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Date: Thu, 17 Jul 1997 11:08:44 -0400
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From: "John A. Weiler, Chairman" <[log in to unmask]>
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Dear Object Enthusiast,

The FED OOTS program is beginning to establish the OOTS Online segment
of our Dec. 8/9 CIO program.  If your organization would like to link up
for this virtual event, please dial into our OOTS web site,, and upload the self extracting executable.  This
establishes a point on your web site and a path for industry to find
your object related paper submissions.  These white papers must provide
some educational value or lesson learned. If you have any questions
please contact our conference managers Chuck Lockard or Diana Wallace of
IT Direct at 703-471-8520, exts 210 and 204 respectively. Registration
can be done online or via our toll free number, 1-888-SEE-OOTS.

“Architecture Frameworks for Distributed Object Computing and the NET”

>>>>>>>> CALL FOR PARTICIPATION <<<<<<<<<<

The OBJECTive Technology Group, in conjunction with industry’s top
technology leaders and practitioners, is announcing the third annual
Federal Object Oriented Technology Symposium (FED OOTS 97) CIO series.
FED OOTS 97 will bring together government and industry’s leading CIO’s,
IRM’s, system architects, and business/technology managers who seek the
benefits of the new distributed object computing model bring, and learn
from those who have already forged ahead.

This years theme will be “Architecture Frameworks for Distributed Object
Computing and the NET”.  This executive forum will be taking the next
logical step in developing industry-specific Reference Models for Open
Distributed Processing (ISO RM-ODP), including the DoD’s C4SIR
Architecture Framework. This solutions-oriented program is a
step-by-step executive educational forum that brings the combined
experiences of industry’s top practitioners to bear in a two day “boot
camp” with specifically designed solutions segments for CIOs and their
IS teams.

Each of the vertical industry OOTS forums and their domain-specific
tracks are presented in four half day “steps” addressing each of the
critical stages of designing, developing and deploying distributed
enterprise systems:
1)      Enterprise Architecture, Modeling and Standards (RM-ODP, OMA, ODP,
2)      Enabling Technologies for the new Internet based Client/Server (GIS,
Java, C++, Smalltalk, TCL, IDL, OORAD, Active X, Push, Browsers, HTML,
HTTP, IIOP, RMS, TP Monitors, DNS, LDAP, E-Messaging);
3)      Distributed Computing Infrastructure (JAVA Beans, CORBA, DCE, DCOM &
Messaging Middleware);
4)      Data Management, Access and Security (JDBC, ODBC, RDBMS, ODMG93,
SQL3/4, Firewalls, Warehousing)

Responding to feedback from last years FED OOTS, the OTG sponsored
Defense Object track at STC, and input from various distributed
computing working groups (DII, OMG), the OOTS program committee has
created three concurrent “tracks” centering on the domain-specific
applications of object technology and the internet, and a two day CIO
Roundtable, hosted by our Platinum and Diamond sponsors:
DEFENSE OBJECTS: Internet-based Client/Server Model for the Defense
Information Infrastructure
INTEL/GEOSPATIAL: Moving Mountains of Complex Data in a Secure World
BUSINESS OBJECTS: Bringing the Best of Commercial Practices to

Each of these domain-specific tracks will be produced by its own set of
sponsors, track chairs and agencies who have homogeneous interests.
Each “track” includes four interlocking “steps”, each with presentations
from user, integrator and ISV communities. After each session, our
Platinum and Diamond sponsors will meet with the CIO round table, an
executive workshop that brings governments top minds together for some
one-on-one discussions on the future of information processing. To
ensure a top echelon educational and informational experience, the OOTS
series has drawn on the combined expertise of industry’s foremost
authorities from APM, BEA, CACI, Computer Associates, CIA, Dept. of
Commerce, Canadian National Defense, CSC, DARPA, Digital, DoD, DIA, EDS,
Ernst & Young, Expersoft, FANNIE MAE, GIGA, Genesis Development,
IBM/Transarc, Highway1, Informix, Iona, Lockheed Martin, Lotus
Development, Microsoft, Mitre, Momentum, NASA, Navy, NIMA, Netscape,
Novell, NIIIP, NSA, OMG, Open Group, OpenGIS, Rational Software, SAIC,
Sun Microsystems, Sybase, SGI, Tivolli, UK MoD, Unisys, Visigenic, The
White House and other notable organizations.

Focused on information infrastructure to support the converging
Component Object Technology and Internet markets, the OOTS sponsors will
be cooperating on these industry-specific CIO forums in the coming
FED OOTS ‘97, December 8 - 9, 1997, Alexandria, VA (Government,
Defense/Aerospace, Intelligence)
COMM OOTS ‘98, Jan. 98, Princeton, NJ (Telecom, Entertainment, Media)
FINANCIAL OOTS ‘98, April 98, New York, NY (Banking, Finance, Insurance)
MED OOTS ‘98,  August ‘98 TBD (Medical and Health Care)

The success of the OOTS program series is due to the cooperative nature
of its sponsors. To make the most of your involvement, each
participating organization will be provided the following support
· Distinguished Speaker - Primary Technologist, CIO or CTO to share in
lessons learned.
· OOTS Program Committee - to aid in development of program.
· Session Chair - support content development of track or session,
recruit speakers and  refine agenda.
· Bi-directional web link - event promotion, presentations and white
papers to be posted on sponsors  web site and linked via the web site.
· VIP Invites - sponsors will be provided with discount program
invitations to distribute to key clients and associates both in hard
copy and in electronic form.
· OOTS Sponsorship - Participate in Technology Showcase and CIO
Roundtable.  Booths start at $2,500.

