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Charlie Betz: IT4IT

  • Wednesday, April 15, 2015
  • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Optum - Eden Prairie


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The Open Group IT4IT™ Forum was launched in October 2014. The mission of this new Forum is to develop, evolve, and drive the adoption of The Open Group IT4IT Reference Architecture, a "business architecture for the business of IT."

This presentation will provide an overview of the IT4IT Reference Architecture that covers the entire IT value chain, from strategy and architecture through application development to service management and operations. In combination with the TOGAF® and ArchiMate® standards,, this work represents a significant addition to The Open Group portfolio of IT management and architecture standards.


Charlie Betz is the principal and CEO of Digital Management Academy LLC, a training, advisory, and consulting firm focused on Lean and empirical approaches to managing the “business of IT.” 

He spent 6 years at Wells Fargo as VP and Enterprise Architect for IT Portfolio Management and Systems Management. He has held analyst, architect and application manager positions for AT&T,  Best Buy, Target, EMA, and Accenture, specializing in IT management, Cloud, and enterprise architecture. 

He is author of The Architecture of IT Management, a comprehensive reference architecture for the “business of IT,” and co-author of several works with Lean collaborators and for ISACA’s COBIT. 

Invited to the IT4IT Consortium Strategy Board, he helped lead the IT4IT transition to an open standard as The Open Group IT4IT Forum. 


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8:30 Registration & Networking
9:00 Opening Remarks
9:15 - 11:30  Presentation

11:30 - 11:45  Open Q&A

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