Gartner Goes to Vegas for SOA Two words: Las Vegas. Two more words: Malcolm Gladwell. Granted they are not the words usually associated with the city of lights, but in this case they make sense. December 8-10, Gartner presents its Application Architecture, Development & Integration Summit, a conference dedicated to service-oriented architecture (SOA). Gartner, a leading information technology research and advisory company, knows that SOA and related trends are forcing IT organizations as well as the IT industry to redefine itself in terms of greater agility, productivity and innovation. They want to help you understand the big picture, what's important, what's nice to have and when and how to react to industry changes, as well as achieve tactical success from sharing best practices and learning from others experiences. With over 60 sessions covering 5 tracks, the summit is jam-packed with the tools needed to initiate, build, deliver and evolve your SOA efforts and processes. Also on-hand with valuable information will be 30 Gartner analysts, top industry experts and a Keynote address by best selling author, Malcolm Gladwell. The Tipping Point author is a regular among the information technology/strategies circuit and will no doubt speak about new ways of understanding why change happens as quickly and as unexpectedly as it does. And nothing screams change like technology. So head to Caesar's Palace in Vegas in December and benefit from sessions, round tables, networking and an exhibit showcase all focused on helping you gain and maintain business support for your SOA efforts. Early bird pricing is available, but not for long. Register today and use the priority code APN2IAO to save US$ 200.