Optimizing the modeling language for enterprise architecture
The Open Group ArchiMate® Forum enables member organizations to contribute to the convergence needed to reach the next level of professional development in the field of Enterprise Architecture. The ArchiMate Forum is open to all organizations that apply enterprise architecture in practice, or support its use and development.
►Harnessing the Power of Archimate®  Iver Band, vice-chairman of the Archimate Forum leads the panel discussion at The Open Group conference at Newport Beach, February 2013
► At The Open Group October 2012 conference in Barcelona, BiZZdesign’s CEO Henry Franken opened his session titled, “Delivering Enterprise Architecture with TOGAF and ArchiMate”  by speaking about what exactly Enterprise Architecture is, and why it’s needed. Henry provided examples of each ArchiMate layer and step.
► Listen to Henry Franken of BiZZdesign talk about the ArchiMate® 2.0 modeling language 
Members  actively support the use and dissemination, and lead the development of, the ArchiMate specification. Joining The Open Group ArchiMate Forum enables you to have early access to relevant knowledge and best practices, network with a world-class community of experts and peers, and grow professionally. Forum members:
- Exchange best practices about the usage of ArchiMate concepts and viewpoints
- Disseminate best practices within the ArchiMate community
- Propose improvements on the ArchiMate language
- Propose improvements and extensions on ArchiMate viewpoints
- Propose useful functionality for tools supporting ArchiMate