It has been a bit challenging of late to find something positive to blog about when it comes to innovation and our industry. It seems conflict trumps innovation in most current discussions and debate. Well, that changed a bit today in Dublin, Ireland. It may not last, and probably won’t, but it changed for a little while.
I am at the Datalex Annual Customer Conference here in Dublin. They actually invited me, and I am honored to be here. And, a bit humbly, I must give Datalex credit and kudos for pulling together a rather unique customer event—unique not in venue, although welcoming and even a bit historic, nor in structure, but rather in content and approach. From the very beginning I got the sense that industry norms would be challenged, status quos pushed to the uncomfortable, and productive, yet provocative debate would rule the day… and it did. In other words, no one dodged or sugarcoated the issues. Okay, “no one” may be a bit of a stretch, but when someone did, they were immediately called to the carpet. Tough, albeit, wonderful crowd. Read the rest of this entry »