The OASIS Symposium 2007, which takes place 15-20 April 2007 in San Diego, California, provides an excellent opportunity to learn about recent developments at OASIS and to network with other members of OASIS, the international e-business standards consortium. There will be a keynote on Monday morning from Bob Sutor, IBM’s VP for Open Source and Standards. Also, a special panel on Tuesday afternoon will address the state of Web services standards, the achievements and the challenges that remain. SAP is sponsoring this event and in my role as a member of the OASIS Board of Directors, I will attend it and will also participate in the Web Services and SOA panel in order to present SAP’s view. Just in case you happen to attend this event as well, I’d be happy to chat with you about SAP’s and OASIS’ approach to industry standards. Here’s the official invitation:OASIS Symposium 2007“eBusiness and Open Standards: Understanding the Facts, Fiction, and Future” 15-20 April 2007 San Diego, California www.oasis-open.org/events/symposium/2007/index.php Open standards supporters from around the world are expected to gather in San Diego, 15-17 April 2007, for the fourth annual OASIS Symposium. Don’t miss this year’s dynamic conference program and impressive list of speakers. The program opens with a keynote address from Bob Sutor, Vice President, Standards & Open Source at IBM and concludes with an interactive spotlight panel moderated by Anne Thomas Manes of The Burton Group. Sessions geared for both high-level and technical attendees fill the program, as well as several interactive panel discussions, tutorials, and workshops. Visit the schedule for a complete schedule of events. Our early-bird registration rate is $100 off the regular conference fee. This offer expires 19 March, so register today to receive this special limited-time discount: . Join event sponsors BEA, EDS, IBM, SAP and Sun Microsystems, who are helping to make the Symposium 2007 a must-attend event.