Marriott San Diego Mission Valley, San Diego, USA
(in parallel with The Open Group Member Meetings, January 29 - Febraury 2)
The Open Group Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Conference in San Diego will comprise a plenary meeting with a focus on SOA, followed by parallel streams addressing SOA and other aspects of enterprise architecture.
According to a recent report by Forrester, nearly 70% of SOA users say that they will increase their use. SOA is here to stay.
What does this mean for enterprise architects?
Many of the guiding principles of SOA are not new. Re-use, interoperability and compliance to standards (both common and industry-specific) have been championed by the experts and member companies of The Open Group Architecture Forum for more than 11 years. But it is becoming increasingly clear that, while the fundamental principles remain valid, SOA does require new ideas and new skills.
And service-orientation has even deeper implications. It can lead to new business models and organizational structures. It helps the architect to think in terms of an enterprise architecture that includes IT, rather than an IT architecture that supports the enterprise.
Which means that architects must not just master the new technology. They must understand business and technology together, in order to deliver true enterprise architecture.
So don't be left out. Conference information and registration is in the links below.
Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Conference
Registration for the SOA conference