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Cutter Summit Explores Business-IT Success in a Slowing Economy

Business-IT leaders find themselves caught between a slowing economy and and ever-accelerating technology. Cutter Summit 2008, 5-7 May 2008 in Cambridge, MA addresses success despite these challenges.

Arlington, MA, March 06, 2008 --( With the economy in a downward slide, and technology moving at an ever faster pace, business-IT executives face an increasingly challenging world. They must keep systems running, introduce architectural changes that will allow the business to be more agile and to operate at greater velocity, foster and fuel innovation, and help business adapt to the emergence of new market influences. And all this needs to be done faster, cheaper, better. These are exactly the topics that the 2008 Cutter Summit, to be held 5-7 May 2008 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts, will focus on.

The Cutter Consortium Summit has become known as the most stimulating IT conference of the year, valued by its attendees for the direct access to the top thinkers in IT it provides.

The informal setting of this intimate gathering provides both attendees and speakers alike an opportunity to candidly discuss the challenges they face, from technical concerns and strategies they're considering, to trends they're seeing in their own organization. The format and absence of vendor influence encourages personal interaction and debate, providing attendees with real-world advice they can put into action right away in their own organizations.

Summit 2008 features keynotes by top experts, panel discussions, an interactive Harvard Business School case, and hands-on seminars; networking at lunches, breaks and entertaining evening events; and one-on-one guidance and input from expert presenters who include leading professors from Wharton and Harvard Business School.

Keynotes and hands-on sessions are below:
- Monetizing the Internet with Wharton School Professor Eric Clemons
- CIO and CTO Forum with Harvard Business School Professor Warren McFarlan
- Enterprise Agility with Cutter Consortium Fellows Lou Mazzucchelli and Tim Lister
- Employee Passion Inventories DePaul University VP of IT and Cutter Senior Consultant Vince Kellen
- IT Enabling Business Innovation with Harvard Business School Associate Prof. Alan MacCormack
- Design-driven Innovation with Professor of Management of Innovation, Politecnico di Milano Roberto Verganti
- What an Architect Does with Mike Rosen, Director of Cutter Consortium's Enterprise Architecture Practice
- Stronger IT Governance through Financial Management with Cutter Senior Consultant Bob Benson
- Master Data Management Cutter Consortium Senior Consultant Larissa Moss
- Practical Business Architecture with Jim Watson, Cutter Senior Consultant
- Metrics for Agile Development with Cutter Senior Consultant Michael Mah
- Themes & Implications with conference moderator, Cutter Fellow Tom DeMarco

For more information on Summit 2008, visit Cutter's website. For press inquiries, contact Kim Leonard (+1 781 641 5111).

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