Whoa… What a grand month of flying, meeting bold thinkers and live streaming. May found me in Denver, Chicago, Boston, Orlando, Los Angeles and for a few days, back in Dana Point. Earlier this year we debuted The Cube, live streaming studio at SXSW with NewTek‘s Tricaster. Since Austin we’ve assembled a fantastic team and hit the road hard. Together with Mark @Rizzn Hopkins. siliconANGLE‘s @Furrier and WikiBon‘s David Vellante (@dvellante), we visited EMC World in Boston. Giant leaps forward require massive amounts of reliable infrastructure. We all talk about the flavor of the day social networks like Twitter, Foursquare, Facebook and Google but the real action takes place at the root. I’m learning to appreciate the passion of network pros who are concentrating on powering the cloud. With Boston as a backdrop, EMC World was a great experience.
Next up was SAPphire Now in Orlando. John and Dave were in their element, uncovering the nuggets of data packets from the gathered executives. I may have left behind dress slacks and my two best ties (yes, I actually wore ties while filming) at the hotel but I picked up a deeper understanding of the emerging on-demand app world we’re all about to live in. This part of our journey has us looking deep into the structure of the network, rapid deployment of large data sets and instant access to our information. I’m pretty much geeking out to the possibilities.
I rushed back to LA to participate in The @BizSoMe Workshop at UCLA. We had a full day of exploring what’s next for businesses in a connected world. It was a invigorating time catching up with @JustSignal @MorganB @Mona and new friends. During these experiences, I kept recalling @LouisGray’s words from SXSW – “Soon we won’t be talking about Social Media, it will just be media.” We CUBEcasted to over 200,000 viewers live and connected to a global audience who are engaged with the convergence of tech and the developing story of innovation. I love where we are, the open potential of connection and the tools to deliver it all on demand.
At each event we are filming for the feature length documentary on convergence. I have no idea how the film will end – and that’s the exciting part.