4 months, 21 days ago

Congratulations to the Award Winners for The Open Group President’s Awards at Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Summit

By Ash Patel, Marketing Specialist, The Open Group.
During the recent Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Summit (Hybrid Event) involving the President’s awards, Steve Nunn, President, and CEO for The Open Group, proudly announced the winners.

5 months, 4 days ago

The Open Group Event Highlights – Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Summit – April 25-26 2022

By Loren K. Baynes, Director, Global Marketing Communications, The Open Group The Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Summit, Hybrid Event (in-person and virtually ) in London brought together

7 months, 20 days ago

The Open Group Event Highlights  – January 31-February 2, 2022

Open Standards & Platforms for Operationalizing COP26

Since August 2020, The Open Group has been working with member organizations to create an open standard for tracking environmental footprint data, unifying data recording, processing, and sharing across industries. We are making progress towards a vision of making it possible to automate the calculation of greenhouse gas data – and, eventually, data such as water usage and landfill – giving companies real-time, reliable insight into their impact. The Open Group is now focused on Open Standards and Platforms for Operationalizing COP26.

Why Attend: Solving the climate crisis demands clearer conversations, stronger leadership buy-in, better training, greater support, and more forceful deadlines. We get there by collaboration through data and open standards.
Digital Practitioners Day

The Open Framework for the Digital Enterprise – Learn about next steps in delivering the playbook for the digital enterprise using consistent and self-supporting guidance by Digital Practitioners:

Common Vocabulary and Roles: A set of reusable, cross-standard definitions for terms and roles, curated by member consensus:
Digital Competencies: DPBoK™ Standard – a coherent, self-consistent framework of digital competencies based on organization scale
Digital Product Control & Accountability: IT4IT™ Standard v3 – Managing the Digital Product to provide a single, simple, unifying element to manage IT and “smart” products and services
Architecting the Digital Enterprise: Open Agile Architecture™ Standard – an outcome-based, product-centered approach to enable enterprises to respond to customer needs in a nimble and Agile manner

In 2022, this content will be made publicly available to standards adopters, along with improvements for both standards adopters, and our valued standards creator community. Stay tuned for a Sneak Peek of this digital platform and initial content.
Data Science Community of Interest

The Open Group has established an open Data Science Community of Interest, which is open to both Members of The Open Group and non-members. This group provides those with an interest in Data Science with an open forum in which to discuss Data Science topics of interest, and with opportunities to learn from others. The Data Science Community of Interest is hosting case studies and workshops at this event.

To stay informed, we invite you to indicate your interest at The Open Group Data Science Community of Interest – or – to join our LinkedIn group.

Our Open Certified Data Scientist (Open CDS) certification program is the industry’s most comprehensive certification available for Data Scientists and the organizations that employ them. Open CDS is an independent global certification for qualifying the skills, knowledge, and experience of Data Scientists.

10 months, 29 days ago

The Open Group Virtual Event Celebrates 25 Years of Open Technology Standards October 25-27, 2021- Highlights

Last week, The Open Group Open Digital Standards October 2021 brought together organizations and speakers from across the world to discuss how the cross-industry development of open standards is helping businesses become digital-first. The global event was hosted in Brazil, China, India, Japan, South Africa, United Kingdom, and the United States. The event commemorated The Open Group 25th anniversary – acknowledging and reminiscing the remarkable achievements in the technology standards arena. Over 2,600 attendees from more than 100 countries gathered virtually to to share in the celebration and learn more about open technology standards.

1 year, 2 months ago

The Open Group ‘Open Digital Standards’ Virtual Event July 19 – 21, 2021 – Highlights

Last week, our Open Digital Standards July 2021 event brought together vendors and end-user organizations from across the globe to discuss how the cross-industry development of open standards is helping businesses become digital-first. It was fantastic to have over 1,040 attendees from more than 90 countries gather virtually to discuss this critical roadmap to digital transformation.

