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Industry blogger – Shout Out

Chris Purcell on ‎06-05-2014 11:58 AM

I wanted to amplify a recent blog HP Discover Blogger Roll Call that a colleague of mine from HP Storage - Calvin Zito posted yesterday. His blog covers the industry bloggers that will be with us next week at HP Discover.


Calvin writes about It's time for my bi-annual tradition of giving a shout-out to our independent bloggers that are coming to HP Discover.  There are some returning bloggers and some new ones that I'm looking forward to getting to know a bit.”


HP takes the time to invite these bloggers knowing it is important to you, our customers, to receive unbiased opinions on our products. By following and reading their material, it will provide you with invaluable, independent insights on HP products; through their lense of value these products provide to the datacenter. HP has had this program in place for about 6 years, and like Calvin mentioned in his blog, it is good to see some returning faces and well as some first time attendees.


I think this might be worth writing a blog about the “A day as an Industry Blogger at HP Discover” which describes activities in the Blogger Lounge at HP Discover. I always think the lounge remains one of the busiest places on the show floor. And I was happy to see this year it is open to all attendees as opposed to just bloggers we have hosted in the past.


As to activities, the Blogger Coffee Talks start at 10.00 and go on throughout the day, not finishing until around 6:30 – which makes a full day of technology discussions. During these sessions we bring in senior HP leaders to present their technology news to the bloggers which encourages a healthy dialog during sessions. I know from past experience that the HP presenters need to be on their toes, as the level of discussion can become very in-depth, with very strong opinions from the bloggers being shared on what’s working and what’s not. The outputs of these meetings always makes very interesting reading…it is not always favorable to HP, but it is invaluable information for our HP engineers and customers alike to hear.


If you are attending HP Discover, don’t hesitate to stop by the blogger lounge, Calvin and I, along with other HP bloggers will be there. And if you have interest, I will be happy to introduce you to any of the industry bloggers that are available. They’re a very interesting group of informed technologist, which is reflective in all the blogs they write. Please take a minute and check them out on Calvin’s blog.


I look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!




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