The ONUG Collaborative was started in 2019 with founding members FedEx, Cigna and Raytheon Technologies. Its charter is to identify and provide solutions to big cross-industry, large enterprise issues, such as cybersecurity and data protection, which are both significant areas of concern to large corporations. The first project of the ONUG Collaborative was to form the Automated Cloud Governance (ACG) Working Group. Once that working group formed, JP Morgan Chase, Kaiser Permanente, UBS, Pfizer and others joined as members. The ACG Working group’s recently released white paper, and has garnered press coverage in the Wall St Journal, Information Week and other outlets.
The collaborative, through the ACG Working Group, is also pursuing the development of a common Cloud Security Notification Framework or CSNF reference implementation/architecture. The goal is to create common definitions and syntax for major cloud provider security alerts, alarms, events etc.
The ONUG Collaborative provides a means for like minded corporations to engage and work together in a problem-solving atmosphere/culture. The collaborative will have a huge channel of influence throughout the industry and will be represented by some of the largest cloud consumers as well as cloud providers including Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud and Google Cloud.
The collaborative maintains two bodies, an executive steering committee and working group(s). We are currently accepting membership requests from Global 2000 corporations and cloud solutions providers.
Steering Committee Board Member:
$77,500 Exclusively for C-level executives of Fortune 100 companies and invited senior members of the vendor/cloud community. Members set the direction of the working group(s), populate the working groups and receive voting rights to decide on the areas of focus for the 12 month period.
Working Group Member:
$20,000 per working group project ($10,000 for start up companies Series A and below). Join large enterprise cloud customers in a working group, appoint an executive(s) to participate, and present the Working Group findings, use cases and proof of concepts at each ONUG event.
The ONUG Collaborative has industry influence and seeks to put it to work by providing valuable tools to enable your digital transformation journey, along with many others.
Steering Committee members are exclusively C-level executives of Fortune 100 companies and invited cloud providers/vendors. They set the direction of its working group(s) and each Steering Committee member company receives one vote to decide the Collaborative’s area of focus over a six-month period. They also populate the working group with a member of their senior staff to work with peers. The Steering Committee members drive the direction of the Collaborative and carry significant influence in the enterprise cloud community.
The first project of the ONUG Collaborative was to organize a working group focused on automating cloud governance, as governance gets in the way of all digital transformation projects and is usually the root cause of project failure, due to a lack of control of information and data. Steering Committee members populated the ACG Working Group with fortune 100 thought leaders and cloud technologists to work with peers. Currently, cloud/vendor project managers and engineering staff work with IT professionals (cloud architects/engineers, DevSecOps) within the working group to develop a reference implementation/architecture for automated cloud governance.
Released in May 2020, the ACG White Paper sought to educate the industry on and advocate for:
This work was recently published in the Wall Street Journal.