4 years, 1 month ago

A Technology Roadmap for Regis College

When Regis College, a private university in greater Boston offering undergraduate and graduate programs, sought to create a technology plan to support their performance goals, they turned to Systems Flow. Like many higher education institutions, Regis was grappling with a series of questions regarding the ability of its technology environment to manage data and information […]

5 years, 7 months ago

Regis Sets Course on a 5-year IT Strategy

We are thrilled to share some public mention with Regis college about the great and rewarding work we’ve done together recently to define their IT strategy! Text of the press release is below: Regis, a leading Catholic university in Greater Boston, launches a long-term information technology strategy with the help of Systems Flow, Inc., a […]

5 years, 11 months ago

System Spraint

Spraint is a quaint English word for otter droppings. Analysis of otter populations and their dietary habits can be performed by analysis of their spraint.I see the same kind of analysis being required in systems that send their “spraint” – often in th…

5 years, 11 months ago

System Spraint

Spraint is a quaint English word for otter droppings. Analysis of otter populations and their dietary habits can be performed by analysis of their spraint.I see the same kind of analysis being required in systems that send their “spraint” – often in th…

7 years, 28 days ago

Autumn Events 2015

Open Group Conference – Architecting the Boundaryless Organization

This conference ran from 19th to 22nd of October in Edinburgh.  My talk was on Boundaryless Customer Engagement, and took place on the Monday afternoon. The material was developed in collaboration with my colleague Andrew Forsyth.

The business value of customer analytics and big data is not just about what you can discover or infer about the customer, but how you can use this insight promptly and effectively across multiple touchpoints (including e-Commerce systems and CRM) to create a powerful and truly personalized customer experience.

For most organizations, mobilizing this kind of intelligence raises organizational challenges as well as technical ones. I talked about how some leading companies are starting to address these challenges, and described the vital role of enterprise architecture in supporting such initiatives.

Key takeaways:

  • A reference model for omnichannel consumer analytics and engagement.
  • An architectural approach for closed-loop integration across multiple customer touchpoints and diverse data platforms.
  • A template business case for building and extending your business and technical capabilities for customer engagement. 


    Unicom Data Analytics Forum – Exploring the Business Value of Predictive and Real-Time Analytics

    Was held at the Kensington Hilton in West London on 2nd December.

    My talk was on Real-Time Personalization – Exploring the Customer Genome. Retail and consumer organizations have started to develop more personalized interaction with customers, based on rapid analysis of a broad range of customer attributes and propensities, known metaphorically as “genes”. These may be used to target campaigns more accurately, or to generate the next best action in real-time for a specific customer.

    For more details and registration, please visit the Unicom website.


    Here are the two presentations. There are significant overlaps between the two.

    7 years, 28 days ago

    Autumn Events 2015

    Open Group Conference – Architecting the Boundaryless Organization

    This conference ran from 19th to 22nd of October in Edinburgh.  My talk was on Boundaryless Customer Engagement, and took place on the Monday afternoon. The material was developed in collaboration with my colleague Andrew Forsyth.

    The business value of customer analytics and big data is not just about what you can discover or infer about the customer, but how you can use this insight promptly and effectively across multiple touchpoints (including e-Commerce systems and CRM) to create a powerful and truly personalized customer experience.

    For most organizations, mobilizing this kind of intelligence raises organizational challenges as well as technical ones. I talked about how some leading companies are starting to address these challenges, and described the vital role of enterprise architecture in supporting such initiatives.

    Key takeaways:

    • A reference model for omnichannel consumer analytics and engagement.
    • An architectural approach for closed-loop integration across multiple customer touchpoints and diverse data platforms.
    • A template business case for building and extending your business and technical capabilities for customer engagement. 


      Unicom Data Analytics Forum – Exploring the Business Value of Predictive and Real-Time Analytics

      Was held at the Kensington Hilton in West London on 2nd December.

      My talk was on Real-Time Personalization – Exploring the Customer Genome. Retail and consumer organizations have started to develop more personalized interaction with customers, based on rapid analysis of a broad range of customer attributes and propensities, known metaphorically as “genes”. These may be used to target campaigns more accurately, or to generate the next best action in real-time for a specific customer.

      For more details and registration, please visit the Unicom website.


      Here are the two presentations. There are significant overlaps between the two.