By Loren K. Baynes, Director, Global Marketing Communications, The Open Group
The Open Group hosted its latest event at the stunning Koepelkerk, a 17th century domed cathedral adjoining the Renaissance Hotel, in Amsterdam, November 4 -7. In attendance were 350 attendees – from 29 countries – including decision-makers, Enterprise Architects, technologists, and end-users representing many businesses and governments. The event explored how the two practices of Agile and Enterprise Architecture (EA) can leverage one another, with plenary and track sessions on Agile Architecture methods including case studies from organizations such as Capgemini, Raytheon, DXC, IAG, Micro Focus, Philips, and ING.
The Open Group Amsterdam at Koeplerkerk
On Monday, November 4, Steve Nunn, President and CEO, The Open Group, opened the conference by welcoming attendees and announcing, along with Andrew Josey (VP, Standards and Certification for The Open Group), the latest version of The Open Group Digital Practitioner Body of Knowledge™ Foundation Certification Program.
Ron Tolido, Global CTO, Capgemini, took to the stage to present “Alexa, Run My Business”, exploring the notion of an entirely autonomous, self-driving, and hyper-agile enterprise, and looking at how businesses can learn from successful autonomous systems – and their architectures – that are already in place today.
Other plenary topics were: