IFA comes to town

I’ve spent the past 2 days immersed in the IFA Press Conference in Malta.   I first heard the Conference was coming to Malta when I picked up a tweet from Steven Leon from ShowStoppers on my ‘Malta’ search column on TweetDeck.  We exchanged a couple of 140-character tweets with links to our blogs and before you know it we were immersed in a conversation on logistics, technology and local interest.  Who says social media and Twitter in particular is not useful for making real life connections?

Steven introduced me to Tim Bajarin, President of Creative Strategies.  I spent a fascinating 20 minutes listening to Tim’s unique insights on personal computers and the next wave of computer technology developments.  “I’ve been through seven recessions since I joined the company in 1981,” said Tim.  “Every time there’s a recession, technology companies always emerge stronger.  Sure, there is correction and weaker companies fall by the wayside.  But I expect the same thing to happen again at the end of this recessionary cycle”.

Tim’s closing remarks at the IFA Press Conference are in the video below.  It’s worth your three minutes.

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