WHAT: Forrester Research, Inc. (Nasdaq: FORR) Enterprise Architecture Forum 2009: Elevating Architecture.

Enterprise Architecture professionals are in a unique position to drive the technology strategy that supports rapidly changing business goals, moving closer to the business due to waves of service-oriented architecture and business process management adoption. Business processes, business services, business events, and the information that they generate and consume are now in scope, driving architects to broaden their skill sets — and their networks. Meanwhile, the technology is more important than ever as the most advanced organizations make quantum leaps in agility with technology-enabled innovations.

What must Enterprise Architecture professionals do to elevate their architecture practice out of the technology trenches to enable new business capabilities? And what technology will they need to ensure that the architecture they’re planning will elevate their business’ capabilities to the next level of productivity and innovation? At Forrester’s Enterprise Architecture Forum 2009, attendees will learn how their EA program can build their digital business with the technologies and architecture practices that drive innovation and create business value.

WHEN: February 10-11, 2009

Doral Golf Resort & Spa
4400 N.W. 87th Avenue
Miami, FL 33178
+1 305.592.2000

WHO: In addition to 15 of Forrester’s industry-leading analysts, featured industry speakers include:

  • Bhaskar Banerjee, Vice President, Enterprise Architecture, Fidelity Investments
  • Jeanne Ross, Director and Principal Research Scientist, MIT Center for Information Systems Research
  • Hub Vandervoort, Chief Technology Officer, Progress Software
  • Dan Ziman, Creator of “Greg the Architect” and Director, Marketing Programs, Lithium Technologies

The forum offers three tracks designed for Enterprise Architecture professionals, Application Development & Program Management professionals, and Information & Knowledge Management professionals; one-on-one sessions with Forrester analysts; peer networking; and a technology showcase where nine sponsors — including platinum sponsor Progress Software and gold sponsors MEGA and Software AG — will share their solutions. Attendees can also attend one of two preforum Workshops: Creating Your Sharepoint Strategy or Service-Oriented Architecture: Architecting Enterprise Success.

CONTACT: Complete Event information is available at www.forrester.com/eaforum2009.

MEDIA: Members of the media can register for the Enterprise Architecture Forum 2009 by providing their full contact information to press@forrester.com.