Next week is Networld+Interop in Las Vegas. Even though it has shrunk in the last few years, N+I remains one of the largest, and most important events in the enterprise networking and communications space.
Based on the large number of meeting requests I've received from vendors this year, it seems as if there is much more activity than year's past. The move from the over-sized LV Convention Center to the Mandalay Bay convention center should go a long way to restoring the show's attractiveness.
For those of you attending, I will be teaching an all-day workshop entitled "Building SIP-based Networks" on May 4th. I am also speaking at a session on WAN futures entitled "Services Update: What Does the Carrier Landscape Look Like for MAN and WAN Services?" along with Marvin Chartoff of Unisys on the morning of May 5th.
I look forward to the opportunity to meet some of you in person.