SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA), today announced that the third annual Forecast conference will be held September 22-24 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. Forecast is ODCA's premier annual cloud computing and business analytics event where the organization's leadership, including senior IT experts from BMW, Capgemini, China Unicom, Infosys, Lockheed Martin, Marriott International, Inc., National Australia Bank (NAB), NTT Data, SAP, T-Systems, UBS, Verizon Terremark and The Walt Disney Company, come together with a host of enterprise IT experts to advance the development and deployment of enterprise data center implementations that are open, interoperable and secure. "We're thrilled to be heading back to San Francisco for Forecast 2014 with an expanded agenda featuring best practice and proof of concept results sharing, deep dives on ODCA requirements publications, and, for the first time, workshops that are aimed at accelerating member solution delivery and deployments," said Marvin Wheeler, executive director, Open Data Center Alliance. "This agenda has been designed by enterprise IT experts for enterprise IT organizations specifically aiming to deploy world class IT services for their organizations." Forecast was first launched as a one-day event in 2012, and since then the conference has grown to include hundreds of annual participants from around the world. Attendees and sponsors attend Forecast to engage in actionable business conversations about enterprise cloud computing and to build and expand their professional network of peers utilizing cloud and business analytics solutions as a core focus of corporate strategy. Attendees learn how organizations are leveraging the work of ODCA to help accelerate both deployments and solutions delivery to corporate competitive advantage, and get the latest perspectives on the key challenges facing IT organizations today.