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Thursday, May 2, 2013

2013 IBM Impact/Inner Circle: Day 3

Going home today. I guess I didn't write anything. That's OK. I didn't stay on top of work or personal email. And I didn't post much on Facebook either.

Blah blah blah IBM Pure Application System blah blah blah. That's all I really care about right now.

Posted by Adam @ 09:04 AM CST [Link]

Sunday, April 28, 2013

2013 IBM Impact/Inner Circle: Day 0

So, yeah, back again. Food, drinks, flight, Palazzo, slot machines, registration, lots of familiar faces. Not much to say.

Posted by Adam @ 11:54 PM CST [Link]

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Day 4: Gartner Symposium

3 meals with Gartner people today. I'm about ready to explode. I left my room about 6.45am and got back at 11.15pm. That's a good long day, right? I did sneak in a quick nap and caught up on some work. Today we had keynotes from Meg Whitman from HP and General Colin Powell, who was beyond cool. A really humble and funny guy. From a technical perspective I saw another good EA session and one on emerging technologies (that my CEO wants). Very interesting viewpoints. I talked talked to my EA tool vendor for a bit.

Today was day 7 on the road. I'm more than ready to go back. I haven't eaten well (i.e. a normal balanced diet) or worked out in ages. Although we have walked around a lot.

Tomorrow will be a travel day. Lots of vehicles. At the end of it, wife and kids. I can not wait.

Posted by Adam @ 10:32 PM CST [Link]

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Day 3: Gartner Symposium

From a conference perspective, today was pretty good. I had about 2 hours of Enterprise Architecture material. And while I'm really tired of reading Gartner material (since that's about all I do in the class I'm taking for my masters in EA), hearing it was way better. Plus they have new research about business-outcome-driven EA that I really like. A lot! Plus we had a technology trends session, and 2 keynotes. Some time on the show floor and private party at Hollywood Studios. Tower of Terror, awesome as usual. Rock N Roller Coaster, awesome. Star Tours? Made me want to puke. Bleh.

I am super tired of being away from real life. I'm more than ready to return home. But that's not going to happen for a couple of days. Sigh.

Posted by Adam @ 10:46 PM CST [Link]

Monday, October 22, 2012

Day 2: Gartner Symposium

Today was the first real day of the Symposium. We made a critical error of watching the keynote on video from a different location. We missed some slides. Oh well. It was a day full of the Nexus of Forces: Cloud, Mobile, Social, Information (Big Data). It was also a day full of stuff going on back at the ranch, which was a distraction. We also had a lunch with an analyst that was just for some of the Blues. Oh, and I had a 30 minute session with an analyst. We talked Solaris, Aix, and Linux futures. It was pretty fascinating.

There's way too much walking between different buildings here. It's not that it's that far, but it's just kind of a pain. And sometimes 30 minute just isn't enough.

Tonight was the big expo on the show floor. There was just too much to see. Especially considering the food and drink were not good. We did spend some time with Cisco talking about their UCS platform (re: stuff going on back at the ranch). Afterwards we tried to find some food. EVERY place was packed. We finally found a place, where somehow I got gum on my dress pants. Nice. I can't seem to get it off easily. Who would have thought to travel with goo gone.

Posted by Adam @ 08:57 PM CST [Link]

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