During the last VMworld in San Franscisco, I met in person Stephen Foskett, the mind behind Tech Field Day. If you don’t know nothing about it, that’s tha about page on their website:
Our Field Day events bring together innovative IT product vendors and independent thought leaders to share information and opinions in a presentation and discussion format. Independent bloggers, freelance writers, and podcasters have a public presence that has immense influence on the ways that products and companies are perceived and by the general public. The world of media has changed, with social media and blogging gaining special importance. Our Field Day is an opportunity for tech companies and independent writers to meet, update and discuss products and form new communications.
Stephen kindly invited me to be a delegate in their events taking place during VMworld, and I was able to attend two of them. It was a real pleasure, since the format used in Tech Field Day is really cool for me: first, a Vendor representative (and he’s usually a CxO, so he has a deep understanding of both technical and entrepenurial topics) talks about the company and its vision, ideas, products. Delegates can ask them every question they want. Then, a roundtable is started, usually talking about a bigger picture of the market the vendor is in. For example, I met Nutanix and we talked about Converge Infrastructure, while with Veeam we talked about virtualized data protection.
It was a great opportunity for me, It was a pleasure to meet Stephen, other delegates, vendors, and I hope it would be the first but not my last.
Here are the two video, while here you can see now I’m an official TFD delegate! 🙂