PLENARY: Smart Cities
A major reason why cities are studying and implementing "smart" services is to increase the attractiveness of the city. Attractiveness signifies, for instance, good living conditions, easy mobility, clean air, and consideration of green values.
However, those services should be provided as cost-efficiently as possible because citizens pay for them through taxes or private services. In an operational market economy, it must be possible to maintain competition between providers of smart city services. Maintaining competition signifies the avoidance of vendor lock-in as far as possible. In practice, Smart Cities should (and will) require that service providers use open standards on data and API levels so that it remains possible to change the service provider if the service level decreases or if the price increases too much.
This presentation focuses on how to use open standards in Smart Cities, with an emphasis on standards published by The Open Group.
Partner Presentations (Mon)
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We offer practical experience and proven solutions (like DevOps, Cloud and Broker, Security (incl GDPR Big Data and IoT) based on IT4IT. Our solutions have been validated in real projects, working with customers just like you around the globe since the inception of IT4IT.
Our comprehensive portfolio is based on Lean, TOGAF®, ITIL and SAFe, and covers the entire IT value chain. We can today:
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Speaker: Erik van Busschbach, WW Strategy & Solutions Chief Technologist, HPE
In this session we will explore the challenge of presenting technical ArchiMate 3.0 Viewpoints to different business stakeholders.We will cover a range of stakeholder engaging viewpoints as well as some best practices when creating presentable content.
Speaker: Sam Skalla, Consultant, Orbus Software
TRACK: Open Platform 3.0™ / Smart Cities
One of the main challenges of Smart City transformation is who leads: CIO or City Manager ? This presentation examines how EA can help both to ensure that the implications of the significant insertion of technology is wholly understood by all stakeholders and provides business value both qualitative and quantitative.
EA will also play a key role in managing expectations and, using capability based planning, help determine when technological innovations are mature enough to be introduced and that the social innovations to effectively leverage the technology are fully understood and planned for.
The presenter is currently involved in Smart City planning.
Wouldn’t you love the idea of being directed to a vacant parking place that
is near to your next appointment with the shortest possible route?
Taking an architecture viewpoint, a smart city is representing a vision to
integrate multiple information technologies and internet of things in a
secure manner to manage the city’s assets. To realize this vision involves
collecting information for many different sensors, processing massive volumes
of sensor data, exchanging data securely over (wireless) networks for deep
analysis or correlation with other systems and creating real-time dashboards
to confirm if citizens actually appreciate what you are doing.
is how to develop and test an integrated solution with so many different
service components, each changing at their own pace?
In this session we will
show you to apply IT4IT and DevOps to build an integrated solution, based on
real world examples and working solutions.
TRACK: Security and Risk Management
Blockchain has been getting lot if interest, traction and investment dollars the last year or so. This presentation talks about IBM's work with Walmart to use Blockchain to transform the supply chain. It talks about the use case and the technical architecture that is being used, the tools and the challenges, etc.
EA establishes a blueprint for how an organization realizes its business
vision and mission.
Blockchain is one of the most disruptive technologies in 2017. There are lots
of fintechs that approach Blockchain bottom-up, from a technology and code
Are there any benefits in doing so, or should the first step in a Blockchain suitability
assessment be the understanding of the ecosystem through the unity that an
EA approach provides?
This presentation shows a comparison between the two approaches, and very much
concludes with evidence of the best.
Managing risk is an essential component of an information security program. Risk management is fundamental to effectively securing information, IT assets, and critical business processes.
Risk management is also a challenge to get right: with numerous risk management frameworks and standards available, it can be difficult for practitioners to know where to start, and what methodologies to employ.
Recognizing the importance of risk management, The Open Group is doing significant work in this area - in particular, The Open Group has introduced the Open FAIR Body of Knowledge, together with a certification program for risk analysts.
In addition, The Open Group's Trusted Technology Forum provides a collaborative, open environment for technology companies, customers, government and supplier organizations to create and promote guidelines for manufacturing, sourcing, and integrating trusted, secure technologies. Our objective in this area is to shape global procurement strategies and best practices to help reduce threats and vulnerabilities in the global supply chain.
