Pressbyrån has started to sell ”Lussekatter” and I’m very surprised that they can both smell like saffron and be yellow, but without any taste. I spent 15 SEK on such a bun going home from the final day of SIME, the sold-out IT conference. The bun was anyway alright, nice to have something along with my coffee (please make a note of this important information or hit Ctrl+D to bookmark it).
SIME has been a little bit of everything. There was an impressive speaker list, useless logistics, some un-enthusiastic sponsor-speeches, golden nuggets and a crashed Internet. But does that really matter when you leave the place and hope there is a next and a next day? Probably not. What SIME gives me is a sense of belonging and that tiny pill of energy growing in my chest. I can also get outraged by the fact that there are so many self-proclaimed “gurus” raving about social media and other channels without much depth behind. Pull some numbers, hax some cool slides and buzz on. But, that’s usually reality everywhere and I am in general very impressed with many good people.
I was recently in Milan to have a session with the good old Nilsson. There was a great meeting last Friday with the colleagues in Italy and I am glad I was there. Personally, I had a beautiful weekend with poker, shopping, rigid drinking and an out-of-this-world rehab experience before a great dinner and the football game Inter – AC Milan. Balsamico va bene!
I am now officially a product resource (sexy!) with daily booked morning meetings at 09.30 (Not sexy, contradicts my philosophy of scheduling a lot of meetings). My very generous title is set to “Commercial expert” and let me take my hat off. The project team will together conduct a project pre-study with the end result of delivering a so called “Investment Proposal” which will guide a committee on a kill/go decision.
Tonight, I am attending the gala dinner at SIME including an award ceremony. SIME got a piece of social media action themselves today when it came out in the open that the whole award jury of 18 industry experts consisted of men only. Well, there you go.
By the way, the picture shows some animal friendliness in Milan, courtesy of Jonas.