Just heard tell of a free "Software as a Service" seminar (really an "Industry Summit" in Oracle marketing parlance) at Oracle HQ's conference center on Jan. 18.
The keynoter is ZDnet blogger Phil Wainewright, an authority on SaaS use cases and success factors, with panelists including the prescient Ann Winblad of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners.
The focus is not exclusively business-related though; there will be apps- and tech platform-related breakouts covering issues pertaining to IT deployment.
If you're in the valley that day, you should consider checking it out. I'll stop by myself.