Version 3.0 of the ArchiMate standard for enterprise architecture modeling
has been out in the wild for close to a year. In this presentation, Marc
Lankhorst, who leads the team that has developed ArchiMate, will present the
most important additions and improvements that have been made to the
language. These include concepts for modeling business strategy and for
describing the physical world, also in its interplay with IT.
He will also outline
the reasoning behind these and other improvements.
This will be illustrated with practical experience gained in the first year
of use of this new version, for example in the context of the Internet of
Things and Industry 4.0.
The presentation will also offer room for Q&A about
the new version of the standard.
Archimate is an Open Group modeling language standard dedicated to Enterprise
Architecture modeling. UML and BPMN are two popular modeling languages,
standardized by the OMG, that can be used for architectures, software and
business processes. How should these three languages be positioned? Can and
should we combine them? This presentation will demonstrate in general and
through examples that there are different ways to combine them in order to
increase the modeling benefits that organization can obtain.
As stated by an Open Group White Paper on this subject, “The ArchiMate®
visual modeling language standard is a natural choice for Enterprise
Architectures while, for Solution Architectures, the Unified Modeling
Language® (UML®) provides a wide range of views, concepts, and
relationships”. The presentation will present more detailed usage
combinations, and introduce BPMN in the combination.
Aristotle was used as development name in the first semantic web project at
Kuehne + Nagel. The GIt project was called Aristotle and the Jira agile board
Aristotle Sprints. The project developed several ontologies to model business
and IT structures. Several existing ontologies and reference models were
reviewed for reuse, including ArchiMate.
The presentation will introduce the key semantic web concepts, using the
theories of the Greek philosoph Aristotle. We will show the key challenges
that we had during ontology modeling and discuss where in our case the
ArchiMate meta model fits well and where it doesn't.
Open Sessions (Mon)
Members Only Meetings
PLENARY: Cybersecurity and The Internet of Things
TRACK: Open Platform 3.0™ / Smart Cities (cont.)
Moderated by Dr. Chris Harding, The Open Group Director for Interoperability and Forum Director for the Open Platform 3.0 Forum, this workshop session will consider:
TRACK: EA Practice
EA practitioners know from experience that enterprise architecture is key not only for successful digital transformation but to proactively deal with the after effects. But where is the data to prove to CEOs what impact a well-established architecture function has on such a transformation? McKinsey and Henley Business School analysed the transformation issues and key success factors in a survey with more than 100 participants - now running for the second year.
Our research shows that digital transformations with their primary goal of business agility significantly increase the complexity of technology operations. To handle this complexity requires a new way of working for enterprise architects. They have to ensure not only the modularity of business capabilities but also have to apply the same principles to the technology landscape and develop the architecture as a Perpetual Evolution.
We found evidence for the key success factors of an enterprise architecture function, such as the ways and method for collaboration between business and IT or how to reduce IT complexity costs while at the same time optimizing the product offering.
Our data shows the critical factors to attract the right talent and which artefacts are most important for transformation. Exploiting the survey results should help architecture leaders to raise the profile of architecture by better alignment, education of non-IT stakeholders and recruiting the best architecture talent.
Paradigm shift: new technologies are increasingly introduced by business
units and clients. Enterprise architects are forced to react with
Agile projects demand agile support and availability of EA artifacts. Dealing
with increasing complexity while at the same time customers request quick and
flexible architecture support.
Architectural thinking is an approach to create an architecture conscience
with the goal of distributing architecture decision into the domains and
TRACK: EA in healthcare - Session 1
The Health Enterprise Reference Architecture(HERA) defines a set of guiding
principles, models, viewpoints, actions and outcomes in the healthcare
It is a template for planners, architects and decision makers to establish
implementation architectures to plan, operate and improve health enterprises.
The Health Enterprise Reference Architecture leverages industry
best-practices and standards such as Archimate to define the world's premier
reference architecture for health enterprises.
TRACK: Open Platform 3.0™
In the days of eCommerce, traditional Brick and
Mortar Retailers have to figure out ways to stay relevant and be able to
engage with customers by creating a whole new shopping experience. The use of
sensors in stores for tracking customer location, dwell times as well as to
monitor everything from store temperature etc means retailers have to deploy
large number of sensors in the store.
This talk describes an architecture to
ingest large amounts of data from these sensors and provide an ability to
provide analytics both at the edge as well as provide a cognitive platform
for machine learning and predictive analytics.
