|Open Platform 3.0™ is broadly centered around four to six technology trends converging on each other to form new business models and system designs.
These themes include:
We have now collected requirements for Open Platform 3.0™. We will start defining the platform, based on these requirements, at the Open Group conference  in London, October 2013.
The requirements are contained in:
- The Open Platform 3.0 Business Scenario , which describes the business and technical environment of and identifies the fundamental requirements for the platform
- The Convergent Technologies Survey Report , which gives the results of a survey that was conducted to validate aspects of the business scenario problem statement
- The Open Platform 3.0 Round Table Meeting Report  (available to members and London conference attendees only), the report from a round-table meeting held prior to the conference to discuss requirements for Open Platform 3.0 from a CIO perspective.
The Open Group conference  in London starts with a keynote by Andy Mulholland, Former Global Chief Technology Officer, Capgemini, on "Just Exactly What Is Going on in Business and Technology?" This presentation will set the scene as to what mutually agreed standards and methods to extend the various aspects of the Open Group's activities need to be considered, and summarize the conclusions of the round-table meeting.
The conference streams include sessions describing potential applications of Open Platform 3.0, in:
- Healthcare (Monday, 14:00-15:30)
- Government (Tuesday, 11:00-12:30)
- Finance and Commerce (Tuesday, 16:00-17:30)
There is a stream on Open Platform 3.0 itself on Wednesday, from 11:00-16:00. This contains presentations on some of the underlying technologies, and a presentation and discussion on the requirements.
Defining the Platform
On the Thursday of the conference, an all-day members meeting of the Open Platform 3.0 Forum will build on the requirements discussion, start defining the architecture of Open Platform 3.0, and plan the definition of the platform (14:40-16:00).
The Forum aims to produce a snapshot of the definition early in 2014, with the first standard following a year later.