“The best event I ever attended and why you should go next year.” – Andy Slawetsky

Andy Slawetsky over at Industry Analysts posted a terrific review of the Executive Connection Summit to his blog. Here is a brief excerpt:


This week I attended MWAi’s Executive Connection Summit in Scottsdale Arizona. Here’s how the welcome packet describes the event:

“The 3rd Annual Executive Connection Summit brings C-Level executives from the Print and Imaging industry together from around the world. Attendees will see proven strategies for IT services providers and Imaging Dealers. Connect with North America’s thought leaders from SAP, INTEL, Samsung, Sharp and OKI. This exclusive format provides C-Level executives the opportunity to network with peers, connect and discover unique ways to convert new business ideas into an executable action plan for growth…AND it’s a lot of fun!”

Screen Shot 2014-10-30 at 1.34.24 PMSo now you’re thinking “here goes Andy yapping about another one of his partners.” This is not some vacation or boys week in the dessert with golf and excursions. The only excursions were the breaks between sessions (one of which did have beer). This was two solid days of best practices, discussions, networking and strategies.

What I loved about this show is that it was different than most shows I attend. When I go to a vendor show, it’s all about that vendor, which is understandable and has a purpose. The speakers weren’t up there talking about why you should sell Samsung (or Sharp, or OKI), they were talking about the market, what they see, opportunities, etc. Of course they all highlighted things they do in their own world but it was all part of a bigger story.


Read the rest over at his blog, Industry Analysts! Thanks Andy!