The Open Group Announces Agenda for Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Conference Lisbon Event Features Presentations by Accenture, BEA Systems, Capeclear,

Capgemini, IBM, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Mitre, Technical University of

Lisbon and More

    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: .
     The Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Conference offers various
 sponsorship and exhibit opportunities. For more information, please visit: .
     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 .
     NOTE TO EDITORS: Boundaryless Information Flow and TOGAF are trademarks
 of The Open Group.

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