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The Open Group Conference, San Francisco, USA
January 30 – February 3, 2012

Objective of Meeting

The Open Group Conference San Francisco 2012 took place at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins, San Francisco, USA.

The conference gathered to focus on the following:

  • Enterprise Transformation
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • SOA
  • Cloud Computing
  • Security


Each day of the conference included a mix of plenary presentations, with industry leaders from near and far sharing their insights on the conference themes; and a set of parallel tracks examining specific areas in depth. The various tracks delivered presentations by Enterprise Architecture professionals from both vendor and customer organizations; and provided experience-based insight into the approaches and methods that have proved most effective for developing architectures around the world.

The presentations can be accessed from the links below under separate daily headings:

The presentations referenced below are freely available only to members of The Open Group and conference attendees.

Monday January 30

  • Welcome Address
    Allen Brown, President & CEO, The Open Group
Enterprise Transformation Keynote Presentations
EA & Enterprise Transformation

(Hosted by Judith Jones, CEO, Architecting-the-Enterprise Ltd., UK)

EA & Business Innovation
Business Innovation & Technological Disruption: The Challenges to EA
Professional Development
Setting up a Successful EA Practice
Nature and Role of the Enterprise Architect
TOGAF® 9 Tutorials
ArchiMate® Tutorials

Tuesday January 31

Enterprise Transformation Keynote Presentations
Business Architecture
Agile Enterprise Architecture
Sustainable Enterprise Architecture
Security Architectures
Surviving Cyber
Trusted Technology
SOA Governance and Cloud Strategy

Wednesday February 1

Architecting the Cloud
Cloud Deployment
Cloud Portability and Interoperability
Architecture Methods and Techniques
Enterprise IT Architecture
EA and Business Strategy
TOGAF® 9 Case Studies
TOGAF® 9 Camp
  • TOGAF® 9 Camp


The presentations, tutorials, and workshops at the conference, and the associated discussions and panel sessions, all provided participants with a wealth of experience-based insight into current best practice in architecture, security, and cloud computing, from leading experts and practitioners around the world.

Next Steps

The next Open Group Conference will be held in Cannes, France, April 23-27, 2012.

If you are interested in presenting at future Open Group Conferences, then please submit a Presentation Proposal.


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