Office 2.0 Conference Review

September 11th, 2007 3 Comments

Office 2.0 ConferenceLast Thursday and Friday I was at the Office 2.0 Conference in SF held at the St. Regis hotel. The event came off as a success and I enjoyed the venue, meeting new people and sharing my thoughts on the Enterprise Collaboration panel. I especially thought Dan Farber did a nice job keeping us on track, covering some good territory and issues barbs equally across everyone.

Here is my quick and dirty review of the conference:

Strengths:

Nice Hotel

Etelos built a really cool app with the schedule, speakers, etc.

Met a few really smart people.

Learned we are not alone in driving change, uphill.

Jive provided a nice platform for managing the event.

The gift for attendees. Wow.

Areas for improvement:

Times were off track from the 1st session onward.
Printed agendas would have been nice.

Too many panels. (personal preference).

Demo grounds should have closed during sessions.

The 4th floor demo grounds was lost in the shuffle.

Overall:

A really nice event, very well managed. A good time was had by all.


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3 Responses to “Office 2.0 Conference Review”

  1. Dipock Says:

    Great event – mixed bag of speakers. The objective of being Paperless was very good – but broke down very quickly when you turned up and they could not find you on the registration. Everyone following the zero-paper mantra held up the queue. Nice one. I had my paper invoice so I did not waste anyone else’s time. Time is $$$@!. Office 1.0 technology still has value ….

    Most of the sessions are posted online – and I recommend folk go check out the content. Love Jing – I think all product managers should be using this.

    I think this event is pushing the boundaries and making folks think about business in the cloud. The one striking thing common amongst all the vendors is that none of them had an answer to the problem of service provision in an environment of tight security, trust and legislation. Most were shocked to hear that some countries prevent you from moving data across the national boundaries…
    This is a great opportunity for Oracle to bridge the gap so that Enterprise customers, and more importantly the Users, can enjoy the luxuries available in the Consumer space….

  2. Dipock Says:

    Great event – mixed bag of speakers. The objective of being Paperless was very good – but broke down very quickly when you turned up and they could not find you on the registration. Everyone following the zero-paper mantra held up the queue. Nice one. I had my paper invoice so I did not waste anyone else’s time. Time is $$$@!. Office 1.0 technology still has value ….

    Most of the sessions are posted online – and I recommend folk go check out the content. Love Jing – I think all product managers should be using this.

    I think this event is pushing the boundaries and making folks think about business in the cloud. The one striking thing common amongst all the vendors is that none of them had an answer to the problem of service provision in an environment of tight security, trust and legislation. Most were shocked to hear that some countries prevent you from moving data across the national boundaries…
    This is a great opportunity for Oracle to bridge the gap so that Enterprise customers, and more importantly the Users, can enjoy the luxuries available in the Consumer space….

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