The Open Group Houston 2018 | July 23, 2018 - July 26, 2018 |

The Open Group Houston 2018

Event Summary

July 23, 2018 - July 26, 2018
Houston, TX
United States
July 23, 2018
July 26, 2018
The Open Group
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The event will explore how this will be achieved by developing, publishing, and evolving a realistic open architecture and specifications that will be supported by industry end users, suppliers, and integrators.
There will be opportunities to discuss best practice with experts and users from around the world at the Internet of Things (IoT) Workshop, Wednesday July 25. This workshop will explore a practical smart solution to the waste collection problem using The Open Group Open Platform 3.0 standards and methodologies, and discuss how these techniques could be extended to a wide range of applications.

Members will also be able to learn about the application of Open FAIR concepts and the spreadsheet risk analysis tool, developed by The Open Group, to process control risk scenarios, during the Risk Analysis in Process Control: Facilitated Workshop, Wednesday July 25.

Key speakers at the event, taking place at Westin Oaks Houston at the Galleria, include:
• Steve Nunn, President & CEO, The Open Group
• David Lounsbury, CTO and VP, Services, The Open Group
• Jim Hietala, Vice President, Business Development and Security, The Open Group
• Michelle Supper, Director of the Open Platform 3.0 Forum, The Open Group
• Peter Martin, VP Innovation, Schneider Electric
• Harry Forbes, Research Director, ARC Advisory Group
• Jim Wetzel, interim CEO, Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute
• Maureen Norton, Chief Analytics Officer & Marketing Intelligence Professional, IBM
• Don Clark, VP and Schneider Fellow, Schneider Electric

Additional key topics and sessions at the event include:

TOGAF Standard – update on latest version of the TOGAF® standard and the supporting documents in the TOGAF Library. There will be an emphasis on the practical application of the TOGAF standard with case studies from both public and private organizations

ArchiMate 3 Foundation Training Course - two-day course provided by The Open Group and BiZZdesign for those who want to learn about and apply ArchiMate as a modeling language

IT Management –industry experts will discuss the latest topics that are having an impact on IT management; will focus on how organizations are using the IT4IT Reference Architecture standard as an outstanding planning mechanism to help with digital transformation

Digital Practitioners - plenary session exploring the common themes of digital practice, including models for digital businesses, key digital capabilities, and how to develop and manage a digital workforce