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Data
Science become not just scientific specializations but important business
success factors. There are multiple software assets, enabling practical
applications in this area; the next step is to build a real AI/ML-centred
software platform, allowing to provide real business value in different
This technical paper is about software architecture
considerations, best practices and real-world examples of delivering such an
integrated platform in the Robotics Process Automation domain, followed by a
reference business cases and corresponded solutions.
TRACK: Open Business Architecture - Session 1
This track provides an update of progress in the Open Business Architecture standard. In July 2016 Part I was published, and just before this conference Part II will have been published.
Venkat Nambiyur provides an overview of the work to date. He will then outline the planned integration and further development of the standard in Part III and Part IV, and will highlight the major steps in the coming year.
The first case study will showcase the business driven approach and how important it is in transforming a complete business into digital. The Philips case has been successful in its contribution to the transformation of a complete Business Unit at Philips. It is after five years a well established practice. Paulo Pereira will explore and highlight this, and set the frame for a new guide for O-BA.
Then in the second session Peter Haviland will share the Moodys case study. This session will demonstrate how the EA function of a large financial services organization applied OB-A Part I to shape and, ultimately, deliver change initiatives.
Joel Courquet from Capgemini will then explain the practice by modelling it in ArchiMate. This facilitates especially those who are more at ease with modelling languages.
The track will end with a discussion forum in which the audience can discuss aspects such as: how is O-BA aligned with Archimate, TOGAF or BizzBok? And foremost, how to convince your organization to embed the practice in the continuous change management?
14.00 Introduction -- Peter Haviland, Moodys
14.10 • Overview of Part I and Part II – more detail • Part III – next steps -- Venkat Nambiyur, Oracle
14.40 Reference case of a successful O-BA capability contributing to multiple large transformations -- Paulo Pereira Filho, Philips
16.00 Moody’s case study -- Peter Haviland, Moodys
16.30 O-BA practice modelled in ArchiMate 3.0 -- Joel Courquet, Capgemini
17.00 Discussion Forum: the challenges to establishing a Business Architecture practice -- Peter Haviland, Moodys
17.20 Wrap up
TRACK: EA in healthcare - Session 2
This presentation covers the co-evolution of HERA (Health Enterprise
Reference Architecture) and architectural efforts in the Norwegian
healthcare, and uses case studies to highlight central concepts and ideas in
There is a multitude of architectures in the healthcare landscape, but they
are almost universally domain, system or solution specific without any
apparent connection to each other. There is also a bewildering array of
technical and clinical standards to further increase the complexity. Without
a clear mapping or understanding of the healthcare enterprise ecosystem, most
transformation initiatives and projects tend to end up in disjointed and
What is sorely lacking is a unified reference architecture to map all
disparate architectures and standards in healthcare into a coherent picture.
The HERA (Healthcare Enterprise Reference Architecture) seeks to remediate
that by providing a unified framework that covers the entire healthcare
enterprise continuum. HERA provides guidelines on how to drive transformation
starting with business drivers and goals, guiding architecture development
through build & delivery, and to operations and continuous improvement.
presentation will use real life experiences with do’s and don’ts to
illustrate and explain the central concepts of HERA, and what sets it apart
from other architectures in healthcare today.
Open Sessions (Tue)
Coffee (Tue p.m.)
TRACK: Open Business Architecture - Session 2
This track provides an update of progress in the Open Business Architecture standard. In July 2016 Part I was published, and just before this conference Part II will have been published.
TRACK: EA in Healthcare - Session 3
The Open Group Healthcare Forum has produced three papers in its short history and has developed collaborations with many key
players in the Healthcare Enterprise. It is now embarked on the development
of a reference architecture for health.
This talk will examine the benefits
of and barriers to this work and will be use anecdotes to illustrate key
The rapid pace of technological advancement and an increasingly volatile
business environment causes pharma industry players to face three main
The first challenge is to develop the critical ability to create
and maintain a common view on the big picture of the organization’s
architecture and environment. Linked to this is the challenge of making it
decisible, which actions must be taken on strategical, business and
technological level. The last challenge consists in identifying/considering
the best architectural approach and solution on a fine-grained level. This
may include answer on question such as “Which approach we choose to
implement a read replica in the cloud (transactional replication using
publish-subscribe between relational database systems, stream into a Redis
We develop a digitalization RA for pharma industry and incorporate three main
areas, Internet of Things (IoT), Cognitive Computing (CC), and Augmented
Reality (AR). Digitalization is horizontally divisible into four sequentially
arranged domains that can be understood as the stages of digitalization: Tag,
Sense and Wire (1), Ingest (2), Analyze and Prepare (3), and Utilize (4).
