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Object Management Group Announces March Special Events Program in DC
Thought Leaders in Business Architecture, Cybersecurity, Healthcare, HL7, IIoT Security and Modeling Join U.S. Navy, Air Force and Federal Government Experts to Cover Critical Issues in Standards Work

Needham, MA - February 22, 2017 - The Object Management Group® (OMG®), an international, open membership, not-for-profit technology standards consortium, today announced its Special Events program being held during the OMG Technical Committee meeting from March 20-24, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Reston, Virginia, USA. Registration for the Special Events program is open to the public. Media can register for a complimentary press pass using the code TCVAP17.The program is supported by OMG annual sponsors, No Magic, Sparx Systems and Orbus Software.

The program will feature ten Information Days-in-depth public forums-throughout the week.

Monday Special Events Highlights
On March 20th, Dr. Jon Siegel, OMG Vice President, Technology Transfer, will present his tutorial on OMG modeling and middleware standards. On the same day, the Business Process Modeling in Health Workshop will feature keynote speaker Dr. Ed Hammond, Ph.D., FACMI, Director, Duke Center for Health Informatics, will present "The Tensions between Workflow, Status Quo, and Keeping up with Technology (and the Times)." His talk will focus on the changes being "forced" on the health system as a consequence of advances in technology, as well as the impacts of changing health best practices and the industry's ability to adopt them.

Dr. Shane McNamee, M.D., U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, will discuss how the OMG Business Process Modeling Notation™ (BPMN™) standard offers the potential to stabilize health care processes that support both patients and providers as organizations strive toward improved efficacy and high reliability. A foremost expert in BPM standards, Denis Gagne, CEO/CTO of Trisotech and Chair of the OMG BPMN Interchange Working Group, will deliver a presentation titled "Overview of OMG Business Standards." Registration costs $149 USD.

Workshop attendees are invited to join the OMG Healthcare Committee Meeting on March 21 for an in-depth discussion about OMG's healthcare standards work. They can also participate in the Committee Meeting for two extra days from March 21-22. The one-day, add-in option costs an additional $99 USD and the two-day, add-in option costs an extra $198 USD.

Monday and Tuesday Special Event Highlights
From March 21-22, speakers at the fifth annual Business Architecture Innovation Summit will discuss business architecture's role in a cross-section of industries. Registration for the two-day Summit is $395 USD. An optional Business Architecture Reference Model Workshop on Thursday, March 23 costs $495 USD.

Tuesday Special Events Highlights
On the morning of March 21, Dr. Dale Meyerrose, Major General, U.S. Air Force (retired) will keynote at the half-day Cyber Resilience Summit. He was the first President-appointed, Senate-confirmed chief information officer and information sharing executive for the U.S. Intelligence Community. Additionally, the popular "Titans of Cyber" panel returns, featuring federal agency and intelligence community heads who will share critical issues facing their organizations as they battle cyber risk. Government admission is complimentary. Use the code CSQVA27 during registration to redeem the complimentary pass. Otherwise the registration fee is $95 USD. To learn more the agenda and speakers, please visit http://it-cisq.org/cyber-resilience-summit-2017/.

In the afternoon, Lieutenant Commander Rollie J. Wicks, interviewed in the 60 Minutes program, "The Coming Swarm," will present at the complimentary Cybersecurity Workshop. An associate advisor of the Secretary of the Navy Naval Innovation Advisory Council and an expert in autonomous systems, artificial intelligence, and robotics, Lt. Cdr. Wicks will discuss autonomous systems and the cyber challenges his team is addressing. Cyber experts will also take part in the "Economics of Cybersecurity: Cost vs. Protection" panel to discuss security versus budgetary tradeoffs when building a cyber infrastructure.

Wednesday Special Events Highlights
On March 22, experts and OMG Chairs will weigh in about the latest security trends and the role that standards play in making the Industrial Internet safe, secure and reliable at the complimentary OMG Standards at Work in the IIoT - Focus on Security session. Speakers include: Dr. Allan Friedman, Director of Cybersecurity, U.S. Department of Commerce; Robert Martin, Senior Principal Engineer, Cyber Security Partnerships, The MITRE Corporation; and Stephen Mellor, CTO of the Industrial Internet Consortium®, among others. The agenda is updated daily at https://www.omg.org/news/meetings/tc/va-17/special-events/IIoT_Agenda.htm.

Running concurrently, the OMG IEF Chairs will unveil a family of specifications that enables policy-driven, data-centric information sharing and safeguarding under the umbrella of the OMG's Information Exchange Framework™ (IEF™) standard. The information sharing session will highlight the finalized IEF Information Packaging Policy Vocabulary™ (IEF IPPV™) specification and the IEF Reference Architecture (IEF RA) specification (which is nearing completion). Visit https://www.omg.org/meetings/va-2017/index7.cgi?noid=yes to register.

Thursday Special Events Highlights
On the morning of March 23, thought leaders at the complimentary third UAF® with MBSE Summit will explore how to leverage MBSE with architecture modeling in an integrated and disciplined approach. Registration details can be found at https://www.omg.org/meetings/va-2017/index6.cgi?noid=yes.
In the afternoon, the Industrial Internet Consortium will host the complimentary Industrial Internet Innovation Forum. Industry experts and organizations who have deployed or are currently deploying Industrial Internet solutions will present best practices. Visit http://www.iiconsortium.org/reston-forum-2017/index.htm for registration information.

The full-day Workshop on Information Sharing & Safeguarding Standards will feature government, standards development organizations and industry leaders chart the future for architecture and standards frameworks for the national information sharing environment. Registration is $445 USD.

Registration Information
All Special Events (including complimentary) require advance registration. The $950 USD registration for the full OMG TC Meeting week includes all Special Event daily fees. Separate registration fees apply for the Business Architecture Innovation Summit and Reference Model Workshop, Cyber Resilience Summit, the Business Process Modeling in Health Workshop (and Committee Meetings) and the Workshop on information Sharing & Safeguarding Standards for attendees not registered for the meeting week.

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