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Steve Nunn's picture

Steve Nunn is President and CEO of The Open Group – a global consortium that enables the achievement of business objectives through technology standards. He is also President of the Association of Enterprise Architects (AEA). Steve joined The Open Group in 1993, spending the majority of his time as Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel. He was also CEO of the AEA from 2010 until 2015. Steve is a lawyer by training, has an L.L.B. (Hons) in Law with French and retains a current legal practicing certificate. Having spent most of his life in the UK, Steve has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2007. He enjoys spending time with his family, walking, playing golf, 80’s music, and is a lifelong West Ham United fan.

Andras Szakal's picture

Andras is Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for The Open Group. Andras is a recognized expert on Supply Chain Security, Cloud Architecture, and Cybersecurity. He is widely recognized as the driving force behind ISO/IEC-20243 better known as the Open Trusted Technology Provider™ Standard (O-TTPS) and his tireless work to establish recognized professional credentials for technology professionals through the creation of the Open Professions Framework. Andras has achieved professional certifications in security (CSSLP), solutions architecture (Distinguished Certified Architect), and supply chain security (Master Certified O-TTP). His experience spans over 30 years of research, telecommunications, global standards contributions, and public sector executive leadership.

Andras holds undergraduate degrees in Biology and Computer Science, and a master’s degree in Computer Science from James Madison University with a concentration in Operating Systems and Artificial Intelligence.

Kirk Avery's picture

Kirk Avery is a Lockheed Martin Fellow and the Maritime and Mission Systems Chief Architect with over 30 years’ experience in architecting, designing, developing, integrating, and deploying system/software solutions for military/commercial fixed and rotary wing aircraft systems, ground systems, training systems, and simulation systems.  Over the course of his career, Kirk has architected, developed, and provided leadership in the creation and deployment of many modular, open, flexible, scalable, and portable complex system/software solutions, platforms, products, and architectures.  Kirk’s responsibilities include the implementation of the organization's system/software engineering product-line strategy and is a subject matter expert in systems engineering, software engineering, open architecture, airworthiness/safety, and security.  Kirk served as the FACE Consortium’s Technical Working Group Chair or Vice-Chair for 8 consecutive terms through June of 2019.  Kirk currently serves as the SOSA Consortium’s Technical Working Group Vice-Chair.  Kirk also currently serves as Lockheed Martin’s Primary Steering Committee member for both the FACE and SOSA Consortiums, and is involved in multiple other open architecture efforts.

Dr. Jack Freund's picture

Over the course of his career in technology and risk, Dr. Jack Freund has become a leading voice in cyber risk measurement and management. As Head of Cyber Risk Methodology for VisibleRisk (the Moody’s/Team8 JV), Jack has overall responsibility for the systemic development and application of frameworks, algorithms, and quantitative and qualitative methods to measure cyber risk. Previously, Jack was Director, Risk Science at quantitative risk management startup RiskLens and then Director, Cyber Risk for TIAA. Jack has 23 years of experience consulting, building, and leading technology and risk management programs for Fortune 100 organizations. He is also the co-author of Measuring and Managing Information Risk: A FAIR Approach, which was inducted into the Cybersecurity Canon in 2016 and is the foundational book on cyber risk quantification (CRQ) using the Open FAIR standard.

Jack was awarded a Ph.D. in Information Systems after his research in disaster informatics and cyber resilience at Nova Southeastern University. He also holds a Masters in Telecommunication, Project Management, and a BS in CIS. He holds the CISSP, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CGEIT, CDPSE, CIPP, and PMP designations. Jack has been named a Senior Member of the IEEE and ACM, a Fellow of the IAPP and FAIR Institute, and a Distinguished Fellow of the ISSA. He is the 2020 recipient of the (ISC)2 Global Achievement Award, 2018 recipient of ISACA’s John W. Lainhart IV Common Body of Knowledge Award, the FAIR Institute’s 2018 FAIR Champion Award, and presented Nova Southeastern University's Distinguished Alumni Award.

Dave Lounsbury's picture

David - Chief Digital Officer for The Open Group - oversees development, delivery, and implementation of digital, independently used standards. Digital standards can be best used together to accelerate the adoption of digital practices across an organization, facilitating sustainable and enduring value.

In his previous role as The Open Group CTO, David ensured that the people and IT resources at The Open Group were effectively used to implement the organization’s strategy and mission. This includes The Open Group proven processes for collaboration and certification both within the organization and in support of third-party consortia.

David's other previous executive assignments at The Open Group and the Open Software Foundation (OSF) include VP Advanced Research and Innovation which fostered open systems technology through collaborative funding and development, including LDAP, ActiveX Core Technology, DCE 1.2, CDE-Next, and Complex Text Layout.

David holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and is holder of three US patents.

Bob Matthews's picture

Bob Matthews is an Advanced Concepts Engineer for L3Harris Mission Avionics, advocating and architecting MOSA developments for critical pursuits. Bob has a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland and earned his MBA at Florida Tech. He joined the U.S. Army Reserves and served eight years as a CH-47 Chinook Helicopter Mechanic and Flight Engineer. Before joining L3Harris, he enjoyed a twenty-year career as a civil servant with Naval Air Systems Command. While at NAVAIR, Bob led the Avionics Architecture Team that coordinated with Army Aviation and The Open Group to found the FACE Consortium. Bob was elected the inaugural FACE Steering Committee Chair, serving in that role for five years. During that time, Bob and his team also initiated the HOST standard and collaborated with the Air Force, The Open Group and the FACE Consortium to establish the SOSA Consortium. Bob has received multiple Navy and DoD-level awards for his work on Open Architecture. 

Dr. Lars Rossen's picture

Lars Rossen is a Micro Focus Fellow in the Office of Strategy and Technlogy. Lars created the first version of the IT4IT™ Reference Architecture which formed the basis for the standard in The Open Group, and Lars continues to be the lead architect for the IT4IT initiative. This forms a foundation for the development of the Hybrid IT management portfolio of products.

Before joining Micro Focus, Lars worked for the Hewlett Packard Enterprise CTO organization. Lars also worked in the Software portfolio architecture and strategy team and has had many leading roles in defining and progressing the current IT management solution portfolio. Before his current IT4IT role, Lars was part of the core team that defined HPE's CloudSystem strategy and associated solution portfolio.

Prior to joining the portfolio strategy office, Lars headed up HPE’s Operational Support System practice for Europe, Middle East and Africa. He played an important role in linking the vision of eTOM, NGOSS, and ITIL into practical solutions through HP’s Integrated Service Management blueprint. That design served as the basis for how many cloud services are managed today.

Lars was a researcher at the University of Denmark in the area of formal methods for computing before becoming CTO at Netman, a telecoms ISV and Consultancy Company. HP acquired Netman in 2004 and structured it into an operation support systems expertise centre.

Lars holds an MS in engineering, an executive MBA with focus on technology management, and a PhD in computer science from the technical University of Denmark.

Joanne Woytek's picture

Ms. Joanne Woytek is the Program Manager for the NASA SEWP Program. Ms. Woytek manages the strategic direction, planning and day-to-day operations of SEWP - a premier Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) providing Federal Agencies access to the latest in Information & Communication Technology solutions. Ms. Woytek is a 40+ year veteran to Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt Maryland. From SEWP’s inception, twenty-five years ago, through to the present, Ms. Woytek continues to be the key figure in the continuing evolution of the program. Ms. Woytek is an ACT/IAC Fellow and Board member, an active member of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA), and Elected Customer Member Representative for The Open Group Governing Board. A few of the many awards Ms. Woytek has received while serving as Program Manager are the Acquisition Improvement Award, Customer Service Excellence Award, Group Achievement Award, The 2016 Federal 100 Award. Coalition for Government Procurement’s 2014 Lifetime Acquisition Excellence Award, MAGIC 2013 Acquisition Excellence Award, and the Government Industry Cooperation Award. Prior to SEWP, Ms. Woytek served as a NASA mathematician focused on systems administration, database management, and user application programming.

Judy Cerenzia's picture

As Vice President of Forum Operations at The Open Group, Judy is responsible for the day-to-day operations of all Forums, Work Groups, and Consortia, including providing the people, processes, and tools to ensure consistent and quality delivery of standards and work products that are developed, reviewed, approved, and published according to The Open Group Standards Process.

Judy previously served as the Director of The Open Group FACE™ (Future Airborne Capability Environment) Consortium, providing program management and facilitation support to an aviation focused professional group made up of government customers, industry suppliers, and end users. The FACE Consortium has created and continues to evolve a technologically appropriate open FACE architecture, standards, business model and certification program, resulting in an ecosystem that enables interoperability and portability of applications across multiple aviation platforms.

Ms. Cerenzia began her career as a Research Engineer for Penn State's Applied Research Lab, where she coordinated multiple, large projects for weapon technology development, leading cross-functional and cross-organizational teams to reach consensus, define, and meet business and technical goals during project lifecycles. In this role, she also participated in The Open Group Architecture Forum, where one of her programs, the TEAMS Initiative, was used as the case study to successfully verify the results of the TOGAF ADM and OMG MDA Synergy Project.

Judy is TOGAF® certified, and holds a BS in Mathematics and MS in Acoustics from Penn State University. She and her husband enjoy walking the beaches, sea kayaking, and cycling in their home in Sarasota, FL.