346RA Software 2007: Conference Trip Report
Author: Bill McNee
Last week, more than 2,000 senior vendor executives, venture capitalists, industry analysts and CIOs packed the Santa Clara Convention center for two days of keynotes (by the senior-most leadership of industry giants such as SAP, Microsoft, Salesforce, HP, TCS, Motorola and EMC), and approximately 50 breakout sessions.
While “Innovation” was the overall theme of the conference, software-as-a-service was clearly center stage as the most disruptive of all influences, with open source a distant second, and web services and SOA clearly third.
Saugatuck’s Bill McNee moderated two panels at the event – focused on SaaS and the channel, and Innovative software ecosystems.