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E-Business Security Summit to Consider Standards as a Critical Success Factor for Secure Information Infrastructures

ANSI representatives to address key challenges ranging from Homeland Security to Information Civil Defense issues

New York, Mar 04, 2003

Industry and government leaders interested in E-Business Security will gather at the Pentagon Hilton in Arlington, Virginia on April 1 and 2, 2003 to address key challenges ranging from Homeland Security to Information Civil Defense issues.

The SecurE-Biz Executive Summit was established in 1999 by the Federal IT leadership to provide an interactive, educational program where the world's leading practitioners share best practices and lessons learned in a hype free environment. This year’s conference, the fifth annual, is entitled E-Business Transformation: Implementing the President’s Management Agenda for E-Gov and Homeland Security and provides a unique venue for collaboration among government and industry CxO communities.

[Note: “CxO” is a generic term for a corporate officer, such as a CEO (chief executive officer) or CFO (chief financial officer).]

The program will feature more than 80 speakers in a series of “strategy tutorials, actionable architecture sessions, solution architecture workshops, roundtable luncheons, and an e-solutions showcase.” Two parallel tracks (each focused on disparate needs of CxOs and information architects) and two luncheon roundtables provide delegates an opportunity to interact on such topics as:

  • Homeland Security
  • Securing Cyberspace
  • Secure Web Services
  • President’s E-Gov Initiatives
  • Component-based Architectures
  • E-Solutions Showcase
  • The New SDLC and OMB Reference Models
  • Information Sharing Across Boundaries

ANSI chairman, Dr. George W. Arnold (Lucent Technologies), and ANSI Board member Gregory Saunders (Department of Defense) will be featured in an afternoon panel discussion on April 1. The panel, which also includes representatives of OMG (Object Management Group), IBM/Tivolli and Novell, will discuss standards and other critical success factors for secure information infrastructure.

“The program will bring together a wide range of high caliber speakers and attendees from government and industry for an important dialogue on critical IT issues,” explained Bob Feghali, ANSI vice-president and chief information officer. “Speakers will focus on best practices and lessons learned regarding the successful alignment of common business needs with e-Business solution frameworks while adhering to the new reference models.”

ANSI is one of several organizational sponsors of the conference. As such, ANSI members and constituents receive a $200 discount on registrations received before March 15, 2003. (The normal registration rate is $895.)

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