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Towards Boundaryless Information Flow™
San Francisco, CA, February 3-4, 2014

Objective of Meeting

The Open Group Conference, San Francisco, CA, 2014 took place at San Francisco Marriott Union Square.

The conference gathered to focus on:


Each day of the conference included a mix of plenary presentations, with industry leaders sharing their insights on the conference theme; and a set of parallel tracks examining specific areas in depth.

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.

Click here for the Conference Program where you will find synopses of the conference presentations.

Monday February 3

KEYNOTE SESSIONS: Future Technology and Enterprise Transformation
  • Welcome Address
    Allen Brown, President & CEO, The Open Group
  • Open Technologies Fuel the Business & IT Renaissance
    [PDF] [Recording]
    Heather Kreger, Distinguished Engineer, CTO International Standards, IBM
  • Enabling the Opportunity to Achieve Boundaryless Information Flow™
    [PDF] [Recording]
    Larry Schmidt, HP Fellow, Hewlett-Packard
    Eric Stephens, Enterprise Architect, Oracle
  • Business Architecture – The Key to Enterprise Transformation
    [PDF] [Recording]
    Mike Walker, Enterprise Architect, Hewlett Packard
    Mark Dorfmueller, Associate Director Global Business Services, Procter & Gamble
  • PANEL: Future Technology and Enterprise Transformation
    Moderated by: David Lounsbury, VP & CTO, The Open Group
    Panelists: Larry Schmidt, Eric Stephens, Mike Walker, Mark Dorfmueller
  • The Open Trusted Technology Provider™ Standard (O-TTPS) Accreditation Program
    [PDF] [Recording]
    Andras Szakal, Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, IBM, US Federal and Chair of the OTTF
    Edna Conway, Chief Security Officer, Global Supply Chain, Cisco Systems
    Fiona Pattinson, Director of Strategy & Business Development, atsec information security
    Sally Long, Director, The Open Group Trusted Technology Forum (OTTF)
EA and Enterprise Transformation
Open Platform 3.0™
  • Enterprise Architecture, Big Data, and Predictive Analytics
    [PDF] [Recording]
    Helen Sun, Enterprise Architect, Oracle
  • The Need for a High-Performance Integration Platform in the Cloud Era
    [PDF] [Recording]
    Dipanjan Sengupta, Principal Architect, Cognizant Technology Solutions, US
  • Introducing the Cloud Ecosystem Reference Model
    [PDF] [Recording]
    Stephen Bennett, Executive Director, Enterprise Architecture, Oracle
    Ed Harrington, Principal Consultant, Architecting the Enterprise
    Kevin Sevigny, Sr. Architecture Consultant, Conexiam, Canada
    Tejpal Virdi, Sr. Enterprise IT Architect, Boeing
  • Confidence and Uncertainty
    [PDF] [Recording]
    Stuart Boardman, Senior Business Consultant, KPN Consulting, The Netherlands, and Co-Chair, The Open Group Open Platform 3.0™ Forum

Tuesday February 4

Dependability through Assuredness™ (O-DA), a Standard of The Open Group
  • Welcome Address and Forum Highlights
    Allen Brown, President & CEO, The Open Group
  • Dependability Engineering for Open Systems (DEOS) and O-DA Framework – Retrospect and Prospect
    [PDF] [Recording]
    Mario Tokoro, Founder and Executive Advisor, Sony Computer Science Laboratories Inc.
  • PANEL: Dependability through Assuredness™ (O-DA), a standard of The Open Group
    Moderated by: David Lounsbury, VP & CTO, The Open Group
    Panelists: Dr. Mario Tokoro (Sony CSL), Jack Fujieda (ReGis), and TJ Verdi (Boeing)
  • Dependability through Assuredness™ (O-DA) Standard – Summary and Reaction
    [PDF] [Recording]
    David Lounsbury, VP & CTO, The Open Group
Dependability through Assuredness™
  • Philosophy of the O-DA Standard and Vision for the Future
    Jack Fujieda, Founder and CEO, ReGIS (Research Environment of Global Information Society) Inc.
  • Roadmap for the Dependability through Assuredness™ (O-DA) Standard
    Bill Brierley, Partner and Senior Consultant, Conexiam, Canada
Risk Management
  • Communicating the Value Proposition
    [PDF] [Recording]
    Jack Jones, President, CXOWARE Inc., US
  • Integrating Open FAIR Risk Analysis into the Enterprise Architecture Capability
    [PDF] [Recording]
    William Estrem, President, Metaplexity Associates, US; and
    Jim May, Windsor Software Inc., US
Professional Development
  • Make Strategic Enterprise Architecture Practice Work Effectively to Deliver Business Values Efficientl
    Xijia (Frank) Chen, Director – Technology & Chief Enterprise Architect, Cognizant, US
  • PRISM Architecture Framework: Was it the Very First Enterprise Architecture Framework?
    [PDF] [Recording]
    Roberto Rivera, Global Architecture Capability Technical Leader, Hewlett-Packard, US
Business Innovation and Transformation
TOGAF® 9 Tutorial and Case Study
ArchiMate® 2 Tutorial and Case Study


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 from leading experts and practitioners around the world.

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