San Diego 2015: Proceedings - Open Platform 3.0

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Open Platform 3.0™ Forum

Objective of Meeting

The Open Platform 3.0 Forum held open tracks on Tuesday and Wednesday covering:

  • The Business Dimension
  • Mobile
  • Cloud
  • Big Data
  • New Techniques
  • SOA

The Open Platform 3.0 Forum held its members' meeting on Thursday.

Summary

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The Business Dimension

Dr. Pallab Saha, Chief Enterprise Architect & Head of Wipro Academy presented a case study "Business Ecosystem Architecture: Value Creating Ecologies Beyond Borders" on the role of architected ecosystems in healthcare.

Jitendra Maan, Lead Solutions Architect, Tata Consulting Services, presented "Driving Social Business Transformation with Digital Collaboration and EA Considerations" discussing the impact of Social, Mobile, Analytic, and Cloud (SMAC) "dematerialization" on business value creation, business processes, and organizations.

Mobile/Cloud

Russ Gibfried, Enterprise Architect, HP presented "Digital Harry – Make My Day! Three Enabling Concepts for Interoperable Mobile Solutions" which showed how a mobile digital system can increase both effectiveness and safety of public safety officers.

Heather Kreiger IBM presented "The New ITUT – ISO/IEC Cloud Architecture International Standards" giving an overview of international standards for cloud computing and positioning the work of the Open Platform 3.0 Forum.

Wednesday February 4, 2015

Cloud

Andras Szakal, VP and CTO, IBM US Federal, and Shawn Mullen, Softlayer Security Architect, IBM, presented "Open Platform 3.0 and Evolving Cloud Infrastructure Architecture" which relates the work of Open Platform 3.0 as it related to cloud computing and using modern development chains such as DevOps in a secure way.

Jojari Cannon Edwards, Product Manager, IBM, Canada presented "Management in a Cloud-Centric World – The New Business Paradigm", which talked about use of third platform technology to improve engagement with individuals, and the impact of volume, velocity, and mobility on the IT role.

Big Data

Helen Sun, Director of Global Enterprise Architecture and Patrick Fischer, Lead Enterprise Architect at Salesforce presented "Next Generation Big Data and Data Warehouse Architecture". Salesforce is working to build an architecture capability to deliver next generation analytics. They presented the future trends they see in this area, and illustrated these by some case studies in the financial services market.

SOA

Michael Dye of IBM discussed "Architecting your Application for Container-Driven Cloud Deployments" showing how to use container virtualization techniques (such as Docker or CoreOS Rocket) to give application deployments independence from the underlying cloud infrastructure.

Somasundram Balakrushnan, Senior Architect from Cognizant Technology Solutions and Ovace Mamnoon, Enterprise Architect, HP presented an overview of "Microservices Architecture" and their utility in reducing infrastructure dependencies and managing deployment risks.

Thursday February 5, 2015 – Members' Meeting

Stuart Boardman provided a brief introduction and overview to the capabilities shown on the Open Platform 3.0 wiki.

Discussion focused on levels of capabilities. Consensus was reached to have levels for the capabilities. The suggestion was to use verb – target form for top-level capabilities; for example, Provide End-to-End Security rather than "End-to-End Security".

The "Enable Semantic Consistency" capability was discussed in greater detail and changes to the wiki were made based on consensus by the attendees. The "Enable Semantic Consistency" capability may or may not be a level 0 capability.

Stephen Bennett made the suggestion to identify the principles that need to be defined for Open Platform 3.0.

Discussion focused on developing a diagram for how the capabilities relate to each other. One approach is to use a top-level architecture view – Policies, Services, Integration, Resources, Content (data). Stephen suggested we use a reference model.

We created a brainstorming session list of capabilities:

  • Integrate Technologies
  • Enable ID Management
  • Enable Net/Protocol-Neutrality
  • Enable Communications
  • Enable Information Exchange
  • Provide Reports
  • Analyze Business Data
  • Enable Mobile Clients
  • Enable Device-Independence
  • Enable Plan Integration
  • Report Geolocation
  • Deliver Services
  • Provide Management/Monitoring
  • Provide Complex Service Orchestration/Choreography
  • Enable Security
  • Enable/Provide Scalability and Extensibility (non-functional capability)
  • Enable Service Design
  • Enable Policy-Driven Platform
  • Enable Service Discovery
  • Enable Pattern Management
  • Enable System/Machine Learning Management
  • Enable Load Migration

Subsequent discussion led to the following top-level capabilities – Manage Platform Services, Integrate Technologies (also includes data), and Provide Security – driven by the requirement to Provide Value to Users (e.g., Provide Customer Context/Experience and Business Value, Recommends Continuous Feedback Loop, Provides Immediate Integration to Other Platforms).

The brainstorming list would likely fit into the top three capabilities – Manage Platform Services, Integrate Technologies (includes data), and Provide Security.

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