ZapThink and the Linthicum Group combine to offer "Practical SOA for the Federal Government"

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One day event focused on SOA needs, applications, and standards for Government including Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA). ZapThink, LLC, and the Linthicum Group, LLC, have combined forces to offer the first seminar aimed at those looking for practical advice and real-world examples of SOA within government. This one-day event, entitled: "Practical SOA for the Federal Government" will be held April 26th, 2007, in the Washington, DC area. Created to pack as much value into one day as possible, this event aims to provide the expertise of David Linthicum, ZapThink analyst Ronald Schmelzer, and expertise from industry veterans to provide the most up-to-date, organizationally relevant, and complete guidance on SOA in just one day.

ZapThink, LLC, and the Linthicum Group, LLC, have combined forces to offer the first seminar aimed at those looking for practical advice and real-world examples of SOA within government. This one-day event, entitled: "Practical SOA for the Federal Government" will be held April 26th, 2007, in the Washington, DC area. Created to pack as much value into one day as possible, this event aims to provide the expertise of David Linthicum, ZapThink analyst Ronald Schmelzer, and expertise from industry veterans to provide the most up-to-date, organizationally relevant, and complete guidance on SOA in just one day.

"I'm exciting about doing this event with ZapThink," says David Linthicum, CEO of the Linthicum Group. "ZapThink is widely known for understanding SOA, and both Jason Bloomberg and Ronald Schmelzer are able to provide a clear vision and real experiences in SOA. This event gives attendees access to the 'dream team' for SOA, addressing a very important problem…how SOA works within the government, how to address governing notions such as FEA, and a step by step approach to get it right the fist time."

In this seminar the best of the best in the world of SOA take you through concepts, business issues, approaches, and technology to make SOA work within your organizations. We don't focus on the hype and the folks who have products to push, but on the "brass tacks" of making SOA work tomorrow for your agency. Together, ZapThink analyst Ronald Schmelzer and notable IT expert and master architect David Linthicum provide this information considering the special needs of government agencies and contractors, and focus on how you can make SOA a reality by looking beyond the hype, addressing your requirements, and selecting the right technology the very first time.

"This seminar fills a clear gap in SOA understanding and just makes sense," explains Ronald Schmelzer, Senior Analyst at ZapThink. "We see SOA adoption growing rapidly within the federal government, but the government has unique needs not met by other business-focused conferences. Along with David Linthicum, we are looking to address those needs, and demonstrate how to make SOA work for all government agencies. This event focuses on the SOA real-world and not theory."

Registration is now available online at

http://www.zapthink.com/practicalsoa, and significant early registration discounts apply.

Who Should Attend

This event is targeted to anyone within a government agency or contractor that is looking to leverage the value of SOA for today's projects or future needs, and is appropriate for IT project managers, enterprise architects, senior developers, data architects, and anyone else who is or will be impacted by the adoption and movement to SOA by the Federal Government.

About ZapThink, LLC

Founded in October 2000, ZapThink, LLC (http://www.zapthink.com) is an IT advisory and analysis firm that provides trusted advice and critical insight into the architectural and organizational changes brought about by the movement to XML, Web Services, and Service Orientation. We provide our three target audiences of IT vendors, service providers and end-users a clear roadmap for standards-based, loosely coupled distributed computing - a vision of IT meeting the needs of the agile business. ZapThink is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. Its customers include Global 1000 firms and emerging businesses.

About the Linthicum Group, LLC

David began the Linthicum Group (http://www.linthicumgroup.com) to provide world class SOA consulting to major corporations and government agencies, as well as select SOA product companies. David is the former CEO of BRIDGEWERX, and has held key technology management rules with a number of organizations including CTO of Mercator Software, CTO of SAGA Software, Mobil Oil, EDS, AT&T, and Ernst and Young. In addition he was an associate professor of computer science for eight years, and continues to lecture at major technical colleges and universities.    David keynotes at many leading technology conferences.

ZAPTHINK CONTACT:

Ronald Schmelzer

ZapThink, LLC

108 Woodlawn Rd

Baltimore, MD 21210

Phone: +1 (781) 207 0203

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