Charlotte-bound for ESX

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06/07/2011

Charlotte-bound at altitude...So I'm sitting in my hotel right now down in Charlotte, N.C. for ESX. It was a good trip... Not as eventful as some of my other travel days, but I did have a security industry exec recognize in the airport in Charlotte, which was at once kind of weird and at the same time a little gratifying. I assume that means you guys are reading our blogs and watching our videos over at ssnTVnews. Feels good.

I'm ready to check out ESX tomorrow and am looking forward to the CSAA and ESA tracks as well as some of the meetings I have set up so far. Avid readers of my blog will recall that at last year's show in Pittsburgh, I shared an elevator with a Verizon exec checking out the show floor... I never did get any responses out of that telco rep, depsite numerous emails... There were certainly big telco announcements in the last year, however. I have a meeting set up this year with some security industry suppliers and another telco that promises some big news... Stay tuned for more.

Avid readers of this blog will also recall that just about this time last year, I was also on the road along with SSN associate publisher Gregg Shapiro. We were on a lightning tour of the Lonestar State's security heavy hitters...

Is it coincidence that Gregg and I again shared a flight? This time down to N.C.? Coincidence that we once again found ourselves schlepping over to a rental car counter and plugging in a vaguley Brittish-sounding GPS device to locate my hotel? I think not!

Now, if you check out the picture from this year, you'll see that we weren't quite riding in the same style as last year, but one can't be upgraded to a cherry-red Camaro every time, I suppose...

Drop by SSN's booth #900 and see us. We'd love to say hi and catch up on what's going on and how your show's going.

And incidentally, if you haven't downloaded your ESX app yet, get going! That's one slick little app. Functional and useful!