Chair of the IT4IT Forum of The Open Group and IT Management Architect
Rob Akershoek is an IT Management Architect. For over 20 years he has been involved in improving IT organizations by designing, implementing and automating IT management processes. He helps organizations to transform to a new IT organization, ready to manage new technologies such as Cloud and mobile, as well implementing new IT management concepts such as DevOps, Continuous Delivery, Big Data for IT and Self Service. He has been an IT4IT architect at Shell responsible for the solution architecture and design of IT management solutions. In this role he has been involved in IT4IT Forum from The Open Group from the start. He has a broad range of experience in implementing IT management capabilities (for example based upon ITIL, COBIT, SCRUM, PMBOK, etc.) and has been responsible for the roll-out of numerous integrated IT management solutions. This included projects related to Enterprise Architecture (EA), Service and Application Portfolio Management (APM), Project Portfolio Management (PPM), Continuous Delivery, Agile and Lean Software Development, Test Management, Deployment Automation, Service Monitoring, IT Service Management (ITSM), Software Asset Management (SAM), IT Financial Management (ITFM), IT Reporting, CMDB, IT Asset Management, and Automated Discovery. Rob Akershoek has been involved in the development of the new IT4IT standard from The Open Group. He is currently the chair of the IT4IT Forum.