Day 3 Highlights
The third and final day of The Open Group IT
Architecture Practitioners Conference in Miami offered multiple streams
that addressed service oriented architecture, architecting business
transformation, key issues in enterprise architecture tools, architecture
deployment and business value realization, architecting the secure
enterprise, and an update on TOGAF™. TOGAF 8 case studies were presented
and a key part of the TOGAF stream addressed the future: evolving towards
TOGAF Version 9.
The information gleaned from all of these sessions
has provided conference attendees with greater insight into the evolving
role of the enterprise architect and how attendees’ varied and important
contributions to this profession will influence the future of enterprise
architecture and help fulfill The Open Group’s vision of Boundaryless
The Open Group has also issued some great news at
this week’s conference. The first announced that TOGAF 8 certification
testing is now available in a computer-based format at Thomson Prometric
Testing Centers worldwide.
On Tuesday, The Open Group announced a great
milestone: Open Group IT Architect Certification (ITAC) certification
has been achieved by more than 1,200 individuals since its debut just one
Last, but certainly not least, on Wednesday, The
Open Group released information about a significant expansion of its
membership with 23 new companies joining the organization from around the
globe in recent weeks. These new members represent a diverse group of
organizations from across multiple industries, and include Philips,
Novartis Pharma, Wipro Technologies, and Unisys. For more information on
the latest news from The Open Group, please visit: www.opengroup.org/comm/press.
We want to take this opportunity to thank all of you
who were able to attend the IT Architecture Practitioners Conference in
Miami for your contribution. For those of you who could not attend this
conference, we wanted to remind you that the next IT Architecture
Practitioners Conference will be taking place in beautiful Lisbon,
Portugal, October 23–25 2006. For more information visit:
Finally, the conference proceedings will be
available in various forms. For members and attendees of the conference
all the materials will be online at www.opengroup.org
by Wednesday July 26. For those not attending, the CD-ROM will be
available by the end of the month.
If you are not a member of The Open Group, you
can order T062, IT Architecture Practitioners' Conference Miami
2006 Proceedings NOW at: www.opengroup.org/bookstore/catalog/t062.htm,
priced at $299.
If you are a member of The Open Group and you would like a physical
disk, you can order the CD-ROM at www.opengroup.org/bookstore/mocatalog/t062m.htm,
priced at $99.
We look forward to seeing you in Lisbon.