The Web 2.0 Conference at the Jacob Javits Center in NYC is a fairly large tech conferences and convention that usually runs for 4 days. If it has to do with new emerging tech concepts or products…most likely it’s here. The first 2 days of this convention are for workshops, conferences and seminars. The main Expo Hall is closed to the general public until the last 2 days.
Part I: My personal experience attending the show today.
There were many facets of IT (Internet Technology) at the show. Much of the show was dedicated to the tangible aspects of the Internet: hardware for servers, data encryption security, self contained climate control server housing, social media analytics, phone and data infrastructure. So many companies from various sectors had booths with information, mini-presentations, etc. I did notice one important sector that was non-existent at the show; live chat companies. Live chat is rapidly becoming the true essential tool for websites as their competitive arsenal centerpiece. You would think that at an important Web 2.0 Convention in NYC, a livechat company would have a booth, but apparently not.
I must have spoken to 200-250 people today easily. Some conversations were surface, typical and frankly…fleeting. But others transcended the show itself and moved towards forging actual friendships. My perception of humanity always exceeds my amazement by the caliber of human beings that coagulate here.
People are either incredibly compassionate or ridiculously rude. I understand that people’s time is important to them, but almost knocking me over as I am talking to someone and NOT saying you’re sorry? Wow. I have a reactionary type of personality…if you treat me right, I treat you right. If the opposite happens…Vice versa.
But I digress…
I didn’t go to the show to meet people as if this was a Facebook reunion. I was there to see new technology and its perceived effects on the internet. I wanted to look into a crystal ball and see an overall view of what’s happening right now in the tech industry…and I did. I saw many, many pairs of thick eye-glasses and plenty propeller-heads spinning like one gigantic geek vortex. heh.
The 3 biggest concepts I took away from the show was:
1. Cloud Technology 2. Virtualization 3. Security
To be continued on Part II…
(Sidenote: I personally was not happy with the 200:1 Male-to-Female ratio, but hey I was there to network, not get some trim. heh.)
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