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Welcome to our April 2014 Newsletter

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The Open Group
Amsterdam Summit

Enabling Boundaryless Information Flow™

This three day event covers the latest issues in Business and Enterprise Architecture, Open Platform 3.0™, Security and Risk, mobile, social and cloud computing, and professional development.

dots-purple Amsterdam, NL
12-14 May 2014


In this Issue...

ArchiMate® Day

Oslo Event

ATC Provider Affiliate Program

Tweet Jam

New Members

Recent Blogs

Upcoming Events

In the Media

Join our Next Webinar


ArchiMate® Day

The Open Group Summit Amsterdam features an all day track (on Wednesday 14th May) on the ArchiMate® modeling language, followed by an ArchiMate Users Group meeting in the evening.

Speakers at the ArchiMate Day include the core developers of the ArchiMate language, users and tool developers. i.e.

  • Marc Lankhorst
  • Henk Jonkers
  • Phil Beauvoir
  • Jan van Gijse
  • Gerben Wierda

For further details on the ArchiMate Day click here


The Open Group Sweden

Our local partners in Sweden are running a one day EA conference in neighbouring Oslo,
on June 12th 2014.

The conference theme is:

  • Networking and hands-on experience of EA to develop your organization
  • To share knowledge of EA best practices and implementation

To find out more and to register for the event in Oslo, please


New ATC Provider Affiliate Program

In response to requests from our Accredited Training Course (ATC) Providers, The Open Group has introduced a new Affiliate program that allows ATC Providers to use partner organizations in the delivery of an ATC and to clarify how third parties may be used to market these courses.

As the premier certification authority, The Open Group is introducing this Affiliate program to initially cover TOGAF® courses followed by ArchiMate® (both standards of The Open Group), Open FAIR certification and any subsequent new programs.



Tweet Jam - Healthcare

Join our next Tweet Jam on Wednesday April 23rd  
at 09:00 PDT, 12:00 EDT, 17:00 BST

We’ll explore how healthcare organizations can
provide patient care and reduce costs and
discuss how enterpise architectural approaches
can be implemented to make it happen.
Follow and participate in the conversation using hashtag #ogchat.


New members

The Open Group would like to welcome the following new members in the last month:


Recent blogs

How the Open Trusted Technology Provider Standard (O-TTPS) and Accreditation Will Help Lower Cyber Risk
By Andras Szakal, IBM

The Financial Incentive for Health Information Exchanges
By Jim Hietala, The Open Group

Q&A with Allen Brown, President & CEO, The Open Group
By The Open Group

Upcoming events
in 2014


Enabling Boundaryless Information Flow™
The Open Group Summit - Amsterdam, May 12-14, 2014
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
All Member Working Meeting May 12-15, 2014

Enterprise Architecture — Hands-On Experience
Oslo, Norway
June 12, 2014

Enterprise Architecture
The Open Group - Boston, July 21-22, 2014
Boston, USA
All Member Working Meeting July 21-24, 2014

Business Transformation through Enterprise Architecture
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
August, 2014 - dates to be confirmed

Business Transformation and Risk

The Open Group - London, Oct 20-21, 2014
London, UK
All Member Working Meeting Oct 20-23, 2014



Join in the

With over 8500 individuals, our LinkedIn Group has all the up-to-date news and conversation.


In the media

Understanding the Real Value of IT and Proving it to the Business
Computer Weekly

The Open Group Certification Guide
Tom'sIT Pro

Heartbleed Should Jumpstart Importann Security Changes
Help Net Security



Join our
next webinar

Beyond Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud - Open Platform 3.0™

Date: 24th April, 2014

Time: 11.00 BST 15:30 IST, 12:00 CEST

Presented by
Aravind Ajad (Wipro), Gautam Bhat (IBM), Bhupesh Naik (Infosys), Chris Harding (The Open Group)

SMAC is a recognized term for the convergence of several new technologies – Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud computing – that have a major impact on business use of information technology. It is clear that their use will grow and the effect will be revolutionary. What is not clear is the total scope of the technical changes, and how enterprises can use them to business advantage.

In this webinar, a team of experts will discuss the impact that these technologies are having on business operations and, particularly, on business users. They will explain the approach that The Open Group is taking to defining Open Platform 3.0. They will answer questions from the audience on these and related topics.

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