Technology components may be used across different industries. Applications
developed and running in different industries may both interact or be
integrated with each other and exchange data through these industry-specific
applications (cool chain monitoring while transportation, healthcare research
data for public, origination & distribution information for authorities). For
this reason, our frame possesses a third dimension: connected industries (in
pharma these include transportation & logistics and the public sector).
This approach generates a big picture that transparently illustrates the
pharma RA for digitalization including its stages, architecture layers and
connections between building blocks across organizational boundaries and
TRACK: IT4IT™ In Practice
IT Financial Management is an important function and responsibility of a CIO.
Yet the level of mastery and maturity of managing budgets, and providing cost
and value for money to the business, is still a challenge in many companies or
Digital transformation – with the Cloud, DevOps, Service Catalogs,
APIs, etc, – puts an emphasis on building, sourcing, and operating IT Services,
making the traditional separation between Applications and Infrastructure
obsolete. This brings new challenges and opportunities in IT Financial
Management, opening up new, more reactive and transparent ways of managing the
business of IT and its financial rendering.
The focus of this presentation is on how we see IT Financial Management
changing with the Digital Transformation, and how IT4IT in its Version 2.1
proposes to better support IT with financial tracking and planning in the new
world of IT delivered as services.
We introduce the changes affecting the domain, consider how current solutions
have been trying to tackle it with mixed success, and finally present an
overview of how the Reference Architecture and its Service Backbone propose
an intrinsic, end-to-end budgeting and tracking of IT investments and
Zero Outage Industry Standard is a new association of vendors, which official
formed in November 2016.
The main goal of the Zero Outage Industry Standard is to strive for Zero
Business Outages. Companies following this standard will benefit from the
combined industry experience of providers as well as consumers of highly
available and reliable IT solutions. It contains recommendations to find the
right balance between reactive and proactive activities.
The Zero Outage collection of best practices offers specific guidance to
enable IT professionals to plan, build, deliver and run end-to-end IT
solutions suited for the most critical business functions and processes. Our
proposed Industry Standard offers a holistic view beyond technology and
includes additional dimensions like people, processes and security.
Therefore our objective is two-fold:
Regarding both objectives, there are obvious relationships to the IT4IT
standard, therefore we intend to drive ZO complementary in the context and
structure of IT4IT, which we will explain and discuss in this session.
Networking Dinner Event (Tue)
All the IT4IT experience gathered over the past years that resulted in reference architectures and the four value streams can be reused in the world of IoT, bringing Operational Technologies (OT) and IT together.
The intelligent management of heterogeneous wind parks is a great and real example where wind turbine information is combined with IT and security data to provide a holistic management solution leveraging Detect to Correct.
The Cape2Cape world record from South Africa to Norway used the car sensor information to determine the road condition, as well as wearables to monitor the health and behaviour of the drivers.
will be showcased in detail, extended by a view into a generic IoT capability map and reference architecture, built with the same IT4IT principles in mind.
IT4IT provides the IT Operating Model that drives digital business. Your
executives will want to hear about IT4IT if properly presented!
Mark and Dan will interactively walk you through a scenario for presenting
IT4IT to the CIO or CFO. You will learn how to hit upon key IT4IT value
propositions for use as both an IT Operating model, and as a functional
framework accentuating IT4IT’s value for IT automation.
We will share lessons learned, navigation tips for the conversation, and
talking points around the most common objections we have encountered from IT
TRACK: EA and Agility
This presentation describes a project illustrating the compatibility of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and TOGAF. It was a 1-year transformation project aimed at establishing enterprise architecture management in a client’s organization that works according to scaled agile.
