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The Open Group's Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Conference Austin to Feature Keynote Address by David Linthicum
Jun 18, 2007 (08:06 AM EDT)


SAN FRANCISCO, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Open Group, a vendor- and technology-neutral consortium focused on open standards and global interoperability within and between enterprises, today announced that David Linthicum, internationally known services-oriented architecture expert, will be a featured keynote speaker at its 15th Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Conference. Linthicum will address conference attendees during the opening plenary session on Monday, July 23, at 9:40 a.m. The conference will be held July 23rd-25th, 2007 at the Four Seasons in Austin, TX.

The Open Group's Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Conferences, now in their fourth 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 Austin event will specifically give attendees an opportunity to advance their knowledge of service-oriented architecture (SOA) and its impact on the enterprise and their business.

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 Austin, please visit: http://www.opengroup.org/austin2007/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/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. All other company, brand and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

CONTACT: Bill Bourdon of The Bateman Group, +1-415-602-1491, opengroup@bateman-group.com, for The Open Group

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