Check out this SDForum event on January 31 on the subject of Interoperability — Next Generation Architecture.
It looks like they’ve lined up a number of good speakers. I’m hoping to attend, so maybe I’ll see you there. The focus will be on “three of the greatest challenges in application interoperability today: identity and security, web services interoperability, and systems management“. Hmm, let’s see, it’s a half-day program…yep, we should be able to solve all those problems by lunchtime. :-)