Last week I attended a conference. I interacted with some of the smartest people you'll ever meet. Who are they?
They are the people that take care of the world's data. They've been given the incredibly hard task of storing, retrieving, securing, organizing, searching, and protecting your most critical information. In fact, if you have a bank account, a credit card, a cell phone, a mortgage, or a car, or if you've taken a vacation or made a trip to the hospital recently, then it's likely that they've taken care of your data in some important way.
I have attended EMC's Innovation Conference both years. This year I noticed that EMC invited a large percentage of junior talent from around the world. Two friends of mine from China "won" a plane ticket to the US to present their innovative ideas. One of my co-workers from Russia also won a seat. I presented an idea while standing next to a junior engineer from France. I also met several employees from India.
Employees that could not attend in person had the option to interact via multi-directional live video feeds and chat technology.
How would I sum up this conference in one sentence? That's easy.
I love this place.