Last week, after beginning my journey to HP Discover, I had blogged about the reasons why HP Discover would matter to me. Today, I recollect ten unique experiences from that are going to punctuate my memories from this conference at the Messe Frankfurt.
1. Frankfurt. I could feel the aura of Applications Transformation when I walked the city of Frankfurt. As if it was sending a sublime message to the conference attendees. It was a message of selective transformation of application components across the enterprise.
2. ROI redefined. I came to understand a new term in the context of Information Optimization—Return on Information. I connected this term with a formula proposed by Dr. Michael Wu, Ph.D., Principal Scientist of Analytics at enterprise blog platform provider Lithium in a recent piece in TechCrunch. I find Dr. Michael Wu very interesting.
3. Introducing the Brontobyte. I leaned what a Brontobyte is going to be and could not resist blogging about the upcoming quantums of data. And it all started with one byte.
4. Coffee Talk. I conducted a Blogger Coffee Talk with the bloggers at the conference focused on Applications Transformation. It was a great experience to exchange our thoughts in person rather than through a combination of blogs and commentary. The Coffee Talk felt like a verbal Twitter Chat at the very least.
5. First cloud technical standard. I presented the first technical standard for Cloud Computing to a packed audience with standing room only in Demo Theater 1.
6. First InfoOpt Twitter Chat. I participated in the first InfoOpt Twitter Chat live from the HP Discover Bloggers Lounge. It was a unique experience. In fact, it felt like buying and selling stocks on a Wall Streat trading floor.
7. Converged Cloud. I got the message loud and clear about Choice, Confidence and Consistency in HP COO Bill Veghte’s keynote session on the Converged Cloud. I followed that up with a post entitled “Tis the season to be choosy … “ Fa La La La LA! La la la la!
8. HP Labs in 2020. I had the good fortune to attend a 30-minute overview of where HP Labs is headed in 2020 by HP Senior Fellow, Chandrakant Patel who aptly summarized his talks as People, Planet, Petadata and Profit.
9. New style of IT. I could see very clearly how the new style of IT (outlined by HP CEO Meg Whitman in her keynote) applied to Applications Transformation—The future will not be like the past across the defining characteristics of Simplicity, Agility, Speed and Cost.
10. Applications Transformation. It was very interesting to see how Autonomy can facilitate the structured evolution of the user interfaces of applications. I was reminded of Applications Transformation on my return from Frankfurt, when an article in USA Today on self-parking cars. That spurred some thoughts on how applications can intelligently monitor themselves.
Of course, these experiences are in addition to highly enlightening interactions with numerous customers, partners, colleagues and fellow bloggers.
How about you? What were your top 10 experiences attending the HP Discover conference? Please let me know.
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