SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Open Group, a vendor- and
technology-neutral consortium focused on open standards and global
interoperability within and between enterprises, today announced an
expanded lineup of keynote presenters, panel discussions and expert case
studies for its highly anticipated 17th Enterprise Architecture
Practitioners Conference. David Linthicum, managing partner for ZapThink,
will return to deliver the opening keynote address at the conference, to be
held January 28-30, 2008 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. In
addition, the plenary sessions will include end user panels and case
studies featuring American Express, HSBC and Marriott International.
The Open Group has announced the plenary session lineups for each of
the conference's three days, focusing on service oriented architecture
(SOA), The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) and skills- and
experience-based certification. Following on the heels of the successful
SOA panel at the Austin Conference, the "SOA Reality Check" Power Panel
will feature InfoWorld.com Editor in Chief Eric Knorr; OnStrategies
Principal Analyst Tony Baer; and Evans Data Corporation Lead Analyst and
ZDNet blogger Joe McKendrick. In addition, David Linthicum will join the
discussion following his opening keynote address. The plenary sessions will
also feature senior IT leaders and enterprise architects from global
organizations such as IBM, QR Systems and MITRE Corporation, among others.
In addition, parallel streams will utilize real-world case studies,
testimonials and panel discussions to showcase best practices, standards,
tools and technologies that are being used to develop today's most
successful enterprise architectures. Parallel stream speakers include
leaders from IBM, Accenture, Capgemini, Sun Microsystems, BEA, Covansys,
CGI, Infosys Technologies, Wipro Technologies, Intel, Cisco, Lockheed
Martin and Wells Fargo. Case studies will feature such diverse end users as
Volvo Sweden and BlueCross and BlueShield of North Carolina.
The Open Group's Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Conferences, now
entering their fifth year, are globally recognized events created by and
for enterprise architecture practitioners to examine a wide variety of
topics that are impacting the profession. The San Francisco event will
focus on the key elements necessary to creating and sustaining successful
Registration, Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities
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For more information on registering or to register for the conference in
San Francisco, please visit: http://www.opengroup.org/sf2008/register.htm.
Registration is free for members of the press and industry analysts.
The Open Group also offers various sponsorship and exhibit
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About The Open Group
The Open Group is a vendor-neutral and technology-neutral consortium,
which drives the creation of Boundaryless Information Flow(TM) that will
enable access to integrated information within and between enterprises
based on open standards and global interoperability. The Open Group works
with customers, suppliers, consortia and other standard bodies. Its role is
to capture, understand and address current and emerging requirements,
establish policies and share best practices; to facilitate
interoperability, develop consensus, and evolve and integrate
specifications and open source technologies; to offer a comprehensive set
of services to enhance the operational efficiency of consortia; and to
operate the industry's premier certification service. Further information
on The Open Group can be found at http://www.opengroup.org.
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