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Open Group&aposs 17th Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Conference to be Held in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 5 /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 its 17th Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Conference, to be held January 28-30, 2008 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco.

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 5 /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 its 17th Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Conference, to be held January 28-30, 2008 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco.

The Open Group's Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Conferences, now heading into 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.

The three-day event 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. The conference will cover three key focus areas, one per day. The first day will cover the business value of service-oriented architecture (SOA) and examine it within the larger context of enterprise architecture. Subsequent days will focus on the value of TOGAF(TM) (The Open Group Architecture Framework), then on the increasing role of skills- and experience-based certification for enterprise architects.

"We are excited by the tremendous support we enjoy for our Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Conferences and delighted to be delivering the 17th event in the series," said Allen Brown, president and CEO, The Open Group. "These events have become the place for enterprise architects to meet and learn from each other, both through the formal sessions and via the informal networking opportunities with their peers, and I learn something each time as well, which is an added bonus."

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 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.

Note to Editors: Boundaryless Information Flow and TOGAF are trademarks of The Open Group. All other company, brand and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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