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The Open Group – 25th Anniversary

Tuesday 26th October 2021 – North America West Coast
2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

(All times are PDT)

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

2:30 – 2:35  

Steve Nunn, President & CEO, The Open Group
2:35 - 2:45

The Open Group CEO Steve Nunn, in Conversation with Allen Brown, former CEO & President

Steve Nunn, President & CEO, The Open Group

Allen Brown, former President & CEO, The Open Group

2:45 - 3:00

Mitigation Strategies for Digital Transformation

Abstract: During this presentation, the presenter will review a series of agile digital transformations that he has lead over the last ten years. The review will show a similar pattern regarding governance challenges, regardless of culture, industry, or company. For each challenge, a proven mitigation strategy will be provided. 

Richard Gornitsky, President, Full Stack Architecture International

3:00 - 3:15

Digital Transformation Roadmap: product thinking, building a product platform and develop an agile capability 

Abstract: This case is all about an amusing conversation with a newly hired Systems Reliability Engineer. The company was embarking on modern practices. Real CI/CD, containers, automated deployment, self-provisioning. Big transformation and big change. The key point is how the systems reliability engineer gets the support she needs from an EA team, in the process to innovate and deliver products that delight customers.

The case will show how an EA practice continues to look to the future and help the organization have the capability and agility it needed to excel. Portfolio roadmap that brought in containers, test data management, a common workflow engine, and a laughably insufficient automated testing suite. EA roadmap has identified a transition to start a Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) capability founding the engineer’s job. EA team based the practice to develop a minimal-viable-architecture to support the enterprise strategy and change planning process, just enough. Architecture analysis to answer the question at hand. Target to spark the organizational improvement. Planning to select an existing improvement vehicle or establish a new one. Each improvement required to create or enhance those key capabilities.

The case will outline how we approached the strategic change with just enough architecture to drive change and more than enough freedom for the agile development to team to excel.

Dave Hornford, Managing Partner, Conexiam

3:15 - 3:30

Enterprise Architecture in the Digital Age – EY

Abstract: This session will discuss how organizations are adopting Enterprise Architecture (EA) in the digital age. The session will also touch upon few examples of how companies are leveraging EA and TOGAF® standards, reference architectures and artifacts in driving various programs such as business and digital transformations, technology transformations, product driven / agile operating model implementations, customer experience transformations, cloud enablement and application portfolio optimizations, risk, security and compliance transformations, etc.

Jaisinh Dhembre, Managing Director and Technology Transformation Leader, EY

Sri Dumpala, Senior Manager in Technology Transformation, EY

3:30 - 3:45

Data Driven Approach to Digital Transformation: The Intersection of Business Architecture, Application Transformation and Process Mining

Abstract: Today’s rapid market changes require organizations to pivot in their operating models but they are often constrained by complex application portfolios and outdated underlying architecture. Digital transformations, enabled by scalable and decoupled architectures, are a must for growth and innovation - they can be challenging to align to an organization’s strategy to effectively achieve business outcomes.

Finding an objective approach to link the right technology and projects to the right capabilities and respective outcomes is critical. This session shares a value-driven approach using business capabilities supported by process mining data and application characteristics to accelerate an organization's digital transformation. 

We will share how one organization uses this data-driven approach to accelerate their portfolio simplification and modernization efforts in support of a digital strategy.

Kartik Ravel, Senior Director, Digital Transformation Services, Fujitsu

3:45 - 4:05

Q&A  Panel

Panel Moderator: Sonia Gonzalez, TOGAF® Standard Product Manager, The Open Group


Dave Hornford, Managing Partner, Conexiam
Jaisinh Dhembre, Managing Director and Technology Transformation Leader, EY
Sri Dumpala, Senior Manager in Technology Transformation, EY
Richard Gornitsky, President, Full Stack Architecture International
Kartik Ravel, Senior Director, Digital Transformation Services, Fujitsu

4:05 – 4:10



25 Years of Making Standards Work ®

4:10 – 4:35 The OSDU™ Data Platform - Developing Transformational Technology to Support the World’s Energy Needs
Patrick Kelly, Product Leader, Chevron
4:35 – 5:00

Reflections on that Master of Disguise - the UNIX® Standard

Abstract: From humble beginnings on a PDP-7 in 1969, the UNIX Standard has continued to grow and evolve, becoming the provider of power from smart watch to supercomputer. Some immediate words might come to mind: immortal, unkillable, omnipotent. But the UNIX OS is also a master of disguise, often hidden behind other names, powering IoT devices or completely isolated from the end user.
During this celebration of the impact of the operating system based on the UNIX Standard, we’ll track where the UNIX OS has expanded from those early days to see what it is up to these days. We’ll take a look at its impact on modern devices and systems from earth into space. Together, we’ll speculate on why this incredible OS is still running the world over 50 years later and where it might be going in the future.

Dave McAllister, Sr. OSS Technical Evangelist, NGINX Inc.

5:00 – 5:25

The Value of Open Standards for Vaccine Manufacturing

Eugene Tung, Executive Director of Manufacturing, and Digital Transformation Strategy, Merck & Co.

5:25 – 5:45

Standards in Action: Open Agile Architecture™ Specification

Abstract: Digital Vaccination - a manifesto for (anti?) Digital Disruption? A quick intro to / case study of the Open Agile Architecture specification

Peter Haviland, Chief Information and Operating Officer, Angle Finance

5:45 – 5:55

The Open Group, 25 Years in Retrospect
Video montage
5:55 – 6:00

Closing Comments