It was the first day the exhibit hall was open, and we had spent much of the previous day trying to iron out the kinks in our booth. 2 hours into that morning, a PeopleSoft customer made a bee-line to our booth, and started peppering us with questions, verifying features and pricing for one of our products. After about two minutes of talking with us, he paused and asked, “We’re in a hurry to get something put in for this. How long would it take for you to generate an invoice?” Needless to say, we got him an invoice. We subsequently helped him install the product from the Starbucks next to Moscone Center (while he was still here at the show), and now has it up and running in one of his environments. The customer expects to put it into production next week.We definitely want to thank all of you that came to our sessions and to our booth. Special thanks go out to Jeff Robbins and David Bain for being our co-presenters. Thanks also go to Mike Ni and Nadia Bendjedou for their upfront work in having us as presenters. Finally, we wanted to thank Jake Abrams for helping out in our booth. Jake has more expertise in implementing our products than anyone else, so having him help answer questions at our booth was great. And thanks to whoever planned out the evening event at the Cow Palace. That was fun (almost too fun – it was hard to work the next day). Our only recommendation for Oracle next year is to do something better with the Meet The Experts sessions. We went to visit some of the folks that we used to work with and they were hidden off in the mezzanine level where customers couldn’t easily find them.
Labels: 2006, Events
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