This presentation explains how Deloitte customers align traditional Enterprise Architecture Management with agile development projects, and build bi-modal architectures
In many organizations, Enterprise Architecture Management is still perceived as a bureaucratic, slow-moving ivory tower that does not add value to the business and prevents rapid deployment of innovative, digital use cases. Instead of running long-lasting, waterfall-driven architecture documentation projects, and prescribing standards that are not applied by transformation projects, Enterprise Architecture Management needs to continuously adjust to disruptive and rapidly changing business and IT environments. Only then will Enterprise Architecture Management be able to successfully manage complexity while allowing and enabling organizations to become truly digital.
Christian Strauss, who has advised several automotive and manufacturing companies as Senior Enterprise Architect over the past 12 years, will highlight some of the architecture management challenges that many Deloitte customers currently face. He will share insights from recent customer engagements on how to best align the old traditional world of Enterprise Architecture Management with agile development projects. Participants will be introduced to concepts, such as Scrum of Scrums, SAFe, Virtual Communities of Architecture Practices, Architecture Sprints, and collaborative EAM tools.
Mr. Strauss will also present some of the lessons learned, as well as Do's and Don’t's of his previous projects.
In addition, Mr. Strauss will highlight what bi-modal architecture concepts that combine legacy systems with new agile technology concepts, such as micro services, could look like.
He will also introduce participants to an evaluation framework that allows organization to map uses cases, business capabilities or processes against bi-modal architectures.
To finish the session, all participants will be invited to an open round of questions and discussion.
TRACK: Open Process Automation - Session 1
The Automation structure known as "classical Automation Pyramid“ is
proven, generally accepted, highly available and supports long term
reliability of operation. On the other hand these systems lack openness. New
technologies are implemented quite slowly and the costs are high.
this automation world a rapid development takes place in sensor and
communication technology – just to mention Internet of Things, Industrie
4.0, mobile devices, and big data.
This presentaiton introduces the concept of
NAMUR Open Architecture. The concept offers possibilities to enable upcoming
innovative solutions for both, new and existing plants. The process control
core remains and stays mainly unaffected. Core idea is an open interface e,g,
UA between the existing core process control domain and the monitoring and
As an alternative, a second communication channel can
directly access information from existing field devices. Additional sensors
in the monitoring and optimization domain can easily be integrated into the
open system landscape of NOA. With adequate methods and security measures
compromising of the process control core needs to be prevented.
The future of process automation technology as we
know it is slowly disappearing. The challenges of process control – to
keep a process safe and operating to design to produce economic value for the
asset owners – will always persist and will never go away. But, how we
solve/address those challenges – i.e. the platform on which the control is
executed, i.e. the “automation” – will radically change in the future.
The forces of economics and evolving technology are pushing automation
relentlessly toward a future of highly intelligent autonomous cyber physical
systems (CPS), networked in a manner that enables their interaction and
interoperability and yet maintains absolute security. This concept is
called the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). This paper will explore
what “IIoT” will mean for process control and the automation industry and
the essential role that standards will play, where the “intelligence” to
achieve this objective is being pushed further and further down the
architecture, and the traditional process control “Levels” (Levels 0 to 6
of the Purdue Reference Model) are being compressed over time closer to the
valve and the sensor, and ultimately into the process assets themselves, with
“Levels” no longer meaning “networks”, but rather describe
Coffee (Wed a.m.)
TRACK: IT4IT™ In Practice (cont.)
This session is about digital enterprises, IT operating models, IT4IT and
more. It addresses questions such as: How is digital transformation changing
the IT’s operating model? Should we centralize or decentralize? Is the
traditional demand-supply paradigm still applicable? How is the business’
role changing? What are the implications for the business? How can standards
and frameworks such as IT4IT and BiSL Next contribute?
The digitalization of enterprises is disrupting the way IT is organized. In
digital enterprises, IT is used as a strategic asset that creates competitive
advantage. This places higher and seemingly conflicting demands on the
enterprise’s IT function: IT has to be innovative and responsive and
resilient, all at the same time. CIOs want to know how to change their
operating models to respond to these demands. IT functions are shifting from
centralized IT ‘castles’ to a multidisciplinary and agile
‘movements’. Thought patterns are moving from traditional manufacturing
paradigms to design thinking and product thinking that are better suited to
drive innovation and development.
