Rules Technology Summit Joins Business Rules Forum

The producers of the International Business Rules Forum(TM) announced the addition of the Rules Technology Summit(TM) - a new co-located event - with this year's Forum. The Rules Technology Summit is aimed at technical audiences including IT architects and IS professionals whose goals are to take advantage of the business rules approach to build agile applications with the flexibility to accommodate frequently changing business conditions.

The Rules Technology Summit and this year's 9th International Business Rules Forum will be held November 5-9 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. Due to the growing role of the business rules approach at organizations across a diverse set of industries, this year's events are expected to be the largest by far in the nine-year history of the Business Rules Forum. Among the industry sectors represented at this year's Conferences will be insurance, credit and lending, government, healthcare, utilities, manufacturing, consulting and technology.

The Rules Technology Summit is dedicated to the technology used to develop and deploy business software applications with the ability to respond to fast changing business needs. It will feature a wide array of topics clearly focused on the concerns of IT architects and IS professionals in search of business agility through rules implementations, including:

- Incorporating rules technology into a company's application architecture
- Selecting the best rules technology for a company's applications
- Ensuring technical success with rule engines
- Time-to-value: getting to the pay-off fast using business rules management systems (BRMSs)
- Understanding the impact of rules technology on IT culture
- Achieving the flexibility of rules without sacrificing performance
- Incorporating rules maintained by end-users into the development life cycle
- Testing in a rules environment
- Translating source rules into technical rule specifications
- Leveraging existing legacy systems using rules technology
- Exploiting J2EE, EAI platforms, and technology standards such as XML
- Identifying best practices for developing agile applications using rules

This year's Conferences feature more than 70 Sessions, nine Pre-Conference Tutorials, three keynote speakers plus three Post-Conference Special Sessions. The Conference sessions have been expanded to seven tracks of highly informative presentations and panel discussions on what it takes to achieve success with business rules technology.

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