OMG™ Membership Benefits
Membership in the Object Management Group™ carries many benefits. The
OMG staff works energetically to create programs to provide our members
with maximum value for their membership dollars. Listed below is a summary
of the technical, as well as business and
- Be Among the First to Use and Influence OMG's Model Driven
With the MDA just starting to emerge, now is the most exciting
time since our beginning in 1989 to be part of the OMG. This new
architecture is going to revolutionize the way applications and
standards are designed and built, and you can influence its form by
joining with our other members now. Read
about the MDA here, and then "come on down" and join us!
- Influence the Technology Adoption Process:
All of the OMG specifications - MDA, the UML, the MOF, XMI, the CWM,
CORBA, the CORBAservices, and the CORBAfacilities - are adopted at our
Technical Meetings held
about every ten weeks at various
locations worldwide. By participating in OMG meetings, you and your
company will influence the worldwide technology adoption process,
attain competitive advantages, and acquire a significant head start in
developing your implementation of adopted specifications. Current
members often comment that attendance at a single OMG meeting carries
more value than a full year's worth of reading magazines and reports.
- Access All OMG Documents and email:
First look at all OMG-produced specifications, formal
documents, books, research reports and Whitepapers. Exclusive access
to member discussion documents, OMG's document archive, and its index.
Send/receive access to all OMG members-only email lists, and read-only
access to their archives. You and your company become part of the entire technology
adoption process, from requirements generation to the adoption vote.
(Trial Members may send to the OMG email lists only during their first
year of membership.)
- Network with Industry Experts:
Direct electronic and personal access to the vendors, users, software
developers and marketers that are driving distributed object
computing. This provides unparalleled access to the best minds in
distributed computing and provides opportunities to develop critical
industry relationships and collaborations.
- Liaise With Other Standards Bodies:
Liaison activities enable members to represent OMG worldwide on
distributed computing issues involving The Open Group (including
X/Open), Unix International, the Japan Standards Association, ANSI,
ISO, Open GIS, ACORD, CableLabs, W3C, Tina-C, the Workflow Management
Coalition and other ad hoc consortia.
- Gain Industry-Wide Recognition:
OMG recognizes the hard work and honors its most dedicated primary
members with achievement awards for driving and facilitating OMG
- Publish your Work:
As an active OMG member, you'll become well known for your knowledge
and contributions to specific OMG technologies. This frequently leads
to requests to author books, technical articles, Whitepapers and case
studies for publication in a variety of venues from books and industry
magazines to marketing materials and Web sites.
Business & Marketing Benefits
- Develop Business Partnerships:
During OMG meeting weeks, you'll undoubtedly meet other end users,
vendors and implenters from your own industry, allowing you to build business
relationships and leverage your membership investment.
- Use OMG’s Marks:
OMG’s trademarks have become widely
recognized symbols of leadership and excellence in the technology
field. As an OMG member, you have to opportunity to access and use
these marks, at no cost, upon receiving necessary approvals from
the OMG Trademark Desk.
- Receive Discounts on Conference Attendance:
Many trade shows and conferences offer program discounts of up to 20%
for OMG members, and free passes to exhibits. These conferences
include Software Development East & West, and a variety of
industry specific events.
- Secure Public Speaking Opportunities:
The OMG Speakers Bureau matches qualified OMG member
speakers with highly visible speaking opportunities. Over
120 OMG members have enrolled in the program, and participants have been
placed at over 50 speaking assignments worldwide. Venues have included
User Group meetings, UNIX Expo, book signings, Corporate Technology
Days, University Lectures, Defense Conferences, OOTS conferences, and
industry- specific trade shows.
- Demonstrate Your Company's OMG-based Technology:
All OMG member companies have the
opportunity to demonstrate their implementations of OMG-based
technology at our Technical Meeting weeks, which typically attract 500
or more highly-qualified attendees from both computer industry and
- Publicize Your OMG Design Wins:
The OMG Reference Account
Program, accessible via the World Wide Web,
brings together organizations looking to implement distributed object
solutions with those who have experience building them. Additionally,
this provides editorial and press opportunities for your organization
with major computer trade and industry publications.
- Promote Your Commitment to OMG Technology:
Vendors committed to OMG technology have the opportunity to list their products
on a special OMG hosted web
page in conjunction with the Reference
- Make use of OMG's Tutorial Package:
Dr. Jon Siegel, OMG's Vice President of Technology Transfer, presents two
tutorials (out of a total of six different presentations) to attendees
at every OMG meeting.
This program brings new attendees up to speed on the basics of all of
OMG's technologies, and goes on to cover details about CORBA and the
CORBAservices. OMG members are entitled to source-level access to all
six of the tutorial slide sets, which they may present (as long as
certain conditions are met) both within and outside their
- Promote your Training Offerings on OMG's Website:
OMG’s Web Site includes a training
page, with listings available to Members who provide training in
any of the OMG technologies. List your
courses and link your Web site for free.
- Receive Discounts on Major Market Research Reports:
Many world-renowned research organizations and analyst firms such as
The Cutter Consortium, Hurwitz Group, The Standish Group, IDC
Research, and Cutter Consortium offer discounts for OMG members only on single
reports as well as yearly subscription services.
- Access The OMG Presentation Library:
OMG staff provides a series of web accessible presentations for member
use to educate about and promote our organization and all of our
technologies - within their organizations, to their customers, even at
outside conferences and workshops. Scripted presentations are provided by
OMG staff and others from member organizations.