[March 20, 2006]

OMG Announces Program for BPM Think Tank 2006; Uniquely Interactive BPM Event to be held in Arlington, VA, May 23-25, 2006

NEEDHAM, Mass. --(Business Wire)-- March 20, 2006 -- The Object Management Group(TM) (OMG(TM)) and its BPMI Steering Committee today announced the program for BPM Think Tank 2006. The event, which is unique in its focus on interactive roundtable discussions, is sponsored by, Silver Sponsors Software AG (, Appian (, and Lombardi Software ( as well as organizational sponsor WARIA and media sponsors BPTrends and BPM Think Tank 2006 will take place in Arlington, VA, U.S.A. May 23-25, 2006. For more information or to register, visit

Companies are turning to BPM in order to implement their Service-Oriented Architectures, leveraging standards from W3C, WfMC, OASIS as well as OMG's Model-Driven Architecture(R) to integrate, consolidate, track and optimize their business processes within and between organizations. BPM Think Tank is a unique standards summit, bringing together representatives from all the major standards organizations involved in BPM. Attendees will be able to interact with these representatives as well as with business and technical industry experts during the roundtable discussions.

Like last year's event, BPM Think Tank will once again gather together the business and technology experts who have shaped the field of BPM for practical collaboration on the state of industry, notable best practices, and what's needed to evolve BPM to its next generation. The unique format, focused on interactive roundtable discussions, as well as case studies and experts panel sessions, will allow participants to gain uncommon insight into BPM in the real world, within the standards community, on the IT drawing board and in the executive board room.


-- Connie Moore, Vice President, Research Director, Forrester Information Delivery Research Group, will be giving the keynote address, "BPM Market Overview," as well as leading an executive roundtable and moderating the panel, "The Business Value of Process Standards."

Practitioner keynotes:

-- Greg Meyer, CTO, iJET on "Process and Risk Management"

-- Nancy Craft, Senior Business Consultant, Business Process Innovation, Volvo Group on "Process Integration in the Supply Chain"

Pre-conference workshops topics:

-- Business Process Specification Schema (BPSS)

-- Semantic Business Vocabulary and Rules (SBVR)

-- Business Process Definition Metamodel (BPDM)

-- BPM Best Practices

-- Business Process Execution Language (BPEL)

-- Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN)

-- Featuring presentations from companies such as Sun Microsystems, Model Systems, EDS, Enix, Microsoft and Lombardi Software


-- The Business Value of Process Standards, featuring representatives from OASIS, W3C, WfMC and OMG; moderated by Connie Moore, Forrester Research

-- What the Business Needs: Standards and Technology for BPM Success, featuring representatives from Volvo Group, iJET, Morgan Stanley and Bruce Silver Associates; moderated by Derek Miers, CEO/Founder, Enix

Executive Roundtable Topics:

-- Human-Centric BPM

-- Security Issues in Process Collaboration

-- Executing BPM across the Global Enterprise

-- Repeatable Process Discovery and Deployment

-- Business Process Maturity and Measurement

-- Adaptive Processes for the Agile Enterprise

-- The Business Value of BPMS

-- Sustaining BPM Momentum

-- Team Process Design

-- Collaborative BPM across Trading Communities

-- Moderated by representatives from Forrester Research, iJET, Volvo Group, Lombardi Software, Borland, SpryBiz, Bruce Silver Associates, WARIA/Enix, Stevens Institute, and Telelogic

Technical Roundtable Topics:

-- Business Process Choreography using BPSS

-- Modeling Processes using BPMN

-- Modeling Business Rules using PRR

-- Achieving Model Interoperability using BPDM

-- Modeling and Managing Web Services using BPEL

-- W3C Standards for Web Services Choreography

-- BPMN Process interchange using XPDL

-- Defining an Enterprise Vocabulary with SBVR

-- BPM and SOA

-- Articulating Business Strategy and Operations with BMM

-- Moderated by representatives from Sun Microsystems, Lombardi Software, Fair, Isaac and Co., EDS, Microsoft, Pi4 Technologies, Fujitsu, Business Semantics, Software AG, and Hendryx & Associates

The early-bird registration discount is available until May 1, 2006. For full program, hotel and registration information, visit Exhibit space is available; for more information contact Kevin Loughry at, +1-781-444 0404. Sponsorship opportunities are available; contact Ken Berk at, +1-781-444 0404.

About The OMG

With well-established standards covering software from design and development, through deployment and maintenance, and extending to evolution to future platforms, the Object Management Group (OMG) supports a full-lifecycle approach to enterprise integration which maximizes ROI, the key to successful IT. OMG's Modeling standards, the basis for the MDA(R), include the Unified Modeling Language(TM) (UML(R)) and Common Warehouse Metamodel (CWM(TM)). CORBA(R), the Common Object Request Broker Architecture, is OMG's standard open platform with hundreds of millions of deployments running today. Headquartered in Needham, MA, USA, the Object Management Group is an international, open membership, not-for-profit computer industry specifications consortium. More information about OMG can be found at

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