ESX Expo Day 1
Getting for Day 2 of the ESX Expo and my 10 am ssnTVnews interview. I'm ready thanks to a nice run this morning around the Inner Harbor with my running buddy Gene Szatkowsky of Secure i. We saw a couple industry people out running yesterday, Dave Simon from Brink's and I think I saw Shandon Harbor from SDA Security as well. Didn't see any industry people this morning. Day 1 was good. The show floor was definitely bigger and busier than last year, though some thought the educational sessions, which were packed last year, lost out somewhat to the show floor. Hard to find the right balance I'm sure. We'll see what people have to say about that today. There was lots of action at the Security Systems News booth #1102. I interviewed former NBFAA president George Gunning, Peter Orvis of Security Solutions in Norwalk, Conn., Rick Sheets of Brink's Business Security, Mike Ferro of Anderson Fire Protection, and John Kochensparger, president of the Virginia Burglar & Fire Alarm Association. Check out the videos on our Web site home page, and there'll more reporting from the show in our newswire today. The rest of yesterday was busy with committee meetings and talking to people on the show floor. Last night was the Big Bash and Club Crawl. Both were fun, but, honestly, Baltimore just isn't the same as Nashville. It'll be interesting to see what Pittsburgh is like. I've never been, but Sam's tells me it's great.