Sunday Feb. 22, 2009 part 1
Early today (Sunday) as attendees began arriving and registering for the conference, I’ve had a number of people that have been in certification courses I have taught have come up to me to say hello. That’s really cool for me that they are still talking to me after having endured my teaching style. It’s a testament to the perseverance of those that are interested in ITIL I guess. But thanks for saying hello, I appreciate it. It’s great to see old friends (clients) in a networking event like this.
Later this evening there will be an official networking opportunity as we open the Exhibition Showcase in the Grand Ballroom. This also is a Welcome Reception that gives you a chance to really network with others at the conference. Each attendee’s badge will have a region and a vertical listed so you can seek out others in your part of the world or the same kind of business. But hey, be adventurous and network with people outside these parameters. It’s crazy, I know, but have some fun with it.
If you stick with a small clique of people that you came here with you are missing the point. Talk to people, find out what others are doing with ITIL, give advice, ask for advice. You get the picture.
Make sure you are visiting all the vendors in the Exhibition Showcase to get your passport filled out. It’s the only way to be eligible for some wonderful prizes that have been generously donated by many of our vendors.
I’ll try to post another blog later this evening after the Welcome Reception.