Tuesday, September 21, 2004

2004 Management Symposium

I spent the last two days at the Sutter Health Management Symposium. The agenda included a keynote presentation entitled 5 Skills for the 21st Century by CW Metcalf; the skills include: altruism, imagination, a sense of community, a sense of humor and understanding divine luck.

There were also a number of booths. One of my teams was showing technology for monitoring applications and hardware, while another team was partnering with engineering to show Blackberries, Toshiba Tablet PCs and IP Video Conferencing.

There is a huge amount of interest in the Blackberries by managers throughout the organization. As I said when we met with HP in July, I believe that the Blackberries are going to deal the Windows CE based PDAs a death blow.

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