The Open Group Conference Returns to Europe to Discuss Today’s Most Pressing IT Challenges

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Rome Event to Focus on Enterprise Architecture, Security, and Cloud Computing

SAN FRANCISCO, March 22, 2010 – The Open Group Conference Rome 2010 will be held on April 26-30, 2010 at the Sheraton Roma Hotel and Conference Center. The conference will address some of the key IT issues facing organizations today including: the future role of enterprise architecture; moving information security management from science to art; and examining cloud computing as a key element for evolving enterprise-wide IT systems. All three subjects will be supported by expert and practical presentations, discussions and workgroups led by industry leaders in the fields of enterprise and security architectures and cloud computing.

“Our Rome conference represents a unique opportunity to learn about new approaches and solutions to some of today’s biggest operational challenges in business and IT,” said Allen Brown, president and CEO, The Open Group. “From sessions on how to make enterprise architecture meaningful to the business, to the cost-effective management of IT security and best practices surrounding the cloud, our event will include a full range of topics to help IT professionals make real and significant contributions to their organizations.”

Architecture: This flagship track, being held on April 26-28, provides an ideal opportunity to better understand the future role of enterprise architecture. Keynote presentations, in-depth case studies and interactive panel discussions will prepare EA professionals to work within their organizations to bring IT to the forefront of business strategy development.

Security: Security practitioners must ensure that business collaboration outside the enterprise can take place in a secure manner, while also making sure that business managers are demanding the best return on investment in information security. The security track, being held on April 28, will assess the current state of the art on how to architect secure enterprise business solutions and how to verify they are truly effective.

Cloud Computing: The objective of the Cloud Computing track, being held on April 28, is to further explore the themes identified by members of The Open Group’s Cloud Work Group. The agenda will include presentations that shed light on requirements, challenges, use cases or opportunities for the enterprise deployment of cloud computing.

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 conferences in Rome please visit: http://opengroup.org/rome2010/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://opengroup.org/rome2010/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™ 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.

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