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.