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The Open Group London 2011
May 9-13, 2011

Objective of Meeting

The Open Group Conference London 2011 took place at Central Hall Westminster, Storey's Gate..

The conference gathered to focus on the following:

  • Enterprise Architecture, Business Transformation, and EA Frameworks and Tools
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cloud Computing/SOA
  • IT Skills Certification, including TOGAF®


Each day of the three-day conference included a mix of plenary presentations, with industry leaders from near and far sharing their insights on the day’s theme; and a set of parallel tracks examining specific areas in depth. The various tracks delivered presentations by enterprise architecture professionals from both vendor and customer organizations; and provided experience-based insight into the approaches and methods that have proved most effective for developing architectures around the world.

The presentations can be accessed from the links below under separate daily headings:

The presentations referenced below are freely available only to members of The Open Group and conference attendees.

Monday May 9

PLENARY: Evolving EA to Architect the Business
IT Professional Development (Hosted by Chris Greenslade)
EA and Business Strategy (Hosted by Len Fehskens)
EA in the Enterprise (Hosted by Len Fehskens)
Cybersecurity and E-Crime
Dependability and Trusted Technology
  • The Open Group Trusted Technology Forum – Best Practices and Accreditation for a Secure Global Supply Chain
    Andras Szakal, CSSLP, IBM DE, Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, IBM US Federal IMT
  • Architecture Enforcement: The Mils™ Framework
    Rance DeLong, Staff Scientist, LynuxWorks

Tuesday May 10

PLENARY: Security (Jericho Forum® Conference) – The Critical Role of a Digital Identity Ecosystem to Improve Cybersecurity
Business Architecture (Hosted by Dave van Gelder)
EA as a Business Discipline (Hosted by Sarina Viljoen)
EA in Banking and Finance (Hosted by Eric Boulay)

Wednesday May 11

Cloud Computing Architecture
Deploying Cloud Solutions
Gaining Business Value from Cloud Computing
ArchiMate® (hosted by Henry Franken)
EA Frameworks and Tools (hosted by Bill Estrem)
Architecture Methods and Techniques (hosted by Ken Street)
Enterprise IT Architecture (hosted by Serge Thorn)
EA and Business/IT Alignment (hosted by Mike Lambert)
  • Agile Architecture – Blazing a Trail through the Business/IT Alignment Jungle
    Peter Haviland, Chief Architect, Ernst & Young, US
  • Enterprise Business Capability Map
    Santosh Mohanty, VP and Head of Components Engineering Group, Tata Consultancy Services, India
TOGAF® 9 Case Studies (hosted by Jason Uppal)
  • TOGAF® Camp
    Facilitated by Steve Nunn, CEO, Association of Open Group Architects


The presentations, tutorials, and workshops at the meeting, and the associated discussions and panel sessions, all provided participants with a wealth of experience-based insight into current best practice in architecture, security, and cloud computing, from leading experts and practitioners around the world.

Next Steps

The next Enterprise Architecture Practitioners' Conference will be held in Austin, TX, US, July 18-22, 2011.

If you are interested in presenting at future Open Group Conferences, then please submit a Presentation Proposal.


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