Today has been the first day of Momentum 2013 as part of EMC World 2013 in Las Vegas.
It was a day of ‘firsts’. First time as EMC Elect, first time as EMC Proven Professional. First time while being connected and socially engaged (easy, this wasn’t there in 2007, my previous EMC World). First time since working for Informed Consulting. And first time not just by my self.
Large part of today was filled with partner sessions. Also attended the xCP 2.0 hands-on lab.
On the partner session, I can be short. The message was clear: solutions. We’re not talking about fancy features but useful solutions that add value by using those features.
On the xCP 2.0 lab for beginners, I can be short too. Good lab. Done it in Vienna (#mmtm12) and learned that after 6 months not using it, I could easily do the labs again.
Special was the #EMCElect chat with Ed Bueche, Mike Mohen and Jeroen van Rotterdam. The take-away is: what’s being researched in the labs continues the message that IIG broadcasted to the partners already: solutions is the way forward to make delivery easier. But, that can only be done when the core platform keeps up with features and functions that are needed by these solutions. And the need thing is, feeding requirements into product management based upon solution use cases is easier than just making them up.
With that, I feel very comfortable. First make the use cases and check it accross the industry.
Adding it all up, it’s been a great day.