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Managing Principal, CC&C Solutions
The latest Open Group member spotlight focuses on Vish Viswanathan, Managing Principal of C C & C Solutions.
Q: How long have you been involved with The Open Group?
Q: Why did you become a member, and what does your involvement look like?
I have been involved in several Forums over the years, but The Open Group Architecture Forum has been my primary focus. We were the local partner/regional champion for The Open Group in the Australian region for more than five years and personally, I was the Vice Chair of The Architecture Forum for five years until 2006. I have participated in several projects of the Architecture Forum including pioneering the TOGAF® People and Tools Certifications efforts in 2004/5. Over the years, I have presented in several Open Group Conferences on a variety of topics, and exhibited our products and services in several of them. Above all, I have developed excellent personal relationships with The Open Group staff and members globally.
Q: How has membership in The Open Group benefited you, your organization and the industry at large?
My organization has gained global businesses from several Fortune 500 organizations as a result of our involvement in The Open Group, and I have been fortunate to be recognized personally for my EA efforts globally using The Open Group platform.
I see The Open Group as a unique organization firmly committed to business-focused IT, in a multi-vendor, multi-product world wherein a variety of options exist and the pressures to make the right choices and decisions can be extremely daunting for many IT users. Its contribution is very valuable, and in fact, crucial to the IT world, as it is getting more complex and business demands on IT are increasing all the time.
Q: What contributions to The Open Group is you most proud of?
Q: Why is it important for other organizations to join The Open Group?
To product and solution vendors, involvement offers a fantastic opportunity to communicate and collaborate with users, other vendors, and the academic and research communities in an open and friendly environment
To small and medium entrepreneurs, like ourselves, it offers a world of opportunities, otherwise impossible to reach through any other channels; and it provides a level playing field for us searching for new business alongside global vendor giants.
Q: What are your hobbies?
Q: What book are you currently reading?
Q: Any last thoughts?
About Vish Viswanathan
Vish Viswanathan is currently Managing Principal of CCAND C Solutions, an organization in Asia/Pacific specializing in practical implementations of Enterprise Architecture based on a best-of-breed approach involving TOGAF®, Zachman and other methodologies and tools. Recent assignments include Enterprise Architecture consultancy, specialized training and implementation assistance in the following sectors:
Vish has had over 25 years of experience in IT & Telecommunications in technical, marketing and strategy positions as senior executive with IBM, Fujitsu and AAPT (Telecommunications) across Asia Pacific having been located in New Delhi, Bangalore, Sydney, Tokyo and Singapore. During his career, Vish has successfully managed several new technology startup initiatives in Australia, India, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Singapore. He is actively spearheading The Open Group activities through championing TOGAF® in Australia, New Zealand and ASEAN regions as the Regional Partner as well as in his capacity as the Vice Chair- Asia Pacific for The Open Group Architecture Forum.