Lotusphere and IBM Connect 2012 Highlights – Back to Basics of Conferences! #ls12 #ibmconnect

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  1. Hmm. I never had any trouble with the wifi all week: I was able to connect my phone and my laptop any time I tried, and he speed was good too.

    But, would you say that maybe the thing to do at successor conferences is actually to have very limited Wifi, so that people have to connect face to face?

    1. Hi Mick! Thanks a lot for dropping by and for the feedback comments! Glad you mentioned that it worked all right for you for your phone and laptop. From my understanding, it was only the iOS devices that were affected, so if you were using something else that woud explain it a bit. Still the times I tried throughout the week I kept getting disconnected or not connecting at all, so I eventually gave up on it :-((

      I am not suggesting that we should have restricted wi-fi access at conferences. I am just saying that, if the wi-fi is not working accordingly, instead of getting frustrated and try every single thing to make it work, that we move on to other things, like enjoying the conference event itself, for instance. Focus on meeting people face to face and converse, which I guess in today’s distributed world is more rare than anything nowadays …

      It would also be interesting to raise some awareness for local folks who have got already their 3G connections to stick around with them and leave those of us coming from abroad the opportunity to use the wi-fi. It was kind of frustrating seeing a whole bunch of local folks using the wi-fi when they have got unlimited data plans for their smartphones and tablets, never mind the 3G USB modem cards or mi-fis … Perhaps an opportunity right there as well to fine tune who can have access to the conference wi-fi 😀

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