Openworld Update #7

This morning’s keynote was presented by Michael Dell, with some help from Cadir Lee (Zynga) and Rob Carter (FedEx).  The takeaways:

They are all really busy, and business is great
They all really like working together
You should buy/use their product

Outside of that, not too much.  Dell did show off their tablet phone (available soon as Best Buy) and their upcoming 7″ tablet.  And they like Android, apparently.

It strikes me that the keynotes have been more about how great each company is rather than offering solutions to complex issues or taking the opportunity to issue challenges to their user community.  I think this is a huge miss, not just for OpenWorld but for any conference that brings a user community together.  Maybe that’s just the HR guy in me talking.

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