Bad Idea: A Keynote at SOA / Cloud Symposium 2010 in Berlin as Skype Call ?!
In October 2010, I was at the IT conference „SOA / Cloud Symposium 2010“. I really liked the conference as I stated in another blog entry (https://www.kai-waehner.de/blog/2010/10/06/soa-cloud-symposium-2010-in-berlin/). But one concern really upset me…
What is a good keynote?
I really enjoyed the very good keynote of Christian Klezl (Vice President and Cloud Leader of IBM Northeast Europe). This keynote contained everything I expect from a keynote: Good slides, good body language, interesting information, and a structured presentation which never becomes boring. Good job!
A Keynote as Skype Call?
The last keynote was ridicolous: It should be presented via a Skype call! No joke…
So I am glad that they had technical problems. They tried for 15 minutes to resolve the problems, but finally this keynote was not presented.
In my opinion, a keynote via Skype is an absolute No-Go 🙁
What is your Opinion?
I think an extra blog entry is worthy, because I really wanna state that I hope this will not happen again – and I do not mean the technical problems, but the idea to present a keynote via skype… (Remember that the visitors paid about 1000 Euros to participate! Not including traveling costs)
And please dont get me wrong: I really like webinars! I often watch them when I wanna see for example a presentation of a product. But that is not appropriate at an IT conference!
So what so you think about keynotes or presentations in general at IT conferences via Skype (i.e. as webinar)?