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The Open Group Conference, Washington DC
July 16-20, 2012

Objective of Meeting

The Open Group Conference Washington DC 2012 took place at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill..

The conference gathered to focus on Cybersecurity and Enterprise Transformation.


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 July 16

PLENARY: Cybersecurity – An Industry/Government Partnership to Counter the Digital Threat
  • SOA
  • Real-time & Embedded Systems Forum
High-Assurance Systems/Dependability
  • Trusted Computing – Back to the Future
    Robert Bigman, CEO, 2BSecure LLC
  • Defining High-Assurance Requirements
    Michael Paulitsch, Scientific Director, EADS
Dependability Engineering for Open Systems (DEOS)
  • Introduction
    Jack Fujieda, CEO, Regis
  • Overview
    Dr. Mario Tokoro, President & CEO, Sony Computer Systems Lab
  • Current Status of Assurance Case
    Robin Bloomfield, City University, Adelard
  • D-Case
    Dr. Yutaka Matsuno, Nagoya University
  • Requirement Management using D-Case
    Dr. Shuichiro Yamamoto, Nagoya University
  • Toward Dependable TOGAF®
    Ed Roberts, Elparazim
Supply Chain/Quantum LIfecycle Management
Cybersecurity and Identity
TOGAF® 9 Tutorials

Hosted by Tony Carrato, IBM and Chris Harding, The Open Group

  • A Case Study of Adobe's SOA Transformation
    John Pritchard and Don Valdez, Enterprise Architect, Adobe Systems
  • SOA on the International Stage
    Heather Kreger, CTO International Standards, IBM
  • Evolving the Enterprise IT Legacy to SOA
    Sundar Ramanathan, Capgemini
  • PANEL: SOA in the Government Sector
    Moderated by: Jason Bloomberg, President, ZapThink
    Panelists (including): Paul C. Jackson, Governance Lead, FAA System-Wide Information Management (SWIM)
    Sam Ceccola, Senior Director of Technology, Blackstone Technology Group
    Andras Szakal, VP & CTO, IBM Federal

Tuesday July 17

PLENARY: Enterprise Transformation
Security Architecture
Cloud Security
EA and Enterprise Transformation
Business Innovation and Technological Disruption
TOGAF® Case Studies
TOGAF® and ArchiMate®: Ask the Experts
ArchiMate® Tutorial
The Profession and Practice of EA

Wednesday July 18

Security Automation Workshop
Architecture Governance
Cloud Computing for Business

Hosted by Chris Harding, The Open Group and Kapil Bakshi, Cicso

Cloud Deployment

Hosted by Heather Kreger, IBM

Cloud Architecture

Hosted by Wing Ko, HP

Architecture Methods and Techniques


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 Barcelona, Spain, October 22-25, 2012.

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


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