We’ve just wrapped up the EA Summit in Las Vegas and it seems to have been a very positive experience for everyone. The Gartner analysts and our case study speakers were very happy with the level of sophistication of the audience – great questions, comments and challenges. Many attendees had positive comments on both the leading edge research that was presented on hybrid thinking, hyperconnected enterprises and pattern based strategy. The sessions that seemed to be most in demand were those that focused on practical and straightforward advice on how to be successful in EA, both from Gartner and from real world practitioners. The Open Research Meeting at the close was lively and controversial as always.
I understand that some of the attendees made a donation at the casino last night, and a few looked a little tired at the 7:30am sessions this morning. The only other downside to the Summit is that several of our European based clients and analysts will have a few extra days in Vegas before flights resume to Europe. But – is that really so terrible? As for me, I’m looking forward to spending a couple of days winding down in Vancouver before I go back to Barcelona.
There’s only a few weeks left until the EA Summit in London, which promises to be as great as the Vegas version. I’m really looking forward hearing René Doursat talk about Architecture and Self-Organization. The rapid fire sessions and workshops will add a new twist to the London edition as well. I hope to see you there!