It's business as usual...in the city that never sleeps
It was the start of something new. Gone is the cozy, intimate Swan and Dolphin hotel that we were so accustomed to at Innovate Bring on the lights, fancy hotels and bustling casinos. The inaugural InterConnect conference was exciting to say the least. There was so much to see and do, both at and outside of the IBM event. There were golf outings, dinner meetings, sales training and Business Partner sessions for several days leading up to the conference. When the event finally kicked off on Monday, Feb 23rd we were already acclimated to the Vegas lifestyle...long days and even longer nights ;)
We had the privilege of hosting a booth in the expo and were thrilled to have a spot right next to our good friend Jim Sullivan of Arcisphere Technologies. The expo was incredible...there were cars, espresso bars, tons of people and a Steven Tyler look-alike!
We took advantage of visiting with people from different parts of the country who we only get to see a couple of times a year. In a world where business is handled over email and the web, it was nice to get a chance to meet and socialize in real life.
And, we had the distinct pleasure of accompanying Scott as he was bestowed the honor of becoming an IBM Champion! He had a huge cheering section and it was great to be able to celebrate such a great accomplishment with our IBM Channels team who have been so supportive.
Of course, it wasn't all work and no play. We found time to explore the strip, check out the casinos and even stopped into White Castle. There's no shortage of things to do while in Vegas!
To top off an already great conference, Aerosmith entertained us on Wednesday night! What an amazing performance...seeing such an incredible band in such a small venue was amazing.
So there you have it! The countdown to InterConnect 2016 has already begun. We can't wait to see all of our friends and colleagues back in Vegas next February!