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Chief Technologist - Hewlett Packard
Q: How long have you been involved with The Open Group?
In Hewlett-Packard we are pretty serious about the quality of our service professionals. When in 2007 the Open CA (former ITAC) program became operational in The Open Group, the Services organization in HP launched an acceleration program to have all experienced architects beyond a certain level on the career ladder to be certified. So in May 2007 I was assessed for Open CA at the Sunday before the three day conference of The Open Group in Paris.
Q. What do you do, and how long have you been doing it?
Q: Why did your organization become a member and what does your involvement look like? What forum did your organization join?
In 2005 The Open Group announced the IT Architect Certification (ITAC) Program in recognition of the need to formalize the definition of the role of IT Architect. The Services business unit from Hewlett-Packard was one of the industry members in the Governing Board working group defining the standards for that program. As a platinum member HP is actively involved in, what is known today, as the Open CA program, but we are also actively contributing to Forums such as IT4IT™, Open Platform 3.0™ and Healthcare.
Q: How has membership in The Open Group benefited you, your organization and the industry at large?
Q: What contributions do you hope to bring to The Open Group?
Q: Why is it important for other organizations to join The Open Group?
Q: What are your hobbies?
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Q: Any last thoughts?
No matter how you look at it, interaction is the basic principle of our existence, so I am looking forward for many years to come with The Open Group to contribute, learn and experience.
Dr. Peter Beijer is Chief Technologist in the Office of the CTO of HP Enterprise Services, leading the architecture capability in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region. He is responsible for ensuring that the capability of 850 architects across EMEA is efficient and effective in using architecture artefacts for promoting growth and innovation. In his role he works closely with other capabilities in Enterprise Services to align the architecture capability with the global strategy in exploiting the standards of mandated methods, tooling and skills. In his role he coordinates, develops strategies, and solves problems to further enhance the internal architecture profession in response to the developments in the IT industry.
Before joining the CTO in 2013, Dr. Beijer was a Chief Technologist in the Analytics & Data Management practice from Enterprise Services, where he was instrumental in developing the new practice in the Netherlands through capability development and business development. In the more than 30 years of experience in the IT industry, he developed a proven track record of practicing architecture for more than15 years, covering the complete stack of Information Technologies. He was amongst the first in HP being certified through the Open CA certification program of The Open Group.
Dr. Beijer is a recognized pioneer in HP’s solution architecture method and core contributor to the HP architecture community. He developed architecture thought leadership by combining his field experience with course development and instructing, book authoring, as well as his work in The Open Group Governing Board workgroup for specifying and maintaining the Open CA standard – the Open CA Specification Authority. He currently is the chair of this workgroup.
Dr. Beijer has a Master’s degree in the Information Management discipline. He received a doctorate from the University of Amsterdam for his research on how governing actors in the C-suite build up perceptions on innovation potential of the technologies that represent the contemporary information society. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.