Saturday, September 06, 2008

Tour of Europe

I am on my way to old and beautiful Europe. I have been there quite a bit this year. Funambol's business there is booming. Good stuff, considering we get paid in Euro ;-)

As usual I am not only visiting customers but I am also speaking in public. Some of the talks are going to be quite fun. Here's the list, in case you are planning to be there as well:
  1. Tue Sep 9 at 5:30 pm: keynote at the World Computer Congress in Milan. The title is "A Successful Business Model for Open Source Systems". I will talk about Funambol and some other ideas I wrote about in the past.
  2. Wed Sep 10 at 5:30 pm: panel in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in Milan (they are setting up a structure in the middle of it, called Ottagono). This one is in Italian and open to the public. The title is "Bamboccioni o Temerari". I do not even know where to start to translate the concept of Bamboccione, but if you are Italian... it should be a fun event.
  3. Wed Sep 17 at 1:35 pm: at the Open Source in Mobile conference in Berlin (I could not miss this one, since I am on the advisory board ;-) The title is "Is Mobile 2.0 Making Carriers Redundant?". The answer is yes, so if you know that already, no reasons to show up ;-)
  4. Fri Sep 19 at 10 am: at the AIFI 2008 Conference in Venice. The title is "The Italian style/the Italian skills". I am ready to bet it is going be fun as well...
That's it. See you around. When I am in Europe, Apple always comes up with something cool. I am betting on an unlimited iTunes package and a new Macbook for next Tuesday (with the always possible surprise of an iPhone mini... It is going to happen one day ;-)