ZapForum Boston: Night of the Living SOA Dead Event

Venue: M.J. O’Connor’s Irish Pub

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Event Date/Time: Jul 23, 2009
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On July 23, 2009 dozens of experts, pundits, and influential guests will gather in Boston, MA for an evening of networking and discussion on the topics of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Enterprise Architecture (EA). Open to public enrollment and attendance, the topic of discussion for the panel will be the recent news and discussion about the "Death of SOA." Is SOA really dead? Is it dying? Or is it changing? And what about those that are currently doing something with SOA or even just interested in the topic? Are we the "living dead"?

As a way of encouraging dialogue, networking, and communication within the SOA and EA, ZapThink is hosts its evening ZapForum networking events throughout the world. At this upcoming event on July 23, 2009 in Boston, MA, guest experts expecting to attend include Anne Thomas Manes (Burton Group), Dana Gardner (Interarbor Solutions), Jason Bloomberg (ZapThink), Brenda Michelson (Elemental Links), Sandy Rogers, and Ronald Schmelzer (ZapThink).

"The enterprise architect and SOA communities needs more opportunities to communicate and network in a face-to-face, low cost, low pressure environment," said Ronald Schmelzer, Managing Partner with ZapThink, LLC. "ZapThink's ZapForum events provide an excellent venue and opportunity for practitioners, experts, pundits, advisors, consulting firms, vendors, and influencers to network and interact and help grow the EA and SOA industry."

Details of the upcoming ZapForum "Night of the Living SOA Dead" event in Boston:

Date: Thursday, July 23, 2009, 5:30PM-8PM ET


    M.J. O'Connor's Irish Pub

    (617) 482-2255

    27 Columbus Avenue

    Boston, MA 02116

Information and registration is available at Cost for attendance is only $29 and includes food and drinks.

Other planned ZapForum events worldwide include:

  • ZapForum DC: September 29, 2009
  • ZapForum Frankfurt: October 8, 2009
  • ZapForum London: October 15, 2009
  • ZapForum Sydney: November 26, 2009

For more information and to register for ZapForum events, visit

About ZapThink, LLC

Founded in October 2000, ZapThink, LLC ( is an Enterprise Architecture (EA), Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), and Enterprise Web 2.0 (EW2.0) training, strategic advisory, and analysis firm. As a recognized authority and master SOA and EA, ZapThink provides its audience of IT practitioners, consultants, and technology vendors with training, practical advice, guidance, and mentorship to assist in leveraging emerging EA and SOA approaches to meet their business needs. ZapThink is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. Its customers include Global 1000 firms and emerging businesses.


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