#OMGBerlin Recap and Highlights
In June, OMG hosted its first European TC meeting in two years at the beautiful Radisson Blu hotel, situated right in the historic neighborhood of Mitte in Berlin, Germany. The hotel was the perfect venue for the meeting since it was local to many city landmarks. But you didn’t have to leave the hotel to see an amazing site - the largest free-standing aquarium in the world, called the AquaDom. Check out these views from the dizzying height of the hotel’s top balcony or from the safety of the hotel’s lobby.
If you weren't able to join us, below is a mini-recap of the week with spotlights of the inaugural meeting of the Data Residency Working Group, summaries of both days of the Business Architecture Innovation Summit and much more. Plus, there are many candid shots of our OMG community networking and working on the direction of current and future standards.
Business Architecture Innovation Summit – Day One Recap
The second annual European Business Architecture Innovation Summit, co-hosted by OMG and the Business Architecture Guild, kicked off with a review of the industry’s significant progress over the past year and the challenges that lie ahead. The Guild President’s keynote addressed one of those top challenges, executive sponsorship, and asserted the importance of both executive mandate and organic growth for business architecture deployment. There was rich discussion among the presenters and the audience. Some of the key themes were business architecture’s relationship to innovation and growing business architecture within an organization.
Business Architecture Innovation Summit - Day Two Recap
Day Two was packed with presentations and panels from additional business architecture practitioners and industry leaders. They demonstrated the power of business architecture in planning and key aspects of governance. Industry leaders addressed two hot topics on the minds of many practitioners: the relationship of business architecture to Business Process Management (BPM) and to TOGAF™. The session closed out with discussions on the value of business architecture and how to communicate it.
Introduction to OMG's Modeling and Middleware Specifications Tutorial
Dr. Jon Siegel, OMG's Vice President, Technology Transfer, presented the tutorial "Introduction to OMG Specifications." The tutorial covered UML® basics - class diagrams, components, and several key behavioral diagrams, plus advances in UML 2.0. The final portion of the tutorial surveyed CORBA® middleware, the Object Management Architecture, and OMG standards work in the vertical domains.
ESSENCE in Practice Information Day
Speakers from companies such as MunichRe, Fujitsu and RedHat presented their experiences using ESSENCE which is an OMG software standard. Other talks were given on how ESSENCE will enhance well-known software practices such as Scrum, User Stories, and Release Trains.
Model-Based Engineering in PLM and Manufacturing Information Day
Manufacturing complex products will depend on a holistic understanding of the product as a complete system including how it interacts with its environment. Speakers discussed how Model-based Engineering will help usher in this new era of manufacturing as it enables the exchange of data information in each stage of a product's lifecycle - from design to disposal.
One of the day’s highlights was a talk given by Dirk Slama, Director of Business Development, Bosch Software Innovations. His team is working alongside Cisco, National Instruments and TechMahindra on a Track and Trace Testbed that brings the Industrial Internet onto the factory floor. All four companies are leveraging their expertise under the auspices of the Industrial Internet Consortium. Dirk demonstrated the next-generation of power tools in manufacturing and maintenance environments. This "management" involves efficiently tracking and tracing the usage of these tools to ensure their proper use, prevent their misuse and collect data on their usage and status.
3rd Int'l. Risk Assessment & Risk-driven Testing Workshop
The continuous rise of software complexity with increased functionality and accessibility of software and electronic components leads to an ever-growing demand for techniques to ensure software quality, dependability and security. Tim Kelly, Professor of High Integrity System, department of Computer Science at the University of York, focused his keynote on the essential features and challenges of current safety-critical software development.
Model Based Design in Automotive Systems and Control Engineering Information Day
The automotive industry is undergoing a once-in-a-generation transformation as it brings a wealth of disruptive technologies to market, including the self-driving vehicle and the zero-emission, carbon neutral vehicle. As these systems and devices grow in complexity, the use of modeling and simulation becomes increasingly important in understanding and specifying their system behavior. The MathWorks, PTC and LieberLieber Software GmbH addressed how standards master the complex interplay of mechanical and electronic components, integrated software and networked systems, and product line engineering.
OMG Standards At Work in the Industrial Internet of Things
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is delivering improved productivity, major cost savings, and streamlined processes to professionals from all industries. OMG has been active in IIoT standardization from long before "IIoT" became an industry buzzword. OMG member companies: KDM Analytics, PrismTech, RTI and Twin Oaks Computing looked at important areas where OMG standards are proving integral to IIoT efforts around the globe.
Inaugural Data Residency Working Group Meeting
Different countries, especially in the European Union, have adopted stringent data protection and privacy laws and regulations regarding how data about their citizens can be collected, stored, shared, and moved around. This has legal implications for cloud service users and providers who must comply with different regulations depending upon exactly where personal data originated and is stored. The Data Residency Working Group addressed these issues and planned its next steps for the #OMGCambridge TC meeting in September.
In the meantime, you can listen to the audio files of the presentations.
#OMGBerlin Photo Album
Note: Photos courtesy of Dr. Jon Siegel