But this is not just about a reorganization
of the IT department – IT is too important to leave to IT! Business leaders
are developing stronger digital leadership. They are making better IT
decisions and realizing more value from their investments. The bottom line:
things will change, make sure that they don’t change without you…
TRACK: Open Process Automation - Session 2
OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) is a service oriented, data exchange
standard for secure, reliable, system and platform-independent industrial
communication. It originated in the process manufacturing industry and has been adopted in other domains such as Industrie 4.0, the Internet of Things (IoT), and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
OPC UA provides the ability to create information models which can be
standardized to serve the information systems requirements for vertical
industries and specific applications. The information models are separated from the technology architecture with the ability to change technology such as security models and transports while preserving the information model integrity.
OPC UA was developed in close cooperation between manufacturers, users, research institutes and consortia, in order to enable safe information exchange in heterogeneous systems. It has been standardized as IEC 62541 and made available as open source.
The OPC Foundation actively collaborates with many industry standards and consortiums to produce open source OPC UA specifications for their specific information models. The ability to bring multiple information models into one technology that allows interoperability is a “standards unifier” that can help build standards of standards.
This presentation will introduce the technical capabilities of OPC UA,
collaborations with industry groups and use cases on how OPC UA is being used today.
The ANSI/ISA 95 Part 6 – Messaging Service Model
standard, also available as IEC/PAS 62264-6, defines a standard interface to
message exchange systems, such as Enterprise Service Buses for use in
industrial applications. The standard was implemented in a BP project that
worked with MIMOSA, Bentley, SAP, OSI Soft and other key vendors to integrate
the collection of federated systems used in designing, installing, operating,
and maintaining large scale industrial systems.
The problem to be addressed
was a common way to deliver integrity of asset (equipment) information across
a wide range of design and operational systems. The implementation of the
Message Service Model and corresponding IEC standardized messages provided a
standard’s based integration system that significantly reduced the time to
design, implement, and maintain large scale projects.
The ISA 95 standards
are being considered as part of the system definition being developed by the
Open Group’s Open Process Automation Forum, and this presentation
illustrates how these standards are being used today to address development
of federated systems for industrial projects.
The presentation will also
cover the lessons learned from developing and implementing the ANSI/ISA/IEC
standards in the multi-national, multi-company, multi-cultural standards
development environment, and how these lessons are being applied in the Open
Group’s OPA Forum.
TRACK: Architecture Methods and Techniques
Organizations have always had to adapt to a changing world, but the current
turbulent environment is more demanding than ever before. Your organization
needs to innovate faster, on a continuous basis, while staying in control of
risks, budgets and compliance.
In this presentation, Marc Lankhorst explains how to deal with the challenges
of change and control in complex enterprises, and introduces a set of key
capabilities for the adaptive enterprise. These capabilities will help your
organization to embrace change as a way of life.
Complexity is the enemy of change, so you need to simplify your organization
and its systems. Traditional, hierarchical change processes cannot keep up
with the pace required. Instead, you must bring together people from many
different disciplines and departments, and delegate decision-making to the
appropriate levels of the organization. You have to provide these people with
the right information to make the right decisions at the right time. And at
the same time, you need to ensure that you are in control; compliance and
risk management cannot be neglected and transparency is key.
A model-based approach, facilitated by a collaborative business design
platform, can play an important role. It increases the speed of change by
providing insight into complexity. It facilitates decision-making by offering
timely and accurate information. And it allows you to assess opportunities
and effects before you implement a change, reducing risk and ensuring
control. This requires an integrated view on your enterprise and makes the
role of architects and architecture more important than ever.
In large-scale enterprises EA is well-established and integrated in corporate
planning processes since years. TOGAF has proved to be a solid foundation for
this. The tailoring effort to create a company specific EA framework based on
TOGAF has been found beneficial.
Driven by disruptive development the complexity of IT at all and of business
IT integration in specific has massively increased for all kinds of
Management of this became a major challenge especially for medium sized
enterprises across all industries. These enterprises have to identify and
evaluate major deficiencies in business and IT and focus on improvement in
In the last years a growing number of medium sized enterprises found EA being
a valid means for analyzing deficiencies, defining a future state and
creating a transformation roadmap on corporate level. While TOGAF is the
right foundation for this, it has to be tailored in each and every case.
Based on experience with the establishment of EA in medium sized enterprise
in different industries the presentation shows how to speed up this by the
use of a preconfigured “TOGAF for medium sized enterprises”.
