The Open Group Announces Additional Presenters at Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Conference San Francisco Industry Analysts, Business and Technology Leaders to Present on Key

Ingredients for Enterprise Architecture Success



    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
 enterprise architecture.
 
     Registration, Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities
 
     Registration is open to both members and non-members of The Open Group.
 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
 opportunities. For more information, please visit:
 http://www.opengroup.org/sf2008/sponsor-exhibit.htm.
 
     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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