Digital Open Standards

EA & Sustainability

Edinburgh, UK | October 17-19, 2022

Event Location

Edinburgh International Conference Centre
150 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EE, Scotland
Conference Hotel: Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa
Hotel cutoff date: Wednesday October 12
You can use the following link to book your hotel room at the group rate of £185 (inc. breakfast and VAT)
Hotel reservations are on a first-come first-served basis.

About the Event

Monday, October 17 

Enterprise Architecture & Sustainability

One of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals is aimed specifically at industry and innovation, with the intention to: “Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation”. The UN’s vision is that such a goal can not only lead to a reduction in the significant carbon footprint of the IT industry, but will, itself, introduce and promote new technologies that can impact sustainability across all industries and contribute towards a much greener future.

This section of the event will focus upon the critical roles of the Enterprise Architect and technology standards, in aligning the strategy of the Portfolio of Digital Open Standards with the goals of increasing sustainability and reducing emissions.

Tuesday, October 18

TOGAF® User Group [No fee session]

The TOGAF® Standard, a standard of The Open Group, is the open Enterprise Architecture standard used by the world’s leading organizations to improve business efficiency. The Open Group TOGAF Certification Program has enabled more than 100,000 Enterprise Architects and trainers around the globe to demonstrate their proven knowledge of the framework. The TOGAF® User Group will focus upon some of the latest developments of The TOGAF Standard 10th Edition, and it's associated certification and training programs. You will be able to discuss key developments in the standard with some of the experts behind its evolution, and examine how they will impact your business in the agile and digital environment.

Open Professions Program Overview [No fee session]

The development and implementation of Digital Open Standards is often only as good as the professionals who direct and control the digital transformation efforts within a business. The Open Group Open Professions Program, seeks to provide globally recognized credentials ensuring that the best candidates can be found by a business to fill the challenging roles in the move to digital. An experienced-based certification program that provides a formal and recognized career progression for the individual professional, enhancing their value to the business. This workshop will focus on the value of the individual technical professional certifications within the program, for both the individuals concerned and the companies they work for.

Business Scenario Workshop on the Exchange of Environmental Data [No fee session]

Please plan to attend a special no cost workshop on the business issues related to the measurement and exchange of environmental data. This workshop has the objective to examine the current barriers that exist to the capture, measurement, exchange, and use of environmental data. In this workshop our focus will be on understanding the views of the various constituencies who are involved in the capture, measurement and sharing of carbon data for scopes 1, 2, and 3. This work will ultimately result in a findings document and presentation which will generally benefit these stakeholders in understanding the issues of concern to all the various constituencies. The output will also help to inform the work of The Open Group Open Footprint Forum, which is working on standards and an open source reference data platform in this area.

Wednesday, October 19

Portfolio of Digital Open Standards

The Open Group members have collaborated to create the Portfolio of Digital Open Standards – describing how digital standards can be best used together to accelerate the adoption of digital practices across an organization, facilitating sustainable and enduring change.

Whether your organization is an established enterprise, looking for digital transformation, or an entrepreneurial start-up looking to utilize a digital model from day one, the Portfolio of Digital Open Standards provides thought-leading guidance, no matter what your entry point, to competing in the digital economy.

The Open Group October 2022 event will examine the transformation issues being faced, and the development and implementation of the digital standards to address business, management, operational and governance issues, that are critical to their success. 


The Open Group Golf Tournament:

Join us before the event on Sunday October 16, 2022 for The Open Group Golf Tournament. This is an exciting first come, first served opportunity to play a round of Golf on the World famous St. Andrews Torrance Course. This will be a full-day event, departing the event hotel in Edinburgh at 9:00 a.m. and returning at around 7:45 p.m.

The event will include: photos on the Old Course 18th hole Swilcan Bridge; the Open Championship Hall of Champions; and of course ending the day in the clubhouse where you can catch up with old, and maybe even new colleagues.

The tournament is sure to be a grand one, which shouldn’t be missed, and is limited to 20 players. The fee is £125, and includes a full round of Golf - transport, lunch, and much more. For further details please email us as soon as possible to reserve your place.


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   Event Fees

                                  Early Bird Rate (up to September 16th)            Standard Rate

1-Day Pass

Member                   £350                                                                £450

Govt/Academic      £425                                                                £500

Non-Member          £500                                                                £650


2-Day Pass

Member                  £675                                                                 £800 

Govt/Academic     £800                                                                 £950 

Non-Member         £950                                                                 £1,150


Full Member Pass (All open sessions and Membership entitled closed Forum sessions, Monday - Thursday)

Member                  £850                                                                 £1,050


** The TOGAF® User Group and the Workshops on Tuesday 18th are FREE to attend **



Sponsors and Exhibitors

The Open Group Platinum Members