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The Open Group Summit, Edinburgh, UK, April 22-25, 2024

The Open Group Summit: Ecosystems Architecture & AI Standards

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Unleashing Innovation: The Intersection of Enterprise Architecture, Artificial Intelligence, and Sustainability

Day 1: Ecosystems Architecture & AI Standards

Today, many mission critical systems reach out beyond an enterprise's traditional boundaries, which pushes solutions design well beyond the comfort zone of Enterprise Architecture and into the world of hyper-enterprise systems. This is a world of complexity and scale where IT systems must evolve as the context of their environment ebbs and flows. The result is a dynamic, interconnected web of critical business advantage, balanced against uncertainty and risk and infused with AI. This is the world of Ecosystems Architecture.

Day 1 of the summit focused upon the dual challenges posed by this new world of hyper-enterprise systems and the growth of AI and examined how standards are both necessary and critical in controlling these systems developments.

Day 2: Sustainability / Enterprise Architecture / EA & AI / Digital Transformation

Day 2 of the summit focused upon some of the core themes to look in more detail at the role of Enterprise Architecture and industry standards, and how IT specialists and businesses are dealing with the demands of the digital revolution and the requirements for increasing sustainability and reducing emissions.

Day 3: Morning Workshop: Using AI to Address the Demands of Ecosystems Architecture

This workshop was led by some of the key authors of "Ecosystems Architecture – New Thinking for Practitioners in the Age of AI". It introduced some of the challenges of designing hyper-enterprise IT systems and the tools needed as the era of Ecosystems Architecture dawns. The workshop demonstrated the critical role of AI tools in addressing the demands of Ecosystems Architectur, and explained how and why thinking has moved on from long-held architectural tenets.

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