Conference season is in full swing. Jumping off SNW in April, several members of Wikibon’s user community and five of our analysts will be at EMC World in Orlando next week. We’ll be hosting a Peer Incite on Tuesday May 26th to review our assessment of the event but it won’t be the same as attending so you should try and be there. For us at Wikibon, EMC World is one of the better meetups because there are so many customers in attendance. It blows away any other storage event that we’re invited to as analysts from that perspective.
EMC World started as a grass roots technical conference geared toward customers and years later EMC added executive keynotes, analyst sessions and one-on-one’s with execs. There’s also a partner pavilion and there will be a number of our clients there including Axxana, QLogic and Unisys. As well, for the wikibon Masterminds there are an enormous number of detailed technical sessions on virtually every aspect of EMC’s business. It’s impressive. It’s more than impressive– it’s sick how much content is packed in the event.
Here’s our analysis of EMC World 2008.
I don’t necessarily expect the numbers will be up this year because of the travel restrictions at many companies but I have no doubt that it will still top expectations. If you invest in EMC equipment and software there’s no more productive event for you to interact with thousands of peers, go deep on technical discussions and hear from EMC’s top executives.
I have to leave earlier than I’d like to hit the MIT CIO Symposium which is another great value but the Wikibon team will hold down the fort.
We hope to see you in Orlando.