SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The Open Group, a vendor- and technology-neutral consortium focused on open standards and global interoperability within and between enterprises, today announced the agenda for the Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Conference (formerly IT Architecture Practitioners Conference), to be held October 23 - 26 at the Corinthia Lisboa, in Lisbon, Portugal. The Open Group's Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Conferences, now in their third year, are globally recognized events created by and for enterprise architecture practitioners to examine a wide variety of topics which are impacting the profession. These include service-oriented architecture (SOA), agent technologies, aligning enterprise architecture with business innovation, and evolving the architecture discipline in line with business demand. The Lisbon event will also provide attendees with experience-based insight into approaches and methods that have proven effective in developing enterprise architectures around the world. Just as importantly, it also aims to clarify the limitations that currently exist in the enterprise architecture field. The conference will explore these enterprise architecture topics with a focus on the use of enterprise architecture for the effective support of business innovation and the creation of real business value. The Open Group's Enterprise Architecture Practitioners conference will feature three days of best in class speakers, programs and practical sessions for attendees. The event includes an impressive lineup of industry leaders including a keynote address from Sam Ceccola, deputy CTO, BEA Systems. Additional main stage highlights include presentations and case studies from IT leaders and architects at Accenture, Capeclear, Capgemini, Instituto de Informatica do Minsterio de Financas, Mitre, Sonaecom, and the Technical University of Lisbon. "The Open Group Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Conference, which is put on by members of our Architecture Forum, brings together hundreds of architects to exchange best practices and techniques with their peers and others interested in the field," said Allen Brown, president and CEO, The Open Group. "The main goal of this and all other Open Group Architecture Practitioners Conferences before it is to advance the architecture profession as a whole. We're pleased about the lineup of great speakers, who represent professionals from some of the most innovative architecture practices in the world." Conference participants can choose from fourteen unique tracks, which will offer best practices and user case studies for enterprise architecture practitioners. The agenda consists of high-level strategies, as well as practical tips and techniques within the enterprise architecture discipline. These include enterprise architecture as a key to business innovation, agent technologies, development, deployment and management, architecture modeling and tools, service-oriented architecture, semantic interoperability, certification and professional development, TOGAF(TM), architecture governance, Architecting to the Edge(TM), and evolving the architecture discipline with business demands. Registration, Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities Registration is open to both members and non-members of The Open Group. For more information, or to register for The Open Group's Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Conference in Lisbon, please visit: www.opengroup.org/lisbon2006 . The Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Conference offers various sponsorship and exhibit opportunities. For more information, please visit: http://www.opengroup.org/events/q406/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 . NOTE TO EDITORS: Boundaryless Information Flow and TOGAF are trademarks of The Open Group.
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