artner's Symposium/ITxpo will take place in the neighborhood in a few days, so I thought I'd take a look at their blog—or as they still call it, Weblog--to see the latest for what's in store for next week. Today's 10:49 AM EST post:
The ITxpo event floor in San Francisco will be loaded with the very latest solutions from technology providers at the very leading edge of their fields. The focus is on problem-solving and the atmosphere is refreshingly low-hype.
I look forward to verifying this.
Another post at 6:12 AM EST today offers this last minute advice:
The best advice we can give you before you head to San Francisco? Bring a comfortable pair of shoes.
Another post calls attention to the agenda builder. And the first one for the event points out a few highlights from Scott Winkler Group Vice President & Gartner Fellow Gartner Worldwide Events:
- a Mastermind Interview featuring Google's Eric Schmidt and a Conquering Complexity panel discussion with Charles Giancarlo of Cisco and Steve Mills of IBM
- ITxpo will feature 10 solution-focused marketplaces where you’ll experience some of the newest and coolest IT solutions – with each technology and solution provider ready to show you how to manage the complexity beast!
Notice I was unable to link you to any of the individual posts due to the lack of permalinks. Also, on the blog, notice the
lack of any published comments (at the time I wrote this there were no comments posted). While I give Gartner credit for taking up blogging, using RSS, and giving consideration to a Symposium blogroll (I don't see it yet, but I will submit my URL), it would be great if their commitment didn't stop short of some of the essentials. But then again, as a means to communicate loose bits, like restaurant tips, fun ideas, etc. it does the trick. Let's see if it picks up next week.