Who are your "can't miss" speakers?
Fri 8 Oct 2004, 01:24 PM
by Ben Langhinrichs
I was talking to a couple of gentlemen recently and mentioned that I was in the Penumbra group with Andrew Pollack (I don't even remember the context), and they both started talking with great animation about his talk on the admin client at last year's Lotusphere. One said, and the other agreed, "Whatever he is speaking on this year, I'll go hear it."
That makes me think about the "can't miss" speakers I have watched for at Lotuspheres past. Mussie Shore and Bob Balaban are two that come to mind. I would look at topics, but I'd go to topics that were well outside my area of interest if one of these two was the speaker.
So, as a service to Ed Brill and Rocky Oliver and all the good people at Lotus making decisions about who should speak this year, who are your "can't miss" speakers? Who would you go to listen to, practically no matter what they were presenting? They don't have to be people who speak at Lotusphere, necessarily. My wife tells me that Ed Hundert
, president of Case Western Reserve University, is her "can't miss" speaker, but she has never been to Lotusphere anyway. So, what is your "short list
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