There wasn’t much to take away here. A lot of what was said was similar to what has been said before only not as fast or with as much inflection. Here’s one of the godd take aways:
How do we design applications and systems that support our business processes? How do you design systems that support abstract business processes? You cannot design what you do not understand. Designers do not understand the business and the business process. Application developers and systems designers must understand the business. This is the heart of SOA. SOA–or Service Oriented Architecture–is clearly in the lead for buzzword of the conference.