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Anthony J. Bradley
7 years at Gartner
23 years in IT

Anthony J. Bradley is a group vice president in Gartner Research, managing teams that cover business process management, program and portfolio management, enterprise architecture, IT procurement, IT sourcing, and vendor management. Read Full Bio

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SI’m Chairing the Flagship Gartner SOA Summit

by Anthony J. Bradley  |  September 30, 2008  |  2 Comments

I’m excited to be chairing the upcoming Gartner Application Architecture, Development, and Integration Summit 8-10  December 2008 in Las Vegas, NV at Caesars Palace. The themes are SOA & Modernization: Beyond Business & IT Alignment.

This is our flagship SOA event and we are taking a little different tack than usual. In response to attendee feedback we have three SOA tracks aligned by maturity (beginning, intermediate, and advanced) with two more tracks (5 total) on IT modernization and the future of application development. I believe attendees will love the new format.

I’m also very excited about our main keynote speaker Malcolm Gladwell. I am a big fan of his books “The Tipping Point” and “Blink” and highly recommend both of them.

Please check it out. I’d love your comments on the summit and, of course, I hope to see you there.


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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Whit Andrews   September 30, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    You know, I’m intrigued by the whole tipping point thing. I always wanted to create something that got to a tipping point some day. All kids do, I think. My friend, Alfred, wanted to be known as “Dave,” but he never quite got it to that tipping point where people were eager to call him, “Dave.”

    What I hope Gladwell can write about or talk about is the tipping point’s new shape thanks to software and computing. The six-year-old news story hammers UAL thing, for example. There was a tipping point when trading went from news-driven to trading-driven, I think, and I’d love to know how automation drove that tipping point, whether it made the surrounding area tippier or what. I also wonder: Since it’s so far ahead, would he look at the hype cycle, do you think? Would there be a way to fit a tipping point predictor on the hype cycle?

    I’m confident it will be a great conference. I was vice chairman years ago, in a different incarnation, and I carried around a huge End-is-Near placard all week that actually said “I’m Blogging This.” Sure you will be too.

  • 2 Anthony Bradley   September 30, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    Interesting. I have on my research To Do wish list (which I must say is overwhelmingly long and ever growing, never shrinking) an exploration into how social technologies might help get something to a tipping point (taking chaos theory out of the equation – or at least reduce its influence – you know that butterfly wing flapping thing). And also how actually executing a well formulated tipping point plan can lead to more successful social application implementations (meaning those that succeed in catalyzing and supporting a valueable and thriving communty).

    I’m afraid this to do task may never reach the top of the list.

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