Arcitura and Layer 7 Announce the 5th International SOA, Cloud + Service Technology Symposium

VANCOUVER, BC, September 17, 20120 /Targetwire/Arcitura Education, a leading global provider of progressive, vendor-neutral training and certification programs, and Layer 7 Technologies, a leading provider of API connectivity solutions for the enterprise, are pleased to announce the 5th International SOA, Cloud + Service Technology Symposium to be held on September 24-25 at The Imperial College London, UK.

This year’s Symposium is framed by the theme "Exploring Modern Service Technologies and Practices," and focuses on contemporary IT innovations and trends, as well as the emergence of proven and field-tested industry practices and patterns. IT decision makers, business executives, technology executives, practitioners and consultants will gather for two days of engagement and education. There are over 100 expert speaker sessions across 13 conference tracks. The Symposium also features keynotes, demonstrations, panels, networking opportunities, training and certification workshops, and a sponsor exhibition.

Among the keynote speakers this year, are Dr. Chris Harding, Director for Interoperability at the Open Group, Michael Hritz, acting Chief Enterprise Architect for the National Airspace System, Federal Aviation Administration, Anne Manes, VP and distinguished analyst with Gartner, Vicente Navarro, Data Systems Manager at the European Space Agency, Dharmesh Patel, a solution strategist, enterprise architect and change agent with IEEE and Dennis Wisnosky, recently retired Chief Architect and Chief Technical Officer with the US Department of Defense.

The first opening keynote will be delivered by best-selling IT author Thomas Erl, founder of, and CEO at Arcitura.

"The emergence and maturation of service technologies have led to sophisticated innovations and the convergence of established services-based IT fields, such as Cloud Computing, Big Data, Semantic Web Technology, and SOA. There is an overwhelming interest in how the synergies across these different areas of service technology and practice can leveraged and what the resultant business benefits and risks are and will be. This year's symposium tackles these issues head-on with an agenda that boasts the largest quantity of expert speaker sessions in the conference series so far, with an unprecedented caliber of participating organizations."

Click here to register for the 5th International SOA, Cloud + Service Technology Symposium.

About Layer 7 Technologies
Layer 7 Technologies helps enterprises secure and govern interactions between their organizations and the services they use in the cloud; across the internet; and out to mobile devices. In 2011, Layer 7 was named the 71st fastest-growing private or public technology company in North America on the Deloitte Fast 500 list. With more than 200 customers spanning six continents, Layer 7 supports the most demanding commercial and government organizations. Layer 7 solutions are FIPS compliant, STIG vulnerability tested and have met Common Criteria EAL4+ security assurance. For more information, please visit, email us at or follow us on Twitter at @layer7.

About Arcitura Education
Arcitura Education Inc. is a leading global provider of progressive, vendor-neutral training and certifications programs. With a worldwide network of certified trainers, training partners, and testing centers, Arcitura schools and accreditation programs have become internationally established and further proven through a series of published books, papers, and on-going industry research. For further information, please visit:

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