Up and Down
It’s great to be back on American soil, but hard to leave the Asia Pacific region, as always. So much going on there, and so little time to take it all in.
Over the weekend, I had an opportunity to see a little more of Sydney before heading back east, including the Sydney Taronga Zoo (best zoo I’ve ever experienced!) and an Australian Rules Football match between the Sydney Swans and the Brisbane Lions at the Sydney Cricket Stadium.
As a clueless American, I wasn’t sure what was going on on the field when the game first started, but by halftime I’d figured out the scoring, which is always a good sign, and the Swans took the Lions 107-87, with former Lions player Daniel Bradshaw booting six goals on the win.
That dude could kick some Australian football.
As for the ride home, it was a lot shorter coming this way…20 hours, no problemo!
And I arrived just in time to catch the initial flow of news emerging from IBM’s Impact event in Las Vegas this week, where I’m told there are already over 6,000 IBM customer, partners, and other vested constituents on the ground ready for action.
You can also see a continuing stream of information from Impact at the new Impact social media aggregator.
If you’re following along on Twitter, the conference hashtag is #ibmimpact