>>>>>>>>>   PAST AND PRESENT OOTS SPEAKERS  <<<<<<<<<<<<

Albert Gore, Jr., Vice President, The White House (tenative)
Dr. Richard Soley, Technical Director, VP, OMG (pending)
Bill Mularie, Head, Science and Technology, NIMA
Dr. Henry Kelly, Assoc. Director, Science and Policy, The White House
Dr. Marvin Langston, CIO, Department of the Navy
David Lehman, CTO, Mitre Corporation
Ron Elliott, Director, OSD Intelligense Security Secretariat (tentative)
Dr. Allen Balutis, Deputy CIO, Dept. of Commerce (pending)
Dr. John Schill, Director of Advanced Technology, DARPA JPO
Bill James, Director, Technology and Architecture, HQ USAF
David Schell, President, Open GIS Consortium
John Gilligan, PMO, HQ AF
Eric Skoog, AF Chief Architect, Mitre
Dr. Frank Perry, Technical Director, J6/JIEO DISA
Thomas Atwood, President, Cinebase
Bob Epstein, Founder and Chairman, Sybase
Adelle Goldberg, Founder, ParcPlace Systems
Eric Sargent, Director General, IRM, Canadian Dept. of National Defense
Richard Green, GM, Solaris Product Group, SunSoft
Bob Zurek, VP, Powersoft Business Unit, Sybase
Alfred Spector, GM, Transaction Processing Systems, IBM, CEO Transarc
John Slitz, VP Object Technology/Architecture and Design, IBM
Ivar Jacobson, VP Business Objects, Rational Software
Don Black, DII SHADE Director, DISA JIEO
Ken Jacobs, EVP Server Products, Oracle
Rod Butters, Sr. Director of Network Computing Architectures, Oracle
Dr. Jim Stikeleather, Executive Director, Perot Systems
Dr. Michael Stonebraker, CTO, Informix, author, "Migrating Legacy
Jon Hopkins, Director Object Technology, Rational Software
Luther Hampton, Sr. Consultant Lockheed Martin, ACC
Jens Christensen, CTO, Visigenic Software
Dick Schaeffer, PMO Distributed Object Computing Security, NSA
Don Deutch, SQL3 Committee Chair, Sybase
Tim McGowan, Sr. Systems Engineering Mgr. EDS
Ely Eshel, CTO, Momentum Software
Sam Greenblatt, Sr. VP, Computer Associates
Dr. Francois Bancilhon, President, O2 Technologies
Dr. Andrew Wade, Founder, Objectivity
Dr. Sridhar Iyengar, Director Advanced Technology, Unisys
Maj. Richard Weisman, Director of C2 Planning, CA Dept. of National
Defense (NATO)
Bill Ravkin, CTO, Powersoft Corp. (Sybase)
Amir Golshan, Manager, Distributed Computing Group, Ernst and Young
Dr. Michael Guttman, CTO, Genesis Development
Adrian Bowles, VP Research, GIGA Information Group
Lyle Cox, Director Stategic Planning, ANSER
David Harris, Applications Manager, SES, CIA
Dr. Thomas Mowbray, Sr. Scientist, co-author: "The Essential CORBA"
Bob Scher, President, Messaging Oriented Middleware Assoc.
Mary Jo McCauley, Sr. Object Technology Consultant, Digital Equipment
Mark Ryland, Technical Evangelist Active X/DCOM, Microsoft
John Weiler, Founder/Chairman, The OBJECTive Technology Group

>>>>>>>>>   ABOUT THE OTG  <<<<<<<<<<<<

member, represents a federation of open systems providers committed to
transitioning industry into the converging Distributed Computing and
Internet technologies.  The OTG aids in the development of these
architectural frameworks through architecture modeling, technology
assessment, education, and mentoring.  Though a cooperative network of
software suppliers, user groups (government and commercial), integrators
and testing labs, a web based “Interoperability Clearinghouse” will
become a reference tool for assembling  “plug and play” suites of
interworking componentry that both conform to standards and ensure
smooth migration of legacy systems. How these industry specific
Reference Models evolve will be detailed at upcoming vertical industry
OOTS executive forums.

These efforts will benefit those industries most where consolidation and
market changes necessitate the use of internet/object technology as a
means of becoming more responsive to user needs, and ease the process of
enterprise integration.  The OTG provides information architecture
migration mentoring for  financial, telcom and media industry, and is
available to federal agencies via a number of contracts: GSA, DEIS,
Defense Medical Information Management D/SiDDOMS contract, and the
Defense Information Infrastructure/ Integration Contract (DII/IC).

John A. Weiler
The OBJECTive Technology Group
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