Category: Reality Check

My first week at OpenIO

I’m back home after my first week at OpenIO office in Lille where I received the warmest of welcomes from the team, friends and from all over the internet! I spent the week getting to know the team and planning the first steps for the work we want to do this year. A lot of things will be happening… And I’m really excited about what we’ll be showing in 2017! This morning I also published my first blog on the company website. I did so to answer one of the questions that many of my friends have asked: “why?...

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Changes…

The first version of this blog was like “War-and-Peace” lengthwise! So I thought I’d better taper it down and here I am with some news about the changes I’m undergoing in my professional life.   Job change No, I won’t bother you with the story of my work experience. I’ll keep it short, I promise!  Being a part-time blogger and a part-time analyst has been amazing, but in 2016 I started thinking about the next stage of my career. Not that it was necessary from the income standpoint… but I was looking for new challenges and, if possible, having...

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It’s hard being HPE these days

I’m sitting here in the blogger lounge at HPE Discover 2016, in London (while also keeping an eye on the news coming from AWS Re:Invent in Las Vegas)… and the only thing that comes to my mind at the moment is something I read on twitter a few days ago: “the software is eating the hardware and the cloud is eating the software”. More Focus, but… HPE is much more focused than a year ago (thanks to the split from HP Inc.) and are trying to remain relevant in a world that has been seeing a major change on...

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TECHunplugged Chicago, update #4

TECHunplugged Chicago is happening in less than ten days (on 27th Of October), the agenda is complete and we working on the details to repeat the success of last editions! First of all, in case you missed it, TECHunplugged is a 1-day conference focused on the latest technology trends and how these technologies can be adopted by Real World IT. The format is very simple, with subject matter experts presenting what they see in the field followed by vendors bringing their point of view. The goal is to bring together end users, influencers and vendors for a day of education, information and peer-to-peer networking. Meet our...

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Thank you everybody for a great TECHunplugged!

I’m always worried the day before a TECHunplugged event. Dealing with all the details will kill me one of these days(!), and you never know what turn out to expect, whether the influencers will perform like rock stars or broken drums, whether or not the vendors understand the spirit of the event and, above all, whether the attendees will find the content valuable. Well, this time round everything was perfect!!! And I’m very satisfied with the outcome. More than 60 people attended the conference. End users were eager to be part of the conversation, talk about their experiences, share...

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The views expressed on these pages are mine alone and not (necessarily) those of any current, future or former client or employer. As I reserve the right to review my position based on future evidence, they may not even reflect my own views by the time you read them. Protip: If in doubt, ask.