1 year, 9 months ago

Where am I? How we got here?

I received two important books for Christmas this year. Jeanette Winterson, 12 Bytes – How we got here, where we might go next (Jonathan Cape, 2021)Bruno Latour, After lockdown – A metamorphosis (trans Julie Rose, Polity Press, 2021)Here are my first i…

2 years, 2 months ago

The Open Group Open Footprint™ Forum Global Event Highlights Blog

Last week, The Open Group Open Footprint™ Forum (OFP) held its first virtual event, June 23-24, 2021. It brought together experts from across the globe to introduce and demonstrate the work that has gone into the Forum since it launched in August 2020. Speakers, from a plethora of industry leading organizations such as Accenture, AWS, Deloitte, ERM, IBM, Infosys, Shell, WBCSD, and Wipro hosted sessions outlining the mission of the Open Footprint Forum, explanations of the Open Footprint Data Platform, as well as live demonstrations of the Platform to show its applicability to all industries.

2 years, 5 months ago

Critical Hype and the Red Queen Effect

Thanks to @jjn1 I’ve just read a great piece by @STS_News (Lee Vinsel), called You’re Doing It Wrong: Notes on Criticism and Technology Hype, which develops some points I’ve made on this blog and elsewhere.A general willingness to take technology hype …

2 years, 8 months ago

Reflections on 2020 and Looking Ahead to 2021

By Steve Nunn, President and CEO, The Open Group

Happy New Year everyone!

Firstly, I hope that you, your family, and friends, have been able to stay safe during these trying times. So many around the world have lost so much in this COVID-19 pandemic which clearly will be with us for some time yet. We must, however, be heartened by the unprecedented speed with which vaccines have been developed. The delivery and administration of these vaccines has only just begun, of course, but we have good reason to be optimistic about the coming months.