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The Open Group – 25th Anniversary

Tuesday 26th October 2021 – Mumbai, India
1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
 (All times are IST)


The Open Group 25th Anniversary Event – India

1:30 – 1:35

Welcome and Opening Remarks

1:35 – 1:40

Steve Nunn, CEO, The Open Group

1:40 – 2:28

Panel Discussion: Adopting Zero Trust as an Enterprise Security Model

Abstract: Zero Trust is becoming the rapidly adopted strategy that organisations of all sizes are employing today to protect digital assets. Most organisations are not prepared to address cyber security challenges for their increasing number of Digital, Cloud and IoT applications.This panel will discuss what is Zero Trust and why we need it, use cases across Infrastructure, Network, Devices and IoT, Application and Data Domains. Enterprise Digitisation landscape and how taking a Zero Trust Architecture approach can provide a holistic solution to address these unique security challenges, the metrics for success and how you can get started.

Sreekanth Iyer,  Executive Architect - Hybrid Cloud Transformation Services, IBM (Session moderator)
Satish Sreenivasaiah, Head of Product Security – Digitate, A TCS venture
Suhas Shivanna, Senior Distinguished Technologist, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Kiran Divakaran, Founder Eturnti - Consulting Architect / Tech Evangelist
Mahadevan Senthil Kumar, Chief Security Architect (CSA) of CyberSecurity & Risk Services (CRS), Wipro Technologies

2:28 – 2:50

Opening Keynote Address: Agile Governance for Society 5.0 - Insights from Japan 

Abstract: Japan is aiming to achieve “Society 5.0”, which is a human-centered society where high integration of cyberspace and physical space can promote economic development and solve societal issues. In order to accelerate innovation while ensuring governance in a complex and fast-changing digital society, it needs a horizontal multi-stakeholder governance model which focuses on solving issues (goals), instead of a governance model where the government single-handedly undertake the functions of rule-making, monitoring and enforcement on an industry level. For this reason, instead of implementing modes of governance where rules and procedures are defined and fixed in advance, there is a need to implement forms of “agile governance” that are designed to continuously and rapidly run cycles of “conditions and risks analysis,” “goal setting,” “system design,” “operations,” “evaluation,” and “improvements” with multi- stakeholders in various governance mechanisms, such as corporate governance, regulations, infrastructures, markets, and social norms.

Hiroki Habuka, Deputy Director for Global Digital Governance, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan (METI)

2:50 – 3:00


3:00 – 3:48

Panel Discussion: A Data-Driven Approach to Environmental Footprint and Sustainability: How Open Footprint impacts GHG Alignment

Abstract: In this session, Open Footprint Forum (OFP) experts will discuss why there is a business imperative to address the challenges and current gaps additionally with an overview of what are the global and local challenges followed by what OFP is aiming to address.

Heidi Karlsson,  Director, Open Footprint Forum (Session moderator)
Johan Krebbers, Cognite
Dr.Vijay Karna, Chief Architect, Senior Director,Capgemini
Shreyas Bhargave,  Director, Sustainability CoE, Capgemini

3:48 – 4:36

Panel Discussion: Architecting Digital Governments of the Future

Abstract: Digital Technologies (DT) have taken a pivotal role in enabling government services in the past decade. Fuelled by the current pandemic, there has been a global realization that the adoption of digital technologies is no more a matter of choice but a strategic and operational necessity. The acceleration towards digital governance is progressing at an unprecedented pace. It is shaping national economies and developmental agendas. Countries have realised the role of digital technologies in bringing about holistic transformation by taking a whole-of-society perspective. This has resulted in new emergent architecture paradigms of increased platformization and open digital ecosystems based on standards and innovations.

Dr. Pallab Saha, General Manager (India) at The Open Group, and President of the Association of Enterprise Architects (India) (Session moderator)
Hani Eskandar, Digital Services Senior Coordinator (BDT/DGS) International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Tony Shannon, Head of Digital Services, Office of Government Chief Information Officer, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, Ireland
Regine Deleu, General Manager (Digital Architecture), Auckland Transport, Govt of New Zealand
Marta Arsovska Tomovska, Director of Public Administration Reform, Office of the Prime Minister, Serbia
Hsin-Ke Lu, Commissioner, Department of Information Technology, Taipei City Government, Taiwan

4:36 – 4:58

Closing Keynote Address: The Role of Standards in a Data Economy

Abstract: Over the past few years, India has taken steps to become a data economy. With digital services gaining currency, India is generating humongous amounts of data. Data has become a crucial resource for economic progress. In its raw unprocessed state data has little value. It is its handling, processing, and scientific analysis that yields useful and original knowledge. The data generated by individuals, enterprises, the public sector, and, objects (the internet of things, or IoT) has experienced exponential growth in recent years. The data economy is where the business model is based on the exploration and exploitation of the structures of existing databases (traditional databases and those originating from new sources) to identify new opportunities for generating products and services. In this context, the use of standards spanning the entire data lifecycle becomes a strategic imperative to accelerate the transition to a data and a digital economy.

J. Satyanarayana, Chief Advisor, C4IR India, World Economic Forum Member, Advisory Board, Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE), Netherland

4:58 – 5:00

Closing Comments