Object Management Group Reveals Details of BPM, SOA Workshop

The Object Management Group(TM) (OMG(TM)), announced the program for its “Maximizing BPM Investments with SOA” workshop, to be held January 14-17, 2008 in Orlando, FL, USA. The workshop is co-sponsored by Annual Sponsor Sparx Systems and Silver Sponsors Mega and Telelogic.

Tutorials, keynotes, case studies, panel discussions, best practices and demonstrations will show attendees how industry leaders have worked through the hype and are developing BPM solutions that maximize investment while meeting real-world needs.

Workshop Highlights Include:


  • David Linthicum, Managing Partner, Zapthink, LLC “Maximizing BPM Investments with SOA”


  • Business Track: SOA for Business: A Competitive Necessity, by Fred Cummins, EDS
  • Business Track: The Standards Landscape: What it Means to the Business Person, by Pete Rivett, Adaptive
  • Technical Track: Modeling Techniques for Achieving Business Solutions, by John Hall, Business Rules Group
  • Technical Track: The Role of Event-Driven Architecture, by Robert Covington, Rhysome

Session Themes:

  • BPM and SOA: A Closer Look at the Issues
  • Preparing a Successful SOA and BPM Strategy
  • The Human Factor
  • Case Studies
  • Migration Strategies / Moving Forward
  • Panel: The Importance of a Model Driven Approach to SOA and BPM
  • Panel: Cooperation, Competition or Confusion
  • Participants to date include: Adobe Systems, BEA Systems, Burton Group, Collaborative Consulting, CSC, Deutsche Bank, Elemental Links, Harvard Computing Group, IBM, IDS Scheer Global, Interfacing Technologies, Kohl’s Department Stores, Lombardi Software, ModelDriven.org, OASIS, OCTL Consulting, PricewaterhouseCooper, Relativity Technologies, SOA Consortium, The RuleML Initiative, TIBCO, VISA, and W3C

There will be technology exhibits and demonstrations on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Registration & Information
The early-bird registration discount is available until December 17, 2007. The hotel registration cut-off is also December 17, 2007.

About the Object Management Group
OMG is an international, open membership, not-for-profit computer industry consortium. OMG Task Forces develop enterprise integration standards for a wide range of technologies, including: Real-time, Embedded and Specialized Systems, Analysis & Design, Architecture-Driven Modernization and Middleware and an even wider range of industries, including: Business Modeling and Integration, C4I, Finance, Government, Healthcare, Legal Compliance, Life Sciences Research, Manufacturing Technology, Robotics, Software-Based Communications and Space.

OMG’s modeling standards, including the Unified Modeling Language(TM) (UML®) and Model Driven Architecture® (MDA®), enable powerful visual design, execution and maintenance of software and other processes, including IT Systems Modeling and Business Process Management. OMG’s middleware standards and profiles are based on the Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA®) and support a wide variety of industries. OMG is headquartered in Needham, MA, USA.

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