It’s hard to believe that it’s only been 48 hours since I arrived in Las Vegas for IBM Edge. It’s been a whirlwind two days – so many good meetings, so many good conversations packed into such a short amount time.
I was barely off the plane Monday before I took the stage alongside IBM’s Ross Mauri to announce the new Rocket Mainframe Data Service on IBM Bluemix. Our partnership with IBM has always been about innovation. It was a huge honor for me and my fellow Rocketeers to announce our most recent innovation at IBM Edge.
I spent all of Tuesday meeting with Rocket customers and partners. I always take away so much from these face-to-face conversations, and I leave Las Vegas today with a list of ideas, new things we can do better serve our customers and partners.
Rocket sponsored last night’s entertainment. It was a real treat and so much fun to see Penn & Teller perform their unique brand of magic. After Penn & Teller, I had the opportunity to take the stage and give away one of our custom Rocketcaster guitars. This is the sixth Rocket “guitar giveaway” we’ve done at an IBM conference and it was still as exciting as the first time we did it. Then the lights went down and the one and only Grace Potter came out and rocked the house for the rest of the night.
All of us at Rocket thank IBM and IBM Edge attendees for a great conference and a great week.
The boarding doors are about to close. I’ll see you in Denver (then Austin, Chicago, Fort Wayne, and Troy) shortly to continue celebrating Rocket 25 together!
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