Originally I intended to live blog the Gartner to make observations. I’ll write another post on the three things i got out of the event.
But for now here are the three reason I didn’t live blog the event.
- No photography is allowed. If I can’t take pictures of presentation slides and the event, the content is much less interesting. It is quicker and more effective to use pictures.
- Given Gartner’s protection of their IP and how they wanted their copyrights respected. I was constantly asking what could I write about and not violate their copyright? Safest thing was to not say much. There were only 3 other media companies there, so there isn’t much media coverage.
- I found I wasn’t learning new things as much as hearing validation of ideas I have discussed in blog entries or personally. So, what is the value of saying Gartner validated a concept discussed months if not years earlier?
So, I spent more time building my social network and met some great people that will help me write future blog entries.
Part of Gartner’s value is its social/business network of resources. And for mass research, they are tops in IT.
What I did discover is the social network of innovative thinkers I get to discuss ideas with are 2 – 5 years ahead of Gartner.
If you are going to smaller, you better be faster.