The Open Group Summit

Ecosystems Architecture & AI Standards

Edinburgh, UK | April 22-25, 2024

Event Location

Edinburgh International Conference Centre
150 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EE, Scotland
Conference Hotel: Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa
1 Festival Square, Edinburgh, EH3 9SR, Scotland
Hotel cutoff date: Wednesday March 13
Our event room-block with the Sheraton is now full. You may still make room reservations directly with the hotel at the prevailing market rate by clicking on the button below. Numerous other hotels are also available in the vicinity of the EICC, some of which are listed here.

About the Event

Unleashing Innovation: The Intersection of Enterprise Architecture, Artificial Intelligence and Sustainability

Event Highlights:

  • Discover the Future: gain insights into cutting-edge EA strategies, such as Ecosystems Architecture, that will drive innovation and transform businesses.
  • AI Unleashed: learn from industry experts, and understand how AI is impacting the work of Enterprise Architects and how the developmentof industry standards for AI will be critical to the effective implementation and control of this technology.

  • Sustainable Tomorrow: explore the pivotal role of Sustainability in today's business landscape. Discover how companies are integrating sustainability practices and creating a positive impact on the environment.

Why Attend?​​​​​​

  • Networking Opportunities: connect with industry leaders, fellow professionals, and innovators. Build valuable relationships that extend beyond the event.

  • Expert Speakers: learn from the best in the industry! Our line-up of speakers includes thought leaders, practitioners, and visionaries who will share their insights and experiences.

  • Hands-On Workshops: get your hands dirty with practical workshops and gain actionable skills that you can implement immediately.

Monday, April 22 

Ecosystems Architecture & AI Standards

Today, many mission critical systems reach out beyond an enterprise's traditional boundaries, which pushes solutions design well beyond the comfort zone of Enterprise Architecture and into the world of hyper-enterprise systems. This is a world of complexity and scale where IT systems must evolve as the context of their environment ebbs and flows. The result is a dynamic, interconnected web of critical business advantage, balanced against uncertainty and risk, and infused with AI. This is the world of Ecosystems Architecture.

Day 1 of the summit will focus upon the dual challenges posed by this new world of hyper-enterprise systems and the growth of AI, and examine how standards are both necessary and critical in controlling these systems developments.

Tuesday, April 23

Sustainability / Enterprise Architecture / EA & AI / Digital Transformation

Day 2 of the summit will focus upon some of the core themes. Looking in more detail at the role of EA and industry standards, and how IT specialists and businesses are dealing with the demands of the digital revolution and the requirements for increasing sustainability and reducing emissions.

Wednesday, April 24

Morning workshop: Using AI to Address the Demands of Ecosystems Architecture [No fee session]

This workshop will be led by some of the key authors of "Ecosystems Architecture - New Thinking for Practitioners in the Age of AI". It will introduce you to some of the challenges of designing hyper-enterprise IT systems, and the tools that you will need as the era of Ecosystems Architecture dawns. The workshop will demonstrate the critical role of AI tools in addressing the demands of Ecosystems Architecture, and will explain how and why thinking has moved on from long-held architectural tenets.

OSDU® Forum Edinburgh Meeting: April 22 - 25 

The OSDU Data Platform in Practice

The Open Group OSDU Forum enables the energy industry to develop transformational technology to support the world’s changing energy needs. Developed by over 230 Member organizations, the OSDU Data Platform is an Open Source, standards-based and technology-agnostic data platform for the energy industry that stimulates innovation, industrializes data management, and reduces time to market for new solutions.

At this OSDU Forum Member meeting you will hear from operators, vendors, and cloud service providers about their engagement and adoption of the OSDU Data Platform along with details of future roadmaps and workflow capabilities. The emphasis will be on how to use the OSDU Data Platform in practice. There will also be numerous breakout sessions hosted by the various Working Groups in the OSDU Forum.

There will also be an opportunity to see demonstrations from software vendors at the Partner Pavilion in our networking sessions throughout the event.

More detailed information about the OSDU Forum agenda can be found here.

Special Event Activities

Fly Fishing for Trout on the River Tweed!

On Sunday, April 21st, we have a few spaces on a first-come-first-served basis for anyone who wishes to take part in a fishing trip to the River Tweed. Beginning fly fishermen and women, and more experienced anglers are all welcome. We shall be fishing for wild brown trout and grayling on the legendary River Tweed, led by our very own Jim Hietala.

All equipment (fly rods, flies, waders and boots) along with fishing licences is included. Participants are advised to bring a rain jacket, sunglasses and footwear suitable for the outdoors. Participants will need to bring their own lunch, and pay for the cost of a train ticket from central Edinburgh to the meeting point on the River Tweed. Highly experineced local guides will be helping us to learn the basics and find the fish.

Cost: £200 - £250 per person (dependent upon the number of people attending).

There are only 8 spaces available for this trip, so please contact us immediately if you wish to go fishing. Anyone interested in going fishing please mail the events team here, and mark your e-mail 'Fishing Trip'.


A Scottish Evening Extravaganza at Edinburgh Castle!

Join us for a very Scottish dinner in the Queen Anne Building of Edinburgh Castle on the evening of Monday, April 22, 2024. There will be bagpipes, the Scottish Crown Jewels, and the famous Ceilidh band Whisky Kiss, with its Academy Award winning piper, making this an evening to remember. Everyone attending the dinner should meet in the lobby of the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, 1 Festival Square, Edinburgh, EH3 9SR, very close to the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. Please be in the lobby by 6:15 p.m. at the latest, to catch the bus to the castle. Buses will return to the Sheraton at approximately 10:30 p.m.

To purchase your ticket, at a price of £95/$120 per person, please use this link to access the payment page on The Open Group online shop. You will need your registration number to make payment, which can be found on your registration confirmation e-mail. We have a limited number of spaces for this dinner, so please make your reservation as soon as possible. If you have any questions about the event, please contact the events team.


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   Event Fees

Note: Members of the AEA or TOGAF® Certified Individuals are NOT automatically Members of The Open Group.

You are entitled to the Member rate if your company / organization is a Member of The Open Group. The current membership list can be checked here

                                  Early Bird Rate (up to March 22nd)            Standard Rate

1-Day Pass

Member                   £190                                                                £240

Govt/Academic      £250                                                                £300

Non-Member          £300                                                                £400


2-Day Pass

Member                  £350                                                                 £450 

Govt/Academic     £475                                                                 £575 

Non-Member         £575                                                                 £700


Full Member Pass 3-4 Days (All open sessions and Membership entitled closed Forum sessions, Monday - Thursday. Note - Membership of the Association of Enterprise Architects does not necessarily mean that you or your organization are Members of The Open Group.)

Member                  £490                                                                 £625

Full OSDU® Member Pass 5-days (All open sessions and Membership entitled closed Forum sessions, Monday - Thursday, and additional OSDU Forum post-summit sessions on Friday 26)

Member                 £590                                                                  £725

** Workshop sessions on Wednesday 24th are FREE to attend **


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