I’ve gone to lots of data center events and a lot of technology events. It is time for some changes. Before change it is good to know what is frustrating to so many of us.
Here is list of 7 things that I find occur more often than I would like.
#1) Public Relations staff at the event and companies limit what is presented, therefore discussed.
#2) Event schedule is too dense.
#3) Venue is not set up for discussions, so the best place to meet is the bar.
#4) Too many presentations are not that good.
#5) What is called a presentation is a sales pitch.
#6) Conference is organized to service sponsors, not the attendees.
#7) The event is boring.
Now imagine an industry event that tries to address all 7 of these issues. That would be an event worth attending.