Full Name
Lars Rossen
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SVP and Chief Architect
Speaker Bio
Lars Rossen is the Chief Architect and SVP for engineering of shared services and components at OpenText.

Lars Rossen drives the overall OpenText technical strategy and oversees the shared components and engineering services through which OpenText achieve alignment across its vast commercial services and products. This includes designing, building, and running the digital factory for all of OpenText engineering. This includes driving the OpenText trust OpenText driving the use of OpenText products internally in the spirit of “Drinking our own champagne”. Lars also oversees OpenText’s hyperscaler and platform strategy and associated platform architecture.

Lars created the first version of the IT4IT™ Reference Architecture which formed the basis for the standard in The Open Group, and Lars continues to be the lead architect for the IT4IT initiative. This forms a foundation for delivering an open and composable digital factory based on value stream thinking.

Before OpenText Lars Rossen was the Group CTO for Micro Focus. In this role he drives the overall Micro Focus technology and integration strategy. as well as driving the implementation of the Digital Factory for Micro Focus.

Before joining Micro Focus, Lars was a Fellow at Hewlett Packard Enterprise where he worked for the CTO organization. Where he defined the software portfolio architecture and strategy and. Lars was also part of the core team that defined HPE's CloudSystem strategy and associated solution portfolio. This included creating the innovative Hybrid Cloud Management product suite.

Prior to joining the portfolio strategy office, Lars headed up HPE’s Operational Support System practice for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Lars holds an MS in engineering, an executive MBA with focus on technology management, and a PhD in computer science from the technical University of Denmark.
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