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Tom O'Brien

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Director, Optimal Business Growth Limited

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Q: How long have you been involved with The Open Group?

Since April 2015 when Optimal Business Growth joined The Open Group.

Q. What do you do, and how long have you been doing it? 

IT Training (On and off since 2007 as a freelance contractor)  

Q: Why did your organization become a member and what does your involvement look like? 

I wanted to develop some TOGAF® training courses and joined The Architecture Forum to engage with the specification development and gain key insights into the future direction of Enterprise Architecture.

Q: What contributions do you hope to bring to The Open Group?

Very much in a similar vein to the previous - I would like to engage with specification development and gain key insights moving forward.  

Q: Why is it important for other organizations to join The Open Group?

To promulgate best practices across the IT industry.  

Q: What are your hobbies?

F1, Astronomy, Golf  

Q: What book are you currently reading?

Thinkertoys by Michael Michalko  

Q.  What social networks do you belong to?

Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn  

Q: Any last thoughts?

Looking forward to delving deeper!  

Biography

Experienced IT Architect with 25 years experience in multi-disciplinary roles.   My combination of real world consultancy and training delivery experience offer a unique way to learn.