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  • Grant Challenger - Industry Specialist - Edge SUSE, Inc.




    Leading software company and business unit efforts to enter new markets and launch new products that require industry specific experience from startup to large public enterprises. 20+ years of experience in the remote monitoring and device management of manufacturing devices and systems. Knowledge of both the IT and Operational aspect of these systems in Life Sciences, Manufacturing - process and discrete, Retail and Telco SP’s. In depth knowledge of the business drivers and architectures required for successful EDGE deployments in cloud native design. 

    Membership Details 

    Forum: Open Process Automation™ Forum (OPAF)

    Membership Level: Silver

    Q. How long have you been involved with The Open Group? 

    - Indirectly 4 years through VMware's office of the CTO 

    Q. What do you do, and how long have you been doing it? 

    Collaborate on the launch and growth of new products and solutions for past 35 years. 

    Q. Why did your organization become a Member of The Open Group Open Process Automation Forum and what does/will your involvement look like?

    SUSE is a 30-year leader in Open Source technologies supporting the community and enterprise customers. Recent trends that are driving growth are the use of open source at the Edge. Suse looks to support that effort in an open and collaborative way as we have for many years.

    Q. How has/will membership in The Open Group benefit you, your organization, and the industry at large? 

    As open source technologies grow at the Edge, SUSE looks to learn from Members and the Forum how we can best support the standards and the growth of open source in the Industrial Edge. 

    Q. Why is it important for other organizations to join The Open Group? 

    The industry is in a transition that will require many different types of partnerships to adopt a more open and less proprietary environment. We see this as lowering the cost of operations while improving the process for analyzing and improving all aspects of the industrial process. 

    Q. What are your hobbies? 

    Cooking and Mountain. Biking 

    Q. What book are you currently reading? 

    Dirt (Buford), Kingsbridge (Follett), Fasting (Moore), Think Again: The power of knowing what you don’t know (Grant) 

    Q. What social networks do you belong to? 


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