Virtual event

The Open Group INITIATE Work Group virtual event bringing together academia and industry

05 April 2022 13:00 STI

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India]April 5 (ANI/BusinessWire India): The Open Group, the vendor-neutral technology consortium, is hosting a virtual event “Creating Next-Generation Architects: A Roadmap to Fruition” on April 9, 2022.
On February 16, 2022, The Open Group announced the India Academic Initiative in Architecture (INITIATE) program. The INITIATE working group was created to drive the program with the active support of the member community. The task force will focus on the integration of enterprise architecture as a subject in academia and enable institutions to design, develop and deliver courses on EA based on the TOGAF® standard and to other The Open Group standards at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. .
At this event, the INITIATE Working Group will bring together the experience, background and practices of thought leaders and experts from industry, government and academia in building the next generation of architects. and how academic institutions can adopt and develop a sustainable curriculum in architecture. based on industry practices and standards.
The Open Group India is inviting Enterprise Architects, Thought Leaders, Faculty Members and Students from Academic Institutions across India to be part of the virtual event. The event is open to any committed professional in academia and any academic leader wishing to be at the forefront of integrating enterprise architecture into the broader context of digital transformation in the academic curriculum. . This will cover the full spectrum of Enterprise Architects, Data Architects, Technology Architects, IT Architects, Solution Architects, Platform Architects, Digital Architects, Security Architects and Transformation Architects.
The event will kick off with an inspiring keynote from Santosh Prasad, Partner and Service Line Manager, Hybrid Cloud Transformation Services Client Innovation Center, IBM Consulting, IBM India and bring the voices of – proven technology leaders and renowned faculty members from organizations like Wipro Technologies, Larsen & Toubro Infotech, Tata Consultancy Services and reputable Indian management schools like Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow, Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon & SP Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai, and international universities like Pennsylvania State University (US), University of Jyvaskyla, (Finland) in conversation. The event aims to act as a bridge between industry and academia and set the tone for establishing a platform for collaborative work.

“In designing this program, our mission is to enable the development of the next generation of enterprise architects who have the skills and knowledge to drive critical digital transformation and innovation activities,” says Dr. Pallab Saha , Managing Director, The Open Group, India. “The unique and distinguishing characteristics lie in its fundamental pillars, the 6Cs – curriculum, career, degrees, contemporary, collaboration and community. Collectively, the 6Cs capture the essence of what it is all about and work in tandem to creating a virtuous environment and symbiotic ecosystem.We are confident that INITIATE will play a vital role in raising the standards of architectural practice and profession in India, propelling our journey towards a digital economy.

Keynote speakers at the event include:
-Dr. Pallab Saha, Managing Director, The Open Group, India
-Santosh Prasad, Partner and Service Line Manager, Hybrid Cloud Transformation Services Client Innovation Center, IBM Consulting, IBM India
-Sridhar PV, Chief Enterprise Architect, Head of Architecture Consulting, Wipro Technologies
-Dr Aditi Divatia, Associate Professor, Information Management, SP Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai

-Anurag Seth, Vice President and Head of Talent Transformation, Wipro Technologies
-Sandeep Deb, CTO, Larsen & Toubro Infotech
-Shashi Bhusan, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Business and Technology Services, Tata Consultancy Services
-Minakshi Kargeti, Member Relations and Program Manager, The Open Group, India
-Dr. Brian H Cameron, Associate Dean of Professional Graduate Programs and Clinical Professor of Information Systems, Smeal College of Business, Pennsylvania State University
-Dr. Arunabha Mukhopadhyay, Dean (Programme) and Professor of Information and Systems Technology, Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (IIM Lucknow)
-Dr Anjali Kaushik, DEAN-Strategic Initiatives and Professor, Information Management, Management Development Institute, Gurgaon
-Dr Pramod Damle, Former Distinguished Fellow IDRBT- RBI’s Institute of R&D in Banking Technology, Former Professor & HoD, YASHADA – Government of Maharashtra apex academy for Class-I Officers, Former Professor & HoD, Consulting – Symbiosis’ B-school for Telecom Management
-Dr Mirja Pulkkinen, Senior Researcher and Lecturer, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland

Agenda and registration details can be found here
The event will start at 11 a.m. IST and end at 2 p.m. IST.
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