IT Architecture Summit (ITARC) to Host Industry Leaders

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9th IT Architect Regional Conference (ITARC) is being held in New York October 2009. The event will feature key Global IT Architect thought leaders such as Grady Booch, Len Bass, Eric Evans, Bill Inmon, Angela Yochem and John Zachman.

As a practicing information architect myself, I was happy to be able to add the key tracks for this emerging specialization and I am very satisfied with the addition of the Information Architect specialization to the IASA curriculum

To guide organisations toward adopting a robust IT architecture, the International Association of Software Architects (IASA) will host the 9th IT Architect Regional Conference (ITARC) in New York from Oct 12 - 14, 2009. ITARC New York will be the largest event in the region that addresses the challenges and needs facing IT architects today.

"IT architecture completes the value proposition for any IT group regardless of corporation size and make up," said Paul Preiss, Chief Executive Officer of IASA.

"Our members represent the largest global body of architects and are providing bottom-line revenue not just cost savings to their organizations. Without IT architects, who are well trained and certified, IT departments will continue to face challenges in demonstrating value at the board level," he added.

"The presence of a well-understood, syndicated, and governed architecture has a positive impact on developing, deploying, operating, and evolving quality software-intensive systems of value," said internationally recognized thought leader, IBM Fellow and IASA Fellow, Grady Booch.

"(...) This can only come about if we also grow the profession of the software architect, by defining a body of knowledge and ethical practice. Organizations such as the IASA are leading the way in helping to define this profession; activities such as the IT Architect Regional Conferences in New York are just part of the large education opportunities that IASA provides to its members and the broader IT industry. The fact that so many other thought leaders are participating shows the deep commitment IASA has to achieving excellence in this field," he added.

Themed "IT Architect Regional Conference, Thought Leader Edition," ITARC New York 2009 will address key industry tracks that are of rising importance in the ICT industry: Business, Enterprise, Software, Infrastructure, and Fundamentals as well as the newest addition to the event: Information Architecture.

"As a practicing information architect myself, I was happy to be able to add the key tracks for this emerging specialization and I am very satisfied with the addition of the Information Architect specialization to the IASA curriculum," said Timothy Leonard, President of IASA Global.

IASA will also be launching the Certified IT Architect-Professional certification at ITARC 2009 which follows on the heels of the launch of CITA-Foundation at the ITARC Malaysia earlier this year. "This certification is the World's first non-vendor specific global IT architecture certification and was developed with the close collaboration and participation of the Asian chapters of IASA," said IASA Asia Pacific Chairman Aaron Tan Dani.

ITARC is a global event that brings you the best IT architecture expertise and in-depth domain knowledge in the enterprises. "Being the leaders of advocating proper IT architecture in the industry, ITARC plays a key role in gathering professional as well as aspiring architects to learn from vast body of knowledge in IT architecture, and with the recent success of IASA Architecture Skills Library and the much anticipated IASA Architect Training Program being developed, this is the event where you will get in depth training into the new world of IT Architecture professional focus," said Hasan.

ITARC 2009 is sponsored by Architecture & Governance Magazine, Zapthink, IBM, Microsoft Corporation, NoMagic and Cisco.

IASA would like to invite all interested technology professionals to attend the IT Architecture Regional Conference New York 2009. For more information and to register, please visit IT Architecture Home. For additional information on the International Association of Software Architects, please visit IT Architecture Home.

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