Dr. Chris Harding is Director for Interoperability at The Open Group. He is Forum Director of the Open Platform 3.0 Forum, which addresses the convergence of new technical phenomena such as social, mobile and cloud computing, big data, and the Internet of Things.
He supports the work of The Open Group’s members in the Forum on these topics.
Chris has been with The Open Group for 20 years. He has managed forums and work groups in a number of areas, including networking, UNIX®, Directory Interoperability, Identity Management, SOA and Cloud Computing.
The Open Group’s international events and publications are respected providers of thought leadership within the IT industry. Chris is a frequent speaker at Open Group and other industry events, and a contributor to several online journals.
He began his career in communications software research and development. He then spent nine years as a consultant, specializing in voice and data communications, before moving to his current role.
He has a PhD in mathematical logic, is TOGAF® certified, and is a member of the British Computer Society (BCS), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the Association of Enterprise Architects (AEA).
Stig Hagestande is an enterprise architect at with 20+ years as a senior
consultant and IS manager with a broad background from several industries
like defense contractors, healthcare services and publishing. He has a strong
passion for enterprise architecture and healthcare in particular, and is also
Vice Chair of The Open Group Healthcare Forum.
He is currently employed at Sykehuspartner HF, which is a shared IS service center for
all healthcare providers in the South East Regional Health Authority in
Norway, and is Norway's largest IS provider supporting 25 hospitals.
He spent the last 3.5 years working as Lead Architect for a new Hospital in
Norway completed by November 2015. He is now architecting a service oriented
delivery model for healthcare in a large transition project within
Sykehuspartner and the south east region in Norway.
Robert Weisman, MSc, PEng, PMP, has worked extensively in e-Government initiatives, both nationally and internationally, in domains such as crisis management, defence, health and service modernization. His primary role has been the bringing together of the business and technology communities.
Robert has 35 years experience in uniform, public service, academia and consultancy, and is Vice-Chair of both The Open Group Architecture Forum and Information Architecture Working Group.
Robert is the Engineer in Residence, part-time professor (EA) and PhD Candidate (e-Business) at the University of Ottawa, where he is working on SMART Cities / Intelligent Communities. He is also CEO of Build The Vision Inc. specializing in strategic planning, EA, and knowledge management.