I spent 2 days in San Jose taking in my first TiECon. It was certainly impressive from content and networking point of view.
The tracks were Big Data, IoT, Cloud &Infrastructure, Healthcare, Entrepreneurship, Nexgen Tech Services.
There was a big Exhibition Hall with about 100 venodors.
In general, the attendees were very friendly, very informal and embraced interactions. It was clear that Networking IS a primary purpose of this conference.
Tracks were stellar. I attended IoT, Cloud, Entrepreneurship mostly. I also participated in the MentorConnect session. There was only one session in which a panelist swore 🙂
Keynotes were particularly good. Rakeysh Om Mehra, Romesh Wadhwani, Shahid Khan connected with the audience quite well.
With lots of business cards in hand, I am now armed. With some key learnings, it is back to the task of how to guide my partners effectively.
Did get to try Uber twice. I have to agree it is disruptive. Saved me 20% on two trips. Taxi Cab companies need to respond with better technology and competitive prices and not by pressing the regulatory panic button.