Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Blogging From E-Tel
Well, here we are at the ETel show in San Francisco. I must admit, I barely remember when the VON show was like this, back in the day. When I attended my first VON show, ten years ago, it seemed very new and exciting. If you wanted to see really cool technology, and meet the brightest minds in the business, you hung around the VON show. But that seems so long ago now. It sort of reminds me of that commercial for MadTV's first season : "Remember when Saturday Night Live was funny? Neither do we!"
What joy I had today meeting so many incredibly smart and enthusiastic people. I can honestly say it was was the most intellectually challenging and rewarding show I have been to in years. For instance, I had the opportunity to hear Sunil Vemuri from QTech and Drew Lanham from Nexidia speak about searching through recorded speech. The demonstrations literally dropped my jaw, and made me believe that there was a imminent future with this technology. I was very happy to hear them speak, and appreciated how they were bringing our world forward.
I'm going to enjoy this one while it lasts.