IBM Edge 2013
Last week, myself and three colleagues hopped on a plane and headed to Mandalay Bay, one of the newest hotels at the southernmost point on the Las Vegas Strip.
Arguably not the most obvious of places to have a conference where geeks unite and talk tech (in fact, anywhere but the middle of the desert where it was 115 degrees would have seemed more appropriate!), IBM thought of everything, however – with six swimming pools, there was always the opportunity to get down to the cooler temperatures we're more accustomed to.
This was the second IBM Edge event, with last year's taking place in Florida, and the fact that attendance doubled to nearly 5,000 this year (including 900 IBM partners and 60 event sponsors, such as Predatar!) shows just how fantastic the event was previously and how in demand this year's was.
Undoubtedly a great conference, with so much to take in, it's difficult to know where to start 'reviewing' it.