The Rain In Spain
What a week. TGIF
Of course, I’m not going to have much of a weekend. I’m heading out on the road again (Sing it, Willie!), this time to Barcelona, Spain.
I’m arriving the same day as the Pope.
I don’t think I’ve ever been in the same town as the Pope before, but he’s apparently heading in to consecrate Sagrada Familia, the lovely Gaudi-designed church that’s never been finished (and which I visited in my first trip to Barcelona 10 years ago).
Me, I’m on my way to Barcelona to attend the IBM Industry Summit, an invitation-only event that I’ll be covering in the Turbo blog over the course of the next week.
The central theme of the event based on my pre-briefings is the unique and vast opportunity for innovation across a wide range of industries moving forward, and the role IBM technology, as well as our industry frameworks and expertise, can play across the gamut of industries IBM serves, from finance to public sector to telecomm and beyond.
I’ll be a fly on the industry wall, taking notes and sharing key insights and sound bytes, so be sure to start tuning in early next week, and to also follow the #ibmsym hashtag on Twitter.
I’m going to travel lighter than usual this trip. I’ll be carrying along my new HP Pavilion notebook, my iPhone 4, and the iPad.
That’s it. If that sounds like a lot, I had my MacBook Pro, a Dell Latitude, the iPad, and the iPhone on that last trip to Information on Demand in Vegas.
No matter the tools, look for the posts starting on Monday, and I’ll be sure to keep a look out for your comments…and the Pope.