The event organizers honored me with an invitation to speak at the IBM Watson Summit 2016 here in Tokyo. My talk, Building a Next Generation SOC on Hybrid Cloud, was (I think) well received.
The talk covered many items: why we build these things called SOC; what is the next generation of SOC; how can we move toward it; how can we leverage a hybrid model and cloud tools to enable the transition. I can’t share the deck. The presentation was not recorded, though cameras captured me in action quite often. Glad I was looking sharp!
It’s been a while since I presented with simultaneous translation into another language. The translators were great. By all accounts they captured not only my words but a bit of my passion and energy.
I’m not sure how my audience received the message. Crowds didn’t up and leave. No one fell asleep, something of a victory for a 4PM talk on day 3. About 130 of an expected 200 showed up. All in all, I think it went well.
I wish there was a question and answer session or a time for Sato-san and me to answer questions one-on-one.
I want to thank my colleague, Sato Takuya, for introducing me and closing out the session. I wish I knew the names of the translators to talk them by name as well.
p.s. – If you are an event organizer and you chose lanyard-attached name tags, please print the information on both sides of the insert card!

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