The Open Group Conference in San Diego – Featuring Cybersecurity, Enterprise Architecture and Cloud Computing

As the New Year begins, Architecting the Enterprise is looking forward to the first Open Group Conference of the year – this time taking place in San Diego, February 7-11, 2011.

The Open Group blog states attendees “will hear how preeminent thought leaders in Cybersecurity, Enterprise Architecture and Cloud Computing are addressing universal challenges relating to the security of critical infrastructure systems, technology-based business transformation, and Cloud deployment.”

Contributing to the Cloud Computing track are Architecting the Enterprise’s very own Serge Thorn & Ed Harrington.

Serge presents on Wednesday, February 9 at 9:45am:

Cloud Computing requires Enterprise Architecture and TOGAF 9 Can Show the Way


Many companies doing Enterprise Architecture are wondering how to approach Cloud Computing and how does it fit within TOGAF 9? This presentation is a suggested approach which has been successfully implemented by some organizations facing this very situation.

Read the Cloud Computing article Serge wrote on this topic.

Ed presents on Wednesday, February 9 at 2:00pm:

Enterprise Architecture, Cloud Computing and the US Federal Government


Based on the recently released White Paper: “The Role of Enterprise Architecture in Federal Cloud Computing” by the EA SIG of the Federal Government Industry Advisory Council, this presentation will provide guidance to Enterprise Architects and others in developing an architected approach to implementing cloud computing. It contends that to be fully effective and provide the greatest value to organizations, cloud computing must:

• Be architected as an integral part of the organization’s Enterprise Architecture

• Provide for an effective governance mechanism

• Be implemented as services as part of a Service Oriented Architecture

Cloud Computing affects the people, process, and technology of the enterprise and each of these must be dealt with. This presentation explains the basic elements of cloud computing and ties it to solid architectural foundations. The guidance in this presentation will help enable the benefits of cloud computing to be fully realized.

Of course there are plenty of other sessions that we are very much looking forward to. For instance, David Mihelcic, Chief Technology Officer, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), opens Tuesday morning with: Good Enterprise Architecting Can Support Transformation. Mr. Mihelcic’s abstract states:Enterprise Architecture for the sake of building architectures is not good enterprise architecting” – We couldn’t agree more!

And who doesn’t like case studies and panel discussions? Here’s where we’ll be:

Case Study: The 7 Deadly Sins of Adopting TOGAF

Rares Pateanu, Chief Architect & Senior Director, Enterprise Architecture, Rogers Telecommunications

Panel Discussion: Do Different Industries Need Different Kinds of Cloud?

Abstracts for these sessions are not yet posted on the Conference website, but we think they will have some valuable takeaways.

If you do plan on attending the event, feel free to stop by our table and say hello. We look forward to seeing you in San Diego!

Leanne for the AtE Team

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