Some advance tips on what we will see at Pink12
|To do is to be.||Socrates|
|To be is to do.||Jean-Paul Sartre, Plato|
|To be or not to be.||William Shakespeare’s Hamlet|
|Do be a Do Bee, don’t be a Don’t Bee.||Miss Connie from Romper Room|
|Scooby Dooby Doo.||Scooby Doo|
|Yabba Dabba Doo.||Fred Flintstone|
|Inka Dinka Doo.||Jimmy Durante|
|Boop Boop be Doop||Betty Boop|
|De do do do, de da da da.||The Police|
|Doo Wah Diddy.||Manfred Mann|
...and of course Do-be-do-be-do from Frank Sinatra.
Collected by Tex Texin
What has this to do with this year’s ITSM Conference? Everything.
Twitter is a-flutter with hints, or should I say Twitter is crooning with hints of what is to come at this year’s ITSM Conference.
Every year the Conference has had a theme, and in recent years the theme has been related to some musical concept - either an artist or famous album. The last two years we had the Beach Boys and then Jimmy Buffett’s “Changes In Latitudes; Changes in Attitudes”. Before that it was Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick In The Wall”, and the Beatles’ Sergeant Pepper... but this time there isn’t a prominent musical theme. That’s so last year! Instead while we’ll certainly have musical threads running throughout the Conference no one artist will dominate, except perhaps when it comes to Pinky!
Regular Conference attendees will be familiar with the annual Special Edition Pinky - the little stress elephant that all attendees receive. There are many dedicated collectors of this much anticipated souvenir (I have two as well as two sizes of the regular Pinky). Well, this year sees the introduction of - Crooner Pinky!
The curious coincidence is that the New Zealand itSMF national conference for 2012 has the theme of “I did ITsm my way”. I blame the Mayans.
Other hints on Twitter of what we might see?
- Pattie Langtree tells us the Bellagio fountains have learned new dances. (And “Bellagio’s Tower $70M room remodel, 2,568 newly redesigned Rooms is complete!”)
- David Ratcliffe, the Pink Pres, tweeted “Just been brainstorming with @GSpalding11 [George Spalding of Pink] the possibility of a world record attempt at #PINK12 - curious? See you there!”
- And Rhett Glauser of ServiceNow tweeted “According to @pinkerdavid, #pink12 will be a more open community of vendors, practitioners & even competing consultants.” Now what could that look like? Be there.