What Does Diversion Mean?

Diversion has various different meanings in the world of ethics.Distraction. An idea or activity serves as a distraction from what’s important. For example, @juliapowles uses the term “captivating diversion” to refer to ethicists becoming preoccupied w…

3 days ago

Belief #3 Best architectures are based on an outside-in practice seeking to enable purpose driven business outcome before optimizing the use of material or technology

Have you ever experienced technology- or vendor-centric architectures? Our guess is you have seen something like this, because it is rather common. The rationale is often that we want a common technical platform (and software vendor) for all applications in a given area. This will ensure we have everything in the same solution and only…

14 days ago

The First Ever Joint FACE™ and SOSA™ Expo and Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM)

I am very much looking forward to the first ever joint FACE™ and SOSA™ Expo and Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM) event on September 17, 2019. Hosted by the US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) and sponsored by Green Hills Software, this event will include demonstrations of the functionality and interoperability of both the Future Airborne Capability Environment™ (FACE) and the Sensor Open System Architecture™ (SOSA) Consortia Members. It’s a great opportunity to showcase the progress that the Members of The Open Group FACE and SOSA Consortia have made for creating new war-fighting capabilities for the services. Over 50 exhibitors will be at this event.

19 days ago

The Ethics of Disruption

In a recent commentary on #Brexit, Simon Jenkins notes that”disruption theory is much in vogue in management schools, so long as someone else suffers”.Here is Bruno Latour making the same point.”Don’t be fooled for a second by those who preach the call…

21 days ago

Belief #2 Best architectures are developed iteratively and just enough to guide decisions

Have you ever made an elaborate architecture, and then learned that a decision was made based on completely different criteria? You are not alone. This is a common experience among architects – even though few talks about it. You can be angry with the ignorant and short-sighted leaders, but to be more constructive: would a…

22 days ago

The Open Certified Data Scientist (Open CDS) – You’ll Want to be a Part of this Group!

At our Scottsdale event in January this year, we launched the newest profession within The Open Professions Program, the Open Certified Data Scientist (Open CDS). Seven months later, we are very pleased to announce that we have certified the first group of certified Data Scientists – including seven certified at Master level.