Tomorrow, Thursday Sept 28, there will be a virtual conference which will feature descriptions and case studies of SOA projects that are based on experience with actual ESB deployments in Fortune 1000 companies. The vendors include Sonic, IBM, BEA, and Sun. The format of the event starts out with a panel style Q&A at 12:00 EST that includes a set of tough questions that require that the panelist talk about actual customer deployments. For more information go to ESB-CON II. Hope to see you there! After that, there are vendor presentations in one-hour slots. At 2:00pm EST I talk about the SOA Maturity Model, referencing many F1000 customers, but feature the BGN Bookstore chain in the Netherlands, which is the world’s first business to combine item level RFID tracking with a SOA throughout a supply chain.