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The Open Group – 25th Anniversary

Wednesday 27th October 2021 – North America East Coast
10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

(All times are EDT)

The Open Group 25th Anniversary Event – North America East Coast

10:00 – 10:10 Welcome & Introduction
Steve Nunn, CEO, The Open Group
10:10 – 10:35

Business and Technical Mega Trends

Abstract: Digital Transformation is the process of creating new business capabilities through the adoption evolving technologies. These new business capabilities form the basis for the continuous transformation of the business and opens new customer channels, creates insight into competition, provides the basis for cross organizational automation and optimization and is driving cross-industry ecosystem transformation. In this session we will explore the changing business dynamics and the technologies that are making driving these common mega trends across industries.

Andras Szakal, CTO, The Open Group

10:35 – 10:55

Open Standards for the Digital Enterprise

Abstract: The Open Group exists to solve business problems through collaboration to produce technical standards and guidance. The nature of those business problems and the way we do business has changed radically over time - in 1995, the Internet was just becoming available for commercial use. 

Over its 25 year history, The Open Group has always adapted to these changes on how we bring members together to do that collaboration. We've worked in in-person meetings, teleconferences, email, web conferences, and online collaboration tools, evolving to keep pace with business practices while working within The Open Group Standards Process.

The market for our standards has evolved as well. The Digital Enterprise, focused on value delivery through technology, and relying on the merger of business and technology competencies into product-centric agile delivery teams now mean that no single standard of The Open Group will have all the answers. We must create a coherent view, where the whole is greater than the sum of the individual standards.

This presentation will show a vision of a modular and mutually supportive standards components, supported by a digital platform that improves discovery and navigation of relevant standards content, and enables the content to evolve more quickly to keep pace with the needs of the Digital-First Enterprise

Dave Lounsbury, CDO, The Open Group

10:55 – 11:15

Standards in the Agile World

Abstract: Do you need standards when being agile and if so, do the standards needs to be managed in an agile way? The short answer is yes and maybe. In this presentation we will explore why standards are more relevant than ever. We will look at some of the Open Group standards that are particularly relevant in an agile world, and how these standards relate to typical agile frameworks. We will also explore how are transforming the way we develop standards to align to the speed and agility needed in the Digital world. We will illustrate it with examples form the real world.

Dr. Lars Rossen, CTO, Micro Focus

11:15 - 11:35

Open Standards for the Digital Enterprise: Q&A Panel

Panel Moderator: Dave Lounsbury, CDO, The Open Group

Panelists: Dr. Lars Rossen, CTO, Micro Focus
Judy Cerenzia, VP Forum Operations, The Open Group

11:35 – 11:45



25 Years of Making Standards Work ®

11:45 – 12:35

MOSA Standards Enable Product Line Architecture – The Business and Technical Implications of the FACE™ and SOSA™ Standards

Abstract: Most DoD contractors have been developing product lines for decades, but the absences of widely-adopted, open, platform-agnostic reference architecture, component, and interface standards has limited reuse to a specific supplier, platform, or customer.  The FACE™ and SOSA™ Technical Standards provide those long needed open Technical Standards.  The FACE and SOSA consortia took a deliberate approach to both the business and technical elements of creating a reference architecture and a concise set of abstract software and sensor interfaces.  Each of these Technical Standards have been designed to foster innovation and enable product line reuse across military and defense programs.  Publication of these standards was a critical first step in modernizing defense acquisition and providing rapid, competitive, affordable, and modular acquisition of previously monolithic systems.  This presentation will highlight the key business and technical aspects that have kick-started this new market as well as highlight some of the next steps needed to accelerate adoption and achieve the full benefit of the DoD’s MOSA vision.

Bob Matthews, Advanced Concepts Engineer, Mission Avionics, Space & Airborne Systems, L3Harris Technologies
Kirk Avery, Lockheed Martin Fellow, Mission Systems Chief Architect, Lockheed Martin RMS

12:35 – 1:00

Open FAIR™ and the Value of Risk Analysis

Abstract: In this session, Jack will review the history of the Open FAIR™ standard, it's impact on the cybersecurity industry, and why expressing cybersecurity through the lens of risk is a differentiator in making Board Directors and company executives understand the importance of security.

Dr. Jack Freund, Head of Cyber Risk Methodology, VisibleRisk

1:00 – 1:25

Product Integrity and Global Supply Chain Security 

Abstract: Ms. Woytek’s presentation on Product Integrity and Global Supply Chain Security will provide a synopsis of key factors in Supply Chain Risk Management for Acquisition of IT solutions by the US Government with applicability to similar Global market acquisition activities.  An understanding of the roles various segments of the acquisition process along with the terminology and application of key concepts including risk management will be discussed.  Risk mitigation opportunities focused on reseller/manufacturer relationships and The Open Trusted Technology Provider Standard (O-TTPS™) will be explored.

Joanne Woytek, NASA SEWP Program Director

1:25 – 1:30 Closing Comments