Yesterday I participated in the Enterprise Developers Conference.
I particularly enjoyed the speech of Walker Royce, a vice president and chief software economist at IBM. His talk had a definite structure and goal.
Grigory Melnik from the patterns&practices division at Microsoft made a quite another impression. I believe he had looked through the presentation just before his public appearance. At the same time his enormous pride of being a Microsoft fellow made me laugh. This is a pathetic imitation of Steve Balmer.