Paris 2016: Proceedings - Plenary

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Making Standards Work®:

Paris, France, October 24-27, 2016

This event took place at the Hyatt Regency Paris Étoile.

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 October 24

PLENARY: e-Government

  • Welcome Address  [Recording]
    Keynote Speaker: Steve Nunn, CEO, The Open Group
  • Modernize, Innovate, and Transform: Paris Administration Case Study on e-Government  [Recording]
    Keynote Speaker: Emmanuel Grégoire, Deputy Mayor, Mairie de Paris
  • Standardized Boundaryless Information Flow™: Key Enabler for Efficiency, Cost-Effectiveness, & Agility  [PDF]  [Recording]
    Keynote Speaker: Roland Genson, Director, General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union
  • EA and Lessons Learned in e-Government  [PDF]  [Recording]
    Keynote Speaker: Robert Weisman, CEO/COO, Build the Vision Inc.
  • The European Interoperability Reference Architecture (EIRA) – State of Play  [PDF]  [Recording]
    Raul Mario Abril Jimenez, Programme Manager – EU Policies, European Commission


EA in Government

The IT4IT™ Reference Architecture in Practice

  • Vendor Adoption of the IT4IT™ Standard: You Can Lead a Horse to Water, but Can You Make Him Drink?  [PDF]  [Recording]
    Ohad Goldfarb, Customer Success Architects Manager, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Strategy-to-Portfolio Implementation and Best Practices at SKF
    Sven Vollbehr, SAP Certified Lead Business & Enterprise Architect, SKF Group, Sweden
  • A CIO-Level View of the IT4IT™Reference Architecture  [PDF]  [Recording]
    Daniel Warfield, Senior Enterprise Architect, CC&C Solutions Ltd.
  • How to Get Started with the IT4IT™Standard to Become DevOps-Ready?  [PDF]  [Recording]
    Rob Akershoek, IT4IT Architect, Logicalis/Shell Information Technology International BV, The Netherlands

Open Business Architecture

EA and Government Regulation

Tuesday October 25

PLENARY: Business Transformation

  • Welcome Address & Discussion
    Keynote Speakers: Steve Nunn, President & CEO, The Open Group; and
    Eric Boulay, Founder & CEO, Arismore
  • Digital Transformation in the Thales Group
    Keynote Speakers: Olivier Flous, Vice President, Engineering, Thales Group; and
    Eric Cohen, Chief Enterprise Architect, Thales, France
  • The Open Group O-DEF standard, A Framework for Making Standards Work®  [PDF]  [Recording]
    Keynote Speaker: Ron Schuldt, Manager, Data-Harmonizing
  • Continuous Architecture – Reconciling EA & Agility  [PDF]  [Recording]
    Keynote Speaker: Renaud Phelizon,  Senior Consultant, Arismore
  • Architecting for the Digital Business – A Merger of CX and EA
    Keynote Speakers: William Wimsatt, Oracle Business Architect, Oracle Corporation; and
    Joe Strada, Vice President Sales Engineering, Oracle


Open Platform 3.0™/Digital Architecture

The IT4IT™ Reference Architecture in Practice

  • History Tells Us: To Plan for the Future, We Should First Look to the Past
    Craig Alexander, IT4IT Strategic Consultant EMEA, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • The IT4IT™ Standard and Accelerated Delivery  [PDF]  [Recording]
    Alan Simmonds, Director, Pan Asia Training Pte
  • Enhancing Enterprise Agility Using the TOGAF® and IT4IT™ Standards  [PDF]  [Recording]
    Łukasz Wrześniewski, Deputy Managing Director, Architecture Center Ltd.; and
    Sylvain Marie, Project Director/Lead IT4IT Architect, Arismore
  • An Architecture for Service-Oriented Delivery Model in Healthcare  [PDF]  [Recording]
    Stig Hagestande, Enterprise Architect, Sykehuspartner HF

Professional Development

The ArchiMate® Standard

Automation & Standards in ICS Systems

Wednesday October 26


Bridging Strategy and Implementation

  • WORKSHOP: Sustainable Value Delivery – From Strategies to Implementation by Leveraging Standards
    Birol Berkem, Senior Enterprise Architect, GooBiz, France; and
    Bilyana Anicic, President & Principal Consultant, Aurora Consulting Corporation, Canada

Open Platform 3.0™/Architecting for IoT

EA Practice

Agile Enterprise Architecture

Open Platform 3.0™/Architecting Smart Cities

  • Smart Vehicles in a Smart City: A Perfect Symbiosis
    Ulrich Fastenrath, Head of Traffic Information Management & Routing Optimization, BMW AG
  • Discussion: Architecting Smart Cities
    Moderated by: Dr. Chris Harding, Director for Interoperability, The Open Group
    Panelists: Grant Brown, Director – Digital & Strategy, Hitachi Consulting, UK;
    Jens Lachenmaier, Researcher/PhD Fellow, Chair of Information Systems, Unversity of Stuttgart;
    Prof Kary Främling, CEO ControlThings, Aalto University; and
    Ulrich Fastenrath, Head of Traffic Information Management & Routing Optimization, BMW AG

Architecture Methods and Techniques

Open Platform 3.0™/Information from the IoT

The TOGAF® 9 Standard