You know that feeling when you’ve had so little sleep that you’re giddy? I’ve been that way for 105 days. That’s how long my team and I had to create CLOUD CITY, the belle of the MWC21 ball. Every dream I had for the space back in March came true this week. What made CLOUD CITY so great? I don’t even know where to start. Our CLOUD CITY LIVE educational programming was some of the best at the event. Cloud-native startup Totogi launched from our booth. The software vendors who joined us raved about the connections they made on the floor. Our telepresence robots brought virtual attendees into our booth to watch demos and share in the excitement. Our CLOUD CITY UNPLUGGED concerts were the talk of the industry. And all of this happened inside one of the most beautiful installations I’ve ever seen.
After the closing bell rang, I made my way to our yacht in Barcelona’s harbor, picked up a glass of champagne, and got on Google Chat with my friend David Haselwood. Regular listeners will remember that he helped me kickoff preparations for MWC21 on episode 16 way back in March. Hit the play button to hear:
- What the crowd looked like and who actually made it to MWC21 in person [03:59];
- How we shifted the spotlight to the public cloud for telco for the first time in MWC history [5:00];
- How our openness to collaboration spawned an army of cloud evangelists [08:03]; and
- What’s in store for MWC22 [12:21].
We did it. We went all-in on MWC21 and achieved more than we dreamed possible. And that’s exactly what you’ll do when you go all-in on the public cloud.
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Links and Resources
- Check out this highlight reel from MWC21 – it was EPIC!
- Watch my keynote on CLOUD CITY ON-DEMAND, or listen to the podcast version of it here.
- Listen to my March 2021 conversation with David Haselwood in episode 16 of Telco in 20, #SaveMWC
- Check out all of our MWC keynotes, interviews, demos, and panel discussions on CLOUD CITY ON-DEMAND
- Visit the Totogi website – it officially launched at CLOUD CITY!
- Read industry coverage of CLOUD CITY from Fierce Telecom, Light Reading, and RCR Wireless News. RCR Wireless News also included this video interview.
- Read about MWC21 highlights on the MWC Barcelona website
- My kids barely saw me over the last four months. Remember that movie, Bad Moms?
- When I went all-in on MWC21, I was just like Reese Witherspoon in Legally Blonde – “What, like it’s hard?” – and by the end of the event I sounded just like her at 1:40 in this video
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