The Hospitality suites were once again fun this year. I thought I would hand out some ‘awards’:
I think First Prize goes to Novell for their Star Trek theme. The whole room was spacey covered in fabric with pinpoints of light. They had live spacy groovy yet ambient music. I have a 1 min video of it here.
Fun and Engaging goes to the ActiveIdentity San Fransico Idol Suite with Karaoke. Eve Maler and I did a duet (sort of – I was back up). Later on in the evening William Hung gave a performance too.
Theme aligned with Name of company for the second year in the row goes to Element – for their Earth Wind Water Fire Theme complete with the ICE Bar and dramatic ‘elemental’ video on the wall.
Women are lovely. I am not against them helping out in a hospitality suite that are after all supposed to be fun. There are all sorts of ways to employ their help in tasteful and respectful ways. So these to awards are a pair –
- Lovely Lady Suite Support is a tie going to the Horse Racing lady and the Nascar recruiter. There work was captured on video.
- Worst Booth Babe goes to Layer Seven for this lovely number in a very reveling mini skirt propositioning people to come to their wine tasting in the hall way. Runner up goes to passlogic.
Worst Theme to build trust goes to IBM for Alcatraz Prison “Hotel” complete with the IBM staff being prison guards or perhaps prisoners.
Bland goes to Microsoft Apparently didn’t get “MARKETING” involved in anyway with its room. It had Italian food in the middle and booths of all these different companies sharing how they were all working together. Ping, and Sun among them.