So in 8 days I will be in Orlando eagerly anticipating the week ahead. I arrive in Orlando at Saturday at 10:30AM and leave Thursday evening.
The more I read about the show, I see quite a few Lotusphere old-timers are not going. I will miss them, but I also look forward to meeting the new first time attendee's, and if they are speaking,especially watching their sessions.
Every year I vow to meet 15 new people. I always exceed that so this year I am shooting for 25. Will that be You?
It is also the first time in 6 years that I will not be working the showcase floor. In one sense I enjoyed being on the floor as it made it easier to see so many of you whom I have had the privilege on knowing over the last 23 + years. But I always missed sessions and speakers that I really wanted to see. It will be refreshing to have the entire week to go to sessions and explore the labs.
The future is ahead of us and in my 24 years experience with Lotus/IBM notes, from R1 forward, I think the best days are still ahead of us.
See you in Orlando (I hope)