Last week I attended the Informa Service Oriented Architecture. In addition to presenting, I also had the pleasure of chairing the second day of the conference which basically involved introducing the day, keeping the other speakers to the scheduled time and most interesting was moderating the panel discussion.
The thing I liked most about this conference was the broad representation and speakers that attended. In contrast to some other conferences run by analysts organisations (or vendors!), the speakers and content seemed more realistic about actual SOA progress and maturity within organisations.
Some of the speakers included architects from Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, IOOF, St. George, QBE, ANZ, Accenture and Suncorp.
Was also good to catch up with Jim Webber from Thoughtworks and Kevin Francis from Infosys who also presented.
I presented on the second day on "Working through the issues of SOA implementation". The slide deck can be found here (note 5.8 Mb file). This presentation was pretty much based on Ron Jacobs content of Patterns and Anti-patterns of SOA.