Topic: The Open Group in South Africa
This presentation is a look at the vision created for The Open Group South Africa from founding, to today and into the future.
Stuart Macgregor is the CEO of Real IRM and The Open Group - South Africa. Through his personal achievements, he has gained the reputation of an Enterprise Architecture and IT Governance specialist, both in South Africa and internationally. Stuart is a member of John Zachman’s advisory committee and is openly obsessed with Enterprise Architecture with a definite business bias.
Stuart served as an officer of The Open Group Architecture Forum and fulfilled a liaison role between The Open Group and ISACA. He has participated in the development of both COBIT® and TOGAF® over a number of years; including the COBIT 5 development workshops held in London and Washington. As the lead researcher, Stuart led the mapping of COBIT to TOGAF® which was published by ISACA and The Open Group.
As a founding member of the Exploration, Mining, Metals and Minerals (EMMM) Forum of The Open Group, Stuart helped to establish the first industry vertical Forum within The Open Group. The EMMM Forum went on to create industry reference models for process and capabilities - The Business Process Reference Model and the Business Capability Reference Map. These reference models have been used globally by thousands of individuals across various industries.
In the role of lead consultant, Stuart has assisted numerous organizations to establish their Enterprise Architecture practices and has also used COBIT to develop IT Governance frameworks for NYSE Top 100 companies. While participating in the development of the TOGAF standard, Stuart drove the adoption of TOGAF in South Africa and continues to evangelize the discipline of Enterprise Architecture and The Open Group standards through speaking opportunities, professional services engagements, and TOGAF and Zachman Framework training.