Monday, October 24, 2011

Backstage Jitters

As many of you perhaps know, I am chairing the FWSIM 2011 CIO Executive Leadership Summit at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Greenwich Connecticut today. When I attend conferences like this I try to tweet with the designated hashtag (in this case #hmgciogch) to enable others to get a glimpse of what is going on and perhaps one or two key takeaways from various speakers. But today I will be on stage, introducing each speaker, moderating the Q&A and keeping the program moving along. I'm afraid there will be no time for tweets!!

Perhaps some of you, my readers, were able to be here and can tweet or blog about the event. Your perspective and feedback is very important to us.

A huge amount of effort goes into each of these events and this happens to be one of the best of them. If you saw the agenda and collection of speakers we have I am sure you would agree. Our conference organizer, HMG Strategy along with members of the SIM chapter and our Advisory Board have done an incredible job of creating a truly world class event. Many thanks to our speakers and panelists, and all who attend, without whom there wouldn't be much of a conference. Of course we also thank our sponsors who make it all possible through their support.

This has been many months in the making. Everything from booking the hotel, choosing rooms, room setups and meals, AV support and equipment through the minute by minute documentation of the day has been carefully addressed to ensure a smooth and seamless production.

Later in the week I will write more about what happened during these 12 hours but for now, the audience is seated, the house lights are going down, the curtain is about to go up and the show must go on.

Did I hear someone say, "Break a leg ..."

Captain Joe

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