Doing Data with TOGAF

The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) is a framework for enterprise architecture which provides a comprehensive approach to the design, planning, implementation, and governance of an enterprise information architecture. This seminar, consisting of two related sessions, will provide you with an understanding of TOGAF and its applicability to data: data architecture and data management.

In the first presentation Riaz Khan will provide an overview of The Open Group Architecture Framework, which is rapidly gaining popularity as the de facto methodology for Enterprise Architecture.  Riaz will describe the main parts of TOGAF:

  • The Architecture Development Method,
  • The enterprise continuum, and
  • The TOGAF resource base.

TOGAF will be positioned as it relates to other popular methodologies such as Zachman and FEAF (Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework).  Finally, Riaz will also provide highlights of the changes to TOGAF released in version 9.

In the second session, Bruce Miner will discuss TOGAF as it applies to a data practice from a practitioner’s perspective. This involves traditional data architecture as well as evolving topics such as: operational analytics, emerging trends in archive and records, in-flight/transactional data, and SOA from a data perspective. The focus for each topic will include TOGAF elements as well as well as his implementation observations (stories from the trenches).


Riaz Khan has over ten years of I/T experience spanning the entire IT lifecycle including pre-sales consulting, architecture & design, development & deployment as well as knowledge transfer and technical mentorship.  Mr. Khan is a Director on the Humber Institute of Technology I/T advisory council. Mr. Khan is an IBM & Open Group Master Certified IT Architect, Certified TOGAF practitioner,  and IBM SOA certified.  Riaz sits on the IBM America’s IT Architect profession board and  holds an Honours BSc in Computer Science/Software Engineering from University of Toronto.

Bruce Miner has over thirty years of IT experience, specializing in enterprise grade systems architecture, large scale development, database design, database internals, operating systems internals and management consulting.

Bruce’s assignments include a mix of development, strategic planning, business analysis, enterprise architecture, project management and marketing. Industry verticals include an international mix of banking, insurance, telecommunication, Internet, government, education and energy. He has participated in various industry standards based initiatives including the eLearning shareable content object reference model (SCORM), the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) and the Object Management Group (OMG).


Annual General Meeting

This meeting will also serve as our Annual General Meeting. Elections will be held for positions on the Board for the forthcoming year. Please contact our President or any other Board member if you are interested in assisting IRMAC for the year 2009-2010.

A door prize will be awarded at this meeting, with the sponsors being a combination of Wiley publishing and Karen LopezThe Data Model Resource Book: Universal Patterns for Data Modeling, Volume 3 by Len Silverston and Paul Agnew will be presented to the first drawn business card from an individual present.


May 20 2009


8:30 am - 11:30 am


The Rostie Group, WaterPark Place, 20 Bay Street, 12th Floor, Toronto.

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