The Open Group to Host Summit on ‘Delivering a Secure and Sustainable Tomorrow’ in Houston

 The Open Group, the vendor-neutral technology standards organization, is hosting its upcoming event October 30 – November 2, 2023 in Houston, Texas. The event brings together experts, government officials, industry leaders, and experienced practitioners in areas such as Enterprise Architecture (EA), Cybersecurity and Zero Trust, Energy, Process Automation, Sustainability, Open Industry Standards, and the Digital Enterprise.  

Starting on Monday, the sessions will focus on the intersection between Cybersecurity and Sustainability. Attendees will hear from Sammy Lakshmanan, Principal, Environmental Social & Governance, PwC, who will discuss how to future-proof sustainability with evolving stakeholder expectations. Furthermore, Chris Frost, Principal Enterprise Architect, Global Delivery Architecture Division, Fujitsu, will share his insights on developing secure and sustainable digital products.  

On Tuesday, the speakers will dive into topics such as EA and Healthcare. Charles Betz, Lead EA Priority, Forrester, will reflect on the Forrester 2023 Enterprise Architecture Awards, co-judged by The Open Group. Attendees will then be introduced to the enhanced Dutch ZiRA for business continuity planning by Jason Lee, The Open Group Healthcare Forum Director, and Scott Sloan, Chief Technical Officer, Kyndryl. From Tuesday to Thursday, The Open Group OSDU® Forum will also be hosting a range of sessions to discuss the development of transformational technology to support the world’s changing energy needs.  

The sessions on Wednesday and Thursday will focus on Supply Chain Security. Attendees will learn about current best practices for supply chain security, current requirements detailed in the O-TTPS, and ways that organizations have implemented and benefited from them. Presentations will also detail best practices around cyber supply chain security and business continuity management in the supply chain from both industry and government speakers.

Other key speakers at the EA for Sustainability virtual event include: 

  • Steve Nunn, President & CEO, The Open Group 
  • John Linford, Security & OTTF Forums Director, The Open Group  
  • Chris Gabriel, Principal Solutions Architect, Energy & Sustainability, Amazon Web Services 
  • Mark Simos, Lead Cybersecurity Architect, Microsoft 
  • Nikhil Kumar, President & Founder, Applied Technology Solutions (ApTSi) 
  • Plus many more 

Additional key topics of discussion include:  

Digital Engineering – the Need of an Open Standard to Unleash the Future of Industrial Engineering: On Tuesday, Pedro Vieira, Manager at PETROBRAS, will present the scenario of Digital Engineering, the lack of standardization, and a proposed roadmap for building an open, vendor-neutral, interoperable, secure standard connected to other standards, including the O-PAS™ standard. 

An Open Industry standards-based Framework for Implementing Generative Artificial Intelligence use cases: Dipanjan Sengupta, Executive Director, Technology Consulting, Ernst & Young, will highlight some practical challenges, based on real-world examples, and present the idea of a software development and governance framework that can help overcome many of them. 

Agenda and registration details can be found here