T-2 to #IBMImpact

Scott Francis
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Tomorrow Today is the Business Partner summit at IBM Impact, and then Monday we have the beginning of the Main Event – Keynotes and Comedians and Music and all. I flew in early this year so that I could attend the whole Business Partner Summit. On my flight from Austin, I gave my seat up to a guy much larger than me, who clearly needed the extra leg room on our Southwest flight.  Turns out that he, and the guy behind him, were Penn and Teller.  Small world.  And just like that, I found myself the holder of tickets to their Sunday night show. Now that I’m here, I’m looking forward to catching up with a few friends.  I met up with two current colleagues in the BPM world who also worked with me at my first employer in Austin.  It is a small world!  One of them works in partnerships at IBM and the other helps run an IBM partner overseas.  And we all used to work together in the same building 10 years ago, for a different company.  I used the afternoon to check out the spa and decompress before things really get busy here, and then it was out to dinner with aforementioned colleagues. The weather is cooler than expected here in Vegas, but I’m not complaining.  I already feel a bit behind the curve on sleep just trying to keep up with normal business and family communications and also get out of the room and meet up with colleagues. If you’re at Impact and you’d like to meet up, drop me a line or look for me on twitter (@sfrancisatx). More to come from the Business Partner Summit sessions.