TOGAF(TM) Version 9 to Debut at 21st Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Conference San Diego

December 17, 2008

The Open Group to Host Two New Conference Series in San Diego: Security Practitioners Conference and Enterprise Cloud Computing Conference

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 17 /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 21st Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Conference, to be held February 2nd -4th, 2009 at the Marriott Mission Valley in San Diego. In addition, The Open Group announced two new conference series debuting in San Diego: the Enterprise Cloud Computing Conference, to be held February 3rd , 2009; and the Security Practitioners Conference, to be held February 4th -5th, 2009.

The Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Conference will feature the formal launch of TOGAF version 9, the popular enterprise architecture framework, on Monday, February 2nd. TOGAF 9 introduces significant enhancements to the previous version of the standard, which will be showcased in detail by some of the top TOGAF experts and trainers in the world. Chris Forde, chair of The Open Group Architecture Forum and VP technology integrator at American Express, will kick off the day by delivering a plenary presentation about the value of TOGAF. The conference’s second day will further explore TOGAF, using real-world case studies to showcase some of the successful outcomes of using the standard. Parallel tracks at the conference will feature sessions devoted to further examination of enterprise architecture, including sessions about ArchiMate(R), The Open Group’s open and independent modeling language for enterprise architecture.

“In difficult economic times, the adoption of open standards related to enterprise architecture by customers of IT products and services is even more important, since it results in greater freedom of choice. The scale of adoption of TOGAF 8, the growth of our membership and the strength of participation at our Enterprise Architecture Practitioner Conferences are all evidence that this is an area regarded as critical by many types of organizations,” said Allen Brown, president and CEO, The Open Group. “I am very proud of the achievement of our Architecture Forum in producing TOGAF 9 and I look forward to its launch in San Diego, as well as welcoming everyone who may be interested in learning more about enterprise architecture in general.”

The Open Group will also debut two new conference series in San Diego: the Security Practitioners Conference and the Enterprise Cloud Computing Conference. The inaugural Security Practitioners Conference (SPC) will feature plenary presentations and track sessions presented by industry experts on a variety of security topics, including security architecture; secure software development; and audit and logging. Furthermore, the SPC will feature in-depth focus sessions on cloud computing security and identity in the cloud. These focus sessions will employ a use case format, in order to encourage attendees to play an active role in developing requirements for information security within cloud computing.

The Enterprise Cloud Computing Conference will be a one-day event dedicated to developing an enterprise perspective on cloud computing. Industry leaders, including invited speakers from Amazon, Google and IBM, will discuss key topics including the cloud computing service model, the need for standardization and cloud implementation guidelines and best practices.

“There are two inescapable realities in today’s IT world: innovation will continue to produce advances in how those who have access will work, rest and play; and advances in IT security will continue to be increasingly critical to protecting ourselves and our assets,” said Brown. “I am delighted that the members of our Security Forum have taken the initiative to embark on a series of Security Practitioner Conferences, where attendees can share their knowledge and experiences, especially as it relates to heterogeneous environments where open standards are critical. I am similarly delighted that, as an open standards consortium, our members are engaging with Cloud Computing at an early stage in its evolution, and I very much look forward to gaining a greater understanding of the issues, challenges and opportunities that it presents.”

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 Diego please visit: http://www.opengroup.org/sandiego2009-apc. 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/sandiego2009-apc/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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