Boston 2014: Proceedings - Open Platform 3.0

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Open Platform 3.0™ Forum Members Meeting

Objective of Meeting

The Open Group Open Platform 3.0™ Forum focuses on new and emerging technology trends converging with each other and leading to new business models and system designs. These trends currently include: mobility, social networks and social enterprise, big data analytics, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things (networked sensors and controls). Other technologies may be taken on board as the Platform develops. The Forum is defining a standard platform to help enterprises to gain business benefit from use of these technologies.

The meeting was held to progress the work of the Open Platform 3.0 Forum, and in particular to:

  • Review Forum progress, roadmap, and projects
  • Consider the relation of the IT4IT activity to Open Platform 3.0
  • Discuss the development of the Platform
  • Discuss security and identity aspects of Open Platform 3.0, jointly with the Security Forum
  • Discuss the development of the Open Platform 3.0 Snapshot, and plan its review and publication
  • Discuss the development of the Universal Data Element Framework (UDEF) specification

Summary

The meeting reviewed progress of the definition of the platform, of its big data, cloud computing governance, cloud computing reference architecture, Quantum Lifecycle Management (QLM), and Universal Data Element Framework (UDEF) projects, and of the proposal to form a new project on social networks.

IT4IT is a planned Forum of The Open Group that will provide authoritative standard guidance for all those seeking to improve their IT capabilities in a world of accelerating technological change. The meeting was joined by Lars Rossen of HP, who created the first version of the IT4IT Reference Architecture and continues to be the lead architect in the IT4IT initiative, to discuss the work of the planned forum, and how it and Open Platform 3.0 can collaborate. It was agreed that there is synergy between the two activities, and that regular liaison meetings should be established after the London conference.

In an addition to the published agenda, The Open Group Board member Andras Szakal of IBM presented a draft White Paper on the Emergence of Platform 3.0. The value of this was agreed.

The meeting then joined the Security Forum meeting, and discussed the security and identity implications of the Open Platform 3.0 use-cases, and the development of the security and identity aspects of the platform.

The meeting agreed to aim for publication of the Open Platform 3.0 Snapshot before the London conference in October. It discussed the content of the Snapshot, and drew up an outline time plan.

In its final sessions, the meeting reviewed progress on the UDEF. A new version with radically different structure is currently being defined. The meeting agreed on an example use-case that can be used to discuss and explain the new structure.

Outputs

The principal outputs of the meeting were its agreements on the topics discussed, recorded in the detailed minutes (available to members only).

Next Steps

Work will continue to develop the Open Platform 3.0 Snapshot, for publication prior to the London conference.

Work will also continue on the big data, cloud computing governance, cloud computing reference architecture, Quantum Lifecycle Management (QLM), and Universal Data Element Framework (UDEF) projects.

A draft charter will be prepared for the proposed social networks project, for review and approval by the Forum.

Formal collaboration with the new IT4IT Forum will be established following the London conference.

The draft White Paper on the Emergence of Platform 3.0 will be further developed by Andras, working with Forum members, for publication by The Open Group.

A series of web meetings will be held, jointly with the Security Forum, to analyze security aspects of the Open Platform 3.0 use-cases described in the Nexus of Forces in Action White Paper, using the approach and method that was agreed during the meeting.

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