglected by the EA community
and left to vendors to solve. As a result, the market is fragmented and
difficult to understand or evaluate.
If we believe that Enterprise Architecture is a Capability within
organizations, what then what are the people, process, and technology/tools
that comprise the Enterprise Architecture capability? There are many, many
books, including the TOGAF specification that can advise you on the people
and roles within an organization that are stakeholders in EA. There’s also
plenty of information on how to build processes for your EA work. The TOGAF
ADM is sort of a meta-process, providing a framework around which EA
activities can be structure. But what about technology and tools?
Frameworks such as TOGAF are deliberately high level when it comes to this
layer of the EA Capability. I propose that for Enterprise Architecture to be
a true Capability we’d have to have some idea of what we expect technology
and tools to do.
This presentation will propose an ArchiMate based reference architecture for
the technology and tools portion of our profession. My hope is to start a
dialogue within our profession that leads to improved standards around what
EA tool sets should do.
Networking Dinner Event (Tue)
TRACK: Academia Partnering - Making Projects Work
The Open Group has started a novel Academic - Security Forum partnership
where students working with the Open Group members accelerate Forum projects
through analysis and research of specific problems. When Security Forum
projects don't require the full expertise of experienced members, eager
students, with a bit of mentoring, often can perform the work faster and at
lower cost than members. Students get valuable experience and exposure to
potential career paths and opportunities. Security forum member companies
not only get the work done without nearly as many hours of their people's
time on the task but also see how people from other disciplines can
contribute to contemporary problem solving, broadening their perspective.
Everyone wins: students, member companies, and the Open Group itself through
the Academic Program.
This presentation concentrates on the role of the Academic Institution, the
student expertise it provides, and how economics students can contribute to
advancing Open Group projects and business objectives.
An open panel discussion on the new Open Group
academic program, featuring a member of the program (San Jose State
University), and The Open Group management. The panel
discusses and explains the program, and its benefits to member organizations
(industry and academic) and students.
TRACK: Transformation w/ Cloud & Open Platform 3.0
Most common challenge faced by decision makers and architects in transforming to cloud are identifying the right efforts, tool set, and finding sufficient funding to build the bridge. Most digital transformation efforts are pivoted on cost saving (Data Center Virtualization, DevOps) or new revenue stream (Customer Experience, Net Promoters, or new products). Often the duality of the focus lead to pursing one or the other.
Open Group standards and ADM defines a trade-off method to identify key stakeholder concerns and deliver architecture for a purpose. During this presentation, we will discuss a structured approach to identify and sponsor efforts that builds the necessary digital services and operational backbone for the enterprise. This approach blends the concepts of "Share of Wallet & Value", Service Design Thinking and Portfolio alignment to Business Cycle to support the decision making. An approach that enables pursuing excellence in digital solutions and customer experience, using Microservices and Data Center virtualization (Cloud).
Economic challenges continue to drive organizations to reduce costs and
improve service quality for Enterprise Integration (EI) services while better
more effectively managing risks such as SLAs, HA, security , and regulatory
This critical demand is prompting business and IT executives to
rethink how they will provide EI services and if determine whether those
services will be delivered on premise or from an external cloud service
The traditional approach to a new Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) or
Business Process Management (BPM) implementation has been to customize a
software stack to be installed at an internal data center based upon the
specific integration requirements. This was can be time consuming and costly.
If capacity increased or decreased due to merger, or acquisition,
divestiture, business model changes, or seasonal effect factors,
then the efforts to maintain the integration platform became can become a
major undertaking for the IT organization. These efforts consume precious
resources and divert focus away from the core capabilities of the business.
These are the major reasons that we need – and inspire a new enterprise
integration approach to using a cloud -based Integration Platform as a
TRACK: Capability Based Architectures
This session will review how Nationwide Insurance
has implemented their Enterprise Architecture (EA) capability based on The
Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) using an EA repository based on
In this third case study presentation, the speakers will
discuss how EA has evolved since the voyage began over 5 years ago.
Highlights include how Nationwide is using a capability-based analysis
approach for informing business and IT investments, emergence of the business
architecture profession, evolution of the EA metamodel, and migration to a
new toolset. The speakers will also discuss their success stories,
challenges, obstacles, and lessons learned.
Many are using capabilities to align IT and business, but they can also be
used to increase cooperation, communication and collaboration between
departments heading in different directions. This is a case study based on
2 departments providing great value on their own but now required to work
together to grow the value being delivered. However there was a difficult
environment based on miscommunication and failed expectations.
Defining and modeling capabilities provides a way to create a common language
and set expectations, where other efforts have not succeeded. Capabilities
can also be used to promote cooperation and understanding across the
Bringing the business partner in at the beginning of the capability
development process provides greater value and a higher level of adoption.
This presentation will walk through the capability modeling process with a
business partner from engagement through beginning of development with a
focus on building a collaborative partnership. Below is an outline of the
content for the presentation.
Coffee (Wed morning)
TRACK: Open Platform 3.0™ / Big Data
Data: it is ubiquitous and omnipotent! It's everywhere and likely will not stop filling the coffers of your Enterprise repositories. It’s in all forms and types, structured, unstructured, complex, simple, duplicated and redundant. Do Enterprises contextualize this data or not? Parse it? Transform it? Wrangle it? So many questions, yet few strategies and approaches to actually make sense of the data for commercial purposes.
This presentation will share an approach that BP has undertaken to tackle this massive scale of data; it will provide insight into an approach taken for structured data (such as Master Data) and then touch on the utility of this strategy for big data/data lake concepts.
Asurion is a global leader in technology protection services and the business
operates in the intersection of consumer devices, mobile technologies and
IoT. Analytics forms the backbone for its products, services and competitive
advantage. Analytics for us, is not isolated silos of reporting, dashboards,
predictive and big-data analytics, but, a series of rich models that emerge
when we combine all data within the enterprise.
With our enterprise data currently at 5 Petabyte, and growing at over 2
Petabyte every year, there is an urgency to manage data volume from diverse
sources, and to efficiently mine rich, timely insights from it. A data-lake
architecture for transactional, operational, and reference data, built on a
cloud-hosted platform, was our solution for our needs, but it also came with
their own challenges.
This talk focuses on how we built and operationalized an enterprise-grade
integrated analytics platform on a cloud-based data lake, using Hadoop,
Spark, Hive, Tez, Parquet and Storm. A platform serving all enterprise needs,
from reporting/BI/dashboards, customer hub, to predictive modelling. We will
also discuss challenges building a production system at scale, including
design choices for ingestion, integration with enterprise data, PII
encryption, APIs, data governance, access control and visualization by
TRACK: Architecture Methods and Techniques
Most EA teams now need to collaborate on data and models across multiple
locations and time-zones.
They are under pressure to stay on top of a process of continual business
transformation and reinvention.
Dr Tim O'Neill will discuss how organizations can take steps to implement a
clear digital business strategy in real-time, using the latest enterprise
architecture techniques including multiple architecture analysis, roadmapping
and algorithms geared for complex business ecosystems.
This presentation will examine how the TOGAF® and
IT4IT™ standards, can work together to create and deliver value to the
enterprise. Although the two standards are different in their scope and
focus, both seek to enhance the value of enterprise. They have different
approaches, but similar goals. This presentation will focus on highlighting
the areas where the standard intersect, and how to address the differences in
a positive approach.
TRACK: Open Platform 3.0™ / IoT
A how to discussion on applying an architected approach using TOGAF to
consider the architecture needs for Ecosystems of IoT.
This will look at work coming out of:
The Industrial Internet Reference Architecture (IIRA) is an important resource in the consideration and discussions about the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) around the world. Developed with broad industry consensus, the IIRA was built to drive product interoperability and simplify development of IIoT systems that are better built and integrated with shorter time to market and, at the end, able to better fulfill their intended uses. This Reference Architecture is a statement of what the most important IIoT architecture components are, how they fit together and how they influence each other. It reflects consensus on major architecture questions among participants from energy, healthcare, manufacturing, transportation and public sectors.
