September 09, 2008 14:48 ET

IIR's IT & Business Alignment Forum 2008 Brings Together Thought Leaders for Enterprise Architecture, Business Process Management, and Collaborative Technologies

More Than 300 Attendees and Leading CIOs to Meet in Las Vegas November 10-13, 2008 to Openly Discuss Industry Issues, News and the Technologies of the Future

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - September 9, 2008) - The Institute for International Research today announces that The IT & Business Alignment Forum 2008 ( will bring together three of its conferences -- Enterprise Architectures Conference, Business Process Management Conference and The Enterprise Web, Portals & Collaborative Technologies Conference -- to the Red Rock Hotel in Las Vegas November 10-13, 2008. The spirit of collaboration and combined brain power will be alive during The IT & Business Alignment Forum as attendees hear from the foremost experts in each industry, view the latest in technology advancements and evolve their knowledge-base.

The IT & Business Alignment Forum will include:

-- Enterprise Architectures Conference: a strategic forum for IT and business leaders responsible for driving their organizations processes, information systems, personnel and organizational sub-units, to align with their core goals and strategic direction. EAC is chaired by George S. Paras, Managing Director, Eadirections.

-- Business Process Management Conference: learn how to seamlessly manage and govern processes as enterprise assets, run process improvement projects and implement new process technologies. BPM is chaired by Roger Burlton, Founder, Process Renewal Group.

-- Enterprise Web, Portals & Collaborative Technologies Conference: serving the community that is using, building, leveraging, and driving portal and collaborative web technology. Enterprise Web is chaired by Zach Wahl Knowledge Management Practice Leader, Project Performance Corporation.

The IT & Business Alignment Forum Keynote & Distinguished Speakers:

-- Robert Kriegel, Ph.D., Change Management Expert and Author of the national bestsellers: If It Ain't Broke...BREAK IT! & Sacred Cows Make the Best Burgers.

-- Jerry Luftman, Distinguished Service Professor at Stevens Institute of Technology School of Management/Executive Director Graduate Information Systems programs

-- Tony Byrne, Founder, CMS Watch

-- Rob Koplowitz, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research

-- Geary Rummler, Internationally Recognized BPM Thought Leader, Co-Author, Improving Performance; How to Manage the White Space on The Organization Chart

-- Cindy Tierny, CIO, Beazer Homes

-- Rich Phillips, President, Maritz Loyalty

-- Comprehensive Speaker List is available here:

-- Agenda At A Glance is available here:

The IT & Business Alignment Forum Special Events Include:

-- Key Issues Facing IT: Annual SIM Study 2008 Results Revealed

-- Book Signing with Dr. Robert Kriegel

-- Aligning IT & Business: The Analyst Perspective -- World class analysts come together to share insights into emerging issues related to alignment of IT & Business. Panelists include: David Mitchell, Senior Vice President, IT, Ovum; Rob Koplowitz, Principal Analyst, Forester Research; Tony Byrne, Founder, CMS Watch. Moderated by: Chuck Williams, former CTO of Pfizer and CIO of Georgia Pacific

-- Aligning IT & Business: The C-Suite Perspective -- Jeffrey Hayzlett, CMO & SVP Business Development, Kodak; George Rimnac, CIO, WW Grainger; Rich Phillips, President, Maritz Loyalty; Sandra Hoffman, COO, Turknett, Leadership Group & Board of Directors, TechBridge & Cindy Tierny, CIO, Beazer Homes. Moderated by: Jack Bergstrand, CEO of Brand Velocity, Inc. and Former VP, Business Systems, The Coca-Cola Company

-- Roundtable discussions. Networking dinners and more.

For more information visit our website or to register contact IIR at 1.888.670.8200, or email

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  • Linda Uslaner
    The Institute for International Research
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