The first full day at the conference began with registration and breakfast sponsored by NewEra Software. Having an hour for breakfast is a great opportunity for networking. At 9 a.m. we gathered at the main tent (Nelly Goletti Theatre) and were greeted by Roger Norton, dean, Marist College. Norton spoke of the 10-year effort involved in getting us to the 7th Conference and introduced the team of individuals who have been with the Enterprise Computing Community (ECC) since the beginning. They came to the stage for a picture. The dean told us that today the ECC has 1,500 members.