Emergent systems do not necessarily require human intervention. For instance, many systems emerge on the basis of swarm intelligence. There are situations in which coordinated behaviors occur without prior planning through communication.
The Enterprise Architecture Ecosystem continues to evolve in interesting ways. For example, we could almost speak of EA meaning Ecosystem Architecture in terms of all the potential players, themes, etc., tied to different contexts for doing Enterprise Architecture.
The situation with The Open Group Architecture Forum is at a crossroads. There is an urgent need to get a lot more clarity and meaningful, incremental progress and value for our members through the wide-ranging activities.
I envision The Open Group’s Architecture Forum being the dominant such forum in the world. There is a huge new demand for EA globally that we need to take advantage of with increased out-of-the-box thinking and greater agility.