OMG's Integrate 2003 Wraps Up in Boston, MA; Next conference will head to Anaheim, CA in February 2004.
Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
NEEDHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 18, 2003
The Object Management Group(TM) (OMG(TM)) successfully ran its third Integrate conference--Integrate 2003--in Boston, MA last week. The conference drew IT senior management and professionals from a diverse group of companies. Focusing on the business and technical aspects of application integration using different infrastructure standards, Integrate 2003 featured a keynote and a panel discussion; The Theory of Networked Everything by Sun Microsytems' CTO, Greg Papadopoulos and Web Services Standards: Where are they going? by a panel made up of representatives from WS-I (Web Services Interoperability Organization, www.ws-i.org) A consortium founded by Microsoft, IBM, BEA Systems and Intel that is dedicated to the development of Web services. Its goals are to provide guidance and education, to promote interoperability and to ensure that Web services , W3C, OASIS and the Open Group.
"Application and information integration issues are at the top of the corporate IT agenda. I was pleased to see the OMG with the Integrate series take the lead in taking on the issues relating to integration. I believe these efforts and in particular the OMG's Model Driven Architecture(R) (MDA (1) (Monochrome Display Adapter) The first IBM PC monochrome video display standard for text. Due to its lack of graphics, MDA cards were often replaced with Hercules cards, which provided both text and graphics. See PC display modes and Hercules Graphics. (R)) standard will lead to faster deployment of service-oriented architectures throughout the enterprise and continue to drive the need for easy access to aggregated information," remarked Boris Geller, Vice President of Market Development at Raining Data.
Sponsored by Compuware Corporation, Integrate 2003 also covered such topics as Real World Web Services: Applications and Business Models, The Benefits of a Model Driven Approach to Application Development and Integration, and Application Integration and Legacy Transformation Strategy.
"OMG was delighted to host its third event in the new Integrate 2003 conference series. It's been a continued success, incorporating many pertinent topics for technical business managers who need to tackles issues surrounding application integration within their organizations," remarked Dr. Richard Soley, OMG Chairman and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. .
The Integrate conference series will travel next to Anaheim, California. The newly released dates for the event are February 3-4, 2004. Program details will be available late this fall on the OMG website, www.omg.org.
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