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Open Group's Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Conference in Budapest to Set Agenda on Secure Architectures
Sep 19, 2007 (08:09 AM EDT)


SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Open Group, a vendor- and technology-neutral consortium focused on open standards and global interoperability within and between enterprises, today announced the plenary agenda and preliminary lineup of speakers for its 16th Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Conference, to be held October 22nd-26th, 2007 at the Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal in Budapest, Hungary.

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 Budapest event will focus on several different aspects of Security Architecture and examine their roles in delivering safe and secure enterprise architectures.

The event already features a stellar lineup of plenary speakers, including Steve Whitlock, chief security architect, Boeing; Stephen Farrell, research fellow and lecturer, Trinity College, Dublin; Merike Kaeo, consultant, Double Shot Security; Adrian Seccombe, CISO and senior enterprise architect, Eli Lily; Guy Bunker, chief scientist, Symantec; and Carl Ellison, architect, Microsoft.

"Safe and secure information sharing in our open, globally networked world continually requires effective security architectures," said Allen Brown, president and CEO, The Open Group. "The Open Group's goal at the Budapest event is to thoroughly investigate the complex realm of security architecture so that our attendees take away new information and best practices for establishing and maintaining secure IT operations within their organizations."

The three-day event will utilize real-world case studies to illustrate how security architectures can and must evolve to meet the challenges for secure information sharing that today's agile computing business operations demand. Plenary day sessions will cover the business benefits of evolving security architectures and highlight new approaches to creating architectures for secure computing. The agenda also includes parallel tracks on Security; Enterprise Architecture and TOGAF; and Service-Oriented Architectures.

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 Budapest, please visit: http://www.opengroup.org/budapest2007/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/budapest2007/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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