The annual CSIA conference ended on Saturday evening with a nice cocktail side the pool at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, AZ. It was my fourth CSIA conference since we joined the association in 2008, and as the previous years it was simply great.
420 registered attendants met for three days to discuss about best practices in managing the System Integration business. A good mix of speeches, well balanced between business improvement, technical improvement and personal improvement was on the agenda. A number of meetings, breakfasts and lunches was organized during the three days to discuss on how to improve the organization and make it more effective in being a reference point for all the System Integrators around the World. When I first attended in 2008, it was mainly a US oriented group, with some nice people coming from some countries around the world. Today you really feel an international oriented association, looking forward to grow all around the world, with many initiatives and with an attitude that takes into account the different culture it has to face.
No doubt that there’s value in being part of it. And the best one is to talk with peers, sharing the same business passion and facing the same business problems. It make you feel less alone.