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The Open Group to Host a Zero Trust Architecture and Supply Chain Security Event in Washington, DC

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, June 29th, 2022: The Open Group, the vendor-neutral technology standards organization, is hosting its upcoming event in Washington, DC July 25 - 27, 2022. The event will bring together subject matter experts from around the globe to discuss how the cross-industry development of open standards is helping businesses in their security efforts.

Presentations on Monday will center on Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA), and how it can help secure data. Attendees will hear from John Linford, The Open Group Security Forum and Open Trusted Technology Forum (OTTF) Director, who will discuss what Zero Trust is and introduce the ZTA Working Group. Other sessions will explore how Zero Trust transforms information security for the digital era, and how to promote the concept of Zero Trust Conditional Access among security and IT leadership teams. Attendees will also learn practical ways to address international supply chain standards requirements while gathering effective and practicable input into supplier risk assessments.

Tuesday will be dedicated to Supply Chain Security. Joanne Woytek, Program Director, Procurement Office, NASA SEWP, will talk about supply chain risk management and common misconceptions, mis-applications and mis-expectations around this topic. Attendees will also hear from Lars Rossen, CTO and Fellow at Micro Focus, who will present a case study around using the IT4IT® Reference Architecture in order to get product supply chain security under control. Following the recent launch of the TOGAF® Standard, 10th Edition, The Open Group will host a user group session, covering how the standard can be used to create Zero Trust Security Architectures.

On Wednesday, a Data Science workshop will be held, led by IBM’s Maureen Norton and Neeraj Madan.

Other key speakers at the event include:

  • Steve Nunn, President & CEO, The Open Group
  • Murugiah, Souppaya Computer Scientist, NIST
  • Nikhil Kumar, President & Founder, Applied Technology Solutions (ApTSi)
  • Mark Simos, Lead Cybersecurity Architect, Microsoft
  • Robert Martin, Senior Software and Supply Chain Assurance Principal Engineer, MITRE Corporation
  • Sonia Gonzalez, Digital Portfolio Manager, The Open Group
  • Jon Johnson, Senior Advisor, Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement, NASA (SEWP)
  • Theresa Kinney, Deputy Program Manager, Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement NASA (SEWP)
  • Plus many more


Additional key topics of discussion include:


  • Open Trusted Technology Provider™ Standard and its Role in Supply Chain Security: On Monday, John Linford and Geoff Wilkerson, Product Security Engineer, Seagate Technology, will introduce the concept of Trusted Technology and the benefits of being a Certified Trusted Technology Practitioner.
  • Actionable Supply Chain Security – Lessons from the Trenches: During this session, The Open Group VP and Chief Technology Officer Andras Szakal will tell attendees about practical ways to address international supply chain standards requirements while gathering effective and practicable input into supplier risk assessments.

Agenda and registration details can be found here.




About The Open Group

The Open Group is a global consortium that enables the achievement of business objectives through technology standards. Our diverse membership of more than 870 organizations includes customers, systems and solutions suppliers, tool vendors, integrators, academics, and consultants across multiple industries. Further information on The Open Group can be found at


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