The Open Group October Event to Take Place in Amsterdam

October 5, 2017 – San Francisco, CA – The Open Group, the vendor-neutral IT consortium, is hosting its upcoming event in Amsterdam, October 23-26, 2017. The Open Group Amsterdam 2017 will focus on Architecting the Digital Enterprise, bringing together vendors and end-user organizations to discuss how to architect the new digital enterprise.

The event will specifically address the topic of ‘Making Standards Work®’.  Its focus will be on how Enterprise Architecture and standards such as the TOGAF® framework, ArchiMate® modeling language, and IT4IT™ reference architecture (for managing the business of IT) are empowering companies to build better systems by architecting for digital business strategies.

An ArchiMate® User Group Meeting will be held on October 25.  This is a free event which aims to bring together ArchiMate® users and stakeholders to share information, best practices and learn from each other.

Key speakers at the event, taking place at the Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel, include:

  • Steve Nunn,  President & CEO, The Open Group
  • David Lounsbury, Chief Technical Officer & Vice President, Services for The Open Group
  • Rose Schooler, Vice President & General Manager, Global IOT Sales, Intel Corporation
  • Dr. Nicolas Mayer, Senior Research & Technology Associate, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology
  • Juan Aparicio, Head of Advanced Manufacturing Automation, Siemens Corporate Technology
  • Trevor Cheung, Vice President of Strategy & Architecture Practice, Huawei Global Services
  • Michael Fitzgerald, Vice President & Global Leader, Digital Strategy and Transformation, DXC Technology and Consulting
  • Rob Akershoek, IT Management Architect, Logicalis SMC

Full details on the range of track speakers at the event can be found here.  

Additional highlights at the event include:

  • Digital Transformation - Plenary sessions include a case study presentation from the Schiphol Group on digital transformation using the TOGAF framework and ArchiMate modeling language.
  • IT Management Professionals Day - On Wednesday, October 25, industry leading experts will discuss the latest topics that are having an impact on IT management. Attendees will find out how organizations are using the IT4IT™ Reference Architecture standard as an outstanding planning mechanism to help with digital transformation.
  • EA & Government - Hear about the increasing awareness of EA and the growing adoption of TOGAF®, an Open Group standard, in governments across the globe.
  • Process Automation - Presentations by The Open Group Open Process Automation™ Forum on developing a standards-based, open, secure, interoperable process control architecture.

Registration for The Open Group Amsterdam event is open now and is available to members and non-members. More information can be found here.

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