The Open Group Balances Exploration of Next Generation SOA with Development of Current SOA Skills at Seattle 2010 Conference

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SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 20, 2010 – The Open Group today announced a special service-oriented architecture (SOA) program track at The Open Group Conference Seattle 2010, to be held on February 1-5, 2010 at the Grand Hyatt Seattle, that will explore the future of SOA while consolidating the skill set of today’s SOA practitioners. In addition to presentations given by industry thought-leaders and practitioners, attendees can expand their skill set by participating in the new Open Group SOA tutorial series prepared by The Open Group SOA Work Group and a special co-located, post-conference SOA workshop from SOASchool.com™.

The Conference Presentations

The program features a keynote on “Next Generation of SOA” by Thomas Erl, best-selling SOA author and founding member of the SOA Manifesto, plus presentations from noteworthy SOA practitioners including Tony Carrato, worldwide chief operations architect, EIS SOA Advanced Technology at IBM, Mats Gejnevall, global enterprise architect at Capgemini Sweden, Steve Bennett, director of Grid Platform Solutions at Oracle, and Heather Krieger,SOA standards architect and strategist at IBM. Ahmad Yaghoobi,associate technical fellow at Boeing Company, and Kay Sampaongern, software architect at Boeing, will describe their practical experience of using SOA to meet the business needs of a major international corporation.

The Open Group SOA Tutorial Series

To sharpen their skills, SOA practitioners will be able to take advantage of new tutorials prepared by The Open Group SOA Work Group. These tutorials were developed to accompany the various Open Group SOA standards, models and publications, with the aim of providing a clear and simple introduction to SOA and SOA standards. Each tutorial is designed to build on the previous ones, with the content becoming increasingly technical as the series progresses. The goal is for attendees to follow the series just as far as it fits with their interests and responsibilities. The Open Group SOA tutorials offered in Seattle will cover the impact of SOA on business, assessing SOA maturity, SOA governance, SOA reference architecture, and using TOGAF™ for SOA.

The Post-Conference SOASchool.com Workshop

The post-conference SOASchool.com™ workshop features courses from the internationally recognized SOA Certified Professional program. It will supplement the conference program with more intensive and detailed material for SOA practitioners. The first workshop day will delve into the service-oriented architectural model and the service-orientation design paradigm and establish the unique characteristics and dynamics that constitute service-oriented solution logic. The second day will provide an in-depth exploration of service-orientation and service-oriented architecture from a design patterns perspective, including coverage of compound patterns and related industry technologies.

Registration

Registration for The Open Group Conference is open to both members and non-members of The Open Group. For more information, or to register for the conferences in Seattle please visit: http://www.opengroup.org/seattle2010/register.htm. Registration is free for members of the press and industry analysts.

Registration for the post-conference SOASchool.com™ workshop is separate and is also open to both members and non-members of The Open Group. Visit http://soaschool.com/workshops/seattle0210 for workshop information and registration. Members of The Open Group receive a discount and members of The Open Group SOA and Cloud Work Groups receive an additional discount, of up to 60 percent.

About The Open Group

The Open Group is a vendor-neutral and technology-neutral consortium, which drives the creation of Boundaryless Information Flow™ 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. SOASchool.com and SOACP are trademarks of SOA Systems Inc. All other company, brand and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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