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OMG Announces Partnership with SIGS-DATACOM

January 24, 2005; 02:19 AM

The Object Management Group today announced its partnership with SIGS-DATACOM, Germany. The partnership will allow OMG and SIGS-DATACOM, Germany to work together to produce high-quality industry events based in Europe. SIGS-DATACOM is a leading supplier of IT conferences and IT seminars, i.e. the OOP conference in Munich, the SET conference in Zurich and then TDWI conference in Munich. In addition SIGS-DATACOM is the publisher of the two leading German IT journals OBJEKTspektrum and JavaSPEKTRUM. In the year 2005 SIGS-DATACOM plans three event series with OMG for May, September and October 2005.

"This exclusive relationship between OMG and SIGS-DATACOM, especially in German media but also in other European countries, is an important new step for both organizations," said Richard Mark Soley, Chairman and CEO, Object Management Group. "Together, SIGS-DATACOM and OMG will keep European audiences up-to-date with regards to OMG technologies, including domain standards in healthcare and finance, telecommunications and manufacturing, as well as Model Driven Architecture(R) (MDA(R)), UML(R) and CORBA(R)."

SIGS-DATACOM now holds the legal rights to use the registered trademark name "OMG Information Days." In June 2005 the OMG Information Days will be held in Zurich (Switzerland), Munich and Frankfurt (both in Germany) in close cooperation with OMG. The single track events will be supported by OMG with regard to the technical program development. Specifically, OMG will contribute a keynote speaker and will be present at the respective event by their European representative. SIGS-DATACOM is in the process of finalizing the website and all details regarding the new OMG events. Specific information regarding the events will be available as of January 30, 2005 at

The IT journal OBJEKTspektrum will also work in close cooperation with the OMG as well. The publication's audience of software architects, IT project leaders and advanced programmers/developers will receive up-to-date information about OMG's standardization topics as well as best practices and case studies of the latest applications.

For further information about SIG-DATACOM GmbH, contact Simone Hannemann at Tel.: +49 (0)2241 2341 500, mailto:[email protected] or visit

About The OMG

With well-established standards covering software from design and development, through deployment and maintenance, and extending to evolution to future platforms, the Object Management Group (OMG) supports a full-lifecycle approach to enterprise integration which maximizes ROI, the key to successful IT. OMG's Modeling standards, the basis for the MDA, include the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and Common Warehouse Metamodel (CWM). CORBA, the Common Object Request Broker Architecture, is OMG's standard open platform with hundreds of millions of deployments running today. Headquartered in Needham, MA, USA, the Object Management Group is an international, open membership, not-for-profit computer industry specifications consortium. More information about OMG can be found at

For more information, contact:
Martina Feige
Tel.: +49 (0) 2241 2341-503



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