Focus will be:
TRACK: Making Standards Work
Objective of the Presentation: To understand the nature of IT
standards and how they can be implemented and managed.
How-to Tutorial: The presentation will include know-how on 'how-to..'
identify, design and implement IT standards across various practices
in an IT project.
Best-practices Session: A case study will be presented to share best
practices on how standards can be maintained in effective IT project
management of an IT project which is as diverse as; multi-vendor,
multi-lingual and spanned across geographies.
Workshop session on success stories: Will include an interactive
session with the audience to share their stories in managing IT
standards and how they have resulted in attaining (or failing to attain) business goals.
interactive session will be summed-up with a presentation on how IT
standards can be successfully implemented for best results.
TRACK: Open Process Automation - Session 3
For many years process industry end users have been frustrated by proprietary
or poor quality software tools for defining and managing the configuration of
the automation functions of their process controllers (DCS and/or PLCs). The
publication of the IEC 61131 standard for PLCs has eliminated a few of these
issues, but has not enabled application openness or portability to the degree
desired by end users. The later and more general IEC 61499 standard has not
yet achieved widespread commercial use, so its potential impact on industrial
practices remains uncertain.
This presentation will discuss the key end user requirements for this
software. It will also explain why these requirements are so important, and
how their priority varies among vertical industries and automation
applications. A deeper understanding of these requirements is essential for
evaluating alternatives and developing a path toward more open process
automation systems. A brief review of notable open source and commercial tools
will also be given.
Siemens has a long history of using standards and a broad experience with standardization. Siemens regards standardization as very important for its success, and has an entire department dedicated to this subject. Great value is attached to participation in standards committees, which is seen as an important tool for ensuring a competitive, future-oriented product portfolio and driving the Process Automation Industry towards the Industry 4.0.
Industry 4.0 and the IoT introduce new architecture frameworks to enable open architectures like the Reference Architecture Model Industry 4.0 (RAMI) and the Administration Shell. Many activities (technologies, use cases) have been started in this initiative.
As a founding member of the OPC Foundation, Siemens is striving to create added value for its customers with OPC_UA on the communication and control level.
On the field bus level PROFINET and FDI dominates in terms of flexibility,
reliability and safety. On the one hand, PROFIsafe defines a 10 year old
protocol for “failsafe” communication. On the other hand, PA-Profiles are
important for openness, interoperability and interchangeability, because they enable the possibility to replace similar type devices from an entirely
different manufacturer. These technologies are considered to support the
NAMUR Open Architecture.
Modularization / modular production and decentralization define key elements of Industry 4.0, where Siemens is taking a leading role in ZVEI/NAMUR working groups “Modular Automation”, which specify the vendor-neutral language format “Module Type Package” (MTP).
This talk will describe how the Open Process Automation Forum has come to be, and the business problems that it aims to address.
The goal of delivering a standards-based, open, secure, and interoperable process control architecture will be described. The structure and current and future work of the Forum, as well as the progress to date, will also be discussed.
TRACK: TOGAF User Group
Coffee (Wed p.m.)
TRACK: Architecture in the Aviation Industry
Since March 2016, architects from Lufthansa and Capgemini have been collaborating on developing an Aviation Reference Architecture (RA), designed to serve as the basis of an Open Group Standard. Central to the development and description of the RA is an Architecture Definition Document (ADD), which explains the RA in its four TOGAF-specific architecture domains, namely the Business Architecture, Application Architecture, Data Architecture and Technology Architecture.
In this paper, the RA will be presented in these four aspects, and the “Revenue Management & Pricing” business function has been selected to model and describe the core elements of the RA.
We hope the work presented here will inspire other airlines to join us in the collaborative development of an Open Group Reference Architecture for the Aviation Industry.
This reaction panel builds on the preceding presentation by CapGemini and Lufthansa of an Aviation Industry Reference Architecture. The reaction panel will discuss the reference architecture, and the possibility of bringing it into The Open Group as a new standards initiative.
Enterprise Architects from other airlines are being invited to participate in the panel, alongside representatives from CapGemini and Lufthansa.
Chris Forde, CEO, Association of Enterprise Architects, and GM, Asia Pacific, The Open Group, will chair the Aviation Industry Reference Architecture Reaction Panel.