This is going to be an intimate get together for practitioners who are interested in help shaping the nascent Data-centric Revolution. There will be a few dozen attendees and a handful of vendors offering solutions that look to be of interest to this community.
The Data-centric Revolution recognizes that the predominant approach to implementing enterprise applications (the “application-centric” approach) is badly broken. Several practitioners came together 18 months ago and founded the “Estes Park Group”, which has been meeting on a monthly basis since then to begin to put some flesh on the skeleton of an approach we’ve outlined. We also sponsored the data-centric track at the Data Architecture Summit in Chicago last October.
We know of a handful of firms that have adopted something very close to what we have outlined. We will be exploring what worked and didn’t work with them. We are inviting vendors that have key parts of the puzzle. Our collective opinion at the moment is that a fully functioning data-centric architecture, available for purchase, does not exist. We will be outlining what companies will do in the short term to fill this void, and hopefully we can encourage some vendors to take up the task of delivering such an architecture.
The format will be highly interactive; primarily panel discussions with much input from the audience and short vendor demos. With the size of the conference, pretty much all attendees will have the opportunity to be on at least one panel. After you have registered, contact us to find out which panels still have availability. This will be on a first come, first served basis, so book early to get your choice.
Right now we have our office's address listed for the event, but it won't actually be at the office. We'll update as soon as we pick one (in Fort Collins, CO).
Note: there will not be any free passes for presenters (as virtually everyone will have a chance to present), and the fee was set low to just cover the venue and food.
From this simple beginning we believe some of the more profound changes ever to occur to Enterprise Architecture and Enterprise Application space will bloom. Become part of something big.
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