In this economy, conference attendance is way down. Accordingly, a number of vendors have reevaluated whether it makes sense to have a traditional big-bang user conference, or whether it might make more sense to do a tour, bringing their message to multiple geographical areas. Netezza has opted for the latter course, something I’ve been well aware of for two reasons:
- Planning for the conferences and for Netezza’s product roll-out is of course coordinated, and product roll-out is something I advise my clients on.
- Netezza engaged me to speak at six different versions of the event (i.e., America and Europe, but not the Far East). There’s still time to contribute suggestions about my talk here.
Apparently, I’ll be talking late morning each time. My dates are:
- September 2, Boston
- September 9, Washington, DC
- September 15, Milan
- September 17, London
- September 24, San Francisco
- September 29, Chicago
The brand name of the events is Enzee Universe. Locations, registration information, and other particulars may be found on the Enzee Universe website.