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Welcome to our March 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.

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12-14 May 2014


In this Issue...

APMG Partnership

Webinars On Demand

Healthcare Forum

FACE Finalists

New Members

Recent Blogs

Upcoming Events

In the Media

Join our Next Webinar


The Open Group Partnership with APMG

The APM Group (APMG) and The Open Group have announced a new partnership whereby APMG will support the accreditation services of The Open Group’s products. The arrangement will initially focus on TOGAF® and ArchiMate®, both standards of The Open Group.

APMG’s team of global assessors will be supporting The Open Group’s internal accreditation team in conducting their assessment activities. The scope of the assessments will focus on organizations, materials and training delivery.



On Demand

The Open Group has recently hosted two webinars. They were:

  • Using Business Architecture to Enable
    Customer Experience and Value Strategies
  • The Practice of Enterprise Architecture

To download these and other webinar recordings, please


Join the Healthcare Forum

The Open Group Healthcare Forum focuses on bringing Boundaryless Information Flow™ to the healthcare industry enabling data to flow more easily throughout the complete healthcare ecosystem.

By leveraging the discipline and principles of Enterprise Architecture, including TOGAF®, athe forum aims to develop standardized vocabulary and messaging that will result in higher quality outcomes, streamlined business practices and innovation within the industry.

Read our "Healthcare Workshop Summary of Findings" White Paper



FACE Consortium
in 57th Annual
Lauriates Awards

On March 6th, 2014, Aviation Week held
it's annual awards in Washington, DC.

The Open Group Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) Consortium, an
Open Group managed consortium, was formed
in 2010 as a government and industry partnership
to define an open avionics environment for all
military airborne platform types.


FACE were finalists in the Avionics & Systems category.

See photos of the event here


New members

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

Recent blogs

Accrediting the Global Supply Chain
A Conversation with O-TTPS Recognized Assessors Fiona Pattinson and Erin Connor

One Year Later: A Q&A Interview on Open Platform 3.0™
By Chris Harding and Dave Lounsbury, The Open Group

Facing the Challenges of the Healthcare Industry
By Eric Stephens, The Open Group Healthcare Forum

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

Business Transformation and Risk

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



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In the media

Cyber security: the solutions aren't working
Information Age

Expert Q&A: Building computer system dependability
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Join our
next webinar

Lean and Enterprise Architecture

Date: 26 March, 2014

Time: 16.00 GMT, 17:00 CET, 12:00 EDT

Speakers: Marc Lankhorst and Peter Matthijssen, BiZZdesign

This webinar will look at how Lean's focus on eliminating waste and creating value can be applied to Enterprise Architecture processes and products.

Vice Versa, Marc and Peter will discuss how Enterprise Architecture can be used to design and implement Lean business processes in a coherent manner across the enterprise.

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