LoLA is O-O-O Over

This afternoon LoLA wrapped up, what was really an incredible few days here in South Florida. While there were a couple of sessions this morning the main focus of the day was continuing to work on the presentation of the “Top 10 must do” list, as well as some other feedback.  After lunch was the closing session  which mainly consisted of the four work groups presenting their findings to IBM and the rest of the attendees.  One thing people learned from my top 10 list is that apparently I can’t count since I had more then ten items :). It was great to see all of the  GCPC members in person, many of them I had met previously, while some I met for the first time, the GCPC is made of an amazing bunch of people, who are doing some great stuff with Lotus products.  We spend quite a bit of time interacting with each other, but really only gather twice a year, at our annual face to face meeting and Lotusphere, so it is always good to connect in person and catch up. The Lotus Leadership team, as well as the product and development management teams were on site all week, and readily available to the attendees, whether it was a coffee break, lunch, dinner, or just passing in the hallway it really didn’t matter they were always ready to listen, ask questions, and make sure they understood the concerns and issues being raised.   Over the course of the week I somehow managed to finalize and submit Lotusphere abstracts before the Friday 12 PM EST deadline (though there may still be one more in the works). Time to pack my suitcase and get ready to fly home tomorrow morning.

3 Responses to LoLA is O-O-O Over
  1. Ian White
    September 25, 2008 | 7:20 am

    Mitch, without digressing numbers what was the proportion of customers / business partners were there from outside the US?

  2. Mitch Cohen
    September 25, 2008 | 8:26 am

    Ian, I don’t know the exact breakdown of attendees, but there certainly a fair number of people that I spoke to personally who had traveled from outside the US.

    In general the GCPC is made up of a globally diverse group of companies, and the monthly calls we have are attended from a number of countries.

    Finally I will add that regardless of the nationality of the attendees most (like myself) were there representing global organizations, and are very concerned about meeting the specific needs of those outside the US

  3. Ian White
    September 25, 2008 | 10:15 am

    Thats good, thanks