Ottawa 2017: Proceedings - Plenary

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Making Standards Work® – e-Government

Ottawa, Canada, July 17-20, 2017

This event took place at the Shaw Centre, Ottawa.

Each day of the event included a mix of plenary presentations and a set of parallel tracks examining specific areas in depth.

The presentations can be accessed from the links below under separate daily headings:

The presentations are freely available only to members of The Open Group and event attendees.

Click here for the event Agenda where you will find synopses of the presentations.

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Monday July 17


  • Welcome Address
    Steve Nunn, CEO, The Open Group
  • Case Study: How Agile EA Delivered Value in 7-Week Sprints
    David Hornford, Managing Partner, Conexiam; and
    Murali (Kris) Venkatesh, Director, Enterprise Architecture, CSC
  • Getting Government to Innovate and Transform
    Robert Weisman, CEO & President, Build the Vision
  • Flaw of Averages: Why We Underestimate Risk in the Face of Uncertainty
    Sam Savage, Executive Director,; and
    Marc Thibault, Project Planner, Systems Analyst, Modeler, Software Designer



IT4IT™ in Practice

Digital Transformation

Tuesday July 18


Workshop: Architecture Frameworks

  • Harmonizing Architecture Frameworks: NATO, UAF, TOGAF®, & FACE™
    Facilitated by: David Lounsbury, Chief Technical Officer & Vice President, Services, The Open Group
    Workshop Leader: Konstandin Ristani, Canadian Representative NATO Architecture Team/Senior Enterprise Architect Defence (Canadian) Directorate of Enterprise Architecture/DG Cyber
    Speakers: Robert Weisman, CEO & President, Build the Vision;
    Kevin Wallis, Chief Architect, UK MoD;
    Lori MacRae, Staff Officer, NATO HQ; and
    Steven Davidson, Director, Product Development & Open Systems Architecture, Raytheon


EA in Government

Open Process Automation™ – Session 1

Security and Risk Management

Open Process Automation™ – Session 2

Wednesday July 19


Architecture Reference Models

Open Platform 3.0™

EA Practice