This presentation will explore the IIRA to help the audience better understand it’s message, it’s organization, the technical requirements it describes, and methodologies and roadblocks to IIoT adoption. Current work being done to build upon the IIRA and a preview into proposed IIoT standards that may need to be adopted by standards organizations in the coming years will also be discussed.
TRACK: Architecture Methods and Techniques (cont.)
Many transactional systems through acquisitions and growth had spawned
multiple data content and even aligning to an ERP and associated data
warehouse, there was no single set of data descriptors. Developing upon the
Open Applications Group Integration Specification (OAGIS) v. 10 Business Object Document (BOD), and leveraging leading practice from SCOR v 11, this
complex and global energy wholesaler and distributor has enabled solid ground
and a common lexicon to underpin a major transformation journey.
The speaker will show the input that the Core OAGIS BOD enables a semantic
layer that will be leveraged with micro services utilizing the JSON
structures and RESTful patterns, generate XML from other applications
destined for the ERP APIs and also inform some of the transactional system
logical design and the semantic layer for the Data Warehouse.
Digital disruption has started rendering traditional business models
totally irrelevant as they are fast becoming obsolete. Continuing
with these classic models is a sure recipe for disaster. We have
stepped right into an unknown territory where yesterday’s breakthrough
technology has become today’s broken-neck technology. Navigating
through this maze is becoming an art by itself, which calls for a
thorough and disciplined approach to survive in this turbulent market.
As customers are demanding best in class and state-of-the art
solutions, it is about time for us to craft a new model that will help
make deeper inroads into the digital world; about time to change the
game a bit and play the ‘tech centric’ side of the enterprise with
more vigor, aggression and passion.
So while it is an absolute must
to defend and nurture the Classic Model, we should be building,
perfecting and showcasing a Digital Model, not just to survive today
but to thrive in the days ahead.
By breaking a morbidly obese monolithic model and engaging a loosely
coupled multi-tiered model that will fuel innovation in today’s
digital era, enterprises can engineer, innovate, compete and in fact
lead the market with ease and poise.
EA & Business Innovation
Is it possible to use TOGAF® based Enterprise Architecture methods to drive commercializable innovation in your organization and/or as an entrepreneur? We think so.
Learning Goals: Upon successful completion of this workshop, attendees will have:
Working Example: Healthcare Delivery
Part 1 – Level Set: 20 min
- Innovation Life Cycle and TOGAF® ADM
Part 2 – Hands on Innovation – exercise: 3 hr 15 min
Part 3 - Innovation Evaluation: 20 min
Coffee (Wed afternoon)
TRACK: Open Platform 3.0™/ Smart City Ecosystems
A smart city is based on an ecosystem of companies and individuals that supply, operate, maintain and use the smart systems and technology. The city administration plays a central role in developing and sustaining that ecosystem. This workshop will look at the success factors that enable a smart city ecosystem to grow, to be a source of profit for participating companies, and to enhance the quality of life of participating citizens.
16:00 Welcome and Introductions
16:10 Example Smart City Ecosystems: the bIoTope Project.
The Open Group is a partner in bIoTope (Building an IoT OPen innovation Ecosystem for connected smart objects), a research and innovation project funded by the EU Horizon 2020 program. bIoTope is developing smart city pilots in three urban areas: Helsinki, Lyon, and Brussels. This overview of the project will describe the use cases that will be explored in these areas, which include smart vehicles and smart buildings, and the ecosystems that will support them.
16:30 Discussion: Who are the key players in a smart city ecosystem?
16:45 Technology Trends: Smart Devices and the API Economy
Smart devices and the Internet of Things are a major technical phenomenon now - and their use is forecast to grow massively. At the same time, the "back end" systems that they connect to are undergoing an architectural revolution based on technical trends such as cloud computing, microservices, and APIs. This presentation will give a brief survey of the technical developments from the perspective of the Open Group Open Platform 3.0™ Forum, whose aim is to help enterprises gain business benefit from new technologies, including cloud computing, social computing, mobile computing, big data analysis, and the Internet of things.
17:05 Discussion: What are the issues affecting use of new technology by smart city ecosystems, and how can they be addressed?
17:20 Conclusion: what are the key points that were raised in the workshop?
Open Sessions (Wed)